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Old 01-26-2021, 12:37 PM   #21
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Hopefully. Itíll be my first time on the open ocean. The closest Iíve been is the Strait of Juan de Fuca in my sailboat, and that was just a trip to the San Juans so I can barely make that claim. Itíll also be my first time crossing the bar, but as long as I time it right I donít expect problems there.
The bar can be flat as glass sometimes.

When I was doing deliveries, being able to time the crossing was essential.

A lot of clients were in a hurry, limited budget or other reasons and tried to limit my timing.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:58 PM   #22
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Yeah Iím in covered moorage here in Scappoose. The hull is solid.
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Old 01-26-2021, 01:15 PM   #23
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Yeah Iím in covered moorage here in Scappoose. The hull is solid.
Covered moorage in Seattle?

I'm surprised that you have blisters.
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No covered moorage in Seattle. Lots of blisters. I might peel it.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:57 PM   #25
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No covered moorage in Seattle. Lots of blisters. I might peel it.
Ouch! That can get expensive and/or lots of labor.

I've never had blisters on our boats but I oversaw a couple blister jobs and they were not simple procedures. Drying the hull to a recommended percentage was criticle.

Are you doing the peel and barrier coat or hiring out?
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I’d be doing it. Yeah lots of work. I reckon it’ll take 1-2 months. Probably two. It’ll take a solid month just to dry it out.
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Iíd be doing it. Yeah lots of work. I reckon itíll take 1-2 months. Probably two. Itíll take a solid month just to dry it out.
Are you retired?
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Temporarily. My lady is supporting us financially while I work to get the boat ready. Then I’ll go back to work. I got the boat for about 40k less than what it would be worth if it needed nothing so there’s work to be done.
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Temporarily. My lady is supporting us financially while I work to get the boat ready. Then I’ll go back to work.
Lucky you.

If you need anything, let me know.

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After a 5 month break, back to working on the pilothouse doors. Replacing boathouse floatation and floors took up most of the fall. Some maintenance on Sandpiper and projects around the house took up the rest of the time.

My wife reminded me at the beginning of the year that I needed to finish the doors so we can go boating this summer.

In September, I completed the glass fabric application to the doors and filled the weave with epoxy before I quit working on it.

I routed an oversize groove at the bottom of each door which will ride on the bottom track of the door opening. The groove is being coated in these pictures with a mixture of System Three Epoxy and West System 423 Graphite Powder. The graphite powder will create a low-friction surface for the doors to slide on the tracks. The 423 also increases scuff resistance and durability. I use the epoxy/graphite mixture often as a low-load, low-speed bearing surface.

After several coats of the epoxy/graphite cures, it will be polished smooth.
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Thats pretty cool, never seen that application
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Yours just slide on a track? Mine are on rollers.
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Yours just slide on a track? Mine are on rollers.
Mine rides on a teak track. No rollers.

The rollers on yours sound interesting. Pictures?

What year is the Bluewater?
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The new Flush Pulls for the doors finally arrived today.
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Making patterns to route the recesses in the doors.

Measure and transfer to 3/4" plywood.

Drill the holes and cut between the holes with a zig saw.

Clean up the pattern with a spindle sander.
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Any reason you didnít go with locking latches?
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Any reason you didnít go with locking latches?
Sticking with what came on the boat. Has worked for us 20 years.
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