At this point, I moved outside, to get overall pictures of the hull structure and to show the taping. Note that the port side (up) has been sanded and cleaned up, whereas the starboard side (down) has not.
Since the last picture, I have now taped both edges of the deck, as well as the stern. I have spent the last few weeks filling and sanding, getting something akin to a smooth surface.
I have pulled together the assorted deck parts that will need to be refastened, including new bronze fasteners. The carriage bolt was replaced, though I could really use a bronze wing nut if anyone has a spare...
Last night, I sanded down the old varnish on the mast block. I also drilled the pilot holes for the mast block and new teak handrails, along with the last bit of fill on the deck.
Tonight I will sand that last bit of fill on the deck, then check for any fill needed on the sides or hull.
Do you know how much a wooden sailfish is supposed to weigh? My neighbor has one sitting in his back yard that he wants to be rid of. It looks to be in decent shape but it must weigh about 175 lbs. I think the wood must have soaked up some water, either that or whoever built it made the frames out of white oak. LOL
"This afternoon, I waited until the paint passed the "thumbprint test", and applied the second coat.
I am hoping to get a third coat in by nightfall.That will allow it to cure overnight, with plans to flip the hull Sunday, and start the deck color (red).