January 7, 2016
Now that all the old finish was stripped, it was time to sand the raw wood to remove any final vestiges of old finish and smooth the wood to prepare for the new coating. Starting on the port side, I sanded the toerail, eyebrow, and outboard coaming through the grits as required to clean up the wood and brighten any weathered spots. Because of the small size and various profiles involved, most of this work was by hand, though I could use a palm sander on the coaming.
I continued the work on the starboard side, completing the toerail sanding before the end of the day.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.25 hours
0600 Weather Report:
5°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, high in the 30s