Just as with the gunwales, we felt that it was time to refinish the cabin tops. To begin, three persons scraped for two days.


Out in the fresh air, with the music of seagulls and fishing boats.


We were especially grateful for Henry’s collection of extremely sharp scraping tools. A table with a sharpener was set up on the dock and often in use.

We then used a oxalic acid (and later some juju with baking powder/natron) to further leech and lighten the wood. Followed by a (long) round of sanding, until the cover was silky smooth.

Next step: a warm stain and seven coats of varnish (AksoNobel Alllwood). The end result is beautiful.