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Salt Bay Skiff – Pettit Off-White 2nd Coat

This  morning I lightly sanded the entire hull and applied the second coat of Pettit EZPoxy Off-White. Tomorrow the third coat will be applied.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Pettit Off-White

Today we fared the complete exterior of the Salt Bay Skiff and applied the first coat of Pettit Off-White EZPoxy.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Keel Shoe and Skeg

Last night I fit the keel shoe and the skeg. This morning I prepped the hull by lightly sanding it with 80grit. Then applying the West Systems 410 faring filler. 

Tomorrow we’ll sand most of the filler off and apply the first coat of paint. 

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Salt Bay Skiff

Last week we removed the 18’ Puget Island Skiff built by the late Kurt Nielsen. That same day, we moved our local TSCA The Lower Columbia River Raptors chapter skiff in my shop to finish.

Last summer our chapter put on the annual Wooden Boat Show here at the Elochoman Marina in Cathlamet, WA. The local Pacific Bank provided the material for this 12’ Salt Bay Skiff and over a 5 hour period that Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday our group built this skiff with the help of some locals walking the show.

Today we started the process of finishing this Salt Bay Skiff. We prepped and fiberglassed the bottom, stem and transom. Tomorrow we will apply faring compound to the entire exterior.

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Nelson Skiff – On The Trailer

This afternoon we lifted the skiff and set her on the trailer. Then, we mounted the 25hp Honda 4-stroke outboard.

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Nelson Skiff – Finished

Today we Linseed oiled all the raw plywood and frames! She is finished!!! Tomorrow we will put her on the trailer. Then I will post a few more photos.

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Nelson Skiff – Brightwork Varnish

Today I applied the final coat of varnish to all the brightwork. Tomorrow if it’s dry enough we will apply the Linseed oil to all the raw plywood, floors and frames.

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Nelson Skiff – Non-skid Thwart Benches

This morning I spent a few minutes applying the coat of TotalBoat non-skid to both thwart benches. If my supplies arrive by Monday of next week, we will have this restoration wrapped up by next Friday or Saturday!

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Nelson Skiff – Non-skid Beige

Today I painted the two thwart benches off-white then masked and applied non-skid beige on the fore deck and the aft benches.

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Nelson Skiff – Painting Bench and Fore Deck

Today I masked off the fore deck and aft bench seats and painted them TotalBoat off-white. Then I banded the center bench seats with fiberglass for strength. Tomorrow I will mask off the fore deck and aft bench seats and paint the center areas with TotalBoat non-skid beige.

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