I spent most of the day sanding the exterior of the boat. I had a lot of excess epoxy to remove so I started with 80 grit on the random orbit sander and hand block. Once the epoxy was removed, I cleaned up the lap joints by wrapping some sandpaper around a pencil and dragging it through the channel. I also shaped the bow and stern using 80 grit on the hand block. I finished off all the sand work with 150 grit then 220. I can’t believe how silky smooth the wood feels when complete with the 220 grit. To prepare the hull for fiberglass tomorrow, I rubbed to down with denatured alcohol and some rags.
It was a long day and I have a feeling that I will be sore tomorrow! I did take a few breaks as rain storms rolled through. Luckily I had a tarp to cover the hull until they passed.
Time Spent: 5.0 Hours
Total Time In Build: 41.0 Hours