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Old 01-16-2017, 07:01 AM   #3221
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Re: post #3210. There ought to be a law! That bow shot is just too purdy to be legal.



Yeah I second that haha
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:22 AM   #3222
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This afternoon I finished fitting the last of the fibreglass tubes I made a few months ago. I'm really happy that I was able to make the tubes and have recessed portholes. With the last two i fitted and glued in yesterday I ground the edges back to flush with the hull and then routered them with a 20mm bit so the glass tape would wrap around. I then gave the whole side a sand with the orbital. Then I gave the edges a hit with some jotafair to fill any low spots and then applied some epoxy resin then fibreglassed the join with 350mm wide 450gsm tape. Once that flashed off i applied a skim coat of jotafair to the whole area ready for longboarding in the next few days but ran out so couldn't finish off the bow area. The jotafair in the porthole recessed area was a little rough and uneven so I chucked some metho in a container and brushed it smooth. Lesson learnt from doing the other side. I didn't smooth it out and spent hrs trying to sand it smooth, doing it this way should save time imho. That's all for today. Cheers.

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Old 01-17-2017, 07:39 AM   #3223
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Simply mind boggling! How do you have time to drink beer?
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:42 AM   #3224
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Simply mind boggling! How do you have time to drink beer?


Lol. I work for 8-10hrs doing building renovation work then drive down to the boat and spend 3-4hrs there then drive home. I slip in a couple of beers in an afternoon when I'm at the boat.
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:03 AM   #3225
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The recessed portholes are quite elegant! Just beautiful. How many hours did it take you to build the fiberglass tubes?
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Old 01-17-2017, 08:13 AM   #3226
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The recessed portholes are quite elegant! Just beautiful. How many hours did it take you to build the fiberglass tubes?


Hi mate.
Thanks for your post. It took me 28 seconds according to the video haha

Seriously tho all up it took a couple of hours making the jig and glassing it and then filling it with sand etc.


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Old 01-17-2017, 08:53 AM   #3227
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Matt, the things you are doing such as the "eye brows" over the cabin side windows and the port lite tunnels, create elegant shadow lines. This in turn creates "architectural" interest. These kind of details set a design apart. Flat surfaces are totally uninteresting. Keep it up, Pal. You're in the home stretch.
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:01 AM   #3228
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Matt, the things you are doing such as the "eye brows" over the cabin side windows and the port lite tunnels, create elegant shadow lines. This in turn creates "architectural" interest. These kind of details set a design apart. Flat surfaces are totally uninteresting. Keep it up, Pal. You're in the home stretch.


Thanks for your support and comments mate. I really appreciate it :-).

Not long till I colour her in 'Moonstruck' duco mate :-)
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:11 AM   #3229
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Your final words in post 3222 " That's all for today. Cheers." are simply the biggest understatement I've ever heard. SOLSTICE definably has a soul, that you created!


She's been breathing for some time now. Can hardly wait to see her swim...


Keep on keepen on - Bro!!
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Your final words in post 3222 " That's all for today. Cheers." are simply the biggest understatement I've ever heard. SOLSTICE definably has a soul, that you created!


She's been breathing for some time now. Can hardly wait to see her swim...


Keep on keepen on - Bro!!


Thanks brother. Can't wait either mate. I've set the deadline for December 1st 2018. That will be my 40th bday and she needs to be finished by then ;-)
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Thanks brother. Can't wait either mate. I've set the deadline for December 1st 2018. That will be my 40th bday and she needs to be finished by then ;-)
Wow - Damn near two years. Talk about being a trooper - i.e. YOU!!
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:28 AM   #3232
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Wow - Damn near two years. Talk about being a trooper - i.e. YOU!!


We all started this in 2012 mate lol
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Sometimes I get completely worn out just reading this thread and have to go take a nap. I don't know how you do it. This is a job for a crew of at least four with all modern techniques and tools. To see you do it by hand with no assistance is just awesome. It's going to be beautiful.
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We all started this in 2012 mate lol
I know, I know, 2012... I recall your first post. Haven't missed one since, I think! lol Can we spell driven! In a good way!!
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I know, I know, 2012... I recall your first post. Haven't missed one since, I think! lol Can we spell driven! In a good way!!


Lol no but I can spell C R A Z Y .. lol
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I recommend using three [3] Z's!
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I'd love more Z's at night lol
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Righto so this afternoon I started on the torture boards ...aka longboards. First I roughed up the jotafair then rubbed the area down with guide coat powder then sanded it back with the Flexicat then filled the low spots with 3M platinum plus and repeated the process about 10 times lol. Not many pics today. The process is quite slow unfortunately.

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Pete, I think you should lose that long stainless shackle. Not only is it non-rated, it has a very long moment that could cause it to fail if you pull your anchor sideways. Personally, I have ditched all my swivels too as once the anchor releases the bottom the chain makes it unwind so a swivel is just another point of failure (swivels are almost as controversial as anchors...).

I do think that shackle is risky...
No issue at all XBank. The set-up is specific to the way the Super Sarca slot works. The longish shackle is over-sized, and the extra length makes it work better as a locking mechanism so that unless the direction of pull is directly above the slot, (ie, intentional), it will not slide to the fluke end and pop the anchor out prematurely on a current or wind reversal, something Marin used to fret about a lot re the tripping slot. Rex, the manufacturer, has approved my set-up. The photo is now a bit out-dtated, but as I said, swivel is long gone, and that connecting shackle is now replaced with a nice shiny (rated) new one, also slightly over-sized.
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Matt - Your avatar and SOLSTICE keep looken more n' more alike!
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