|Aphelion Refit |
June 14, 2007
Today was all about sanding. Continuing the process that I began late yesterday, I sanded the port side of the hull, first with 40 grit and then with 80 to clean up what remained. I also sanded off the boottop and a few inches into the bottom paint; later, I'll remove all the bottom paint, but only after the topsides are fully sanded.
|As I sanded, I discovered a ghost of a mark on the hull, roughly even with the aft height of the red antifouling paint. Further investigation will be required to determine whether this ghostly line represents a planar mark suitable for striking the new antifouling line, but my initial thoughts were positive. I also noted green paint beneath portions of the multi-layer white boottop.|
|So far, exposing the original gelcoat did not reveal any particularly surprising results, or hidden damage--other than the usual collection of previously-filled scars and gouges at the stem.|