Kaholee Refit | January 2, 2007

I didn't manage any time in the shop during the Christmas week break--other projects garnered my full attention--but I got right back into things today and completed the bulk grinding on the decks, except for the cockpit.  Beginning at the port quarter, I removed the nonskid and paint from the decks and cabin trunk up to the stem, and then back down the starboard side, finishing up at the poop deck late in the day. 

As before, I began with 40 grit to remove the heavy nonskid paint and thick molded pattern, and then switched to 80 grit for a more finishing pass on these areas, as well as to remove the white paint from the cabin trunk sides and other areas.  The end result was smooth and fair, but would require additional sanding as part of the paint prep operation.  I left a small amount of the white paint on the cabin trunk sides to avoid oversanding with the powerful DA sander; during later sanding steps, I'll use finishing sanders to complete these areas.

Total Time on This Job Today:  6.25 hours

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