November 11, 2022
To wrap up the final bit of prep work, I applied plastic over the cockpit, securing it to the rails on each side and clamping it to the windshield. The forward end didn’t need to be fully masked along the entire edge since the boat was already covered beneath, but at the sides and after ends I masked the plastic securely in place in all areas.
I wouldn’t be painting for several days, but I collected the paint materials required for the work ahead, and set up extra lighting in the shop that I use to illuminate the hull so I can keep track of where I’m spraying. Final-final preparations, including a last solvent wash and tack-off, would await the actual painting day. coming after my absence for a few days.
Total time billed on this job today: 1.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 0600 Weather Observation: 42°, partly cloudy, dew point 41°. Forecast for the day: Increasing clouds, 66°