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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Hi steamboat, love the first shot in #59. Looks like you've done a fine job fairing those planks. Can't wait to see your paint job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott de M View Post
    Ha! Took me a minute but thanks for the laugh.
    I did not ketch that pun until you pitched it back at Falcon1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    Hi steamboat, love the first shot in #59. Looks like you've done a fine job fairing those planks. Can't wait to see your paint job.
    Thanks, but I cannily contribute those planks line to IO and his design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
    Thanks, but I cannily contribute those planks line to IO and his design.
    Yes cudos to IO, but it takes a good eye and patience to cut the planks to a good standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    Yes cudos to IO, but it takes a good eye and patience to cut the planks to a good standard.
    Thanks again! I hate autocorrect, cannily = can only. I need to be clear here.
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Some small progress to report after a foot and knee issue kept pushing me off my feet. Then came a list of gotta-dooz!

    Marked the waterline:
    [IMG]93_1935_waterline by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Put on small black Locust bilge runners. Coated with a thin layer of epoxy, then sanded and faired to OK fairness. Then recoated with epoxy as primer:
    [IMG]95_1948_epoxyprimed2 by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]94_1947_epoxyprimed by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    In spite of a few blemishes the shear strake will be finished bright, the bottom black and the topsides Hatteras Off-white. On to sanding and sanding and sanding...
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Bottom is painted and as soon as the brass 1/2 oval bang strips that I ordered come and I get them installed I will turn her over. I may prime the sides first and put on the finish coat after turning.
    [IMG]96_2006_bottompaint by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    ^ looking nice. It will be easier to do most of the painting before you flip her. When she is the right way up you will be crawling around painting uphand to cover the lands properly.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Looks great. I like those color choices. Hatteras Off White and a bright sheerstrake will be lovely!

    Another vote for painting before turning. Any extra paint build-up flows to the laps, instead of dripping off them, if you take my meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    ^ looking nice. It will be easier to do most of the painting before you flip her. When she is the right way up you will be crawling around painting uphand to cover the lands properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon1 View Post
    Looks great. I like those color choices. Hatteras Off White and a bright sheerstrake will be lovely!

    Another vote for painting before turning. Any extra paint build-up flows to the laps, instead of dripping off them, if you take my meaning.

    Mike
    Thanks for the advice, I'll be patient and follow your suggestions.
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Two coats primer, Interlux Pre-kote.
    [IMG]97_2008_whiteprimer by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    First coat of Hatteras Off White Interlux Yacht Enamel. Have a few drools - need to improve my roll and tip technique.
    [IMG]98_2072_1stcoatfinish by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Big contrast from the white primer in the post just above.
    Last edited by Steamboat; 08-02-2017 at 02:07 PM. Reason: Poor photo quality - color way off.
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Looking good!
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    Got the third and final coat of Interlux Yacht Enamel Hatteras Off White done today. Thought it would be a great day to paint, 68 degree F and not too much humidity. At that temperature I thought it would be good to keep the garage doors open to let in fresh air and much more natural light. The light was good, the temp just about perfect and fresh air to breath was a plus. Started on the port bow and worked my way to the stern with things going smoothly. So I walked back up to the bow to inspect and found that I had a large number of stowaways on board even though the boat is unfinished and
    on the hard.

    [IMG]100_2086_bugsinpaint by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    These are little gnats and they cover about the first three feet of the port bow. Grrrr! My wife suggests that since they are biodegradable to leave them alone. I am going to let the paint dry and then see what things look like after I brush them off the boat. Any suggestions?

    All in all the boat does not look too bad.
    [IMG]101_2087_FinalCoat2 by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]102_2091_FinalCoat by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]



    A little touch up to do on the bottom where I was too frisky when tipping off. The epoxy on the stems and sheerstrakes is un-sanded, that will get done after turning the boat. These will be varnished. Brass 1/2 oval bang strips are in hand and as soon as they are installed the boat will be turned.
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Looking mighty fine Steam, great job

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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Super nice! And leaving the critters there was the right move.

    Carry on!

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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Your build is looking great, very nice work, symmetry is excellent. I almost pulled the trigger on a Caledonia myself. I really like the way this one is laid out, minus the motor well. I got my bang strip from online metals, they keep sending me coupons now. I need to get more, gonna use it on top of the teak rub rail also.

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    Andrew, Falcon & Deke, thanks for the positive comments. Bugs in the paint look like they will brush off with minimal damage.
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Steamboat, you're CY is looking great! Really nice job lining off the planks and you paint job looks great.

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    Thanks Jim, Your posts and video's on Sparrow helped push me over the edge in choosing to build a CY. See, despite what your friends mothers say about you, you are a good influence!
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    Put bang strips on the keel and bilge runners. 5/8" on the stems & keel and 1/2" on the bilge runners. Used #8 by 3/4" silicon bronze screws set every 4 inches. Lucky for me my wife gave me a 'Yankee Screwdriver' - not made in the US, hmmm. . . It did make the job easier. She also gave me a nice rope knife.
    [IMG]102_2091_FinalCoat by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Hardware store has nice trays of bee's wax screw lubricant that makes running the screws into black locust possible.
    [IMG]104_2135_BeesWav by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]


    I just do not understand why these bee's wax rings come in such a weird box:
    [IMG]105_2151_Box by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]106_2152_BagStrips1 by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]


    Strips installed, since taking this picture I filed all the edges of any screw that was not quite at or beneath the surface of the bang strips so they won't snag on the trailer bunks in the future.

