The prettying-up starts at last!

The oars are being build off-site so that we could clean the workshop and start the painting. For the technophiles, we are using International Woodskin for the gunwales and other bright-work, alkyd primer/undercoat then silicon/alkyd marine enamel topcoat outside and acrylic eggshell inside. the seats (or ‘thwarts’) are coated with Teak Oil – gives a bit of protection, shows off the grain of the Larch and gives a matt, non-slip finish. The blade of the rudder has been painted with epoxy resin for protection. The colour scheme … well, you’ll have to wait until the launch on the 11th April.20150227_112240 20150227_112140 20150227_112149 20150227_112309

Author: Bob Panrucker

"If you believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing, half so worth doing as - simply messing around in boats!"

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