Still Afloat
This is a companion way on an Erikson 32. As you can see the wood is in pretty bad shape.  I stripped it with a scraper and a heat gun,  then lots of sanding. After prep work is done it’s time to begin coating.  First coats are done with cetol thinned with mineral spirits so it soaks into the wood.  Then coat after coat of cetol and gloss at the end. It’s a long tedious process but the final product makes it all worth it.

This is a companion way on an Erikson 32. As you can see the wood is in pretty bad shape.  I stripped it with a scraper and a heat gun,  then lots of sanding. After prep work is done it’s time to begin coating.  First coats are done with cetol thinned with mineral spirits so it soaks into the wood.  Then coat after coat of cetol and gloss at the end. It’s a long tedious process but the final product makes it all worth it.

Ahhhh the final product.  This is after 6 coats of cetol and gloss.  I wet sanded in between coats to give it a real smooth finish.

Ahhhh the final product.  This is after 6 coats of cetol and gloss.  I wet sanded in between coats to give it a real smooth finish.

Love my front yard.

Love my front yard.

First one of the season!

First one of the season!

there she is, queen of brightwork

there she is, queen of brightwork

Look in the dictionary under annapolis and you’ll see this picture

Look in the dictionary under annapolis and you’ll see this picture

but who needs to row when there’s wind

but who needs to row when there’s wind

I almost hate to row with them, they’re so pretty

I almost hate to row with them, they’re so pretty

she tied a Turks head for the stopper

she tied a Turks head for the stopper

crafty Kathy making leathers for the oars

crafty Kathy making leathers for the oars