1975 Dufour 27 Refit | Monday, October 27, 2008

I got started early with some final preparations:  laying out the spray gun and supplied air hoses, mixing the primer for the day, and tacking off the deck.  I also added some paper to the port sidedeck, since I'd have to walk on that to spray the center part of the main deck; earlier I'd secured some paper over the cockpit seating areas on which to walk during the first part of the spraying.

I started the primer application on the raised center portion of the cabin trunk, where I couldn't reach from the staging.  I applied three coats of high-build primer here, waiting 30-45 minutes between coats, and also to the inside of the cockpit well, cockpit sole, and coamings, working from a stooped position while tiptoeing on the paper-covered cockpit seats.  Access was a challenge, but it worked. 

With these areas covered with three coats of primer, I removed the temporary paper as needed and, working from the staging, applied three coats of the high-build to all other areas of the deck--foredeck, sidedecks, cockpit seats, coamings, and so forth--as well as to the various hatches and small parts that I'd set up down at ground level.  I completed the work and disassembled the spray equipment for cleaning.






Total Billable Time on This Job Today:  6.75  hours

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