Well after a bit of a break from the boat building, actually I've been waiting for the paint to arrive. But I guess it's going to be another 4-5 weeks before it arrives so I'll just paint the hull red. Last night I lightly sanded the wood deck plates, gunwales, thwarts and seat and applied the first coat of varnish. I'll apply 3 more coats with a light sanding in between. Tonight I'll finish priming the inside and give it a coat of paint.