December 9, 2020
Along with sanding the second round of fairing compound in the cockpit and poop deck, I spent extra time sanding all the remaining areas–cockpit seats, well, coamings, corners, aft cabin bulkhead, cockpit locker gutter, fuel tank storage area–with a finishing sander and by hand as needed to begin the surface prep in all areas to be primed and painted. With myriad corners and tight spots, this took most of the morning to complete. I also sanded smooth the nonskid and otherwise prepared the two loose locker lids.
The fairing situation in the two recored areas and other cockpit areas was coming along, and after cleaning up I concentrated on several low spots on the decks, as well as some of the corners where I’d had to grind out stress cracks.
On the transom, I dished out around the various old holes I’d filled earlier, then installed small pieces of fiberglass to fill and stabilize the repairs.
After some fine-tuning and final shaping of the new rubrail section, I removed the piece and gave it a couple coats of Cetol–the finish on the adjacent wood– to seal all sides before installation, which would follow soon.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 19°, clear. Forecast for the day: Partly sunny, then chance of light snow in the evening, 32°