Further 58


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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March 3, 2023

Further 58


With over 40 hours on the cure clock, now I could get started on masking off the fresh gloss paint so I could finish the nonskid areas.  Following the lines I’d masked (and painted to) earlier, I applied new tape to protect the white paint and define the nonskid field areas.  This went pleasantly quickly, more quickly than I’d expected.  I added a quick strip of paper to protect the sides of the cabin trunk from any drips from above, since there was a pretty good camber at the edge where the tape ended, and it felt safest to hedge against gravity.

After final cleanup and paint preparation, I applied the first of two coats of light gray nonskid to all areas, beginning with the loose hatches hatches (so I didn’t forget them), then moving on to the cockpit and coachroof, and finally the sidedecks and foredeck.

Total time billed on this job today: 5.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation: Clear, 27°, dew point 22°. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 37°