Friday Update (on Saturday)
One of those weeks with lots of sore muscles and hours of work and it barely shows. You about have to look at last weeks photo compared to this weeks to see any progress.
I spent the week sanding. I found I could do about an hour and then had to stop and do something else. I have this side of the boat about 95% done. It is ready to applying the filler and fairing compound to even out all the flaws.
Then guess what? MORE sanding. But that is just part of it. Can't be as bad as sanding inside the boat was!
This morning I am reading Facebook and drinking my coffee and this thought pops in my head.
I have spent the last couple of weeks looking for MDO or real Marine Grade ply for the decks. I just couldn't find anything within a 3 hour drive of me. I can have it shipped but I was getting prices of $500 just for crate and shipping. Then $500 for the plywood. So ball park $1,000.
So, I plugged in Marine Plywood in Market place and first ad was an hours drive away and he had 3-1/2 sheets of Okume, marine plywood for $225. Exactly the size and amount I need.
Okume Marine Grade Plywood (New), 3.5 sheets that are 9 mm thick and 1 sheet that is 6 mm thick.
This is a top grade marine plywood that is 4'x8' size, $225 or $200 if picked up by 5/17/22.
Two hours latter I was trying not to break his hand stuffing the money in it!
Next week I will most likely start putting the decking on the boat. Then I can roll it over and spend the month sanding.