Wooden Sailboat Blog

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Bottom Paint

I decided to paint the bottom in navy blue.

2 more coats

The bottom is now done with 2 more coats of blue Interlux paint.

Taping the Waterline

The water line and an ascent line are taped. This is done before the surface is sanded and wiped.


Based on an article in the wooden boats magazine I bought a brand new roll of tape. This way the edges stayed sharp.

Immediate Tape Removal

An other great advice from the magazine was to remove the tape almost instantly. This resulted in no tape getting stuck to the boat.