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    Both those must have been completed with a great deal of satisfaction! They look great Jim.
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    Atta boys and pats on the back from me as well. That's a nice door and I like the little whale on it. I like the color as well. If I get to build my boat, that's about the color I am considering for my main hull color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    The door looks great. Hats off to the painting crew. And was that the last plank going in? If so I think some sort of celebration is required!
    It’s not quite celebration time yet Chris.

    Hopefully that is the second to last plank to hang, the garboard on the other side needs to be hung still, but I’m happy. The garboards are tricky because of the twist and that makes fitting a bit of a challenge. I clamped the plank the boat and let it rest for a bit over a week, which did set some twist in it. But it still needed some additional bending in for the final fit. I was going for a good tight fit, which I think I got, but it does lead to a bit of head scratching. Is that plank not going in because it is a little too big yet or because it is slightly cocked and jammed? Don’t want to take off too much now! Or, how the heck am I going to bend and twist this plank in when there is nothing to clamp to?

    The answer to the last question turns out to be relatively straight forward. If you start at the front of the plank and get a few screws into it to hold it in place, you can then use a jack to push to bottom edge up and in at the back of the plank. This will give the required twist, but it will also allow the top edge of the plank to bind against its neighbor and keep the plank from going in all the way.

    To correct this you need a flat pry bar set under the top edge of the plank prior to pushing in the bottom. This lets you over twist the plank slightly and get the hard side in first. Once the bottom edge is in you quickly pull out the pry bar and Bob’s your uncle, or not and you try again until you get it right.

    Of course, even when you get it right it is still going to require a bit of encouragement from you six pound sledge to get it completely or it should unless you planed away too much by accident.

    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman View Post
    "Speaking of painting, I also put the cabin door back on."

    Big mistake. Now you'll want to make the rest of the cabin look as nice as the door.

    Or maybe you can Tom Sawyer her into painting the rest of the interior.

    Looks great! You continue to amaze.
    I'm really hoping to Tom Sawyer my way into an interior paint job.

    The painter was very pleased to see her door put back in place.

    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Both those must have been completed with a feat deal of satisfaction! They look great Jim.
    Thanks Ned!

    Quote Originally Posted by ben2go View Post
    Atta boys and pats on the back from me as well. That's a nice door and I like the little whale on it. I like the color as well. If I get to build my boat, that's about the color I am considering for my main hull color.
    It's fun mixing your own colors and with a bit of practice match colors is to hard either. Which is a good thing!
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    Liking the whale dude.

    One to go!!!!!

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    This is a test.
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    I C it

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    Shows fine for me too!
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    ...a test of what? ...to see how jealous you can make us? :-D

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    That's exactly what I was testing Matt. Did it work or should I post more pictures?

    Turns out that with Tapatalk I can post pictures straight from my own photo library without uploading them first. I think I'll try that for a while.
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    It worked *and* you should post more pictures. :-)

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    There is something of old magic in caulking a hull, the cotton disappearing into the hull between the planks and with a little compression and applied chemistry turning into something water tight.








    That's the idea anyway, I'm not a hundred percent convinced.
    Last edited by jsjpd1; 07-03-2017 at 10:58 PM.
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    Lets see how this works...You poke some cotton into the gaps....hit it with a hammer and dull chisel....where does the chemistry come into play....Love this post....been following a long time...I just had nothing to say that had not already been said...nice work.

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    The chemistry comes from the bottom of an old paint can. That's the next step.
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    The priming of the seams.




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    So, so close... I simply cannot wait to see this boat go in the water. I know it's probably a lot farther off than it seems (seams?) but still - it's very exciting to see the bottom all closed up! (Even if there's still a hole on the other side waiting for the last plank).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    The priming of the seams.


