Further 51


Further, a 1975 Ericson 35


Project Schedule:  December 2022 – May 2023

Project Scope: Hull and deck paint, structural repairs, and miscellany

Project Complete:  452.5 total hours

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February 22, 2023

Further 51


After an unwanted day’s delay, the filler was ready to sand, and I got right to it.  Afterwards, I cleaned up the boat and the shop in the usual ways–blowdown, vacuum, solvent wash, and a water rinse to the staging and shop floor to settle the remaining dust.

I spent the remainder of the day on the final preparations required for finish primer, including some minor masking repairs, a second solvent wash for all deck areas, preparing hoses and spray equipment, and various other tasks to ready the boat and equipment for finish primer next time.  I added a 1/2″ strip of tape at the bottom edge of the sheer strake, raising the line to which the finish primer would extend.  This would make it easier to taper the masked edges of the two different primers when I started work on the hull later.

Total time billed on this job today: 7 hours

0600 Weather Observation: Mostly cloudy, 30°, dew point 28°. Forecast for the day: Increasing clouds, snow after midnight, 38°