March 2, 2023
I spent the morning removing all the masking from the hull and deck, always a nice step to reveal the (more or less) final appearance.
On the hull, above the sheer strake, the actual final paint line was roughly 1″ above the bottom edge of the primer coats, which I’d intentionally kept lower at the onset to allow flexibility and easier blending with the hull primers. So the sheer strake, once painted, would be a bit wider than it would appear from these photos.
Since it was too soon after painting to think about masking over the fresh paint so I could do the nonskid, there was little else I could do for the moment to advance the project other than to collect and set up masking materials for next time. The nonskid would be the final task before I could rebuild the staging at hull height and begin the primers and paint there.
Total time billed on this job today: 4 hours
0600 Weather Observation: Cloudy, 34°, light snow, dew point 28°. Forecast for the day: Rain and snow, 1-3" snow possible, 35°