Tuesday, June 17, 2008

One more time

Okay, one more time and then I am moving on. I am sick and tired of sanding the cabin top, cockpit, and decks. I am reaching the point of 'achievable perfection'.

Hand sanding with 220 grit still took some primer off the edges and it was still a little thin to begin with anyway. I am going to prime one more time to fill in some remaining areas and go over the corners again. Then I am going to retire the 220 and hand sand with 320 only. Whatever I am left with is what I am going with. I have had enough fun. A contributing impediment to a smooth solid surface has been the brightness of sun on the white primer. Between the extreme brightness under the direct sun, and the inevitable shadows from me and the structure, keeping a close eye on what I am doing is tricky. At this point a single extra hand swipe is enough to go too far. I do what I can by feel and sight but there are limits to what I can do apparently.





I still need to go over the decks and cockpit well. I was run out by impending thunderstorms. The decks should be quick as I am going to machine sand them. They will have non-skid on them anyway so the primer is not critical. I just need to make sure the edges are looking nice. I did manage to do the outer edges. Of course the toerail is going to cover most of it so it isn't very critical either. The drips on the hull are fixed too. The weather just might be nice enough to prime the hull tomorrow. I expect one coat of the gray to do it.

Yesterday, I managed to get some insulation under the galley area. I would have put in the bottom panels but priming takes priority over everything else at the moment. I am going to be glad to put that sanding block down.





Another day another few inches forward...

3 comments:

brushfiremedia said...

Oh, Britton, I feel your pain. Soon, man. Soon.

britton said...

If you really felt my pain you would offer to come down and finish this for me. Today I am sick and tired of boats and hope I never have to sand another inch of deck for the rest of my life. I hate this. Why did I ever start? I could be having a life instead of endless painting/sanding/painting/sanding...
This sucks. I hate life.

brushfiremedia said...

I didn't say I want to live your pain. Just that I feel it. Sorry.