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  1. Batman

    CS 17

    Paul, I am inspired by your pictures. I am getting ready to order paint. Can you tell me more specifics about the type you used for the interior and bottom? Did you use Total Boat 2part epoxy primer or the TotalBoat topside primer (one part)..... Another question if you don't mind... I read somewhere that solid stock parts such as the tiller don't should not be epoxy coated, but just varnished with several coats. What about rub rails, center thwart, and other pieces that are not plywood? Epoxy or not? I can't remember where I read about that.
  2. Ken is correct. I am talking about the parallel bottom stringers. So my options are: Set them in at an angle - they seem to lay flatter that way. Scribe them to the shape of the hull. Or, order some 12 oz. biax. The stringers forward of the bulkhead are already glued in. I would include pictures but I keep getting an error message when trying to attach. I think I will order the biax cloth. Thanks for everyones help. Looking at everyone else's pictures keeps me motivated.
  3. I am having a tough time with the bottom stringers just aft of the forward bulkhead. With the curve of the hull, the taped seam where the two thicknesses of plywood meet and the curve of the filet on the bulkhead, I can't seem to get the stringers to lie flat. Even after an hour of sanding, planing, and filing to try to get it shaped correctly. Wondering what others have done. Are there other options? Thanks for any input.
  4. Should I paint (and primer) the inside of the centerboard trunk before I assemble and install it, or is it sufficient to have three coats of epoxy and fg cloth without the paint? What have others done? CS17 #375
  5. We have had cool mornings (50s) and warm afternoons (80+). Will warmer weather reduce the formation of bubbles or is it better to apply epoxy in the cool morning?
  6. I need some help here. I glassed the two inside faces of the centerboard case and one side (so far) of the centerboard. Here were my steps: 1. thin coat of epoxy on directly on the wood 2. lay the fiberglass cloth over the wet epoxy 3. apply more epoxy with roller on top of the cloth, smooth with brush 4. about 6 hours later, I put on another coat of epoxy to fill the weave. I used a roller and brush and tried to brush out the bubbles. The next morning it was covered with little pimples, like a bad case of acne. So I have sanded them all out and now want advice before I put on another coat. How do I get a smooth finish without the bubbles. Other questions: Should the solid wood pieces also be epoxy coated, or just varnished/painted? Things like the centerboard handle and the centerboard case supports, the center thwart, transom reinforcement, etc. How about all the decking supports - coat in epoxy? CS17 #375 slow going
  7. What weight of cloth is recommended for glassing the centerboard and centerboard case? (Core Sound 17)
  8. i had the same question about tape or no tape under the keel batten. Graham said tape is not necessary there so I just I did not tape.
  9. We are making some progress on #375. Installed cockpit sides. Ready to fillet and tape.
  10. Mcdermitt, what did you end up doing? I am struggling with this issue. If anyone else has pictures of your CS17 without the aft deck, I would love to see them.
  11. Now I just need to drink two dozen boxes of wine. Wonder how long that will take.
  12. Thanks, that helps. Do you use some type of air bag (I have read of people using wine bladders) or are the compartments air-tight enough to serve as flotation?
  13. Can someone clarify the aft seat arrangement? I am not using the aft deck. Can't seem to find this in the plans. I assume the seats would extend all the way back to the stern, but do I include additional partial bulkheads under the side seats for support? And what about the stern seat - closed in or open underneath? Should it be like the bottom picture in post #42 on this thread? Thanks.
  14. The La Belle, a ship belonging to the French explorer La Salle, sank in Matgorda Bay in 1686. The sunken wreck was discovered in 1995 and was dug up and brought out of the mud. They have moved the pieces to the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin and are rebuiling the ship there. The museum will become the permanent home of the restored vessel. If you come to Austin, I would recommend seeing this ship. They are rebuilding it right now and you can watch live streaming video of the build. http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/la-belle If you have been stressed out about your own building project, you should check this out. We went to see it during the Christmas break, it is really amazing.
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