December 30, 2015
After final preparations, I applied three coats of Alexseal wine red gloss topcoat (also called claret by other coatings manufacturers) to the hull. The flash, and the harsh lighting in the shop, make the paint appear a little lighter than it actually is.
The job went swimmingly till the very end, as I was refilling my spray cup after doing the third coat on the first side of the boat, as is my habit, but this time somehow I managed to fumble the paint pot, spilling a good amount all over my paint prep table, spray gun, and the floor. It looked like I’d just slaughtered a pig, though it was less dramatic after I’d cleaned up a bit. The stain would remain for all my days as a reminder.
Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours
0600 Weather Report:
15°, cloudy. About 3-4″ snow total yesterday, plus mixed sleet/freezing rain. Forecast for the day: clouds and showers (all types), highs in the 20s