After sanding one of the topsides, which took about 2 hours, I rolled on a coat of epoxy to some surfaces of the spars. The colours of the Hoop Pine for the mast, and the Celery Top for the sprit and the boom, have come out beautifully. The difference in colour between the species is less than the variation of colours withing the Celery Top Pine. The gaff will be made from a single piece of King Billy Pine (Athrotaxis selaginoides). Its colour will (should) not be that different. It is probably a good thing that the spars, despite being made from very different species with different properties, have a ‘uniform’ appearance.