Friday, November 21, 2014

Paint It Up Boat Style

We're putting the second coat of primer. 

After we put the primer on, we put on our first coat of paint. 

Now we scuffed the thwarts and prepared for varnishing.
Applied varnish on the foot stretcher brackets.

We applied burgundy paint on the sheer strake.

Friday, November 14, 2014


We were putting bottom paint on the boat.

Rollin' and tippin' 

Our group was painting the Keel.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Oar You Ready?

We are using the band saw to cut the kabes.

Then we were putting on the first coat of primer on the keel and the garboard plank.

Now we are using teamwork to finish putting the first coat of primer on the bottom of the boat

We are tipping out the primer on the boat.

Next we taped the boat with pieces of scrap paper so the bottom paint doesn't drip to the topsides. 
Finally, we are using a plane to level and even out the oars.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Roll, Roll, Roll Your Boat.

This is an artsy shot of us priming the boat.
We started applying the first coat of primer.  The technique we used for painting is called "Rolling and Tipping".  We used this method to get an even coat of paint with no bubbles.  
Then we added a second coat of primer.
After we primed, we applied the first coat of paint to the inside of the boat.  The color we chose is Interlux's Seattle Gray.
The floorboards from last years skiff fit into our new skiff.  We used them as a pattern for the new floorboards.
In order to paint the outside of the boat we had to flip it first.  We set the edge on life jackets and rolled it over.

We adjusted the boat.           
We placed crates under the boat once we got it leveled out.