Friday, November 13, 2009

Any Old Thing

I spent the day scraping, sharpening scrapers, sweeping and mudding. Mudding pays the rent. I was just cleaning up a small varnish free space, but the job grew to encompass the entire boat. The starboard sheerstrake is newly varnished, one coat so far. I've removed the seats. I've noted an odd occurrence, there is a lot more mahogany on this boat that I remembered. It has all bleached out and aged to be the same color as the oak and pine. With scraping, it's original purplish color returns. Knees, breasthook, transom, centerboard case, seats, and oarlock blocks are all the dark accents. Its almost the same color as the sail.

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