A Half Day
Yesterday we coated the bottom of the boat (the hull) in urethane, and let it set overnight. The urethane application process is entirely unpleasant – from the measuring and mixing of two incredibly sticky fluids to the hours of constant brushing and scraping. Of course, it’s better than paddling across Puget Sound in a waterlogged boat.
…with a few things we could have done better. Chiefly, staying even longer than we did, catching the drips as they slowly form (over the course of many minutes, even a half hour). As the urethane cures, it becomes increasingly viscous until it finally hardens – but a viscous liquid is still a liquid, meaning drips and slumps can form – very slowly.