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smccormick

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  1. Congratulations! Could you post more details photos?
  2. I private messaged Ilias yesterday. Gave him my BOM so that he can translate the costs into his economy.
  3. Very nice, good to have that part behind you.
  4. Console glassed and rough faired. Toe rail with one coat of awlwood yellow primer and two coats of awlwood clear. a bit of sanding and 6 more to go.
  5. Thanks for updating us, I like the photo of the sanded chine. Really looks good. I can't tell you how many things you wrote in this post that resonate with me and my build. When I began i thought it would take me a year. At that point my wife asked me how much longer? A year? I said "it better not". Two years later close but... love my fantasy world. As for the Kilz primer, I believe the latex product is not workable in any case. The oil based product can be used with single part paints. Honestly, my knowledge is based only on what I have read, I have no first hand experience. I was going to use Kilz and rustoleum on a one design planing sailboat that I have until I realized that I can't get either of those products in the PRC. Going to end up with a $600 paint job on a $100 boat. For your fillets, small lengths of pvc pipe make pulling and sanding them much easier. Pull the fillet with one size larger than you want and sand with the size your looking for. Wrap 36 or 50 grit sand paper around the pipe and get your rough shape. After it's close, skew the pipe out onto the flat surface, working both sides of the fillet to blend the radius without undercutting the fillet. Move to 80 before getting it fully blended so you have some room to clean it up.
  6. Coming along beautifully. Wondering if you have been applying fill coats to the glass so you can grind for secondary bonds?
  7. All righty, I guess there was a database restore done. We'll try this again. Awlwood, one application of yellow primer and two fill coats of clear. Sapele mahogony toe rails 1.125" tall, width tapering from the front at 4.125" to 2.875" at the shear downturn. Rail continues to break at 2.875". Top is slightly convex blending into the two edge radii.
  8. looks like some beautiful work.
  9. Thanks for keeping us updated, it's coming along. Nice to see someone making progress.
  10. That looks like an amazingly complete kit. Welcome. watching.
  11. Hi Jan, thanks for showing us your project. I hope you continue to share your progress.
  12. Nice progress, I was wondering what had happened with this project.
  13. I'm right there with you. I've always had boats with some amount of bright work and understand the commitment to keep it well maintained. If I can extend service intervals I'll consider it a win. Seems like it's always an experiment.
  14. Thanks for the recommendation of awlwood. I was going to do a clear LPU, but I think I may go with awlwood after reading up on it. Everyone, Thanks for the kind words on the transom. I have spent many years on sportboats with all the teak trimmings and would like to do the cockpit too, but I'm just to cheap and lazy, and don't want the extra weight so this and the helm pod are the only teak going on it. The toe rail will be sepele so if I get tired of maintenance I won't feel to bad about painting it.
  15. Chick, so after hearing so much about sweet tea on your threads, while in Chattanooga this last week I just had to try some. I also had shrimp and grits, hush puppies, biscuits and gravy, fried green tomatoes, okra, some of the best barbecue, bourbon, Tennessee whiskey. Can I claim to be a southerner now? Nice progress on the codger. BTW, I don't ever need to eat okra again thanks.
  16. At first I thought the recesses were for hinge knuckle clearance, then realized they are going the wrong way. Maybe just layup your parts on the mould without them. You can easily add a block to the corner of the mould to create a space for a drain fitting. Block of wood, a little clay... As far as glassing the interior, I just can't understand how it takes so long. I stood back thinking I could probably do 3 a day when I was starting. I sure got a reality check once the process started. My dad was over when I was doing some of this and his first comment after getting through with one box was, "I can't believe it took that long".
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