Refit:  Winter 2008-2009

Winter 2008-2009 Refit | Thursday, December 11, 2008

Earlier in the week, I applied small amounts of Alexseal fairing filler to a few places on the hull where I'd located some minor depressions--a tiny gouge here and there.  With the filler now cured, this morning I sanded the areas by hand with a sanding block and 120 grit, and then cleaned the hull once more to remove the new dust, plus residual dust from the hull sanding last weekend.

Next, I applied a strip of masking paper beneath the tape near the waterline, to protect the area beneath the tape from overspray.  This completed the basic preparations required for high-build primer, so I straightened things up, blew off the dust from the plastic covering the boat, and then thoroughly washed the shop and staging with water to remove the coating of blue dust everywhere.  This work consumed a little over an hour's time.



Later in the day, just before getting ready to apply the high-build primer, I solvent-washed the hull again, this time with Alexseal wipe-down solvent, and then, once the solvent had evaporated, tacked off the hull to remove final bits of dust.  I prepared the spray equipment, breathing apparatus, and the primer itself, and then applied 4 coats of Alexseal 302 Super Build primer to the hull over an elapsed period of 3.5 hours.  Normally, I'd use only three coats, but I felt the first two coats had been a little thin, and after the third coat I could still see through the primer in a few places--it would have been thick enough, but since I had enough mixed primer for another coat, I decided to go with the 4th coat for good measure.



Total time today:  5 hours

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