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  1. Re: Looking for 27' to 30' plywood epoxy powerboat that cruises 20 + knots

    Lovely looking boat. In your opinion, would a 2' stretch in the aft cockpit area be possible? I have plans to build or buy in the next few years, this one fits my choices for a East Coast boat. I'm...
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    Re: Point Comfort 18 Build in the OBX

    Nice job, looks clean!
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    With the Motor up and mounted, I've finished its rigging, the steering is in and bled but needs another bleeding in a few days. One little 'flat spot' to work out. The boats wiring is all but...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Making headway this month. Leaving off last photo group I had just started the washboards. All the boards are down, deck is down and all is glassed and primed. The inner side rails (Built from ash)...
  7. Re: Bras D'Orr Lakes, our principal destination next August

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    PM me your address, I'll throw one in the mail for you. I don't need two. It's from 2016 but should be just fine.
    Cheers
    Rob
  8. Re: Bras D'Orr Lakes, our principal destination next August

    When I get home this evening I'll look for the Cape Breton cruising guides I have, I think there are multiple. I'll send you one if I do.
    There is a very rare special hand illustrated Bras D'or...
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    Re: Peapod question - go easy on me!

    Cheap vinegar to clean up? Wait what? I have honestly never tried vinegar.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Thanks Jim, it wouldn't have gotten this far with out your documentation and advise. I've been through your build thread probably 100 times. Thanks, and happy new shop!

    Rob
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Thanks! and yes the summer should be no sweat. I cannot wait.
    Rob
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Well I guess its been a while! I just scrolled up to see just the floors going in. Much further along now, thanks to a pretty mild winter, well until last week.

    I have installed all floors, all...
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    Re: Point Comfort 18 Build in the OBX

    It's a great little motor. My boat is heavier than stock, I added a few more items, but its comfortable at 16-17 knots, will run over 20 with two aboard. I have been struggling with the trim a...
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    Re: Point Comfort 18 Build in the OBX

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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Thanks! We had a great stretch of weather up here this fall and I had a good bit of time off, so yeah I got the big stuff done, plus it was familiar after building the 18 footer. I'm sure I'll be...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Its from Amazon, Huepar I think? Around 50$ Cdn, and is super. Can lock it or free into self level mode, horizontal line, vertical line or both. I like it.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Some progress before heading back to work.
    Got all the floors built up, with 6 bedded in but not fillet sealed yet.
    The splash well and cross beam is in, as well as the lower transom to hull...
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    Re: Point Comfort 18 Build in the OBX

    Great looking build Mike.
    My bit of advise is adding a couple of short rails onto the spray rails up forward to help keep the bow up if you're running down wind in big waves. I added a couple to my...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    This one from Doug Hylan is based on a Chesapeake Bay Dead Rise Skiff.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    I have seen a number of ways. There is seating in the plans forward of the console but the rest of the plans are blank. You can build the console to walk around either side, depending on preference....
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    A few more. I also got the first to forward floors in, as well as the side rails for the forward locker/seat, all epoxy bedded and screwed.

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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Another good set of days off, and the weather was warm for this time of year.
    With the forward section filleted and epoxied, I built up the deck cross beams, carlins, flotation compartment...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Got the first interior pieces fastened today. The upper pieces for the bulkhead bedded in, and the deck beams shaped and located. Not attached yet, much work to do below. Hoping to get the flotation...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Hi there
    Yeah they’re great boats! I can’t wait for more room either, with a walk around console. Jim Cricket and GTC on this page are invaluable with their info and experience on tabs vs no tabs...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

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    Port side 'lifter rail' bedded in, will get shaped and sanded tomorrow. The point wont be that aggressive.
    Hope this helps with the light spray.

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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    No time to get much done today, work got in the way, but I decided to do something to help the comfort of the boat. This fix was not in the designers plans. In an email to him though, I get the...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Oh right on! I think you'd be more thank capable of your own design, knowing what you know now after this build.
    Yes we've been watching the election mess closely up here as well, and Covid has...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Jim I know I speak for many of us out there, please document this new boat build for us. Do you have a plan in mind?
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Thanks for all the info Jim.
    I'll set up the outboard one hole up to start, see how it goes. With the birch transom block/plate I added being 1" thick, that may affect things as well.(?) I can also...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

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    Borrowed a couple rollers to sling and roll the hull.

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    Epoxy primer, Interprotect 2000E, Bottomkote XXX in black, and a full length bronze keel half round for protection.

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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    I’m two days too late getting this message haha. They’re on, and yes I guess I can always grind them off. I flipped the hull today so it’s out of the question until I hoist it up.
    Really made that...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Fixed trim tabs. Not a fun job applying this. 7/16" at the aft end tapering to zero going forward, approx. 24" wide x 11"deep. It takes a lot of epoxy and balloons. They seem to work on my 18 footer,...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    I get mine from a distributor up here, says exterior, and is sold as marine fir.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    When I say voids, I mean only little tiny ones, nothing to worry about. It's still 130$ a sheet here, was nice enough to work with.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Hello
    I used a 25hp Yamaha 4 stroke on the 18 footer, love the motor, its light at 125 lb. and is great on fuel.

    The 23 footer is a mix of plywood. I know there will be comments about it but,...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    I can never get the photo additions correct.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Couple more. Lots of sanding, tweaking, hole filling and the like. The photos don't do it much justice.


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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    5 and a half hard days in this week. Got the Keel bedded and filletted, and two layers of glass on it. Got the entire hull faired and glassed, including the transom. I decided to do something...
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    Re: Transom question (for my PC 23)

    I agree fully. Thanks for the advice. It値l be a mostly trailered runabout, not a work boat, so I think this will work. I have stainless Brad nails that may work well.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Oh no I think I misunderstood. I built a PC 18 last year, launched Spring 2020. That's the one that is covered for the winter. I'll be continuing with the 23. I thought you were asking about the 18...
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Sorry but I can't remember. And my boat is covered for the winter so can't even access it. You should be able to pull the angle off the molds no?
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    Re: Transom question (for my PC 23)

    Thanks for the reply. I will glass it, then look at my hardwood options. I think I'll epoxy and screw it on, plug, sand and finish.
    Cheers
    Rob
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    Re: Transom question (for my PC 23)

    yeah I知 doing it. I値l counter the weight by doing the foredeck in wood. Just for balance haha. I want more than just paint. I知 hanging a 60 horse outboard there, 250lb, and the trim on this hull...
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    Re: Transom question (for my PC 23)

    I was thinking the same.
    Would epoxying the mahogany on be enough or would it need mechanical fasteners? I知 thinking biscuits in between planks as well.
    thanks for the reply!
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    Transom question (for my PC 23)

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    Hi again.
    Looking for advice, I知 building a glass over marine ply Point Comfort 23. I知 not content to just prime and paint over the glass on the transom, and I壇 like to plank it with...
  48. Thread: Farewall Forum

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    Re: Farewall Forum

    Oh my. Very sorry to read this. Count your blessings indeed.
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    Re: Building a cape henry 21 gaff cutter.

    Now that's a way of flipping a hull I didn't think of. I may explore this in a couple weeks when my hull goes over. Thanks for the idea.
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    Re: I think I'll build a Point Comfort 23

    Last for the day, just a shot of all the bow planking trimmed (but not faired), the outer stem almost shaped to its finish and the keel in place. Thanks for watching, and for all the encouraging...
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