We’re getting there. Have chemically stripped all of the wood down to bare. Brock will lightly sand with 90 grit now, I will follow along behind him with 120 grit, then we’ll end it with 400 grit for that perfectly smooth finish. It’s all that grunt prep work for now, which is one of the life lessons I’ve always worked on. At 39 with a classic yacht to care for, I seem to finally be getting it, with the right encouragement (by which I mean, a man who will not let me get by with anything less!).
After today’s efforts comes the fun part! I was originally going to go with Epifanes clear polyurethane, as Brock has had good luck with their products and forums are highly complimentary as well. But when we were at Fisheries Supply (one of my very favorite places on earth), their staff was extremely enthusiastic about the Tufshield products in our Northwest environment. It’s expensive, but with boats, what isn’t? They steered us well in the past with the Top Secret products, so we decided to go with their experience.
Alright, now I’m just stalling. I can hear the captain out there, rustling electrical cords and banging about. So I’m off to assist. At least it’s nice and overcast.