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    i believe expert must be in the eye of the beholder as i think you have done fast, expert work on amazon in my eye. as others have said, this is a great learning experience .

    jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I ran a 1/2 inch radiused fillet around the base of the house, very similar to your picture Garret.
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    IOW - almost exactly one index finger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Iím no expert Martin. Not by a long shot!

    Mostly Iím self taught with a lot of reading and learning as I go. Did a lot of boat maintenance with my dad and grandpa as a kid but that was mostly fiberglass. Iíve done a couple restorations of small boats for others and wouldnít turn my nose up at any others that came along but really this is all just for fun. So far, Iíve fixed up five boats in various states of falling apart, built three from scratch and have two half done. All of those, except for Amazon, were small boats and that doesnít count models and such that I knocked together to figure out a process. If I lived someplace with a lot of roads it would be cars instead of boats but weíve got no roads and a lot of water so boats it is.
    Sounds almost exactly the same as myself Jim. Carry on Sir.

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    For fillets I have added a teaspoon to the bin that contains all the tools I need for using fibreglass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret;[URL="tel:5383998"
    5383998[/URL]]IOW - almost exactly one index finger?
    Pretty darn close, now that you mentioned it. Nice thing about that size is you always have a spare filleting tool within easy reach.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slacko;[URL="tel:5384341"
    5384341[/URL]]For fillets I have added a teaspoon to the bin that contains all the tools I need for using fibreglass.
    I actually like to cut my own from a piece of scrap, which I usually reuse until it breaks or the job is done and I lose track of it.

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    Laying out a fillet between the deck and cabin side.

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    And scraping up the excess.

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    And the finished result.

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    I try to work as neatly as I can, because let’s face it, I’m lazy and I don’t like sanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MADOC1 View Post
    i believe expert must be in the eye of the beholder as i think you have done fast, expert work on amazon in my eye. as others have said, this is a great learning experience .

    jim
    I’m glad you’re finding it useful and hopefully enjoyable.

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic;[URL="tel:5384177"
    5384177[/URL]]Sounds almost exactly the same as myself Jim. Carry on Sir.
    I think there are quite a few of us that fall into that category around here Martin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Pretty darn close, now that you mentioned it. Nice thing about that size is you always have a spare filleting tool within easy reach.



    I actually like to cut my own from a piece of scrap, which I usually reuse until it breaks or the job is done and I lose track of it.

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    Laying out a fillet between the deck and cabin side.

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    And scraping up the excess.

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    4E208D2F-0C65-4446-B158-3CB6C47B86E8.jpg

    And the finished result.

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    I try to work as neatly as I can, because let’s face it, I’m lazy and I don’t like sanding.

    Haleujauh (?) I hear ya. But don’t you hate it when its gone hard and you find dags you forgot!!
    Appropriate bit of jargon Aussie slang here, DAGS are pieces of hardened poop caught in a sheeps wool around the back area.
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    And, just to confuse the Yanks, Andrew, I'm a dag, and you probably are too.

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    Haha yep and....

    Then does that mean we make like Kiwis and hang around sheep . Apologies to any UnZudders,really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol;[URL="tel:5384610"
    5384610[/URL]]Haleujauh (?) I hear ya. But don’t you hate it when its gone hard and you find dags you forgot!!
    Appropriate bit of jargon Aussie slang here, DAGS are pieces of hardened poop caught in a sheeps wool around the back area.
    Those would be dingleberries in Americanese. And yup, I hate those.
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    How could anyone ever say the the WBF isn't an intellectual wonder? Where else would you learn that folks in Oz call dingleberries dags? This is important stuff!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    I’ve been thinking about what color to paint the deck and I’ve been kind of striking out on that front. I like the color skeem that I currently have so I think a light blue, gray, or buff would be a little out of place and I don’t want a white deck. As l was laying in bed last night a light green/gray based in the hunter green trim color showed up in my head. So I’m going to give that a try. When I was in high school and for a few years after I worked in a sign shop and got pretty good at mixing custom colors for screen printing, which means I’m not afraid to mix my own paint and if I don’t like it I can always try something else.

    Here it goes. Step one steal the scale out of the kitchen.

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    I’m starting with the white because I’m looking for a light color and it is easier to sneak up on the color I want. I’m using a full quart of white to start off with but I still want it’s weight in the new can so that I can end up with a repeatable formula when I’m done.

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    Then I zeroed the scale and started adding green an ounce at a time until it started to look right.

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    I wasn’t entirely sure where I wanted to go from here so I daubed a little paint on a plate. Then added a little blue to one spot, a little gray to the one in the middle and left one as is.

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    Last edited by jsjpd1; 11-02-2017 at 11:16 PM.
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    On the boat I decided the I liked the middle one the best.

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    Which means back inside to add gray to the pot an ounce at a time. When you start getting close you can drizzle a little paint from your stir stick onto the paint splotch and really dial in the color.

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    Once you’re happy with it don’t forget to write down the recipe!

