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Strip: Ready to seal coat Night Heron

The deck is fully sanded and "ready" for a seal coat. I'm thinking of dragging a tack cloth over it to pick up the last bits of dust before coating, but I wanted to check with you all if that would leave a residue that was incompatible with the epoxy. My thought is to seal the deck and remove it from the forms before flipping the boat over and sanding the hull. Reduce the chances that I scratch up the deck.

Also, I did fix the slight concavity on the hull below the waterline. I went ahead and built up with a couple of strips and then planed back down and shaped it with the fairing sander. It's an obvious repair, but not ugly. And it's below the waterline.