This morning I set the bung plugs. Then late this afternoon, I sanded the gunwale guards and gave them there first coat of brightwork!
This afternoon I fit the gunwale guards to the top and bottom of the sheer strake! These gunwales are a full 1″ thick and 22′ in length, solid old growth fir.
Early this morning I knocked off the high spots where I fiberglassed the window holes. Then, I mixed a couple batches of epoxy fairing compound and blocked out both port and starboard sides of the superstructure. Tomorrow I’ll sand both sides fair and paint them with Easypoxy off white. I sanded the hull with 220 grit and applied the third…
1884 Banks Dory. The photographer sent me this shot a couple days ago.
This is the second post for Tuesday. After plugging and fiberglassing the old window holes I was going to call it a day, but the weather turned nice so I put on her second coat of hull paint. If the weather holds tomorrow, I’ll put on a third.
Today I finished fairing the hull and, she’s ready for another coat of Jade Green. I also faired the window plugs and put 6 oz fiberglass cloth over the port and starboard side covering the window plugs. Tomorrow if it doesn’t rain, I’ll paint!
Happy Father Day! This morning I got an early start and plugged those homemade windows. When I return to the shop on Tuesday afternoon, I will fair them and use 6 oz cloth and fiberglass them inside and out. Then, I will move back to finishing the hull paint.
This morning I took a longboard with 80 grit to the hull so I could identify all the low spots. Then, I filled them with fairing glaze. The stuff dries pretty fast. While drying I started removing the interior window trim. As you can see some of the wood has just started to be compromised. This is why it’s…
Yesterday evening I painted the bottom. Today I faired the sheer strake and sanded the rest of the hull, tacked it down and then put the first coat of jade green on her. Hopefully if it doesn’t rain I’ll add a second.
Yesterday I faired the port side and mixed some epoxy fairing filler and applied it heavy! This stuff is pretty easy to sand and will give me a fair surface to paint and then fit the new full 1″x2″ fir gunwales. Today I also removed the homemade things that were, I believe to be windows. They leak badly, I…