Carolina Flats Skiff
Meghan has finished sanding the bottom paint off in preparation for installing new wooden skegs & repainting. She & Jack have also removed the transom hardware & sanded the transom inorder to prep for laminating the new transom veneers. Jack milled wood for new transom veneers & has installed half of it. Today they are working on finishing the laminating new wood over the transom.
The U-18 is looking glossy & new after Shane has applied multiple coats of varnish. Do you know how many coats of varnish it takes to build on a boat? About 6 to 7 coats on each boat. Lookin 'good Shane!
The Riviera is in our finishing room getting its final coat of varnish from Shane. Look at that shine.
Jack has milled all the wood for the transom planks & side planks that need to be replaced due to rot. He is now working on shaping and fitting the transom planks. Shown below you can see where Jack has dry fitted the side planks that are being reinstalled & not replaced.
Meghan is continuing to build varnish on the various wooden pieces including the rub rails and toe rails.
Jack has reinstalled the engine into its engine compartment & is working towards connecting & organizing the wiring. He has also made custom brackets to secure the engine plumbing & battery boxes - check those out below!
Shane has been continuing the exploration of this boat by removing the forward deck to investigate & address the rot. Never a fun thing to find but nothing our crew cannot handle!
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