February 10, 2022
Lyra Phase 2-33
Starting with the hull, since the staging was at that height, I sanded the fresh primer with 320 grit paper. At the hull-deck joint, where the gray hull primer overlapped the white deck primer, I mostly sanded away all the gray primer before exposing and smoothing the white beneath, but in some areas I found I had to leave some of the gray behind rather than oversand and burn through the white beneath. I’d clean this up more once I got up to deck height anyway.
With the hull complete, I moved the staging back up to deck height, and spent the remainder of the day sanding the deck primer smooth, first the coachroof, then the remainder of the deck from the staging. There was a mist of gray primer overspray from the hull over much of the deck, which served as a good guide coat for sanding the white primer. By the end of a long day of sanding, I’d reached the end of the deck, but had neither time nor inclination to clean up the sanding dust before knocking off. With a major cleanup ahead at this point anyway, I left this for next time. There was enough dust on deck that I was sure I’d find a few areas that needed a bit more sanding attention once I’d cleaned up.
Total time billed on this job today: 7.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 27°, fair. Forecast for the day: Cloudy, then scattered rain and snow showers, 42°