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    Default Re: Let's build a Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

    Well, have you decided what boat to build next ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Well, have you decided what boat to build next ??
    Give me a couple of years. Perhaps something nice and simple like a skin-on-frame.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    A bit of a heartbreak today as I prepared to touch up the waterline on the transom.
    I put painter's tape over the varnished transom and, not satisfied with how it lay, pulled it back up to re-position it. However, some flakes of varnish came up with it. I guess I didn't properly sand between coats at that bottom edge and the varnish did not adhere. Varnish is sound elsewhere on the transom.
    I tried to feather it out, but sanded through the stain.
    Long story short, the area looked botched up no matter what I did so I'm taking the transom down to wood again and starting over. Already removed the varnish with heat gun and scraper. Will finish wooding tomorrow.
    Lesson learned. Make sure you sand properly between coats!
    It will set me back a few days, but it's not the end of the world.
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    Default Re: Let's build a Jericho Bay Lobster Skiff

    Still disheartening though. What are you using for varnish Rich?
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Still disheartening though. What are you using for varnish Rich?
    I started off with Total Boat Gleam varnish, but it's thin watery stuff and wasn't giving a really deep gloss. After five or 6 coats of that I put on two coats of Petitt Flagship, which I have used for years.
    At first, I thought the problem might be that the two varnishes were incompatible, but I tested other areas before stripping it off but didn't find that flaking anywhere else on the transom.
    I still think I didn't sand well enough right down by the waterline between coats.
    Whatever, it will get re-stained today, followed by many coats of Flagship.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Too bad!

    But... thanks for sharing your experience.

    Kevin
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    Rich, you have had an interesting year. Lets see, your thumb, the bow shed, now the transom and I think there was one other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Too bad!

    But... thanks for sharing your experience.

    Kevin
    As I've stated before, I like to show the good along with the occasional bad. Best that folks see my mistakes so they can avoid them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldad View Post
    Rich, you have had an interesting year. Lets see, your thumb, the bow shed, now the transom and I think there was one other...
    Yesterday saw two mistakes, one on the boat and another on some shelving I'm building for my daughter. Nothing that can't be fixed but it is a reminder that I am but a mere mortal.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    I’ve used Epifanes Wood Finish Gloss which allows multiple coats without sanding in between. Then finished with 2-3 coats of regular Epifanes varnish with sanding. So far, no problems.... but my boat is stored inside.

    Dave

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    The engine gets mounted next Wednesday and the boat will officially be complete.
    As for a name, I believe I've got one.
    It takes a while to come up with a name. You just have to wait for it to appear.

    One year ago, we were blessed with our first grandchild and we went down to Virginia last weekend to celebrate her first birthday. While there, we took a long walk in a local park. The Bluebells were in full bloom and this picture was the inspiration I was looking for to name the boat.
    "BLUEBELL".
    The boat, while being blue, will now have an everlasting relationship to our granddaughter.

    Emily Bluebells.jpg
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    Sorry for the flip-flopped image, but I took the picture with my phone and no amount of this computer cave-man banging his head against the wall will rotate it.
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    Bluebell (especially with the backstory) is a great name!
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    Emily Bluebells.jpg

    There ya go Rich.
    Great name and boat.

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    Good choice of a name for the boat and I bet all the family will remember why.Of course it means you will have to keep this one forever,or somebody in the family will need to maintain the attachment.

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    Delightful. Its a great name and a great story to go with it.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Good choice of a name for the boat and I bet all the family will remember why.Of course it means you will have to keep this one forever,or somebody in the family will need to maintain the attachment.
    That little girl's mother was just a kid when I built Ugly Green Boat and she caught many a bluegill sitting on the deck. I'm now getting pressure to not sell the old boat because of sentimental value.

    timo, thanks for flipping the picture. Sure wish I knew how.
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    Great name!
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Nice Rich, Bluebell it is...

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    She floats!
    I finally got the boat back from the outboard dealer after he installed the engine.
    Launched today and she performs like a dream.
    The 25 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke fuel injected engine purrs like a kitten and is very quiet while running.
    It goes scary fast compared to my old 15hp. I didn't have my GPS so I couldn't record the speed. I doubt I'll go full blast very often. I got the 25 instead of the 20 because the three cylinders in the 25 are quieter and smoother than the two cylinder 20hp.
    I'll have to get used to the handling of a new boat. One thing is that the high bow really catches the wind and compensating for that is a new experience.
    The spray rails work really nicely and I'd recommend them to anyone building this boat.
    So, that's that. Another boat out of the shop and into the water.

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    Bravo! Congratulations Rich!

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    Excellent!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Mighty fine work Rich.
    There's the plan, then there's what actually happens.

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    Looks good,but do strap that battery down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Looks good,but do strap that battery down.
    That's on my to-do list.
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    Great job Rich.
    I'm sure you are very pleased, as you should be.

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    Very nice, well done!
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Jeese Rich, you sure can whip them out, and they're always so nice.

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    Super looking boat, Rich!

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    Another winner, Rich!

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    It's been a cold and rainy couple of weeks plus my wife has had me busy remodeling a bathroom
    so I haven't been out on the lake at all.
    But, today I took the boat for another spin, testing out what it can do and how it behaves.
    With just my 195 lbs. aboard, I was able to hit 26.5 mph by GPS. Fast enough for me.
    It handles the chop much better then my old semi-garvey boat and no spray comes aboard.
    Plus, I caught a couple of nice fish. A pickerel and a smallmouth bass.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    To keep myself humble, I managed to back into the lawn tractor with the new trailer when I got home.
    Smashed a taillight! Luckily I had a spare in my collection of odds and ends. All repaired within an hour ready for fishing tomorrow.
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    Backing a trailer into a BMW is more involved than just replacing a light on the trailer DAMHIKT.
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    Anything to do with a BMW is more expensive. Happiest day of my life when I bought my first and only Beemer. Even happier when I sold that money sucking 4 wheeler.

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    The day I sold mine was way happier than the day I bought it. Years ago I had a 2000CS (gray market) that was a really fun car. This X3 was a huge disappointment.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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