November 14, 2017
I spent the morning sanding the fresh high build primer on the hull, this time with 220 grit on a vibrating finishing sander.
Once I’d smoothed the entire hull, I cleaned up the shop and vacuumed and solvent-washed the hull so I could inspect it closely for any minor repairs required before continuing.
Inevitably, minor dings and surface flaws came to light at this point, and as I went I marked the areas requiring attention with little flags of tape. Then, I returned with a putty knife and applied quick-drying fine filler as needed to smooth the minor divots. Once the fairing compound had cured, I hand-sanded to complete the repairs.
With that complete, I spent the remainder of the day on final cleanup duty, with additional vacuuming, rinsing off the staging and shop floor, and a final solvent wash and tack-off for the hull to complete preparations for finish primer next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 7.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 24°, clear. Forecast for the day: sun and clouds, 40