Boatbuilding Blog

January 19, 2009

First Primer

Filed under: Building - Painting — tomlarkin @ 11:51 pm

 Cabin - white primer

Chain locker   Port fwd view  I finally primed the whole cabin yesterday. This makes me very happy 🙂  I could have spent another weekend or two filling and sanding, but I need to keep telling myself that this isn’t a piece of furniture, it’s a tool that will get banged up and abused, and a fine finish is not necessary. Getting the thing in the water before summer is the priority!

I’m in the process of ordering the portholes and the main windows now. About $4500 for the lot of them.  This should be the last big expense before the motor and electronics.



  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! It’s starting to look like a real boat.
    I really appreciate all the thought and care given to aesthetics; style, sizing and color of components and details. Some boats are pretty because of just that kind of decision-making. I also really like the hands-on way you do it with mockups and cutouts. Very cool. You’re going to have a headturner there, bro!

    Comment by John Larkin — January 22, 2009 @ 9:02 am

  2. Thank you Sir for the time you have spent on this site.It has been a great deal of help and inspiration Your boat is a beautiful pice of work and can’t wait to see pics of her in the water. I am in the planing stage of building and if all goes well will start this spring.

    Comment by Robert Carpenter — January 23, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

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