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Thread: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    I was under the impression that you wanted the planks somewhat swelled before caulking.
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    I’m about 2/3 of the way through removing the old bottom paint with torch and scraper. It’s a MUCH better way to go than sanding.
    Also replaced the soft section of rubrail, so far thats the only rot I’ve found in her.

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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    In he haste to move from the old house I forget to remove and pack my workbench mounted woodworking vise. Found a new (old) one on Ebay.

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    In great condition and the guy shipped it right away.
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    So I should have all the old bottom paint off her this week. It’s the next step I’m not sure of. Most of the seams are tight, but the seam compound had dried and cracked. Where I don’t need to recaulk what’s the best way to remove the old seam compound to make way for new?
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

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    Many hours of propane torch in one hand and a triangle scraper in the other followed by some 100 grit on the Festool sander.
    Now to get the loose and cracked seam compound removed.
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    Looks great, have fun!
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

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    Picture from a week ago or so. All the cotton is in now and I’m about 1/2 way done with the slick seam.
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

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    Needed a new stopwater up at the stem/keel junction. Dont have the lathe set up yet so the mill and a block plane sufficed.
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    Default Re: Catnapper, a Fenwick Williams catboat.

    How'd that caulking feel? Did you get the Best Gal qualled up on that too?
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