The first coat of primer was put on the inside today. Unfortunately the epoxy filleting done yesterday had not gone off properly, so it was not possible to sand these areas down . . . and there are still a couple of places where more epoxy is needed. There is also the fixed stretcher board for the stroke oar, which Ewan glued in place this morning. We didn’t paint these bits, and in addition we missed out the underside of the seats, as by the time we worked out that someone would have to lie on their back inside the boat to paint these bits there was too much wet paint around for this to be possible.
So – more accurately – the first coat of primer was put on 90% of the inside today. We are going to get some more epoxy this week and finish the filleting on Thursday. We can then sand the whole interior and put the first coat of primer on the bits we were unable to paint today. Then it will be full steam ahead with the rest of the painting.
Nothing is ever as quick or simple as you think it will be the first time around . . .