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  1. #1996
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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    "You've been playing with the power plane again, haven't you?"



    "No, why do you ask?"

    "Oh, no reason. Must have been snowing today."
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    she's looking great! dunno how you keep up the momentum

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    It wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for the fact that the boat is 50 paces from my kitchen door. But the momentum is important, it's too easy to get discouraged or distracted otherwise. Even if it's just going out and banging in a few plugs at lunchtime.



    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Yep,... even if just a single plug,... just don't stop and the end moves closer.

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    Im suffering Doug Fir envy...

    I continue to be impressed by this project.

    Bravo!

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    Default Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Transom edges are faired in and all the screw holes plugged and faired.



    It's time.









    Seven feet down, several hundred to go.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post

    Lovely arse.

    I don't know if you said already, but are you leaving it bright?

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    That's the plan Martin, for the first year or two anyway.
    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    So until the varnish ritual tips the aesthetics?

    All copied and understood.

    Looking great Jim, lets get her tight.

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    Glad to hear the transom'll be varnished - I think it'll look mighty fine.

    Ain't said much lately (at least here ) - but am still loving the thread & progress!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I was going to go with eagle guano but I got tired of chasing them around so it was easier to just order screws.
    I tried to get the Skipper to go out and stand under the pine tree with a bucket but she declined...



    Keep up the good work!

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    Great to see all this progress!
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Thanks guys!

    So, I went out and watched a couple YouTube videos on caulking. All I can say is that it's harder than it looks. But I finished driving cotton into all the transom seams today, I still need to go around the transom edge. Then the varnish comes out.

    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Looks really nice Jim!
    Not sure I'd go with cotton around the edges, or at least not tucked and drive in like a regular seam. Maybe a single strand laid in lightly and then seam compound.

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    I hadn't given it much thought but I think you maybe right Ned, that joint doesn't play to the fasteners strength like the seams between planks do. I wouldn't want to force the planks off the frame there, and I bet I could with the mallet and iron.
    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    I wouldn't want to force the planks off the frame there, and I bet I could with the mallet and iron.
    Easily
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    Continually impressed by the fine grade of timber you find to put into this project. Thats going to look sweet clear finished. Cracking job!

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    Still making progress.

    Cotton rolled in around the transom edges.



    Seams primed with varnish and a couple coats on the transom.



    While I am debating with myself on how to deal with the seams on the transom, I decided to start caulking the rest of the boat.







    -Jim

    Sucker for a pretty face.
    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
    19'6" Caledonia Yawl ~ Sparrow

    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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