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I hate sanding

I am sure that is an almost universal sentiment in regards to any sort of vehicular or domicile work. If it has or will have paint, it will need to be sanded smooth at some point. Do not think that I do not enjoy removing paint, I can grind paint off of cars, houses, and boats all day, I love making wafting clouds of paint dust (as my neighbors will concur), it is the getting stuff smooth like a baby’s bottom that I dislike.

Getting to that, I have spent the past week and a half filling in all crazing in Flirt’s cabin top with filler, sanding it down, and then redoing it again with finer grits to get her to this point.

Soon it will be time for epoxy primer, that means more sanding, but at least her cabin should be just as smooth and sleek as when Flirt first came off of SailStar’s production line in 1963

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A long time sailor who has been away from the water for too long, I am working hard to bring an old and abused boat back to life. When not working on my boat, I can often be found working as a Stage Hand in Atlantic City or just out and about on my Mountain Bike. I really come off as a quiet and boring person when people first meet me.

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  1. Edward says

    Agree! I HATE SANDING! First I hate getting dressed up like some Hazmat guy but I hate getting covered in toxic dust even more. Here are two suggestions to ramp up your hatred. 1. Be living aboard a small boat while needing to do glass work. 2. Work on a 28ft boat. The surface area goes up by at least the square of the extra length 🙂
    But on the happy side is seriously looks like Flirt is going to be 1st Rate!

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