By Lorne Swarthout
The sanding is finished, and today was time for the first coat of epoxy. This was just a primer coat today; the epoxy-plus-fiberglass will be next. As the resin hit the wood the change in color, as you can see, was dramatic. The brown/red cedar got deeper and the white cedar stripe got whiter.
It was over pretty quickly, as jobs with so many willing hands tend to be. We kept busy moving boats, cleaning boats, trailering boats, and patching boats. John and Chuck also prepared the outside rails, and Gus and Richard worked on coxswain guards for Quixotic.
Over the next several weeks we will be busy with fiberglassing the exterior. Some of you told me that you will be away holidayizing. We will miss you and wish you all the blessings of the season. Rest assured, there will be plenty of work on the interior of our beautiful boat when you return.