April 03: Yesterday
I put the first of two coats of white Interlux primer
on the Quark; today I added a second coat. Also yesterday,
I did a lot more shaping and sanding on the paddle. I
spent a long time on that because I've not made a paddle
before. I used hand tools rather than power tools, to
get a better feel for the project.
I also used 3M's blue masking tape that can be put on
a drying paint surface as soon as it stops being tacky.
This allowed me to mask off the gunwales for an initial
coat of varnish over the undercoat already in place of
epoxy. Tomorrow I'll put on the first of two coats of
yellow Interlux Brightside paint, and I'll also put on
the first of many coats of linseed oil and turpentine
on the inside of the hull.
planning a launch next weekend to celebrate the filling
of the Erie Canal.
spend so far:
Add eight hours of paddle-making and painting, for a
total so far of 53 hours.
so far: Add $5 for 3M blue masking tape, $10
for primer, and $29 more for epoxy for a total so far