Applying the finish
The Wherry is in the basement, and I've applied the finish to the seats and the interior. I'm using System Three WR-LPU, a waterborne linear polyurethane, in a satin for the inside of the hull to cut down on glare, and the outside will be finished in gloss. I apply 5 coats inside and out using a foam roller, and the low odor means I can do this indoors so temperature can be controlled.
Seats, oarlock blocks and knees...
Have made the seats, supporting knees, and the breasthook, and doubled the transom. Am waiting for oarlock sockets, and the oars. Still have to build the footbrace for the center rowing station.
Then I will seal all the new wood with epoxy, to give a good base for the varnish, and sand the whole thing again for the final finish.
Gunwhales are made and glued on to the hull. Will attach quarter knees (that you can see lying the stern) and a breasthook (yet to be constructed) and then on to seat risers and thwarts.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC