January 15, 2018
A quick round of sanding finished up a little detail work around the new cockpit drain openings and (not shown) the steering room hatch.
After more vacuuming and an early solvent wash on the decks, I got started in the cabin by cleaning off excess sealant from around the port openings in the forward cabins so I could mask these openings from inside. I also masked off several vent and hardware openings as needed, including the new cockpit seat drains.
With work in the cabin complete, back on deck I masked over the forward hatch and companionway, and finished off all the port and deadlight openings with additional tape from the outside to cover the inside edges of the openings, which would prevent dust buildup in tight corners and crevices.
Continuing through the cockpit, I covered the locker openings and any remaining hardware with tape as needed.
Finally, I masked the wooden toerails above the bulwarks, completing the bulk of deck masking. I’d finish up the masking and other final preparations next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 8 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 0°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sunny, 15°