April 24, 2020
Skeedeen 2020 3
I spent the day working on the eyebrow trim and toerails, where the old varnish had failed substantially (in the case of the eyebrows), or begun to fail in certain areas (toerails, mostly at the bottom edge where they met the deck–a notorious failure starting point). The varnish on the toerails was only 18 months old, which was disappointing (who did that work?), but the eyebrows’ last total strip and re-do dated to 2009, so that wasn’t bad.
In any event, over the course of the day I stripped and sanded smooth the eyebrow on both sides and along the forward end of the cabin trunk, and stripped and sanded clean the starboard toerail. The wood beneath was in good condition. I did a little early work on some of the nearby trim as well, including the sides of the windshield where there were some spot failures near some of the seams. The owner wanted to postpone a major re-do of the windshield for the moment, and with most of the assembly still in pretty good condition, I planned to repair the areas I’d scraped and add several coats of varnish over all areas thereafter.
Total time billed on this job today: 5.75 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 25°, mainly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Partly sunny, 52°