Saturday, 10 December 2011

paint, varnish and rivets are flying!

a great day today (Dec 10 11) - lots got done...

Quail was taken outside and washed to remove the residue from the oxalic acid bleaching. George and Bob neutralized her with a baking soda wash as well. Next she can be sanded to see if that process did much to get rid of the water stains.

Scott, Grant, John and MB hauled the two Peterborough cedar strips and the 1946 Lightning down to the Norval barn and stowed them away inside. Now we just need a place to store Wings.

George and Bob sanded and applied the first colour coat to the inside of the skiff - it looks great! We'll leave it for a few days to set, give it a light sanding and another coat of Epifanes Buff.

Chris and Scott applied the first coat of varnish to the Lightning coamings and deck trim parts. They'll need a coat a day for the next 4 or 5 days then sit to harden a bit before another sanding followed by a few more coats. Further research and conversations with Rick at Noah's has led us to come back to using real canvas on the deck, but set in epoxy.

 John and MB went at the copper rivets in the bottom of the 16' Shepherd and by late afternoon today at least half are out. We're thinking of setting the boat up on it's side for the next phase of the restoration - removal of the outer bottom planks
See you Tuesday and Thursday evening, 7 - 9 or next Saturday 9 to at least noon!

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