Painting the Galley and preparing the boats exterior for brightwork

This week we finally install and bed the stanchion bases. We really struggled with these and needed to find screws, nuts, washers and acorn nuts to make them look great from the inside and outside.
Once these were all bedded (48 holes in the boat later), it was time to move on to other work.

The teak cap and toe rails were sanded again in preparation for a coat of Awlwood MA.

We also painted the ceiling in the galley. It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint does to the look and the light inside the boat. The crazy thing is that we are going to be putting insulation and a new beaded board ceiling overhead soon. But this made it look good, brighten the interior as well as cut down on any mold that may form with condensation. The paint has a mold inhibitor in it.

#Galley Paint #Painting #Mold inhibitor #brighten interior #enamel paint #sanding teak #stanchion bases #stainless steel rails

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