…well not exactly at sea (docked at Mariner’s Bay) but the boat was in the ocean and I grabbed a solid 6 hours of zzzz’s. It was the first night I’ve spent on my new (old) boat and it was fantastic. A sleeping bag on plywood beats anything that crap Westin has to offer
I replaced the “bed” (see new plywood under the sleeping bag) by tracing the old pieces on new 4×8 sheets of 3/4″ plywood and using an orbital jig saw to make the cuts ($40 at Home Depot). Also notice the “white”… kind of… walls. For that project:
I sanded and cleaned the area to be painted
Filled the holes with stainable (therefore paintable) wood filler, painted (using an exterior, water based all-in-one paint/primer) and then filled some more (picture above).
Painting was easiest with a roller + sponge brush. I used the sponge to get corners and small areas and then rolled over everything for a clean look.
Filling was even easier, I just grabbed a $0.78 plastic putty knife and went to town – pushed filler into the hole, scraped away most of the excess, waited 30 minutes for filler to harden, and sanded for a smooth finish.
Other points of interest:
The project was running a little behind schedule so I employed some child labor
I found this while tearing out the desk (no it’s not mine)
But this is what it’s all about…