May 1, 2023
Over the past few weeks since I finished the paint, the owners had installed some of the deck hardware, focusing on making the boat weathertight. Now, with the boat scheduled to leave the shop soon, I removed a few last things from the boat and prepared her and the shop for the upcoming transport.
Meanwhile, I continued work on the new cockpit hatch, which wouldn’t be ready to leave with the boat but wouldn’t be far behind. Now, I sanded the recent application of fine fairing compound, which did a good job filing the small pinholes, remaining fiberglass texture, and a few minor low areas.
After final preparations, I spray-applied several coats of light gray finish primer.
Total time billed on this job today: 1.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: Heavy rain and wind, 48°, dew point 50°. Forecast for the day: Rain ending, then clearing in the afternoon, 62°