As you can see the painting is mostly finished and it’s time to roll the boat over again. It’s a lot easier going this way than the other. Oh yeah that anti-foul is supposed to be off white but hey the grey actually looks better. I used a very complicated and exhaustive method to chose the colour, I looked through the half empty tins that where taking up shelf space, added two together to make enough and this is what I got. Lucky it wasn’t green and brown that I had left over.
Half way there I get a little nervous at this stage as it wouldn’t be pretty if I dropped her. The white patch near the bow is for the name. This way I won’t have to repaint the name every time I redo the hull. I’m feeling smarter than the average bear today.
There you go, job done. Now “all” I have to do is fit out the interior rigging, the articulated coamings, cleats, mast partners, centreboard….. and lots and lots of little jobs that add up to the whole boat. I know I’m getting very close to finishing a boat when the to do list gets longer and longer.
If you would like to discuss having your own wooden boat built, repaired or restored please don’t hesitate to contact me, Tiernan Roe, at +353 28 38973 or +353 86 1586937.
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