December 3, 2021
Arietta Phase 2-21
I spent the morning sanding the freshly-primed decks with 320 grit paper, by machine and hand as needed. Once I’d sanded over all deck areas one time, I vacuumed up the dust and went around again to touch up any areas requiring more attention that the dust created by the first round of sanding had helped obscure. There were only a few such areas, but this gave me the chance to fine-tune.
Afterwards, I cleaned up the boat and shop, vacuuming once more, then solvent-washing, then rinsing off the floor and staging to settle any remaining dust. This left the decks clean, fair, smooth, and dust-free, ready for the next steps, which would begin with laying out and masking for the nonskid pattern. I’d start this next time, since the fresh primer hadn’t yet cured to safe tape-dry stage.
Total time billed on this job today: 4.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 36°, clear, windy. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 34° but temperature falling throughout the day.