Steadfast 15


Steadfast, 1979 Fisher 30' Ketch


Scope of Project:  Hull paint and brightwork maintenance

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November 14, 2017

Steadfast 15

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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