Today I again sanded and oiled. I will be through sanding tomorrow, though more coats of oil will be applied on subsequent days.
Next it is on to cleaning and painting the inside of the hull and the overhead. GANNET has no liner so these are exposed.
Long ago someone advised me to use latex house paint because it ‘breathes’ and reduces mold. However, in reading his site, I noted that Kent, who professionally repairs small boats and maintains a fleet of about twenty of his own, including my favorite canoe as seen above—note the lee boards—often writes about using Rustoleum. I emailed him for more information and will use Rustoleum myself. Kent suggested that latex paint instead of reducing mold, may increase it.
For those unfamiliar with American history. The Revolutionary War took place between 1775 and 1783. The attack on Fort McHenry was in 1814. And the Wright brothers first flight was in 1903.