Arietta Phase 2-19


Arietta, a 1980 Cape Dory 22


Project Schedule:  October 2021 – December 2021

Project Scope:  Deck Paint (other than cockpit); miscellaneous maintenance projects

Project Complete:  194.75 Total Hours

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December 1, 2021

Arietta Phase 2-19


The fine fairing compound had cured overnight, and I spent part of the morning sanding it away, leaving the decks in their final condition before finish primer.  Going over the whole deck again with the sander also gave me a last opportunity to smooth any areas where small amounts of spray texture remained after the first sanding.  Ultimately, the fine filler remained only in the various small scratches, pinholes, and a few low spots as highlighted by the high-build application.

Afterwards, I blew down the shop, vacuumed and solvent-washed the decks, and washed down the staging, trailer, and floor.

I finished up the boat prep with the usual round of final solvent wash, this time with the paint manufacturer’s proprietary solvent designed for the purpose.  I set up and prepared the paint and equipment, and turned up the heat to get the shop ready for finish primer next time.

Total time billed on this job today:   4.25 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  26°, overcast.  Forecast for the day:  Mostly sunny, 42°