Mae | Wednesday, May 27, 2009
After a holiday weekend, and an additional day away from the shop on other business, it was finally time to apply high-build primer to the boat, for which I'd prepared last week.
I spent an hour solvent-washing the deck and hull with Alexseal wipe-down solvent and then tacking off, after which I mixed the high-build primer. Over the course of several hours, I applied three coats of the high-build to the deck areas, working in two stages: first the coachroof and cockpit well, which I couldn't reach from staging and had to apply from the deck itself, and then, after three coats in those areas, I sprayed the primer on all other deck areas, including cabin trunk, cockpit seating areas, and sidedecks.
With the deck complete, I lowered the staging planks and applied three coats of high-build to the hull, and also to several deck hatches that I'd set up on tables on the shop floor.