Further 63


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 9, 2023

Further 63


At some fairly recent point in time over the course of many projects over the years, I decided that I liked sanding bow sections the least of any on the boat–less enjoyable than even the uncomfortable counter sections, mainly because the bows just go on and on, with the highest freeboard and those pesky angled stems–so now I started sanding there, to finish them first.  I began on the port bow, at the aft end of the first staging section, and, using 220 grit by machine and hand, sanded the fresh high build primer as needed to smooth and prepare the surface for the next steps.  Then, I worked around the bow and down the starboard side.  I had only a few hours available, as I had to go to the airport later, so I planned to keep sanding till I had to depart.  I made it through the counter, and started back up the port side.

As it happened, I managed to finish the entire hull in the allotted time, which was a pleasant surprise.  I left things here for now, happy with the progress.  Next time, I’d clean the hull and then mark and fill any areas requiring additional work as highlighted by the primer.

Total time billed on this job today: 3.5 hours

0600 Weather Observation: Partly cloudy, 31°, dew point 22°. Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers, 42°