|Aphelion Refit |
June 20, 2007
This morning, I finished up the bulk of the bottom stripping in a few hours' work.
While most of the bottom was complete, I still had a few small areas left to do: beneath the jackstand pads, the rudder, and a portion of the bottom of the keel at the centerline, as well as the areas at the boat's actual static waterline, which I had left unsanded for now until I could establish a new reference for the antifouling paint.
With the nastiest portion of the job over with, I cleaned up the dozens of pounds of paint chips and debris from the shop floor so that I could continue working on the boat in a less dismal atmosphere. With that done, I celebrated by affording myself the afternoon "off" so that I could focus on some much-needed administration and other tasks unrelated to this project.