Here's a picture of a bunch of clear epoxy all mixed up. Why, you ask? Because Thursday I painted the outside of my hull with epoxy. The epoxy will seal it and protected it from water and the elements and generally make the plywood tougher.


For reference, here's the boat after fiberglassing the bottom.

Before Epoxy Coating

And here's what it looks like after a coat of epoxy.

After Epoxy Coating

It's amazing how the epoxy brings out the wood. The plan is for the outside of the hull to be painted but I have to admit, looking at this kinda makes me want to leave the wood grain visible...

The next couple of steps will probably be more coats of epoxy. I may not post pictures again until the boat gets flipped just because there may not be anything to show. I guess we'll see!