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    Last edited by jsjpd1; 11-02-2017 at 11:16 PM.
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    That looks great to me Jim! That green gray is going to look fantastic. I thought of mixing my own paint for Petrel, but the convenience of being able to call Kirby's for "one gallon of bronze green semi-gloss please" was pretty attractive as well. But I have to say your drizzle-on-a-paper-plate technique is sure a lot faster than my masked-off test boards. I'm going to take that tip and use it for the next round for sure.
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    It’s all relative Chris. Ordering paint from out of town means barging it in and that can take a long time here. Admittedly, I could go to the paint store and they would mix anything I want provided I have a paint swatch but thenI have to find a paint swatch out of the thousands available which suddenly makes the choice a lot harder.
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    Right. I keep forgetting. No roads changes the equation for everything. If you want it any time soon you are probably better off making it yourself. At which point I would digress into some long diatribe about how no one makes anything themselves any more, the convenience economy is ruining the fabric of our country, mumble, mumble, get off my lawn! - except that I generally pay someone an exorbitant fee to make coffee for me at least once a day so that would make me a hypocrite. So instead I'll just sit here, shut up, and wait for my Kirby's order to arrive. That paint color looks great anyway. Amazon is going to be a looker for sure.
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    Nice! I've used that trick mixing down stains...but my wife makes me put the kitchen scale in a Ziploc first

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    The trick is to wait until you’re home alone.
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    Home alone,.. I would have thought you’d be using that time for sleeping Jim.
    As usual you make it look easy , so much so I might give it a go when I cant find the colour I’m after. Paint I use only comes in about a dozen colours and most of those I wouldn’t be seen dead in, woops maybe I shouldn’t put it like that

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    Sleeping is not allowed.

    But mixing paint is easy. I often find a color I like and then cut it 3 or 4 parts to one with white to compliment it. Everything is nicely in the same color family that way.

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    The light blue blue on Sparrow’s rail is the same as the sheer strake except it has been watered down with white.
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    No adult supervision, that's my plan.

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    I laid down a section of dynel today.

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    And painted the foredeck. But it’s dark so no pictures. But here is the stock Hunter Green along side the deck color in a couple different lights.

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    That’ll work just fine.
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    A visit from the inspection crew.

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    What the light of day revealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    How could anyone ever say the the WBF isn't an intellectual wonder? Where else would you learn that folks in Oz call dingleberries dags? This is important stuff!
    Do farmers in the USA seriously call them Dingleberries? Or is that a city phrase? And has its use become generic? In Australia an old car or jacket might be described a "a bit daggy". A person of no great pretensions might be called a dag. And so on. I can't see Dingleberry making the transition.

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    Nothing daggy about the foredeck, looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Do farmers in the USA seriously call them Dingleberries? Or is that a city phrase? And has its use become generic? In Australia an old car or jacket might be described a "a bit daggy". A person of no great pretensions might be called a dag. And so on. I can't see Dingleberry making the transition.
    Yup - they do. People are sometimes described as dingleberries as well - though it's not precisely a compliment... The term doesn't go much beyond that - except maybe in Oznabrag's "Dingles gotta berry" - or at least I think he's used that phrase.

    Jim - the Dynel looks great!
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    Just to make sure that we're all crystal clear on this important subject: dingleberry is a term used for humans. If there is an American word for sheep dags, I don't know what it is. In the states we are less likely to know a sheepherder than in New Zealand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    A visit from the inspection crew.

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    What the light of day revealed.

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    Now THAT is one nice looking foredeck! And you have the double satisfaction of knowing it can't leak.

    and what does your inspection crew think?

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    Nice work Jim. How has the surface come up, is it at all canvas like and grippy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman View Post
    Just to make sure that we're all crystal clear on this important subject: dingleberry is a term used for humans. If there is an American word for sheep dags, I don't know what it is. In the states we are less likely to know a sheepherder than in New Zealand.

    Kenny
    Absolutely not true:

    noun, plural dingleberries. 1. Slang. a small clot of dung, as clinging to the hindquarters of an animal.

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dingleberry
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    The places a thread can drift to at times.

    The inspection crew is pleased with the progress, even though it is a little on the slow side. The painted deck does look for all the world like canvas and has a really nice texture to it. So, all in all, a good result.
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    Excellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    The places a thread can drift to at times.

    The inspection crew is pleased with the progress, even though it is a little on the slow side. The painted deck does look for all the world like canvas and has a really nice texture to it. So, all in all, a good result.
    There's been thread drift?

    Glad to hear your work has been OK'd by the experts!
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    Just a little job today to get back into the swing of things. I’ve been out of town for work and now that I’m home it’s too cold to continue the deck work. So I decided to cut new slats to enclose the front of the engine. This is one of those things that I’ve been wanting to do for along time but it’s been way down on the priority list for some reason.

    Simple tongue and groove with a 45 degree champher on all four sides.

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    Now I can build those nice steps I’ve been thinking about.
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    Looks nice Jim. I'm guessing that Yanmar is quiet enough that you aren't worried about soundproofing? Although if it does get to be a problem you could just hang a sound barrier curtain behind the slats I suppose.
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