February 16, 2017
Now that the fresh topcoat had had nearly 24 hours’ cure time, and the exterior painting complete, I went ahead and removed all the masking tape from the boat, revealing the clean paint lines and giving a hint to the final appearance of the boat. I also took the chance to clean up from the recent painting efforts, stowing away the various equipment and returning the shop to more or less normal order. I’d give the fresh gloss paint another day before overmasking for the nonskid portion of the deck.
Total time billed on this job today: 3.75 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
20 °, snow, about 4-5″ overnight. Forecast for the day: Snow ending, then clearing, low 30s.