Thanks to the excellent work from Pettit Marine (Link) at Swantown Boatyard, the hull turned out great:
I’ve also completed rust treatment and applying new “slush” on the standing rigging:
I also have the first couple coats of varnish on the spreaders, and will paint the tops after finishing the varnish. Also put 6 coats of varnish on the boom gallows, which is looking pretty nice, if I do say so myself.
I’m starting to like varnishing. I know… weird.
I figure that since some more varnishing-friendly weather has appeared, I’ll attempt to strip the mast and get at least one good coat on before stepping the mast again. I can always add the additional coats later. And, since SKYE is in the boat yard anyway, I’ll tackle the boot stripe and topsides painting as well. Hopefully, I can get SKYE back in the water sometime next week. Optimistic, ain’t I? 🙂