May 4, 2020
Skeedeen 2020 9
I began as usual by lightly sanding all the brightwork currently underway, now mainly the windshield and the companionway doors and hatches, as many of the other small parts were now deemed complete after their two maintenance coats. Because the narrow cockpit edge trim pieces were continual trouble spots, I decided to continue and apply additional coats of varnish as long as I was also varnishing other parts of the boat.
As always, varnishing the first (back) side of the louvered doors created some drips beneath that I now had to scrape and sand clean so I could complete the maintenance coats on the main side. I also masked off various areas of the doors so that any stray drips as I worked on the top side would not sully the completed varnish beneath.
After vacuuming, solvent-washing, and, eventually, tacking off, I applied another full-strength coat of varnish to all the trim pieces, and to all surfaces of the windshield inside and out.
Total time billed on this job today: 4.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 45°, mainly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Clouds then becoming mostly sunny, chance of a shower, 60°