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    Arggg! There be some amiss thar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    The first round of filling and fairing has been done one the starboard side.

    What filler are you using?
    A fisherman near me who used to use Wooden boats his whole life says he always used car-body filler....
    Sounds hard and inflexible to me.
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    Car body filler is hygroscopic (absorbs moisture). I think it'd be quite temporary on a wooden boat.

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    I chose to use west systems and micro balloons for fairing. Should be fine but we'll see.
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    The builders of the Pulsifer Hampton (strip planked power boats) in Maine use bondo. They call it "Hampton in a can."
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I chose to use west systems and micro balloons for fairing. Should be fine but we'll see.
    'swhat I use.
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    Ain't wood hydroscopic?
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    I think the concern with any filler on a hull would be that as the wood grows and shrinks with water content, the filler will separate, since it will grow and shrink at a different rate, hygroscopic or not. Imagine a filler that is super stable..if the wood isn't (and it isn't), then the wood and filler will separateThat said most seams are payed with flexible filler and screw tops are filled with various types of putty..

    I have not thought much about this, but trump fairing probably requires sanding the hull fair without any filler (aack!!), or filling it in a way that moves with the wood.

    For modest fairing issues, I'd think sanding would be OK. For deeper depressions from fair you might consider using G-Flex to attach thin strips of wood in the low spots and then sand that fair.

    The alternative for minor fairing issues would be to prime and sand and do 15 coats of paint, thereby filling the low spots with paint..
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    Seems reasonable enough. I looked but couldn't find Interlux quick fair here in town (which was my first choice). Honestly, I'm not too worried about it, none of the seams have opened up on the top sides in the three years it has been sitting in the yard, so I expect the movement to be minimal. Besides, it's done now and there's no going back.

    Scarfed in a dutchman where those two planks met on a frame one the port bow.



    Working on refastening the rest of the bottom on this side. Then I'll get that last plank and finish the seams, before going back to the other side.

    That should keep me out of trouble for the next week or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Today only, free roll and tip lessons!


    Be careful what you offer. I'm tearing apart the 24 foot Tolly down the street from you, and when I finish up the fiberglass repairs, I might have to drop by for a rolling and tipping lesson!

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    I've been watching your progress. I always did like that vintage of Tolly Craft. Feel free to stop by.
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    Tolleycraft design seems like Accolade was in the beginning, a semi-displacement cruiser. Might be a tough choice for a 24-footer, if'n you like to get somewhere quick, to go down to displacement speeds. Down the road seems close lads ; have fun with the proximity! / Jim

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    Really nice thread, I just spent last Saturday reading it from the beginning. Your doing an excellent job.
    I build hot rods as a hobby and use a powder for fairing body panels. Also a DA sander until final sanding and then switch to a long board. But it's a boat not a car. And bondo is flexible. Just depends on which one you use. They also make it for fiberglass and wood.



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    Thanks!

    Finished refastening the portside bottom with about twenty screws to spare so it's on to the garboard while I wait on more to show up in the mail.



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    When asked what I wanted for Father's Day, I said I wanted a day of everyone working on the boat. I settled for a partial day.







    I even got to work on my plank part of the time.



    It was pretty good.
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    What sort of response does "the boat" get around your place Jim. A rolling of eyes? All the same I reckon that's the first pic of your wife (main bulkhead painting) working on it that I can remember. We all owe wives a big thanks for being the sounding board, plank holder, epoxy mixer etc etc. Oh and baby sitter!!!

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    The prospect of closing up that hole has got to be a bit exciting. Looking good.

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    My wife is very supportive of my madness and we had a good time today. Since the little guy isn't really cut out to pitch in just yet it puts a crimp in the group work projects though. Today the girls painted with me for awhile then took a turn watching their brother so my wife could join in the fun. The gardening we can all do together, what almost three year old doesn't like digging holes in the garden, painting requires a little more restraint.
    -Jim

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    -Jim

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    Interesting shade of blue young one is putting on that panel, what colour is that? Always nice to see kids getting stuck in.

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    One of the most peaceful photos I've ever seen, thanks for sharing with us. Glad you had a nice Fathers Day and I'm glad for the gals that have the most important role in all that we do as Dads.

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    Lovely photos of your family Jim. It's great to see everyone working on Amazon but even better to see you enjoying the water together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by signalcharlie View Post
    One of the most peaceful photos I've ever seen, thanks for sharing with us. Glad you had a nice Fathers Day and I'm glad for the gals that have the most important role in all that we do as Dads.
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    I think that lazy oarsman needs a taste of the lash.
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    I think your kids are pro painters...I usually have a half quart all over me! Not a drop on them!

    Nice work,

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft;[URL="tel:5266062"
    5266062[/URL]]Interesting shade of blue young one is putting on that panel, what colour is that? Always nice to see kids getting stuck in.
    It's a home mixed custom shade of royal blue toned down wth white. That panel it the cabin door. The painter has been asking if she could paint it for a while now.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt;[URL="tel:5266378"
    5266378[/URL]]I think that lazy oarsman needs a taste of the lash.
    Not sure it would have helped much Chuck, as you can see she was already worked to exhaustion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wagemaker;[URL="tel:5266426"
    5266426[/URL]]I think your kids are pro painters...I usually have a half quart all over me! Not a drop on them!

    Nice work,

    Wgmakr
    They do seem to take after their mom that way, notice that all three of them were decked out in their grubby painting clothes.
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