It was brutally hot this last weekend, so I didn’t go to work on the Roamer. On Sunday, we took our other boat up to Three Sisters on the Potomac north of Georgetown in DC. It was a great way to spend the day. The water was perfect. The weather was great. The day ended with two nasty thunderstorms, one to the north and the other to the south, that made the sunset one of the best I’ve seen.
Oh, but we did get the fillets and Awlquik primer done in the Throne Room, too.
The thunderstorm clouds to the north and the light from the setting sun made for a great view on the way home.
In the full size panoramic shot, you can see Arlington Cemetery on the left, then Roslyn, Georgetown dead center, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument all the way over on the right. That view was a nice treat at the end of a super relaxing day on the water.
But before all of this happened, we also got the fillets and primer done during a break between heat waves after sanding the fairing compound.
With no exposed hard inside corners, this wet head (bathroom = shower room) will avoid the mold and mildew problems that can happen in the corners. The fillets will also help shower spray and condensation find its way to the floor drain. Plus…I just like fillets. 🙂
A day or two later, we came back, sanded the fillets, then sprayed Awlquik primer.
We’ve still got a heat wave going on, so progress will continue to be slow. I’ll probably take our Commander our a few more times before the season ends, too. But it’s good to see the Throne Room coming together. Once we get a break from the heat, we’ll sand the Awlquik, spray 545 primer, then sand to 320 grit and spray the Awlgrip Eggshell topcoat. But first, I need to make moldings for the door and cabinet openings using some of that beautiful solid mahogany I’ve got. But before I can do that, I need to set up a better woodworking shop.