November 4, 2022
With the high build primer well-cured overnight, I sanded all areas with 220 grit paper, by machine and by hand as needed. Afterwards, I vacuumed off the dust and solvent-washed to clean.
As expected, the primer revealed a number of areas requiring additional detail attention, mainly some of the corners in the new outboard well and the new fiberglass work. The starboard side of the hull in particular revealed–only after primer–a number of fine cracks in the surface, which had been invisible till now. These were of no alarm, but would require filling as well.
With an epoxy-based fine filling compound, I worked my way around the boat as needed, fine-tuning the various inside corners by hand and troweling in a skim coat elsewhere to fill pinholes, fine crazing, and other low areas. This application, once sanded, would hopefully be the final fairing work required, but there was time built in the schedule for some additional work if necessary.
Total time billed on this job today: 5.25 hours
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