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    Is that like the Running of the Bulls? Or, as one town in Vermont does every spring: the Strolling of the Heifers?
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    More like the Annointing of the Queen perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Is that like the Running of the Bulls? Or, as one town in Vermont does every spring: the Strolling of the Heifers?
    Just like that only instead of dodging bulls I'm dodging paint drips in my non boat work clothes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Just like that only instead of dodging bulls I'm dodging paint drips in my non boat work clothes.
    Doing that guarantees paint on your clothes. Wear work clothes you don't care about - not a drop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Doing that guarantees paint on your clothes. Wear work clothes you don't care about - not a drop.
    This theory has been tested and proven by myself and I'm sure many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret;[URL="tel:5279031"
    5279031[/URL]]Doing that guarantees paint on your clothes. Wear work clothes you don't care about - not a drop.
    Not to toot my own horn or anything but I'm pretty good at The Painting of the Boat. I've only lost one dress shirt to paint in the last ten years. It's all about knowing when to dodge.
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    I can smell it from here. This thread is (and has been) driving me crazy with anticipation.

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    That whale on the door is one of those signature details that really make something special. It appears that there are many of those on this project. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Not to toot my own horn or anything but I'm pretty good at The Painting of the Boat. I've only lost one dress shirt to paint in the last ten years. It's all about knowing when to dodge.
    If you're that quick, it's no wonder the boat is moving along so well!
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    I've been filling seams with seam compound this week. It's a slow process.

    Knife it in.



    Smooth it out.



    Then neaten up the edges.



    Look, my can is empty. Sadly, that does not mean I'm done.



    It looks like I'm almost done.



    I'm not.



    Quote Originally Posted by callsign222 View Post
    I can smell it from here. This thread is (and has been) driving me crazy with anticipation.


    It's funny, the seam compound has a very distinct slightly wintergreen smell to it. The girls have decided that it smells like toothpaste.
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    What are you using Jim? Interlux?
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    That's right Chris, Interlux underwater seam compound.
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    You are really making headway there Jim. She is looking great!
    Unfortunately that's about all that is still on the commercial market today. I don't much care for it for lapstrake boats because it does stiffen up so much. --- I am trying something that may have promise, a more or less 50/50 mix of Interlux underwater seam compound and Davis Slick seam. The two blend easily, and when left exposed for a month or so it is still nice and 'squishable'.

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    I just finished that a couple months ago Jim. And, as the can shows, it always takes more than you think. I believe I got 3 quarts for Amie, each time I bought one thinking "That will be enough"-and it wasn't.

    Looks great! I've thouroughly enjoyed following this thread.

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    Thanks guys.

    Yeah, I figure I still need about three more quarts Harvey.
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    Trying to get a little work done at lunch and the Freaking squirrels keep stealing my balls of caulking cotton!

    The hazards of restoration!
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    but, they're so cute!!!

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    They're getting less cute all the time. Lucky for them they are sneaking in and taking it under the cover of darkness.

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    bet their little houses are toasty warm lined with caulking cotton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    They're getting less cute all the time. Lucky for them they are sneaking in and taking it under the cover of darkness.

    Ah, see now I was envisioning them running in and stealing it right off your bench in broad daylight. And I was prepared to be seriously impressed with the audacity of the wildlife you get up there! I once had a very (very!) large rat take up residence in Savona when I was living aboard. I tried everything to get rid of it. Every sort of trap imaginable. Snap traps, sticky traps, cage traps. Nothing worked. I sealed up or got rid of all the food items I could. I opened up every nook, cranny and crevice I could get at but the thing just would not leave. It was infuriating. One afternoon I had a bowl of yogurt for lunch. I put the bowl in the sink but I neglected to rinse it. My mistake. I then took a nap in the aft bunk, directly opposite the galley. Some time later I woke up to a godawful racket and rolled over to see that rat sitting in the sink happily licking the bowl. And not making any attempt to be stealthy about it at all - it was just rattling that bowl all around the sink not four feet away from me. In a fit of rage I threw a heavy pan at it but missed by a mile. I think it got the message though because it relocated soon after.
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