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    08-18-2017, 07:21 PM
    Glad to report I have one of the oars done. Well, almost, currently glueing as seen in the pic. Did one at a time as I'm learning as I go along, so...
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    08-17-2017, 08:53 PM
    Quickly whipped up one of the handles. Off to a good start on them rowing sticks. Not wanting to glue things and sit there staring at it till it...
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    08-17-2017, 07:24 PM
    Making progress here, managed to patch the area on the port side where water was sipping in. Also taped the front of the keel where previously I had...
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    08-16-2017, 03:20 PM
    Thanks, this means I need 7' oars. Went to the store, their $100 pair looks rather unappealing and clearly overpriced. Sure I can build something...
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    08-15-2017, 09:09 PM
    And I shall gladly comply: This is what it's all about: getting outdoors and spending quality time with the kids. This (huge) marina/reservoir...
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    08-14-2017, 05:24 PM
    3 days later and things are fully dry. Good time to fix a couple of the small flaws. As mentioned earlier there are some air bubbles, formed as a...
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    08-12-2017, 12:45 PM
    Indeed great stuff. Saved me from potentially costly repair to my fibreglass boat where a keel repair would have meant removing then reapplying the...
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    08-11-2017, 11:37 PM
    Heh someone wasn't out having dinner this Friday evening. Actually Salty, it looks like perseverance won at the end. Kept pushing it in tight with a...
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    08-11-2017, 10:02 PM
    Bump. Sorry for being pushy but hoping to hear from someone before the epoxy hardens. Will also be dark in about 40 min. Hope someone isn't out...
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    08-11-2017, 09:38 PM
    Here it is, taped! Did this outdoors, so didn't get to inhale much of these bad fumes. Disposable gloves too, of course. However, not all is well:...
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    08-11-2017, 06:07 PM
    Done and done. Hadn't covered the screws (15 in total) as I figured the tape would do that - but it makes sense to fill these in order to avoid air...
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    08-11-2017, 04:43 PM
    Just found the technical data sheet for it, this is what it says: It is an easy to use 2:1 ratio. It...
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    08-11-2017, 03:28 PM
    Last night (some 18 hours ago) I placed a coat of epoxy where the taping is to go, mainly in order to help seal the wood. Some of it is dry and I...
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    08-11-2017, 01:05 AM
    Great tip, will do as you described. Never did get it done tonight as the glue I had applied alongside the trim pieces hadn't fully cured. Figured...
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    08-10-2017, 06:58 PM
    Ok, will do that. Bought a small roller that I think would work nicely to press against the plastic (which I also plan to use on the sides to ensure...
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    08-10-2017, 02:48 PM
    Thanks guys, guess by your responses that having a bit of an uneven surface (think 2mm) due to the FB tape to not be much of an issue huh? Mainly...
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    08-10-2017, 02:07 PM
    Some additional prep work prevented me from taping, plan is to do it this afternoon. But one thing came to mind and would like your opinion: is there...
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    08-08-2017, 11:05 PM
    Fraid I need to be extremely careful using the little bit of epoxy I have. Hoping the 12oz kit I got will be enough to do the taping and a couple of...
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    08-08-2017, 10:57 PM
    csstevens, beat you to it: that's exactly what I did, following dody's heads up. Only downside of the 3M filler is that it is white(ish), but seeing...
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    08-08-2017, 07:44 PM
    New bottom in, also added the butt-joint with an overkill amount of screws. 25 to be exact. Figured might as well be safe (with a decent amount of...
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    08-07-2017, 05:31 PM
    I had no idea of this, thanks so much for mentioning it. Could have been a great way to ruin all this work, had I applied varnish atop this blush. I...
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    08-07-2017, 01:00 AM
    Covered in dust as I type this, due to all the sanding that I just now finished. Before I head to the shower, wanted to mention this: there is no...
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    08-05-2017, 02:33 PM
    Yep, this is actually quite simple. Hardest part was getting my head around all the unfamiliar products and procedures. Now that I have gathered all...
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    08-04-2017, 11:05 PM
    Great tip to apply epoxy to the panel where the keel batten sits against. Did that just now (purchased the System 3 this afternoon). Only mixed a...
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    08-03-2017, 09:30 PM
    I was basing the next few steps on Nick's and Amish Rob's suggestions. Unless I'm mistaken, there's no mention of adding tape to the inside -...
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    08-03-2017, 08:11 PM
    Brought a sample to a paint store, guy there seems to concur it to be epoxy and not varnish. As you said Dody, will lay down the FB and use what's...
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    08-02-2017, 11:07 AM
    The explanations are much appreciated, understanding the science behind the fix helps understand how it was built and the reasons behind a proper...
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    08-02-2017, 02:08 AM
    Great, the explanation on the epoxy clarified things nicely. After many phone calls found a place in town that has a kit that's around half a litre...
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    07-31-2017, 02:37 PM
    Fraid just buffing the paint won't be enough, it looks like the builder put on a thick coat(s) of varnish prior to applying the paint. Looks like...
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    07-31-2017, 12:51 AM
    Indeed I am. But during a moment of weakness, the notion of a magic goop really seemed appealing. As seen in the pic, there's no turning back now....
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