December 22, 2022
As usual, I started the day with a round of sanding, now to scuff the new fiberglass and ease any hard edges.
After cleaning the area, I applied a coat of fairing filler over all areas, tapering it to the bottom edge of the sheer strake and, at the top edge, beginning to form a clean rounded edge to enhance and replicate the original molded character line.
I had a bit of time left in the day, so I continued work on the topsides, sanding most of the rest of the starboard side with a 6″ finishing sander and working through 60-80 grits. I left only a smallish section on the counter that was too high to reach from the floor, and too low/far away to reach from the staging, as well as the uppermost portion of the quarter near the transom where there was fresh epoxy work.
Total time billed on this job today: 7 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 16°, mainly clear, dew point 15°. Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, 35°