October 29, 2019
I began once more with the winch islands, where I sanded the fresh high-build primer I’d applied the day before, completing the construction and bringing the winch islands to a state of readiness matching the adjacent decks.
I spent the remainder of the day working on all the final steps required before primer, starting with a thorough vacuum and then an initial solvent wash of the decks and hull.
Next, I rewashed all surfaces with the paint system’s proprietary solvent, then covered various areas of the deck with masking paper to allow me to stand, kneel, or lean on these sections to reach the innermost portions of the deck, such as the coachroof and companionway and cockpit well, which sections I’d spray first before moving outboard to the remaining deck areas. I also masked along the top of the hull to protect against overspray from the deck, choosing an arbitrary starting point for the masking that would allow the hull primer to overlap the deck primer when I applied it a day after.
Meanwhile, I prepared paint and paint equipment and the sundry chores left on my final list.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.75 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 46°, mainly cloudy . Forecast for the day: Drizzle and patchy fog, 53°