    BTW, some of that wiggle is not an optical distortion but real, oops!

    The next time I post the boat will be right-side-up!
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    The space where I am building my boat is narrow and has limited overhead. This leaves me with two choices. The first choice is to drag the boat out of the garage and fliip it off the molds and then drag it back into the garage. The other choice is to turn it in place where there is not enough overhead space to lif it off the molds. So to turn it in place it must be turned with the molds still in the boat. In addition the legs must be removed from the building frame so the building frame rests directly on the floor in order to increase the vertical working space.


    To stabilize the molds, molds 3 through 5 were linked together along their outside edges with 2X4’s. This allowed the boat to be lifted off the building frame once the molds were released from the building frame.
    [IMG]107_2165_ by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]


    The molds were released from the frame, the boat lifted off the frame.and legs of the building frame were removed. The the building frame was leveled on the floor.
    [IMG]108_2166_zpspal1vxko by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]






    A hoist was attached to large ceiling joist on one side of the boat next to station mold 4 (center of the boat fore and aft). A loop of rope was passed through an eye in the corner of mold 4 and up through the centerboard slot. A black locust rod was passed through the loop to hold the rope in place as the hoist lifts the boat.
    [IMG]109_2175_zpsqyxkzwmp by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]110_2176_zps3lx826at by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]



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    The boat was lifted off it supports on the hoist side.
    [IMG]111_0648_zpsmn5teoyu by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]




    And then lifted off the supports on the opposite side.
    [IMG]112_0652_zpsjaa0xbid by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]




    The side opposite the hoist was lowered until it rested on the building frame.
    [IMG]113_0660_zps4qb0c0gd by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    As the boat was raised with the hoist the low side was walked across the building frame.
    [IMG]114_0674_zpszus3khuj by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]




    Extensions added to the side of the building frame supported the boat so that it could be brought fully vertical on its side.
    [IMG]116_0683_zpsoad99mvi by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]117a_0698_zps6nezd2pv by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]




    A 2X6 was attached to the center of the building frame to support the keel once the boat is righted.
    [IMG]119_0703_zpsskoszvyj by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Ready to roll.
    [IMG]120_0707_zps7eglknnr by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]




    The boat was then eased down onto the building frame.
    [IMG]121_0712_zps9eepawsr by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]


    [IMG]122_0725_zpsblnhtwae by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]


    And centered on the 2X6 so the keel was is supported from station 3 to station 5.
    [IMG]123_0733_zpsdteu6nma by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]124_2183_zpsbnh9f3cr by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    The bilge runners line up right over the side rails of the building frame so the boat was easily leveled with blocks under the runners.[IMG]124_2183_zpsbnh9f3cr by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    well done SB I like the way theres not a sign of all those helpers. Looks good right way up now all you have to do is fill it up

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    Woo Hoo! Do you have heat in that building space?

    Looks great. Congratulations on reaching a big milestone!

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    Thanks Andrew! I had a helper, his name is Hoist. My wife took pictures and I made sure she did not try to help or stand where she could get hurt.

    Hey Mike, thanks for the encouragement! My garage is attached to the house. I tap into the forced hot air duct just on the other side of the door to the basement. I can keep the garage at 50 - 55 degrees F and have an electric heater to supplement. Before I tap into the heat I take the car out of the garage. Don't want the potential for fumes in the house.
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    Well done sir! She is looking great!
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    Default Re: "Skål Sandy!” a Caledonia Yawl Build in Cream Ridge NJ

    Congratulations on an ingenious flip! I love the CY, it's a serious boat, big and capable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Sharp View Post
    Congratulations on an ingenious flip! I love the CY, it's a serious boat, big and capable.
    Thanks for the positive comments. I, as I had hoped, am enjoying every aspect of building this boat and am anticipating enjoying every aspect of sailing her in the future!
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    Did a little final setup of the boat on the building frame now boat cradle. I did what I think many other home builders do by taking the remnants of the cutouts of a couple station molds to make cradles. Spiled the cradles to the bottom of the boat near station 2 and 5 and then padded them with foam pipe insulation.
    [IMG]125_2184_zpszd2uj8eh by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]126_2185_zpszrjxzho3 by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Made sure the boat was dead level to the best approximation and installed the cradles on the building frame.
    [IMG]127_2186_zpsenj2hra3 by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Also blocked up the bow under station #1 (above) and the stern under station #7 (below).
    [IMG]128_2187_zpsevezec6m by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    Now onto breasthooks and rub rails. Then the molds come out.
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    Been busy with other issues so it has been a long time since I have done much work on the boat. Milled black locust rub rail and inhale stock. Rub rail is 1X5/8 with 1/2" radius on upper edge and a 1/4" radius on the lower edge. Have the starboard rub rail on and the port side is ready to be glued. Picture is of Starboard rail.

    [IMG]129_2774 copy by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    Next job is the forward breast hook. I saved a few crooks from the Black Locust tree that fell on the house during super storm Sandy. This is the only one wide enough to serve as a potential breast hook. I've never done this before so it was questionable if I could get out what is needed or if there are ugly surprises inside.

    [IMG]130_2775 copy by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
    [IMG]131_2778 copy by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    [IMG]132_2779 copy by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]

    Final rough out on my little 12" craftsman band saw.
    [IMG]134_2783 copy by Tom Fulton, on Flickr[/IMG]
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