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Old 09-06-2015, 10:47 AM   #381
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Ready for goop tomorrow!





That lil' piece is about 30' long and 4' wide. I'm guestimating 1-3/4 gallons of epoxy & 3-1/2 hours.

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Rick It is looking great

get a Tens unit for your carpal they really help
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Old 09-06-2015, 01:29 PM   #383
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Rick It is looking great

get a Tens unit for your carpal they really help
Thanks siestakey. Appreciate the kind words.

Tens unit? Is that like a wrist brace? I wear them every night. Seems to help a bit.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:31 PM   #384
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I had the surgery on both hand about 10 years ago I highly reccomend having it done
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Rick, I'd like to tell you how much I appreciate this thread. Every once and a while I get this urge to convert an old Bruno & Stillman 35' Downeaster (my charter boat) to a compact cruiser. Then I look at the amount of time and effort going into your build. Reality quickly sets in. A project like this takes dedication and comment far beyond my refit project. Instead, I think I'll just be satisfied watching your fine work.

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Old 09-07-2015, 09:13 AM   #387
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Web log updated: M/V She:Kon: Another Nibble

I'll hang the glass for the stbd side tomorrow and likely goop it on Wednesday. Once that's done it's switcheroo day moving all the stuff back to the stbd side so I can glass the port side.

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Old 09-07-2015, 09:14 AM   #388
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I had the surgery on both hand about 10 years ago I highly reccomend having it done
I've heard good stories and bad stories about the surgery. A close buddy of mine has had his done 'twice' now and still has problems. I'll probably give it consideration if it persists after the boat is done. Till then I try all the home remedies & witches brews for relief!
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:30 AM   #389
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Rick, I'd like to tell you how much I appreciate this thread. Every once and a while I get this urge to convert an old Bruno & Stillman 35' Downeaster (my charter boat) to a compact cruiser. Then I look at the amount of time and effort going into your build. Reality quickly sets in. A project like this takes dedication and comment far beyond my refit project. Instead, I think I'll just be satisfied watching your fine work.
Thanks Ted. The ole' saying: 'It'll take you twice as long and cost you twice as much.' probably holds true whether it's a new build or a major refit. I pretty severely underestimated the amount of effort but it's not a bad thing. I was going to do it anyways. A 30+ foot boat isn't really a one-man-job. More helpers would be appreciated.

Thanks for looking in. Appreciate it.

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Hotter 'n hell here today. We had tornado warnings last night but most of the nasty stuff skirted by us to the north & south. Dodged a bullet methinks. I got out in the shed this morning with intentions of laying out the fabric for the stbd side fore to aft and glue it tomorrow. That didn't happen. I got the fabric hung up and it started 'screaming' at me to goop it! So I obliged.



Just a bit over an hours labour and a gallon of epoxy. Done. A wee problem with the edge sticking up in places from yesterday but the ball peen hammer (thumb adjuster) fixed that up. Just have to check that the bubbles have stuck down. It's almost 100 F in the shed right now, not a wisp of a breeze either. Fans going full blast make it somewhat tolerable.

Couple more pics on the web log update: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/star ... lwark.html

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Good to hear those tornadoes didn't touch down.We have them kind of frequently here, and they are no joke.It's a sickening helpless feeling to stand in your backyard and watch neighborhoods be completely wiped out by them.

Are you using peelply to help tame those prickly tricky edges?If no,do you think it would help?Maybe wrap a 2x in plastic food wrap,clamp it at the top,and use a weight to hold it tight at the bottom.Just a passing idear.It may need to keep on traveling by tho.
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Too hot to work on the boat this afternoon so I stayed in the basement and tinkered. Tried to wrangle some tiny wires for the Mimic panel I designed.



Web log updated for a second time today! Bonus! http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/bonu ... iring.html

Time for dinner. Popsicle's and ice cream!
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Are you using peelply to help tame those prickly tricky edges?If no,do you think it would help?Maybe wrap a 2x in plastic food wrap,clamp it at the top,and use a weight to hold it tight at the bottom.Just a passing idear.It may need to keep on traveling by tho.
Good idears Ben. Unfortunately wouldn't work on this stuff. It's very hmmmm? flimsy I guess is a good word. Think woven wet spaghetti and you might understand the consistency of this stuff once you get it wet. Even dry it's a beotch to control sometimes. It drapes nicely and wets out pretty good but that's about it, the rest of the time it's a PITA.

I'll hit the edges with the sander tomorrow. I knew it was gonna happen but did nuttin' about it. It'll cost me 5 mins on the sander and a piece of glass tape to fix. No biggie. You'd think I'd learn by now but nope. Dumb as a post.

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They make a sheet rock sander kit that sucks up most of the dust, and that works fairly well as long as you don't use the big vacuum hose, since it does not bend very easily.

Marshalltown Vacuum Sander with 6 ft. Hose-VS792 - The Home Depot
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A TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator) unit is a battery powered small box unit you wear, with adhesive on skin electrodes, said to to interfere with/reduce normal pain transmission. Not expensive, they were popular during the RSI (repetitive strain injury) epidemic of the 1980s, and were also used in back pain.
Some complaints of RSI were doubtfully organically based, eg. complaints of symptoms with no objective signs. Unfortunately for you, yours sounds very objective. Maybe talk to a specialist hand surgeon. Perhaps your advice so far is to stop doing what is causing it, I can`t see you following that while your project needs work.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:21 AM   #397
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Hit the shed early and got the stbd side ready for more glass. A lil' sanding on the tape edges and then laid out the glass & gooped it down. About 3 hrs total and 1-1/2 gallons of epoxy. Nice 'n neat, quick 'n dirty. Got out of the shed before the heat started to build.





Couple more pics on the blog updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/star ... layer.html

Tomorrow I'll do a lil' sanding on the stbd bow then lay out the 10 oz finishing cloth. That should go pretty quick too!

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I understand now about trying to brace(?) the glass until it cures.A big jig and rotisserie would have been handy on this build.You could have positioned the hull where all the lay ups were down and aided by gravity.I'm not 100% sure how one would go about jigging a new build into a rotisserie tho.I've seen small,under 20feet,glass boats put on a homemade rotisserie.

Here's a DIY auto type using engine stands.Pretty sure it's only good for about 1500lbs.
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Don't think for a minute I didn't consider that Ben! I don't think I would have had enough room though. Pretty tight in there!



I was in a shipyard a few years ago where they build all kinds of utility, Fire/rescue and workboats. All in aluminum. They range from 30 to 65 feet or so and are all built on rotisseries so the welders don't have to weld vertical or overhead. Quite the operation!
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Rick,
After you are done glassing the hull, what do you think the final thickness will be? Will it be thicker below the waterline or same throughout?
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