November 10, 2017
I’d temporarily removed the staging earlier for better access to the waterline, so to continue I reset it, using two pair of shorter supports in the center sections to avoid the need to climb over the taller ones. I’d had two of these on hand before, but had assembled two additional ones over the past couple days to round out my set. With the staging back in place, I could do another wipe down off the entire hull as a pre-cleaning before the final high-build primer preparation steps. Afterwards, I washed down the staging and floor to settle any remaining dust.
During the remainder of the day, I completed various other preparations, including preparing paint and spray equipment and setting up additional lighting in the shop, before finishing up with a last solvent wash for the hull, this time with the paint system’s proprietary solvent.
Total time billed on this job today: 4.25 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 34°, snow/sleet/rain squall. Forecast for the day: sunny, but temperature falling through the day to the teens