February 8, 2022
Lyra Phase 2-31
After final preparations including tacking off, I spray-applied three coats of epoxy finish primer to the deck and companionway hatch. To better reach the center of the coachroof–both upper and lower sections–I began by spraying that area, standing on the port sidedeck. I applied two relatively heavy coats to the centermost strip, including the area between the companionway hatch rails.
With good coverage from the two coats, and the ability to reach most of the area from the staging during the multiple coats ahead on the remaining deck, I removed the paper I’d put down to walk on, and proceeded with the three coats over the rest of the deck, including the center portion as much as possible. I always wish this primer was the finished paint, because it goes on like buttah and really makes things look good.
Total time billed on this job today: 4.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: Light rain, 35°. Forecast for the day: Rain and fog, 38°