Let’s agree, stripping varnish or paint is just plain WORK! But it is the first step in saving an old wooden boat’s decks, gunwales and topsides, so here we are, almost finished stripping Green Mountain Buoy’s foredeck, while RJ, who is out of the shot, toils with the starboard topsides. Next comes releasing the white material in the seams before we can begin sanding the decks. Happily, we have discovered that previous work on GMB included digging out and replacing the original material with restorer-friendly silicon caulk.
The seams are next, but that’s also the subject matter of the next video report. Yes, she is ugly now. Just wait. Soon she will jump out at you. I promise.