May 20, 2012; worked from 9 – 11:30 am. I put the last tip coat on the inside and last coat of the varnish as well. She’s finished and ready for raffle tickets :0)
May 19, 2012 worked from 9:30 am – noon. I painted the inside with its first coat and added another coat of varnish.
May 18, 2012 Today I flipped the boat and put on the 1st coat of varnish, this took 30 minutes. Then I hit the river with my friend Franz that has been sailing for well over 50 years and has a chest full of sailing trophies. We sailed for 3 wonderful hours. Frans has never…
May 17, 2012 worked from 10 am – noon. I sanded the 1st cost with 220 git and applied the second coat of Pettit Easyepoxy. I had a couple of visitors this morning. This Doe and here Fawn hung around for nearly 2 hours.
May 16, 2012. Last night after having dinner with a friend on the south side of Welcome Slough, I spent 2 hours faring the hull that was coated with West 410 faring compound and put the first coat of Pettit EasyEpoxy on the hull. I shut off the shop light at 11 pm. I believe…
May 16, 2012 This morning I worked from 8am-10am and fared the hull and put a coat of 410 fairing compound on it.
May 15, 2012. I worked for 3pm-8pm. Today I built the keel shoe, skeg and stem. Then laid down the fiberglass cloth and then bedded the skeg, keel shoe and stem with thickened epoxy.
May 14, 2012. Last week a friend that is a photographer zoomed out in his jet sled and snapped a few shot of Vanessa under sail. The sun was out and the breeze was light but boy did we have fun!
May 11, 2012 worked from 8am-noon. Today I built the seating and oarlock bases. I then disassembled all and re-fit them with epoxy. Then I steamed the gunwales and fit them with clamps and screws. They will dry to shape overnight.
May 10, 2012 worked from 8am-1pm. Today I sanded the inside fare ready for paint. Then built and fit the un-wales, breast hook, knees, and oar lock mount supports.