Boatbuilding Blog

August 18, 2009

Gunnel Paint

Filed under: Building - Painting — tomlarkin @ 9:32 am

I added my first external finish paint this afternoon.  It’s the first 2-part poly paint I’ve used. It seemed to go on well, although there are some small runs in places. I think I went a little heavy on the thickness.  I like the cream color. It should look nice next to the black hull and be easier on the eyes than white.  I think I’ll flatten the final coat a little to make it look a little more old-fashioned.  I rolled it with an ultra-fine foam roller without tipping. I think I’ll need to tip on the hull itself, to avoid runs.

View from stern

View of bow



  1. Wow, it looks great! I’ve been following your progress for some time. Looks like it’s really coming together.

    Comment by ChrisS — August 18, 2009 @ 6:45 pm

  2. oh my!

    It must be sooooo satisfying to see her with some color. Beautiful finish!

    Comment by Bill — August 23, 2009 @ 8:58 am

  3. Hey Tom, She’s a beauty! It must be super exciting to see shiny paint and finished pieces. Is there any way you can publish your original drawings or sketches, and then take some photos of the entire boat? I can’t really get a sense of the lines and scope.

    Comment by Bro Chris — August 25, 2009 @ 8:32 am

    • Thanks Chris. Stay away from the Devlin site. No good can come of it!

      There’s no way to take a decent picture of the boat – the tent is only a few feet wider than the boat on each side, so there’s no good vantage point. Here’s an entry showing the side view: I have a fear that I’ll take it out, and something will just be wrong when viewed from the side.

      The About page ( has a line drawing. That’s all I have right now.

      Comment by Tom — August 25, 2009 @ 9:49 am

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    Comment by Warner — July 18, 2015 @ 10:43 am

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