hull wood is sealed and the steel keel is reattached. The bottom
is taped off, primed, sanded, primed and sanded again. It was
then painted with eight coats of enamel paint, being finely sanded
between each and every coat. Once the paint was completely dry
and hardened, we removed the tape, flipped her over and taped
off the painted bottom. The natural wood portion of the bottom
was then varnished with six coats, each finely sanded in between.
This is the only way we know of to achieve such a fine super
shinny perfect finish.
no rushing to be had in this step. If you apply another coat
of paint or varnish before it is time, it will run and have to
be sanded off. If you handle it before it is hard, you will leave
impressions and marks in the finish. It's a slow process but
it completes the work on the hull. Now we're ready to turn her