January 9, 2018
My first order of business was to sand the loose hatches and cockpit to remove and smooth the epoxy skim coat.
Switching to finish-sanding tools and grits, I sanded the remainder of the deck areas with a 6″ orbital finish sander, taking two passes and sanding smooth the various spot-fairing I’d applied last time, and smoothing the entire surfaces through 120 grit, the final major sanding passes required on these areas, other than any additional fine-tuning that would happen later. When I’d completed the passes with the larger sander over the bulk of the decks, including the cabin trunk and portions of the cockpit, I used a small vibrating sander, along with hand work, to sand the bulwarks and any detail areas, such as the gutters outboard of the winch islands and other areas where tools couldn’t reach. This full day of sanding set me up well for a series of small and related projects and repairs, layout, and other details next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 7.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: Cloudy, 24°. Snow shower. Forecast for the day: Mostly sunny, highs in the 30s