Makeover and UV Protection
Mitten’s revitalised hull (figure 1)
Mitten sporting her new wardrobe (figure 2)
MITTEN’s hull, despite her stately age, was actually in pretty good condition, but needed some work to her stem and keel, followed by some fairing of topsides.
As in all paintwork, it is the careful preparation that counts, finished off with an attractive and traditional ivory white, with a striking antifouling and boot top (figure 1).
Layers of old paint was assiduously scraped from the decks and along with her coachroof painted a sympathetically traditional light grey; finally, varnish work restored to the top quality finish for which Berthon are known worldwide.
MITTEN’s refit was completed with a new wardrobe – sails of course: genoa, storm jib and mainsail (figure 2); upholstery down below, and to protect her from the elements, a spray hood, a boom tent and an overall cover.
Mitten’s original name plate (figure 3)