Prepping for Painting the QT Skiff
1 February 2013
OK, so the QT
Skiff is all put together and caulked, it's almost time to give
her a coat of primer.
After cutting off all the little toothpicks and sanding up the
breasthook and knees, we gave her a good rogering with the orbital
sanders inside and out. When we flipped her, we noticed . . .
. . . some of the screws had been driven in with a little too much
zeal, and some had not been driven in far enough. For the ones that
hadn't been driven in far enough, we backed them out, counter sunk
them a wee bit, and drive them back in again. For the ones that
had been driven in too deeply, we mixed up some epoxy and wood flour
and spackled in the holes.
We had to delay priming the boat while the epoxy cures and gets
sanded. We'll paint her up next week.