July 8, 2020
The owner asked me to fill a series of small, abandoned fastener holes in the hull, just beneath the gunwale, so to start the day I prepared the holes by using a countersink to enlarge them a bit, then, after masking over the insides, filled the holes with an epoxy mixture. Later in the day, this had cured enough for me to sand and refill as needed.
With the varnish work complete, I removed all the masking tape, and reassembled the support beneath the center thwart. Then, I secured the after oarlocks with new bronze screws.
Otherwise, I let the fresh varnish sit for most of the day, giving it additional cure time before I had to flip the boat over and prime the hull, which would by my next (and final) task according to the project scope.
Total time billed on this job today: 0.5 hour
0600 Weather Observation: 60°, cloudy. Forecast for the day: Cloudy, thunderstorms in the afternoon, 82°