Saturday, 2 May 2009

Painting and a first paddle

Well after deciding what to coat the skin in, "Coelan" with a white pigment I got going over the may-day weekend.

Coelan is an incredibly expensive coating but only requiring a few coats and its amazing elastic abilities its looking like a good choice at the moment.


The layers went on quite painlessly, and apart from the incredible stink it wasn't to much of a pain to apply.


Here is it is with the final coat applied.


And now time for the final test... will it sink?


It sits like a treat in the water, I am really happy with how it
handles and surprised how stable it feels.


Don't get to over confident :)


Well, I suvived it its in one piece so I must have done something right.

All thats left now is to add some decklines and toggles that I am in the process
of making now and this build is finished.


4 comments:

Mans said...

Hi Rob, and congratulations!! It looks really good in the water!

/Mans

Rob said...

Hi Måns, thanks for your kind words. Looking forward to getting more time to paddle now :) Good luck with steaming your ribs.

/Rob

Anonymous said...

Impressive, Rob! Visste inte att du var en sån handyman :-)

/Mikael (Pixel Tales)

Anonymous said...

you look so sexy in that thing Robert!