Well, me and my little helper got an initial coat of paint on most of it… still have some edges to hit, a couple of "back sides" we ran out of time for, and all will have to have a second coat, but its progress 🙂

There are a LOT of pieces of this thing (45 or so)… keeps seeming like something could be simplified, although so far I haven’t really figured out what.

My plywood is el-cheapo… and it shows when painting it… its not nearly as smooth as I thought. Ah well, it will still float (I hope). This is a trial/fun activity more than something I’m going to sell… and I bet it will be just as servicable.