February 15, 2023
I had somewhere I had to be later in the day, so had only a short time to accomplish anything. I continued with the masking tasks, working on the two deck hatches to finish up all deck masking other than the companionway, which I needed to sand first (where the hatch had been in the way before).
Next, I covered the hull with plastic to protect against overspray, and added a strip of paper at the top edge to avoid the paint-flaking problems that happen with plastic alone.
To round out my short work day, I used my hardware location patterns to mark with a Sharpie the fastener hole locations all around the sidedecks. Later, I’d drill small pilot holes in at least some of these locations, which holes could later be used as basic reference points to align the actual hardware in the correct positions to mark and drill the actual fastener holes.
Total time billed on this job today: 2.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: Clear, 21°, dew point 22°. Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, 40°