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Thread: Fair Maid, 30’ Eric Cox sloop, 1951

  1. #176
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    Default Re: Fair Maid, 30’ Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    Looks great! Keeping it smooth around fittings just makes it a bit easier to keep clean. I don't think it really looks any better on a traditional boat.

    Rick

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    Default Re: Fair Maid, 30’ Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Oh and what colour is that? It's about what I want.

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    Thanks Garret, Bruce, Phil, and Rick!

    That’s cream, straight out of the tin, Phil.

    I thought it it would be less yellow, and I was pretty much decided to add some white to the next coats, but it looks so good I am changing my mind. Also, I wanted that traditional colour and I realised I really don’t know what that is. 😄. International Paints should know, however. It does seem to set off the timber nicely.

    I didn’t mask off to make the “panel” look. Laziness, lack of time, recognising my skill level, whatever, but afterwards that too seemed a good decision because thinking about it, it seems it’s really not traditional, it’s a feature of fibreglass boats. Am I right?

    Regards,
    John.
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    "It's dawning on me that I should have worked out the tumbler details more in advance, rather than rely on bluster and over confidence. But that's just silly." Jim Ledger.

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    Excellent

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    Last edited by Phil Y; 06-03-2019 at 07:51 PM.

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    Default Re: Fair Maid, 30’ Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    I’m still not convinced about the deck colour, so if anybody knows what the traditional “canvas” look would be, please chime in. The way I see it, this International cream is very warm and rich, but it’s also really quite yellow. It’s the yellow that I find a bit loud or something.

    in the meantime, I had removed the mid ships cleats, but realised that they really are necessary. But the blocks they were mounted on could use a refresh!

    So before work this morning I quickly chopped out some new ones.

    Old:

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    Jarrah, weathered and splitting.

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    A nice chunk of teak.

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    Perfect templating tool...

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    http://fairmaid.blogspot.com.au/

    "It's dawning on me that I should have worked out the tumbler details more in advance, rather than rely on bluster and over confidence. But that's just silly." Jim Ledger.

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    Default Re: Fair Maid, 30’ Eric Cox sloop, 1951

    Roughed out on the bandsaw.

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    And after work, sanded. Happy with that.

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    I wish every job was as easy and as satisfying!

    Regards,
    John.
    http://fairmaid.blogspot.com.au/

    "It's dawning on me that I should have worked out the tumbler details more in advance, rather than rely on bluster and over confidence. But that's just silly." Jim Ledger.

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