Further 64


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 10, 2023

Further 64


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°