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    Default My H28

    I've started the long road of getting her ready for paint.20190420_161439.jpg20190420_161439.jpg

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    Can anyone tell me what kind of wood this is.

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    Love it! not sure about the wood...
    anymore details or photo's of the boat?
    Is it a ketch or sloop?
    much prefur the original cabin top rather than the dog house style.

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    Can anyone tell me what kind of wood this is.

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    She is a cutter rigged ketch.

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    In Topeka Kansas?

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    Yes sir about as far away from the ocean as you'll find one of these.

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    Looking very interesting! Wood grain is not defined enough to make a definite call but, it looks a bit like yellow pine or Douglas fir.
    Are you using oil based paint on her?
    Jay "H28 Bright Star"

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    Jay I'll have a 1000 questions for you. I haven't ordered any paint yet, don't know for sure what type to use or what to seal the seams with.

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    I'll take a couple of pictures of the end grain maybe that will help.

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    I'll have to wait a few days before I can get out to take them, but maybe this close up will help.

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    Jay I've been looking at kirby paints. Thinking off white for the top sides and green for the bottom.

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    I'm in love with "Bright Star" like everybody else who see's her Jay what kind of paint did you use

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    If you plan to paint her yourself then Kirby's is the paint that will be most forgiving and easy to use! Laying topside enamel on an H28 should require four or five days to sand, prime, glaze and lay on two coats of enamel. When done, with care, this should last, at least two seasons before having to re-coat the topsides. So far as seam compound is concerned, I belive Kirby's makes their own and that is what I would use in place of the modern seam compounds that are made up of synthetic rubber or silicone. The reason being that such products have a maximum point of compression that as planking swells can cause fastenings to start, leaving loose planking! Oil based compound will always allow more room for squeeze! You may have to skim off a proud, pooched out seam, but the planking or fastenings will not be damaged!

    "Bright Star" has splined topside seams and she was sprayed with a two part epoxy paint before we bought her some fifteen years ago. Aside from light buffing of the hull and some, minor, touch up of surface dings, we have never painted her topsides! Even though I am a staunch traditionalist, I have to bow to "Living through modern chemistry" when it comes to the durability of two part epoxy topside enamel! But, it does require special equipment and knowledge that the average boat owner does not always possess! Having a yard do this kind of work is not always an expense an owner wishes to commit to but , the long term benefits of easy maintenance makes a strong vote for the sprayed epoxy. I still have my topside brush, put away, if it ever is needed though!

    Congratulations to you on your fine little ship!
    Jay
    Last edited by Jay Greer; 04-24-2019 at 12:04 PM.

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    Thanks for the reply Jay my topside seams are pretty tight should I look into a two part epoxy. I have several friends who paint cars for a living and I have done a little also.

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    Still thinking Kirby's is the way to go for me at this time.

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    Wow, I'm loving it! No idea on the wood

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    Thanks

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    An H28 in Kansas. Gotta be a good story there....

    That grain looks a lot like cypress.

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    It was a long trip to get her here.

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    Kansas? Topeka, Lake Perry, maybe? Hell, I bought my Pearson Triton from an old sailor at Perry. Where are you? I live just north of Kansas City, MO

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    She's at PYC in the back lot. Perry Yacht Club

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    I'm in Topeka

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    Buek, nice to find somebody on here so close. I moved my Pearson from Rock Creek Marina over to Smithville where we sail. I am building a Haven 12.5 and somebody yesterday suggested that the H28 was L. Francis Herreshoff's idea to create a larger version of the H 12. I would love to see your boat sometime!

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    I'm a big fan of the 12.5s which is probably why I bought an H28. You are more then welcome anytime u want to come see her I'll probably be out working on her this weekend.

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    Default Re: My H28

    OK guys! With 2 people playing here we need some pics! Looking forward to seeing some pics. I had to go onto google earth and look at your sailing venue...looks like a lot ​of sailboats on the lake! Maybe you could start a "Sailing in the Heartland" thread? I always enjoyed lake sailing...not so much current and the water's usually warm

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    If the topsides seams are tight you might consider Awlgrip or similar two part paint. Bu, check out the price before diving in! Kirby's would be a lot cheaper. You might consider a two part later after a season or two of sailing.
    Jay

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    Top sides are very tight Jay. Just hate the ideal of having to rescrape and sand in a couple of years.

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    Second that on pics Hugh we need some of that Haven.

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    We have a very active sailing community down here Hugh stop by anytime.

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