January 17, 2017
As usual, my first actions of the day were behind the sander, lightly sanding as needed the new fiberglass on the poop deck and at the chainplates. I brought the edges of the little cockpit well patches and new poop deck laminate flush with the existing deck surfaces, and lightly scuffed the field areas as needed to prepare for the next steps. At the chainplates, I cleaned up the edges of the newly-installed laminate within the openings, preparing for the next and final layers of material to complete the rebuild there.
To complete the new laminate at the chainplates, I added a couple additional layers of material on each side, bringing the patches flush with the deck edges, then applied two layers of fiberglass over the top, overlapping onto the sanded border areas to tie in with the existing deck.
There were a few areas around the deck that required another dab of fairing compound, so I took care of that next.
Finally, I applied fairing compound to the new poop deck laminate, working to fill the fiberglass weave and bring the new deck surfaces close to their final contours as needed.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
25°, light snow, couple inches overnight. Forecast for the day: Snow ending, eventual clearing, 30s.