No painting today for two reasons.
Firstly, only two people turned up. The minimum number to comfortably do the inside of the boat in a session is three.
Secondly, the undercoat was still a bit soft. Paint had pooled between the stems and the planks near the keel fore and aft, and any runs were too soft to really sand down satisfactorily.
David and I scraped out the worst of the the wet stuff down the side of the stems then sanded the first coat of undercoat down and wiped it down with white spirit. Another quick wipe should be all that is needed before painting on Sunday.
We really need to start geting two coats a week on now – Sundays and Wednesdays – so more hands are urgently needed for the painting team if we are to launch in May. We also need some more fine sandpaper. Fine should be all we will be using on the paint from now on.