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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Pretty Prepping

We sanded and cleaned the thwarts before applying a coat of sealer.  The sealer soaks into the grain of the wood and protects it.  We decided to finish the thwarts "bright" meaning they'll be a natural wood color when we're finished.
Notice the chamfer on the bottom of the seats, we removed some of the wood from the bottom of the seats to make them appear thinner.
Applying the sealer to the seats and seat supports.
This is our breasthook at the bow after we sealed it with the sealer.
We started cutting out kabes with the band saw.

We were sanding the boat, prepping for primer.

Friday, October 10, 2014

It's Hip to be Square

We clamped the rouths onto the inwales and used a pencil to mark where we had to cut them out.
Then we used a mortising machine to cut out square holes so the kabes would fit through the holes.
Next, we used the jigsaw to cut the rouths.  This removes the wood between the two square holes, making it rectangular.

Now we are using the router to round over the edges of the rouths.
Finally, we glued the rouths into place and sanded them even with the side of the boat.