Wooden Sailboat Blog

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Finishing Transom

Planing, sanding, sanding, sanding, sanding...

The primer is on

After a lot of sanding the 1st coat of polyurethane is on.

Planing...

I first planed the rough patches.

Rough Sanding...

The rough sanding was done with a belt sander cross grain. That gave me a very flat surface.

Finish Sanding...

I finish sanded with a hand sander. In the steps of 80, 120, 220, 320, 600...

Water and more water...

Like the sanding steps I use water to get a batter result between each sanding step. 80-water-80-water-120-water-120-...... and on and on...

The chemicals...

I somehow ended up with Interlux. After some research I found this to give me the golden look I was looking for.