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    I did not have to sand it because I was REALLY careful not to let it be higher than the edge. It would have been very difficult to sand.
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    I've built a couple of kilns for pottery and enameling and found that pottery supply companies carry very useful refractories. Soft bricks and castbles. The people I've used are in Canada, Ontario,...
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    Hi Denise
    It's a very brittle "meranti" ply. Not bad material but stubborn when it comes to bending and quite resistant to wetting. I've tried the heat gun/wet rags but with limited success. I've...
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    I've been sanding under the side decks so nothing much to photograph. I tried to clean up and finish the epoxy fillet but I only managed to fill a few spot. Nothing is very smooth. I think I have...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    Thanks Jim.
    I'm just an old lady (with an attitude and not a lot of skill) muddling through one step at a time.
    I'm hoping a boat will happen at the end of the process.
    Christine
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    I went to the shop after a couple of hours but the epoxy was still gummy and I backed up the screws and put them back in but they stuck anyway. The shop was quite cool by then so the epoxy had not...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/front-window.jpg https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/hole-front.jpg

    I decided to add another deadlight to the very...
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    https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/soldering-iron.jpg https://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/broken-screws.jpg

    Next morning I removed the temporary screws...
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    After a busy summer I'm back in the shop working on the SCAMP. I'm pretty rusty. It took a while to clear out the junk that had accumulated in the shop and get the tools sharpened and the table saw...
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    4 people don't seem like enough to move the Scamp. It feels HEAVY. Maybe I'm just an old fart.
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    I tried my hand at working in a grommet onto the anchor line. It's nylon and absolutely terrible to work. It is so slippery and comes un-twisted really easily. Eventually I quit while I was ahead...
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    Because the plywood is so stiff I tried bending it on the bench first. I was worried that once I had epoxy on the panel I would not be able to force it to the curved supports....
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/scamp-sailboat/gluing-front-floor.jpg
    The floor is made up of 2 layers. Here is the front piece of the bottom layer. I did not use any screws for this piece....
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    I finally got the decks glued on. I did not have enough clamps to do everything in one go. Instead I did the front then port and finally the starboard decks. I had not joined the pieces because it...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/epoxy.jpg

    Side decks, side of cuddy, and coamings are getting a second coat of epoxy. There are never enough flat surfaces in the shop!
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/sanding-front.jpg

    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/sanding-front2.jpg
    After spending most of a day sanding the front...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/back-support.jpg
    After shaping I installed 2 wedge support for the floor. I had not done this when I did the rest of the supports.

    The 2...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/painted-deadlights.jpg

    Painted the window frames.
    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/hatches.jpg

    Spent a day...
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    Re: Mast Strength for SCAMP

    George, Thank you so much for taking the trouble to calculate the forces.
    I read through it and went a bit bug eyed, then went back and looked again and I see how you did this. It's quite...
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    Re: Mast Strength for SCAMP

    By the sounds of it, my mast is large enough and I'm just fretting for nothing. I will leave it bright and keep an eye on it. If it shows signs of failure, I'll put a sleeve on it. I will adjust the...
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    Re: Mast Strength for SCAMP

    I'm hoping they are. I took out a few knots and re-joined/scarfed the boards but I was careful. It's a bit of a patchwork mast. I don't think I have ever had a scarf joint fail except many years ago...
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    Mast Strength for SCAMP

    I've built my mast for the SCAMP I'm putting together but I'm worried that it will not be strong enough.
    The sail is about 100 square feet and the mast above the deck is about 13.5 feet. With about...
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    My epoxy was about 800 I think without looking. Maybe a bit more if I include shipping and taxes. I think the Canadian and Australian dollars have been pretty close in the last couple of years.
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    I was curious. I've set aside about 5000 CAN for the project and I don't think I will go over it. This was never intended to be a cheap project. It keeps me from spending on other things :) This...
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    I went into the shop and cut the opening for the deadlight/porthole. THEN I spent 3 hours fixing my mistakes.

