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  1. Thanks Graham, I'm using epoxy primer and two part paint. This will be the first time I rolled it on , usually spray it.
  2. Getting ready to glass bottom. How long does epoxy need to cure before painting? I'm going to set it outside in the sun for a few days and let it bake. Will that be long enough with the hull getting hot?
  3. On the Belhaven it calls for filling that space with expanding foam after coating in epoxy and before putting the lid on. Not only is there nothing to vent then, but it also adds some impact resistance to the area. Scott
  4. Yea Chic the one I brought you had all the seats and bulkheads in. This one was not very far along, just past folded open with the front bulkhead in and most side planking. I actually bought rights to three so I still got one that's not started.
  5. I started this spindrift over 10 years ago, it got set aside for other projects shortly after I got started. But I was needing something to do this winter that would fit in the garage so out she came. The bottom of the hull is 1/4 inch meranti and the sides are 3mm oakume planked with 1/4 inch mahogany. The transom is rounded mahogany and the front deck is mahogany and birdseye maple. I'm moving along at a good pace now so I will bee posting a few pictures along the way for those that are interested. There is a lot of customizing of this boat, its the basic design with some pretty's added. She will come in 40 to 50 pounds over weight I'm sure but she will sure be purty! Heres a pic of the deck roughed in.
  6. Chic I used off white glass bubbles from Raka then mixed maple flour slowly till it was close. Worked pretty good, thanks for the help all. Sanded real easy, looks good now sanded, we'll see what it looks like after everything is coated. Might have a picture tonight on a new spindrift thread.
  7. Got some filling today on some areas that get painted, I'll do a little experimenting and see what I come up with Chic. Know what you mean on the softer wood around the filler Reacher. My first boat was an Penobscot 14 planked with Okoume which is super soft, ended up with a finish not that great.
  8. Chick the hardwood flour I got is maple and when mixed it turns dark brown, the pine flour turns light brown. I tried some dust from sanding of this maple and it also turn dark brown. I haven't tried mixing other items with it yet.
  9. Anyone ever used woodworking filler under epoxy? I always use epoxy with some sort of filler, but this job I'm doing is a little different. I have some screw holes in the deck of my spindrift deck that after the screws are in there just isn't enough room to bung them. My decking is 1/4 inch Birdseye maple and I want to finish it bright. The wood is very blond and the epoxy fillers are just to dark. Anyway Im thinking of using regular wood filler which I can get to match pretty good. Myself I can't see any problem with using it, but most of the time I don't think about everything.
  10. I used the Rustoleum marine paint on my Belhaven's cabin, decks and cockpit the first time. Looked good at first, but couldn't get stains of any kind to clean up completely. It was tougher and harder than the Kirby's I had used on the hull though. Just a little info.
  11. I also was thinking of Tom, I stayed at his dock on the creek once. Don't remember the lay of the land for sure, but ten feet of surge wouldn't be good.
  12. Two cents!! The rectangle opening ports always are pleasing to my eye on a traditional looking cabin such as yours. The oval look better on a modern looking cabin such as on the new core sound series. Have fun ! Scott
  13. I once built a model air boat with 049 on it. It ran great in the driveway or in the yard but never ever would it start when I would take it to the lake! I would try everything at the lake to get that darn thing started of course my son was with me so I couldn't throw a fit and stomp it into the ground. We would drive home and it would start right up. Had to be some kind of gremlins involved! True story must have drove to the lake a half dozen times and not once would that little 049 entertain us!
  14. Looks great don't ruin it by putting any of those manual drive systems in. (Oar locks) Like the zero turn mowers they take two hands to operate and you cant hold a sweet tea or in my case a beer!
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