March 17, 2022
Luna Mia 12
I’d planned to leave the primer spraying till later in the day, a nod to the expected conditions in the seldom-used (for painting) first shop bay, so I’d intentionally left the final-final prep work to be done in the morning. However, with generally overcast skies and impatient virtue, I found I couldn’t resist the urge to get right to the spraying, so with an early start I finished the prep by solvent-washing the hull once more, this time with the paint system’s solvent, tacked off, and got to work mixing the primer for the day.
Over the next few hours, I applied four coats of epoxy-based finish primer to the hull, choosing, as usual, to spray the extra coat since I had product leftover, and I always find that it’s remarkably easy to sand through the primer with fewer coats.
With that, I left the boat to cure overnight.
Total time billed on this job today: 5.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 35°, partly cloudy . Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, 54°