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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Nelson Skiff – Floor Repair

The last couple of days I finished the repair work on the floor near the starboard bow and the transom at the starboard top. Today I prepped the brightwork and applied the first coat of TotalBoat Wood Finish varnish.

Tomorrow I plan to start painting the bow deck and bench seats.

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Nelson Skiff – Interior Restoration

Today I took care of a couple of small repairs. One in the floor, forward just aft of the bow-deck and a small area at the starboard side of the upper transom. Most of what I will do to the interior is saturate the marine plywood with boiled Linseed oil, varnish the brightwork, paint the decks and bench seating. The two thwart bench seats are in need of minor repair before they’re painted. The paint I’ll be using is Jamestown Dist. TotalBoat off-white and beige non-skid on the forward deck and tops of the bench seats. There are 3/4” marine plywood floorboards that will be saturated will Linseed and placed over the 2”x3” floor framing. This vessel was built to service it owner for many, many years! You’d be hard pressed to fine another like it!!

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Dudley Dix Cape Henry 21 and Puget Island Skiff

This morning a couple of friends and I turned over the Puget Island built skiff. I’ll begin working on the interior restoration.

Also a few pics of the Dudley Dix design Cape Henry 21 and it’s new 3/8” aluminum tabernacle. I also ran the lines thru the fairleads and into the new canvas line bags also a couple of interior shots as well.

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Nelson Skiff – Removed the Masking Tape

This afternoon I removed the masking tape. After Christmas I’ll turn her over and begin on her interior.

Merry Christmas!

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Nelson Skiff – Jade Green

Today I fared the hull and applied the second coat of Pettit
topcoat Jade green!

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Cleaning the Interior

This morning we vacuumed the interior and put the cabin into a semblance of order. Then, we touched up the off-white and beige non-skid around the tabernacle and cockpit. She’s ready!!

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Moving Forward on Nelson Skiff

Today we light sanded the hull and filled the low spots with faring putty. We then applied bottom paint.

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Dudley Dix – Cape Henry 21: Ready for Spring

A few days ago I fit the new 3/8” aluminum custom built tabernacle to “Slough Coot” with 3/8” S.S. bolts. Today I wired up the mast light and cleaned up, vacuumed up wood dust from peeping the area for the new tabernacle and metal shavings from grinding off the extra stainless steel bolts flush with the nuts. 

Gave the whole boat a good cleaning, she is now ready for spring launch. 

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Skiff Restoration – Top Coat

Today we sanded the complete hull, sides and bottom fare and applied the first coat of topcoat paint to her sides and stern.

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