March 10, 2023
To prepare the hull, I vacuumed, then solvent-washed all areas.
With a strong light, I went carefully over the hull and marked with a pencil various minor areas requiring additional attention, mainly open porosity in exposed laminate or fairing compound, or other small nicks or pinholes. These photos show a couple examples (other photos I took didn’t come out clearly).
I mixed a small batch of the epoxy fine filling compound I like for this stage, and troweled it on where needed, filling the voids. This was all I could do to move the project forward for the moment. The slow-curing material would have the full weekend to cure sufficiently before sanding again.
Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours
0600 Weather Observation: Partly cloudy, 24°, dew point 21°. Forecast for the day: Mostly sunny, 42°