1975 Dufour 27 Refit | Friday, October 10, 2008

I continued the deck prep work with the various hatches and locker lids that I'd earlier removed from the boat.  These all required the same sanding steps as the rest of the deck:  sand smooth the nonskid pattern (40-80 grit), then sand the surrounding gelcoat areas as needed (80-120 grit). 

Several of the hatches required core repair, as the top skins had, at a minimum, wholly delaminated from the foam core beneath, leaving soft hatches that wouldn't support weight effectively.  Over time, this had also led to cracking on the top skins of the hatches.  Repairs and strengthening were on the list for next week, when I'd also address the various repairs and hole filling required on the remainder of the deck, and the hull as required.


With the hatches duly prepared, I continued work on deck, with some of the final detail sanding:  cockpit locker gutters, companionway area, and other areas.  This work concluded the major deck sanding effort, though in the coming days there'd be more sanding as I proceeded with repairs and additional deck work.  I cleaned up the week's worth of sanding debris and called it a day.


Total Billable Time on This Job Today:  7  hours

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