Most of the dirty work is done. Old paint sanded, damage repaired,wood parts laminated.
Hull was painted with super thick paint, which has alligatored over time. Its well adhered to the hull, so only needs surface prep. Hull would need to be sanded in any event, so hasnt added much work. 2 cracks in the hull were damaged and repaired. Inside was cleaned with the pressure washer, and the old seat hangers cut off and the hull faired. Thwarts and decks have been laminated ready for shaping and a seat ordered. Next is paint and assembly.
Tough old paint
Surface prep and damage
22' of clear ash
Roasted ash for accents
Thwarts and carry thwarts ready for shaping
Decks to be profiled
Felt for skid plates, to protect fiberglass ends when beaching or from impacts
Cut and shaped
Soaked and positioned
Hull colours in 2 part polyurethane
Seat supports cut off
Supports faired in
Repairs faired, hull ready for primer
After hull paint and wood parts assembled, seat base to be fabricated and installed