On Saturday night there was a pretty nasty storm with hail, uprooted trees, branches/debris all over the roads and traffic lights out. Luckily the boat survived with no noticeable damage. Because of the storm the companionway trim and traveler wood were still wet. I had no idea if this was bad for stripping them but went ahead with it anyway.
For most of this stripping I used a screwdriver because there were small spaces and angles that the (metal) scrapers couldn't touch. Even with using the screwdriver, I was making pretty good progress and actually having fun doing it. Admittedly, I'm a picker. My favorite part of my painting/power washing job in college was scraping the old paint. It's an illness. I would take stripping small areas like this, even with the nooks, weird angles and tight spaces, over stripping the cabin sole anytime. It didn't hurt that the sun was peaking through the haze and I was actually getting hot while working either.
|Right side of the companionway mostly stripped.|
I love the instant gratification!
Let's not talk about the traveler. Oy.
|The stripper doing it's job.|
Disregard all the splatter, told you I was enjoying myself :)
|Cold front with major fog|
|More progress despite the cold|
|Mineral spirits on the floor|
|First coat of poly down.|
Sorry for the awkward pic, I was precariously perched with
one foot on the quarter berth and one on the galley counter
|Complete with 5 or 6 coats, I can't remember which.|