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    09-25-2022, 04:09 PM
    JUst finished 2nd coat of EZPoxy painton topsides; next is the 2 -1/2" wide white boot stripe, then I'll flip her over.
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    09-13-2022, 03:38 PM
    CaptChap replied to a thread Keel and strakes in Designs / Plans
    Better angle shot. Finish looks OK if you aren't too close (it will mostly be underwater anyway!)
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    09-13-2022, 03:25 PM
    CaptChap replied to a thread Keel and strakes in Designs / Plans
    Finally finished the bottom. 2 coats of epoxy/graphite, sanded to 220 between coats. Next is to re-mask the WL and prime/high-build the topsides for...
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    09-05-2022, 07:45 AM
    CaptChap replied to a thread Keel and strakes in Designs / Plans
    Yes, you are right; today I'm going back and re-doing most of the seams with a little more epoxy/cabosil fillet. I'm not worried about the glue bond...
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    09-04-2022, 06:51 AM
    CaptChap replied to a thread Keel and strakes in Designs / Plans
    I figured that there was a great story behind that bell! Can't wait until we see where the bell goes on your new sailboat, and especially hear about...
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    08-29-2022, 07:06 AM
    CaptChap replied to a thread Keel and strakes in Designs / Plans
    OK, Steve... you've got me. What the Heck is that little bell doing attached to your bow eye??? :confused:
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    08-29-2022, 06:51 AM
    CaptChap replied to a thread Keel and strakes in Designs / Plans
    I agree with what Steve did. On my 18 ft. flat-bottom skiff, I chose to install a centerline keel/shoe, and parallel runners/skids similar to what...
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    08-27-2022, 09:20 AM
    Thanks for the compliments! And, yes, the USCG 41 has always looked very "Salty" to me. Actually, my last paying gig was as a maritime security...
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