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°