Robbins Reef Trip Report, Thursday, June 6, 2019
Crew: Megan Beck, Andrew Blancero, Stefan Driesbach-Williams, Michael McWeeney, Nan Smith, Erin Urban
Weather: Sunny, brisk breezes, 80s
Access: Noble Crew left Miller’s at 9:00 AM on the Nicholas Miller captained by Dave Steckley and returned with him on the Nicholas at 3:00 PM.
Purpose of the trip: We wanted to do interior and exterior painting.
Task accomplished: Stefan completed painting the roof, which he had sealed last season, with assistance from Andrew. Nan painted the kickbacks in the interior stairs and the floor of the Watch Gallery. Michael installed the dog door threshold. Megan and Erin worked on a variety of jobs, such as ramboarding and varnishing the hatch cover and window surrounds, and painted a section of the Watch Gallery exterior walls to determine how much paint we will need to complete them and to give an idea of how the lighthouse will look when it is fully painted.
Next steps: In the next few weeks, we will finish the Watch Gallery hatch cover and reinstall it, install the ventilation fan, and continue to address the interior stairs; we have to paint the treads. Josh Puglesi will brick up Kate’s pantry, and Matt Poritz will clean the cellar. We have to find a carpenter to make a new door for the Watch Gallery.
We are setting up a meeting about the exterior painting. It will require power-washing, priming with white primer, and then painting. This requires professional assistance and we are seeking it from our patrons in the maritime industry with experience in painting ships.