As I'm sanding and sanding and doing more sanding on the little rowboat, my mind wanders on to things I have questions about so I'm just going to throw a bunch out there and see what comes up. First off, I bought a book called "Wooden Boat Renovation" by Jim Trefethen. I just got it and haven't read through very much, but it came highly recommended. It seems to be a good source of information from what I have read.
Now on to some of my questions:
If I end up painting the bottom and sides of the boat, what grit of sandpaper do I step up to? I had to start with 60 grit, in order to remove the rest of the old fiberglass resin. I'm being very careful not to remove much of the cedar.
Next question: Should the primer and finish paint be sprayed on or brushed? I am inclined to brush, simply to stay with the original methods of application, but wouldn't spraying achieve better results?
The sanding and scraping seems to be going well, and with every minute, this project is more and more enjoyable and stress-relieving. This forum makes this hobby seem like a big family affair. I just finished reading some of the posts about NormMessingers beautifully completed sailboat, and I have to say, all of you that make up this board are some of the nicest and most polite people, and helpful, that I've seen in a long time. It is very refreshing.
Okay, I'll quit rambling and get back to sanding.....