606Hrs – The Final Washdown
Another dark, cold, wet miserable day but I’ve completed the preparation for priming. I finished sanding the remaining side of the port hull, brushed off the bulk of the dust, had a good sweep up, vacuumed the hulls off, washed them down thoroughly with clean water and a scotchbrite pad, then rinsed twice with sponge and clean water. I have a horrible feeling however that the weather is going to hold up application of the primer. The forecast is for temperatures below freezing so we shall have to see. Other jobs left to do include cleaning out and filling the countersunk screw holes in the keelstrips and forming epoxy ‘shields’ in front of the leading edges of the keelstrips (more on that later).