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    Put some weight in it for carry and I bet it will go from A to B in no time at all. Such a pretty hull.

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    I’ve primed and sanded 3 times now. Hull is pretty slick. Reaching that point of dismissing returns.
    Think I’ll flip her and start on the decks today. Need a change of pace.
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    Cockpit platforms epoxied in.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    wow that seems like a lot of fastenings for the sliding rig!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    wow that seems like a lot of fastenings for the sliding rig!
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    Finished the interior paint yesterday then fiberglassed the underside of the deck prior to installation. I’ll be doing something a bit different on the deck finish as I’m not a huge fan of varnished okume.
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    Looks great Reynard. I'm assuming you've epoxied the deck bits together? Did you have room inside for that or did that go out in the driveway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh MacD View Post
    Looks great Reynard. I'm assuming you've epoxied the deck bits together? Did you have room inside for that or did that go out in the driveway?
    I moved the Chester Yawl back to the dock after installing a brass rubrail and touching up the paint. Plenty of room then.
    I gave it a quick sanding this morning and flipped it over onto the Wherry.

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    Finally found some nice clear cypress for the deck. I liked the look of this wood next to mahogany on my Coquina so I thought I’d go this route again. I’m using the Raptor plastic staples to hold down the “planks” as the glue dries.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Finally found some nice clear cypress for the deck. I liked the look of this wood next to mahogany on my Coquina so I thought I’d go this route again. I’m using the Raptor plastic staples to hold down the “planks” as the glue dries.

    Do the staples get pulled? I haven’t used Raptor but I’ve heard they almost melt themselves in place. Curious what your experience is.

    That deck is going to be fabulous. I might have to crib this for down the line.

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    I plan on sanding them off. They are a light' off white color and I’m guessing they will almost vanish in the cypress.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Looking great!

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    So you're not going to varnish and surely not going to paint over all of that. What does that leave but oil or Cetol?

    Sure looks good.

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    Oh it’ll get varnished over the epoxy and a light layer of glass. I just didn’t want varnished Okume.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Little confused here... are you essentially adding a layer to the stock decking for aesthetics (which will be great, BTW)? If so, how thick and how heavy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueCanoe View Post
    Little confused here... are you essentially adding a layer to the stock decking for aesthetics (which will be great, BTW)? If so, how thick and how heavy?
    Yes, 3/32”. The cypress is pretty light. I’m thinking maybe 25-30 pounds total for the deck. Since the boat is designed to carry 250# of gear I don’t think it’ll be a problem.
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    Foredeck foreword of the hatch “planked”.

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    Has some ebony left over from making a shift knob for my ragtop. Decided to get a little “artsy”
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    that looks really good. I tried strip planking mine, wound up throwing the whole deck away, I lack the skills to pull that off.
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    That deck will be absolutely stunning when finished.
    Well done, sir.
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    Rough sanded with 80 grit. Working out a design for the hatches next.

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    That's some great work - and attention to detail !!!



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    Layer of glass and first coat of epoxy.

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    You're going to be so busy answering questions posed by myriad admirers that you boating time will be noticeably reduced. Perhaps you can fashion a canvas cover and don't remove it until the boat is launched.

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    My only problem with that deck is I would spend too much time staring at it and not enough where I was going. Beautiful.

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    Of course now the problem is that you're going to have to laminate your own oars with mahogany and ebony accents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Of course now the problem is that you're going to have to laminate your own oars with mahogany and ebony accents.
    Oh no! Gotta draw the line somewhere. It’ll be carbon sculls. I’m planning on working up to some distance rowing this boat to get into shape and lose some serious poundage.
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    Finally finished the paint today.
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    She's really coming together nice...and fast!

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    I like that color !!!

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    Thanks. It’s Lemonwood Yellow, a vintage Chevy color. My dad had a ‘66 Corvair in this shade.
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