I am very close to the part where I get to enjoy the labor of sanding! The epoxy putty/glue I laid down yesterday was still getting hard all day today. So, I started to prep (sanding) for paint in the areas that need touching up and still need painting. I am block sanding and starting out with 80 grits. I sand till I get tired of looking at the same area so start in another area. Compare it to the first area and go back then. If I kind of like it I then use another block sander with 120 grits, then if I like the feel, I go to a 220 grit. I don't know if my fingers get numb from holding the blocks, they get full of fine sawdust, or the area starts feeling really smooth. But seems that walking away and coming makes me want to do more.
All the upper areas, the forward deck, wind blocker, gunnels, aft surfaces and so on, are getting the fine sanding treatment. It is getting close to no more pictures till the primer starts to go on. Which that could be as early as Sunday. Sanding is boring and so are pictures of the progress, only the person sanding sees/feels the difference.
Added a little top piece and trimmed it down on the starboard side and getting it rounded over. Will be fairly easy to add a small plexiglass windscreen to the top of this.
I just didn't like how boxy it looked. Starting to like the way it looks. Has an old style to it.
"that it isn't just an ordinary sort of boat. Sometimes it's a Boat, and sometimes it's more of an Accident. It all depends." "Depends on what?" "On whether I'm on the top of it or underneath it."
A. A. Milne