|Aphelion Refit |
June 29, 2007
Today, I re-sanded the hull patches with 120 grit; most of the areas were smooth and flush after this, but I found a few low spots that would require a third filling.
Next, I sanded the entire topsides with
180 grit, and finally 220 grit to complete the smoothing and sanding
necessary for paint preparation, and to ensure that the low spots
revealed by the earlier sanding remained low after the final sanding.
To round out the day, I applied a third--and hopefully final--coat of the Alexseal fairing compound to the few areas requiring it. It was a beautiful afternoon, so I had to play hooky and go to my boat.
With some personal business coming up on Monday, next week's work won't get started till Tuesday morning. Nonetheless, the project schedule is looking good, and the hull should be all set for primer by the end of next week, and topcoats shortly thereafter.