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This is a water-based coating that's 45% solids, and rolls on very easily ... no smell, easy cleanup!
After applying the first coat I realized I should have had a light inside the hull to better monitor paint coverage and thickness.
I did this for the next two coats and ended up with a satisfactory covering. The paint requires at least 24 hours between coats, and another 7 days to cure properly.
On the main thwart, I'm not that happy with the design, but as on most "firsts" I stuck to the plans. It's made of 1"x1" red cedar with Okume plywood gussets at all joints and on the ends. The center part, where ones 'seat' goes, is heat-shrink Dacron held on with Heat 'n Bond tape. Yeah, I know .... I sat down for the first time really carefully!