Mae | Friday, May 22, 2009
I spent the first minutes of the day sanding the fairing compound on the cockpit bulkhead, using 80 and 120 grits on a vibrating sander, and also sanded the cockpit locker hatches, icebox hatch, and companionway hatch as needed to prepare them for primer.
This completed the sanding, so for the remainder of the day I worked on preparing the boat for primer, with cleaning and masking tasks. First, I vacuumed up the decks and interior to remove all the sanding dust from the past week's work, and solvent-washed the surfaces. Then, I covered all the hatch and port openings with masking paper and tape, and similarly masked off all other areas on deck that required it, from remaining hardware to raw hatch openings.
With the masking complete, I washed down the staging and shop floor to remove residual dust and debris.