November 1, 2017
The first order of business was to strip the inside sections of the bulwarks inside the freeing ports. Access from the deck side in the narrow passageway while juggling scraper and heat gun turned out to be next to impossible, so I did most of the work from a high staging plank I set up outside.
After an appointment away from the shop, I got to work back on deck by sanding the newly-stripped caprails, as well as the insides of the bulwarks I’d just stripped. I sanded the wood smooth and clean through the grits, working with palm sander and by hand as necessary.
Afterwards, I continued by sanding the bulwarks and rubrail, working from the staging outside the hull, first the port side, then the starboard, completing all the sanding by the end of the day.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 30°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sun but increasing clouds, 50s