Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #34: Primer

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Blog entry by DustyMark posted 07-24-2020 04:50 AM 397 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Sanding Coamings and Spray Decks
I worked a lot on sanding the coaming rings and spray deck frames today. After a light sanding with 220-grit sandpaper, they’ll be ready for varnish. There are seven sub-assemblies between the two spray decks and prepping them is a lot of attention-to-detail work. I was tired of sanding and decided to finish up the work day priming the kayak. NOTE: My Fein Turbo 2 vacuum motor burnt up today…it served me well for many years. I think the bearings failed.

I used Parker Coatings duck boat primer. I find it easy to apply and incredibly durable.

I painted the hull first.

Velour rollers are an amazing match to this paint. The paint rolls on well with great coverage and no runs.

After the hull primer had cured about 10 hours, the paint along the deck-to-sheer edge is feathered with 220-grit sandpaper before painting the deck.

Entire kayak primed.

Close-up of deck at the bow.

Close-up from cockpit looking at bow. I’ll paint the inside after I’m done making further modifications and upgrades. It was past time to get the rest of the boat painted…

Paint the kayak and varnish the spray decks.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 07-24-2020 10:46 AM

Looking really good!

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#2 posted 07-25-2020 12:42 AM

Thanks, in the home stretch now.

-- Mark, Minnesota

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