Calliope Girl 109


Calliope Girl, an S&S 34' Sloop


October 2023 – May 2024

Project Scope:  Rebuild interior to incorporate various changes

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April 25, 2024

Calliope Girl 109


I began the day as per usual, with a round of sanding for all the ongoing brightwork pieces.  I spent extra time on the cabinet doors and companionway ladder, as the base coats were done and I planned to finish up with the satin varnish this time around.  I left these pieces for finishing late in the day so I’d not stir up any dust for what I hoped would be the final coat.

After sanding and cleanup, I applied another base coat to all the small trim strips and chainlocker trim pieces.  I also sanded and applied a sealer coat to the galley refer shelf and trim.

In the cabin, I cleaned off the excess bungs from all the trim I’d recently installed, then sanded the trim as needed to prepare it for varnish.  Afterwards, I thoroughly cleaned the cabin and trim, then masked off for the varnish process, including the port side of the head bulkheads, which I’d previously sanded for fresh finish.

Later, I applied a coat of gloss varnish to all these areas in the cabin.

Finally, after final preparations and tack-off, I applied a coat of satin rubbed-effect varnish to the door frames and companionway.

Total time billed on this job today: 7 hours

0600 Weather Observation: 27°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 51°