April 28, 2020
Skeedeen 2020 5
I finished up with the masking around the inside of the windshield, helm area, and the engine box, then moved out on deck and masked the windshield as needed in all areas. With that complete, I could lightly sand the small spots of varnish I’d repaired in various areas, and apply a second coat. I hoped to get a third coat on later in the day.
Meanwhile, I finished up the masking around the forward hatch, handrails, and anchor platform.
After final surface preparation, I applied the first maintenance coat of varnish to the helm and companionway trim, handrails, engine box, forward hatch, and anchor platform, along with a third spot coat on the windshield repairs (and aft piece of engine box trim).
To finish up the day, in the woodshop I sanded all the loose trim pieces I’d removed earlier, preparing them for their own maintenance coats of varnish in the near future.
Total time billed on this job today: 7 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 30°, cloudy, light dusting of snow overnight. Forecast for the day: Cloudy with chance of rain or snow, windy, 53°