Yesterday evening we launched “Slough Coot”. Today we sailed her up the Lower Columbia river. What a perfect day!
Today I built and installed the bench seat and sealed the ribs, inwales and bench with clear epoxy.
Today I built and fit the plank ribs, inwales, hard wood (Purple Heart) oarlock mounts and the s.s. bow “D” ring. Tomorrow I’ll build the bow to stern bench seat, then sand and seal the days work with epoxy.
Today I built and fit the corner knees, then sanded and sealed the interior with clear epoxy! Tomorrow the plank ribs and bench seat.
Today I cleaned the shop and removed the boat from her mold. I then sanded the interior and filled all voids with epoxy wood flour. Next week I’ll stared building her interior!
Today I applied the 4th coat of Jade green topcoat and cut in the bottom paint. Tomorrow she’ll come off of the mold and be turned over. I will then get started on the interior!
This morning I applied the second coat of jade topcoat paint!
This afternoon I sanded the fairing compound and applied the first of three coats of topcoat and bottom paint. Tomorrow more sanding and paint!
This morning I sanded off the high spots and then mixed West 410 fairing compound with epoxy and filled all the fiberglass cloth webbing. Then I sealed the sheer strake and the gunwale guards with clear epoxy. Next week I will sand it all fair and smooth, then add a few coats of paint.
Today I knocked off some high spots and cut and fit the skeg and gunwale guards. The next step will be to sand the boat fair and add a layer of west 410 fairing compound. Then more sanding!