Steadfast 13


Steadfast, 1979 Fisher 30' Ketch


Scope of Project:  Hull paint and brightwork maintenance

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November 10, 2017

Steadfast 13

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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