January 25, 2016
Over the weekend, I continued the buildup of gloss varnish base coats on the cabin sole, one coat per day.
Saturday (3rd coat):
Sunday (4th coat):
With sufficient base varnish in place, after sanding and cleaning once more, I switched to a satin varnish for the final coats. I’d hoped one coat would finish up the job, as it sometimes does, but it looked like I’d need another coat to wrap things up.
Meanwhile, I worked on the bench to strip and sand the various loose hatches, including cabin sole hatches and the companionway swashboards. With a heat gun and scraper, I removed the old finish from the pieces, and sanded them smooth and clean before solvent-washing the bare wood and applying a sealer coat of varnish, the first of many.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.75 hours
0600 Weather Report:
10°, clear. Forecast for the day: sunny, highs around 32.