Footwell floor (2)

After fitting and cleaning up (sanding) the footwell floor, I ran the router with a 1/8" round-over bit along all edges, including the slots, on both sides. Then I gave the entire thing a quick sanding with #180 grit, using small strips of sandpaper in the slots. The first coat of epoxy has been applied.

Footwell floor

The weather is somewhat miserable today ... I glued up the floor for the footwell and got out of the shed. I had to use various clamping techniques to make sure that everything is squeezed together and that the floor stays flat. A double layer of plastic wrap will prevent the whole thing from sticking … Continue reading Footwell floor

Primer (2)

The first coat of primer has been applied to the rest of the rear deck and the footwell. Once the paint has dried, I will give the entire area a quick treatment with #180 grit. A second coat of primer and another light sanding will follow.


The first coat of varnish, i.e. glossy exterior marine grade PU, has been applied to the cabin roof, sea-hood and slide. The Tasmanian Oak (E. obliqua) comes up quite nicely, and the timber matches the plywood panels very well.¬†Some of the customisations can also be seen in the photos: The doubler on bulkhead 2, which … Continue reading Varnish


After finishing the ballast boxes and after a bit of of dusting, I have rolled on a coat of primer on various parts of the boat. The transom, footwell and seats will be done after the last of the 'wood work' has been completed. The topsides, sea-hood, transom trim and grabrails will be finished bright, … Continue reading Primer