Mae | Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I got a pleasingly early start by tacking off the hull and deck as my final step before beginning priming. Before tacking, I'd mixed up a quantity of white Alexseal 442 primer to allow it time to activate for the required 15 minutes, so I was ready to start spraying as soon as I was done with the tack rag.
During the morning hours, I applied, in two separate stages, the three coats of white primer to the deck areas--first the coachroof and cockpit well, and then the foredeck, sidedeck, cabin trunk and toerails.
With the deck primer complete, I continued immediately and mixed and applied 4 coats of gray 442 primer to the hull during the afternoon. I left the primers to cure the remainder of the day and overnight.