Thank you, Hartmut, for answering. I logged in and saw the pictures of his process. It is ingenious. I could not understand what was meant by wood primer. I’ve not used a product like that which primes wood and is not opaque. Does it set fast? Does it not stick to the plastic which holds the water? So many questions because I’m on my last mast and will start on my sails nächste Woche.Hi Vfordyce,
he applied it over both sides of the entire sail. I think wood primer is the right translation for "Holzgrundierung". It is not wood glue. Regarding the question of whether it's oil or water based, I have to ask Manfred. Of course we both (Manfred and myself) are happy to answer your questions. Couriosity is welcome.
Regarding the "Baubericht" (= build log) I have to apologize a little bit, because what I am posting at the moment in small pieces in my home forum cannot be regarded as a build log in the exact meaning. The model was built over 40 years from 1972 on to 2012. In 1972 Manfred could not imagine that something like build logs are possible at all. And he was far away to think of a publication of his build in form of a book. So he took some photos of the building process and explained it in a nutshell. So my "build log" in the german forum is little more than a subsequent very brief construction report, which mainly consists of pictures.