December 30, 2022
In a short workday, I lightly sanded the small patches on the hull, this time using only a 4″ palm sander and 120 grit paper (or by hand).
A few of the spots required an additional application of epoxy filler, so as needed I cleaned and reapplied to several locations.
Preparing for an afternoon meeting with the boatowners and the canvas contractor, I removed some anchor chocks and other hardware from the sea hood, which hardware needed to be removed eventually anyway. During the meeting later, the owners and I agreed that for the dodger’s sake, it would be best to remove the three raised ribs from the top of the hood, replacing their stiffening structure with some thin core and new fiberglass instead–since the front edge of the dodger would use a curved track to secure it to the deck, eliminating the raised sections would ensure that the dodger could follow the line it needed to. More on this all later in the project when it happens.
Total time billed on this job today: 3.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 20°, fair, dew point 28°. Forecast for the day: Partly sunny, 43°