Tuesday, January 8, 2008

It's been a few days...

I can't believe how busy I've been lately. I figured that once the holidays were past and I was back to work I would have some down time. Wonder when that starts??
I'm trying to get the kayak finished up in time to paddle among the manatees over at Crystal River. I think I still have a few weeks before they move back out into open water.
I've done most of the trim work on the kayak...got the hatch finished, the tie-down straps are ready to mount and the final coat of epoxy went on the topside tonight.
Next step is painting the hull. I bought the paint already (at $36.00 per quart!!), a nice deep green and I may get the first coat on Thursday night if the weather holds. It can't be applied lower than 50°F and the fumes are highly toxic to breath so I'll need to do it outside. Three coats. Then Urethane for the topside, install the tie-down straps and it's done!!
I'll post up some pictures when it's done...

1 comment:

Lani said...

Looks like you had a suprise birthday party!!! Wish I could have been there. Happy belated Birthday, my friend! I've been super busy too. I miss ya tons!