Week Eleven – Monday

Ice breaker on Picton Bay

Ice breaker on Picton Bay

Spring arrived five days ago but looking out over Picton Bay it still looks like we are in the depths of winter. The boat is at least six weeks away from completion so hopefully by then we won’t require the services of the ice breaker when we launch her.

First coat of primer being applied

First coat of primer being applied

After spending the morning going over the hull once more with the random orbital sanders and a detail sander in the tighter spots, we opened up the paint can and applied the first coat of primer. We used a roller to apply the paint and then tipped it off with a brush. We’ll apply a second coat tomorrow and the first finish coat on Wednesday.

We had some visitors from Chaffey’s Locks north of Kingston today. They were very excited to see our boat and we had a long talk discussing all aspects of the project including budget, lumber sources, setup and finishing details. I don’t think we will be the one and only St. Ayles skiff in Canada much longer.

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