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  1. #71
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    Since the last post I have fibreglassed the inside of the hull, after a light sand over the hardened resin to remove anything that might catch the cloth while setting it up.



    The cloth wasn't wide enough to cover the entire interior, so I overlapped it down the centreline.
    I then resin coated it using a scraper to spread the resin around.



    I ran out of time to do the inside of the transoms so they have been done subsequently.
    The stern was done by spreading the resin with a foam roller and this was a much easier process than spreading with the scraper. Especially on a near vertical surface. The cloth sat down much tighter to the timber and there was far less resin in the weave.
    This was the last piece of cloth going onto the boat, so is only helpful to me for the next job.
    I am now up to resin coat number 3 on the hull and 2 on the transoms.
    I had a break over the weekend, so gave it a good scuff with sandpaper before continuing with the coats of epoxy.
    Last edited by Slacko; 07-11-2017 at 05:16 AM.

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    Gorilla glue sounds good, but Titebond II is much better. The only purpose of the glue is to hold the boat together until it's glassed.
    I found fairing and glassing the inside of a boat twice as hard as the outside.
    The project is looking great!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

  3. #73
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    Another light sand today before applying another coat of resin.
    It needs at least one more to the transoms, so it is getting faired as I go with a light sanding between coats.
    It will be Monday before I get back at it again.
    Nothing much to see though.

  4. #74
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    Ripping the Teak I got for the gunwales. I knew it would be pricey, but apparently $180NZ worth can be carried under one arm! What you see is what I got.
    It focuses the mind to the task, as I don't want to have to go back for more.




    Early morning starts for us to watch the America's Cup, but our boys got it done.
    Some pre-dawn bubbles in the shed seemed appropriate after watching at the Yacht Club.
    Last edited by Slacko; 07-11-2017 at 05:14 AM.

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    As you can see I've been using photobucket for my image hosting.
    I wasn't a fan anyway, but it's all been said since the hijack.
    I'm undecided what I'm going to do going forward.
    I'm not interested in the same thing happening wherever I do go, which I guess is almost inevitable if I use another similar type of service.

    Anyway, I've steamed the outside rubbing strips for an hour and clamped them in place.
    The next chunk of time I get, I will be gluing them on.
    There are some photo's of what I did, just gotta pick a method of showing them.

  6. #76
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    Slacko, i've started using Google Photos for my pic hosting and it is quite easy

    sw
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    steve

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    Thanks for the encouragement Steve.
    How is this one looking from the yacht club today?


    That seemed to work!
    Team NZ are just classic. They came to the club, and lounged around on the outside furniture chatting to everyone enjoying the winter sun.
    The race crew obviously missed sailing on proper yachts, so took Josh Juniors classic out for a sail while they were there.
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    Getting back to the job at hand.

    I put the gunwales in my steamer for an hour with the last 400 sticking out of the end unfortunately.
    No photo of this somehow, even though I was waiting an hour for it to be ready.

    Then I whipped them out 1 at a time and clamped to the gunwales with plenty of clamps and blocks to protect the teak. I actually had extra clamps left over which I found a little confusing.




    I put the packers in at the 2 stations either side of the centre one to keep the shape. This worked well.
    I've just got to get back there now and carry on with the next step, glueing the gunwales on.
    Last edited by Slacko; 07-16-2017 at 01:47 AM.

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    just the gray circle w/ a white bar in it

    sw
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    steve

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    Test photo from one drive


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    Is the photo in the last post visible to anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacko View Post
    Is the photo in the last post visible to anyone?
    Yep.

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    Yes, I can see it.
    Ian

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    I got the gunwales stuck on this afternoon.
    These went on pretty well for skinny pieces of twisted timber slathered in Epoxy glue being tortured onto the edge of the dinghy.
    There was a lot of springback from the steaming, but the bending effort was way more manageable than if I hadn't steamed them.
    I knew that I needed to degrease the teak before gluing, so had a hunt through my paint/chemicals bin.
    I decided that the epoxy thinners was the least likely of the options I had to inhibit the glue from working.
    I gave it a good rub down with that, changing the cloth regularly and called it good.
    If it falls off I'll try something else.

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    Default Re: White Salmon build

    Not to rabbit trail too much here, but was going to mention White Salmon, as my daughter lives there. Beautiful little town. I am looking forward to sailing the number of lakes nearby when I finish the Tammie Norrie. (eventually!)

    Congrats on your progress, stay the course!
    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Keep those updates coming.

    In this case the 'White Salmon' comes from the town in Washington. Which is named for the nearby river. Which was named by Lewis & Clark when they noticed all the pale colored, spawned out, Chinook salmon clogging the river when they arrived in the area. They're nigh onto dead by that point, and no good for eating. But don't try and tell that to the eagles, crows, coyotes, etc.

    I've got a good friend who lives near there. Closer to the Klickitat river than the White Salmon. He's old... but not old enough, I don't believe, to have greeted Lewis & Clark when they showed up. He's talked with some local Natives who recall elders talking about that visit, though. And the natives still call the White Salmon river by its original name. The river was damned at one point - a few miles up from its confluence with the Columbia. The resulting 'Northwestern Lake' was the site of the first sail of one of our boats.

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