Thursday, May 8, 2008

It's time to paint

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.

1 comment:

Pawistik said...

Can't go wrong with red! There are those who swear it's the fastest colour for a canoe, and of course those who swear it's the only colour for a canoe.

I'm more open minded. That deep burgundy canoe that CanoeSki had out last weekend looked great. Not so great for spotting from a distance or from the air though.

Very long days at work earlier this week and a sick kid for the last few days has meant little progress on the RED kayak.