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  1. Just in case anyone needs another opinion on silicone; it is pure EVIL!
  2. I made my own simple clamps for the plank laps and attaching the sheer plank trim. They are simple rectangular U shapes cut from scraps of 3/4 ply. The inside opening of the U was about an inch wide by 6 inches long. You fit it over the lap or trim and lap, then force angle shims to tighten the piece together.
  3. I applied an ablative bottom paint over scuffed up solvent based LPU and left my Spindrift in the water at a dighy dock for 2 seasons. Nothing but growth which came off with a sponge.
  4. Yup, I didn't even glass the bottom. Easily carrying a dinghy is a big deal to me, and sailing or rowing fast is too.
  5. I used a jig saw and on parts with long curves and/or straigh lines I used a circular saw. If you are finishing bright, then fit is really critical and I would cut a tad large and use a block plane to tweak the fit. When using a jig saw use good blades and sharp, even new. I would rather waste a blade then get tear out.
  6. It always seems that those who are doing scarfing for the first time, or only do it once in a while say it is a pain and/or tedious. But once you have a jig, it is down right easy and fast. The rub rails on my Lapwing are 5 pieces each side. This meant I got to use up some small pieces of Teak.
  7. My 9N's gunwale is completely covered in gunwale guard. I used SS oval head screws with finish washers every 4". 18 years and counting.
  8. Redwood is really soft and gunwales get banged. I would not use it.
  9. The plans call for the drain tube for the main mast step to go through the hull. I have mine coming aft through the forward bulkhead and thus draining into the bilge. Either way, it is important to not have standing water in a hiden place.
  10. As I recall, from almost 20 years ago, the nesting bulkhead to side corners receive 3 layers of tape, unlike all other corner taping. I just made sure to get 3 layers over the bushings at the same time. I had an issue with the outwale trying to release from sides at the nesting bulkhead in one spot. After regluing it, I added a small patch of glass over the end ot the outwale onto the nesting bulkhead. So far so good.
  11. I would think that foam would trap water between itself and your frames, not quantities, but wet, and stay that way for a while if not longer.
  12. Yeah, this. I would make sure you have sanded the inside of the frames where the bags go at least, if not all of them.
  13. Boatlife Lifecaulk is one of my favorite marine bedding compounds. But it does not work with plastics, nor do any other polysulfides.
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