Finishing the seats

Just a little bit of work to update here.  The beams that support the sternsheet, side benches and bow seat have been varnished and epoxied in place.  I rounded all the edges of the planks for the sternsheet, side benches, and bow seat, and have them temporarily installed.  They still need to be finish-sanded and varnished, but that will come later.  With the exception of the mast step and partner, most of the serious woodwork is complete, though I still have a lot of small bits to make and install.

2018 04 22 Benches and seat installed.

8 thoughts on “Finishing the seats”

  1. Good to hear from you, Bill. Yep it’s starting to look like a boat. The major woodwork is near done, just a bunch of bits and pieces left. Before long i’ll be looking at some serious sanding and varnishing 😦
    But when the varnishing is done, it’ll be time to start thinking about sea trials. 🙂
    You know of a good place??
    -Al

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  2. Are you considering any kind of flotation options? Just thinking (way)ahead. I epoxied up my first 2 planks, so I’m probably only 3 ish years behind you!

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    1. With the “park bench” type seats, air chambers won’t work very well. Classic Marine recommends some floatation bags sold by Holt I believe. I’m considering those, or go the cheap route and make some canvas bags that I can stuff with empty coke bottles and bits of pool noodles.

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  3. Next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t disappoint me just as much as this particular one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read through, but I truly believed you’d have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you weren’t too busy searching for attention.

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