I’ve got a stack of mahogany plywood that needs to be sprayed with ICA base clear before I can install it on the boat. With the origami spray booth ready to go, we finally got to spray.
My Boatamalan* painter was supposed to show up by 11, but he’s been very busy at work and didn’t get there until 5:30. I strung up some lights so he could spray even after dark. With the extra time, I suspended even more mahogany panels.
*Boatamalan: portmanteau indicating highly skilled boat workers of Central American origin. They’re actually from Honduras, but boat + [Guat]amalan has a nicer ring to it.
There’s about 150 pounds worth of plywood hanging from the roof. I noticed that as the weight and the length of time grew, the PVC pipes started sagging a bit. So I added some upright sticks to support the center and the end that meets the tent.
After moving all of the plywood back onboard the following morning, it was time to fold up the origami spray booth.
It only took about 25 minutes to button up the spray booth. Not bad for the first time. And it worked well. The base coat is nice and clean. Now I need to get those panels installed.