Happy Friday everyone! For legal purposes, we just want to clarify that the blog post from last week was indeed an April Fools joke. We have no Russian oligarch clients (that we know of) and we'll still be operating as a boat shop and not a wooden car shop. To whomever called the CIA, please forward this blog to them so they know we were totally kidding.
I dry fit the floor boards in the Lyman to mark up where the non-skid applications will need to be. Once applied, it takes a few days to dry so I'll leave it over the weekend. I've matched the modifications of the engine box top to the sides; staining, bungs, and varnish. I also put a fresh coat of varnish on the rear seat coaming.
The first part of the transom is in place, Nicolas will continue custom making the engine box.
Nicolas applied the final varnish coat on the interior pieces and once dry, he was able to start reinstalling everything. We're loving these beautiful colors! Shane is building up the coats of varnish on the paddles.
Gary is working on the engine and Jack replaced rotten framework on the transom and is installing the new chines and frames one by one.
Budsin Lightning Bugs
Nicolas and Gary completed installing the aft deck strips on boat 2, and I installed the engine mount. I've also removed the electrical panels on all of them, we'll make some adjustments and reinstall. I've got boat 3 caught up on its last coat of varnish before we move it to the finishing room and apply the final coat. I'm also catching up the varnish coats on the hatches and tiller arms. Shane is building up varnish on boat 1 deck and hull.
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