    I did a total of how much I've spent so far on the SCAMP. I'm up to 4300 Canadian.
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    Re: SCAMP New Build

    Thanks
    I'll get one.
    It looks like it would work better than my big file.
    Christine
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    I have a sureform but I've never liked using it. Maybe mine is just not sharp. Maybe I'm not using it right.

    I have a little file card brush thingie and clean the file occasionally.
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/corner-piece-dry-fitted.jpg

    Fitted a small corner piece. Here we are looking down the bow. This will give me something solid to screw in....
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/sanded-window-frames.jpg
    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/drilling-window.jpg
    I taped paired frames and drilled the...
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    I've tackled the deadlights. I found out portholes that don't open are deadlights.

    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/bandsaw.jpg

    The opening is around 6 inches. I'm using...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/trim-seat.jpg
    I used the flush trim bit to trim the seat to the upright. It's a nice finish. Router can't reach the edges and I used the files...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/coat-number3.jpg

    It took 3 coats of paint to get a reasonable surface. I'd forgotten how long it takes for oil paint to dry. The taped areas...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/hatch-plastic.jpg

    They seem like nice hatches. We'll see if they keep water out.
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/dremel-cut.jpg

    There is an inspection hatch that allows you to look at the centreboard. It is cut out of the starboard seat. I used the...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/oops.jpg

    Before going on, I had to fix a small problem. The second layer of my gunwale was just short of the front. I'd had to cut off a...
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    Thanks Alex.

    I had posted the question on the John Welsford facebook as well and got an answer from both John and from Michael Storer. They suggested that a few screws at the very end would help...
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    I see, the screws allowed you to do the 2 layers at once. It took longer for me to do each layer separately. I guess it would be stupid to go add screws after the fact.
    Everything looks so much...
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    I have a question about the Gunwale. Is there an advantage in screwing the gunwales as well as gluing? I have not used any screws and am inclined not to if they are not all that useful. The wood...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/gunnel-layer1.jpg
    Installing the first layer of gunwales was very simple with the pieces already half bent. They had sprung back quite a lot...
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    I finished installing the carlings and had no further problem with the wood not bending.

    I had cut the gunwales when I recut the carlings. When I tried to install them I found that the ash...
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    Mine seemed to be quite brittle, maybe you will have better luck.
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/deck-fit.jpg

    Against all expectations, when I tried the deck pieces on, it actually fit quite smoothly without any gap or apparent problem....
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    I hit a bit of a wall.
    I'd been trying to get the carlings installed. They support the side decks. I had 3 breaks in so many days so I finally gave up with the douglas fir and started again. I had...
  44. Re: Painting New Wood on a working Man's Budget

    When I built a Puddle Duck Racer I was willing to experiment with lesser paints. I used yellow Tremclad. It went over sanded epoxy. So far it has held up very well and not a chip or scratch has...
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    http://www.christinedemerchant.com/files/for-woodenboat/check-fit.jpg

    I had checked the fit before cutting out the outside and found that I had cut the opening too small. Good thing I checked.
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    After some sanding while listening to Cesaria Evoria, I put another coat of epoxy on the sides and went around filling any voids in the space between the planks.
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    I managed to bend one side of the deck supports but the second one has broken twice now. When I took a close look I realized that the grain was not running straight and after replacing the broken...
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    It seems like I've been working and have nothing to show for it. Still there is progress.
    I sanded, rounded the edges and glassed the front panel. I want to install the front eye before closing the...
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    I decided I did not like the look of the bar and that the advice to use stronger backing washers was good. I got some Stainless Steel plate 3.5mm thick and cut 2 front washers and 2 back plates. I...
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    Really???!!! Oh my.
    You have also solved another problem I have. There is just a little bit of epoxy in the filling plug fixture threads. It must have transferred from my gloves. This will work....
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