December 29, 2015
I spent the first part of the day sanding the new primer with 320 grit, by hand and machine as required. Once the sanding was complete, I blew down, vacuumed, and solvent-washed the hull before cleaning up the rest of the shop by broom and water hose.
With her slab sides and sharpie-like hull sections, this boat had no challenging hull curvature to complicate the boottop layout, so to mask off for the eventual boot top I simply applied 2″ masking tape just above the line I’d masked earlier for the bottom.
I wrapped up the day with final hull preparations–another solvent wash, this time with the proprietary solvent from the coatings manufacturer–and paint and spray equipment preparations.
Total time billed on this job today: 4.75 hours
0600 Weather Report:
Snow, about an inch on the ground, 17°. Forecast for the day: Snow, 4-7″ predicted, possibly mixing with or changing partially to freezing rain at some point. Highs in the 20s.