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Old 08-12-2015, 10:03 AM   #341
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You'll get there someday Ben. Just keep the dream alive! Took me till I was 50 to get started!
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:50 AM   #342
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Port side aft fabric laid out to be gooped tomorrow. Just have to trim it up a bit in the back corner. This piece is 18' 6" long and should consume about 2 gallons of epoxy and take me 3 hours again to wet it out.



I'm not going to use peel ply this time either. Just resigned myself to a wee bit of sanding prior to the next layer going on.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:02 PM   #343
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took advantage of the cooler temps today to get some more done.

http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/08/leve ... glass.html

Started out having to level the boat (again). It settled 3" on one side since we flipped it last year. Half is sitting where my gravel driveway was and the other have (that sunk) was grass at one time.

Boat gobbled up another 1-1/2 gallons today!



Switching stuff around tomorrow to do the starboard side & transom then guess what? Oh boy! I get to do it all over again!

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Old 08-13-2015, 02:22 PM   #344
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I know the FG itch.
Worked at Uniflite installing engine beds (aluminum fabrication), shaft logs and rudder ports. Only for a few months before going to engineering. Worked mostly on installation changes re getting the boats to float w/o list. I was better suited to engine beds than drafting.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:22 PM   #345
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Good work Rick.So good,in fact,that your work ended up in my email inbox.Here's what came to me and what it was linked to.

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Old 08-15-2015, 11:38 AM   #346
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Good work Rick.So good,in fact,that your work ended up in my email inbox.Here's what came to me and what it was linked to.

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That's just weird Ben. I've had other sites 'suck up my stuff' and make it theirs too.

Anywho, Wee diversion from boat building this morning but still sort of boating related. Ever since the 'Big Bubble' incident I've been thinking that it may have been caused by some sort of contamination from my air compressor, water or oil. Was contemplating bodging together a makeshift air dryer from an old air compressor tank then this morning the Canadian Tire model of air dryer was on sale. Lil' voice in my head said: "Buy It & Run" so I did! $13 in fittings etc. and FrankenManifold is born!



Apologize for the crappy cell phone pics.

Few more pics etc. on today's web log update: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/08/litt ... lated.html
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:17 PM   #347
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Rick,that site has a couple of your crafty inventions,and they make reference to your online persona and the site in which it was stolen from.

Also, good find.
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Starboard side bottom panel sanded & glass laid out. Just need a break from the heat and I'll get this gooped down. Doing the bottom & side in two sections just like the port side.



Heat warnings for today. 100+ with humidex. Think I'll be laying low this afternoon.

Few more pics & nonsense on the blog update today: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/08/stbd ... glass.html

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Finally got a little relief from the heat. Hit the shed early and got to work!



Starboard side aft wetted out.



2-1/2 hours & 1-3/4 gallons epoxy.

Tomorrow the bow section.

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Port side inside done. Took over an hour longer than the other side. I couldn't get the fabric to wet out. What a PITA. Must have been a combination of the temperature & humidity or something. I dunno.



Gonna keep plugging away at it.

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Sanded in prep for more glass on the starboard inside & bulwarks. Didn't take too long but long enough to make it pretty much unbearable to goop it today.



Should take me about the same time as the port side did. Three hours and 2 gallons of epoxy. I'll only have the bottom section on the starboard side and the transom then it'll be onto the 12 oz fabric which I hope will go a lot faster.

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With practice you may finally master this whole sanding thang, but don't hold your breath.

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I'm buying stock in epoxy and fiberglass cloth.
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I'm buying stock in epoxy and fiberglass cloth.

Bad timing Ben, he'll be done with that soon enough. Sandpaper is where the real future lies.
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Rick: I read everyone of your posts here and on your blog. You're doing something that I would never try. Well done!

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....Sandpaper is where the real future lies.
Aye, sandpaper purchases are in my future. 6" 50 Grit peel 'n sticks!

I probably won't have 'nuff fiberglass to finish the boat. Likely another 50 yds in my future sometime along with the 15 gallons of epoxy to wet that out! *Sigh* The 30% premium on the USD we pay plus 14% tax at the border is eating into my budget pretty severely.

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Took 'nother bite out of the whale this morning. Starboard side inside.



Three hours give or take and 1-3/4 gallons of epoxy. I squeegeed the livin' sh*t out of it today! Tomorrow I'll sand the edges and get ready to do the starboard side bottom & transom. Should be able to get them done in one day.

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