7′ Punt nearing completion.

When last you, dear reader, saw this little punt I had just finished coating the outside with epoxy. After three coats of WEST epoxy I applied a very thin skim of fairing compound to level out the transition from the fiberglass tape to the plywood. This was followed by three coats of a two part epoxy primer.

7' punt dink painted white

The whole lot was then topped of with another three coats of gloss 2 part polyurethane topcoat. That’s quite a lot of paint for such a small boat but it is a sad fact that small punts like this lead very hard lives. So this one should look for many years to come after all of this protection.

7' Dink punt top coated gloss paint

Here you can see the internal arrangement. I made the limber hole oversized because no doubt at some point the boat will have something in the bottom that would block smaller limbers and I oriented the seat supports across the boat so that you could tuck something in under the seat, like a coil of rope, bottle of wine or a can of petrol.

That’s it for now I’ve to get the photos of the finished boat off of my camera so you’re going to have to wait, with baited breath I know, until then. In the mean time if you’d like to discuss having you’re own boat built by all means give me a ring and we can discuss it. Don’t wait too long as I’m starting to plan my winter schedule and would hate to disappoint by not having your boat ready for next summer.

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37 e:roeboats@ymail.com

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