Restoring Knees with Acorn to Arabella

Steve and Alix (Yes, Alix is back!) from the Acorn to Arabella project aren’t slowing down with progress on Arabella, the Atkins ketch they are building in their backyard. Steve is applying more of the TotalBoat Wood Sealer and then using a few coats of Gleam Gloss Varnish before putting most of the wood below decks for the beam shelf, the deck framing, and any exposed wood that will show below deck. Once they build out their interior, they will apply more coats and then use a satin topcoat.  Seeing Alix and Steve reuse pieces like the knees from Victoria, the sister ship to Arabella, and then save and use as many pieces of bronze and other treasured parts, is the ultimate upcycling of a sailboat. Constructing their dream boat using these vintage, restored pieces is exactly how these two ingenious, novice boatbuilders hoped this project would go. Thanks for watching!

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