January 16, 2018
I spent the morning on a variety of final tasks to prepare for high build primer, starting with covering the hull against overspray with plastic, which I taped securely to the toerails.
Afterwards, I washed down the staging and shop floor, creating some stage fog when I opened the door a crack to push out excess water.
I set up the loose hatches so that I could access them acceptably for spraying, then did a final solvent wash on all deck surfaces and the hatches.
Because I’d need to stand or kneel or lean across portions of the decks to properly reach areas like the cockpit well and coachroof, I laid out some strategic paper to walk on as needed for the first stage of the primer spraying.
I spent the remainder of the morning preparing paint and spray equipment and all the other final chores required before spraying in the morning.
Total time billed on this job today: 4 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 14°, clouds, snow flurry, dusting overnight. Forecast for the day: Cloudy, maybe some stray flurries, 20°