1948 Century Sea Maid Varnish!

Finally! Songbird is spreading her wings as we apply Pettit Z Spar Flagship High Build varnish… three coats to date. Rick will be rolling and tipping coat number four later this afternoon.

No, the varnished surface on the decks is not flat …. Yet. Once we have applied her initial five build coats, we will sand the entire hull using 320 grit on one of our Hutchins manual longboards now, and progress towards 600 grit later in the process.

You may notice that we have corrected the seam lines on her decks, and that where Century wanted her blonde or dark and bereft of seam lines, she now is.

We will continue varnishing and be back to you about ten more down the road.

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