November 7, 2017
During the first part of the day, I finished up the bulk paint removal sanding at the port bow.
I switched to a 6″ orbital finishing sander and went over the hull twice more, first with 80 grit then ending with 120 grit, to finalize the surface preparations and remove the final vestiges of old paint, as well as further smooth the substrate.
The paint removal revealed several existing repairs, all of a minor nature and all in good condition with no further work required. There were only a few small areas where the hull had been gouged or scraped in the past and would require minor filling before primer.
To wrap up the day, and with most of the major sanding complete, I focused on the bulwark recesses and freeing ports, finish-sanding these areas by hand to clean them up and remove the final bits of primer. I made it partway down the starboard side before knocking off for the day, leaving the remainder for next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 7.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 32°, clear. Forecast for the day: sun, high clouds in the afternoon, mid 40s.