Port and Starboard seats were added summer of 2020
Center frame and stem are sepele and ash
Spars and oars are super fine grain Douglas fur
The oars are balanced and feel light to row with.
Red sail is from Wooden Boat Store
Note from Iain Oughtred's book "Clinker Plywood Boat Building Manual" [page 124]
"My criteria for any finish are that it should...
Enable the boat to last a life time.
Enhance the appearance of the boat.
Not require complex preparations or great skill to apply.
Require a reasonable minimum of time, and energy to maintain.
Not be very expensive
Be pleasant to use.
OIL FINISH: easy to apply and maintain – excellent penetration and flexibility mean better protection than any of the above (in my opinion) –
does not give a high-gloss finish"
I did weeks of not months of testing and found Watco Teak Oil to work beyond my expectations.
The finish did in fact harden 'in' the wood and had a semi-gloss look.
Very easy to maintain.
It is the only way I would finish a boat in bright finish.