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Jessy 15’ build log - Philadelphia, PA

Justin C

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  • 3 weeks later...

Port side filled with flotation foam and 11lbs of ballast. I have a wire run going through the starboard side that weights 11lbs and it was done for balance. I wasn’t interested in finding out whether 11lbs mattered after the fact.





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Wire run installed and glued in with West System G flex epoxy with a bit of thickener. 



I have additional foam on its way. That compartment will be filled then the seat tops installed. After that, my plan is to flip the boat and finish the hull - primed, filled and top coated. Stay tuned.

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  • 2 weeks later...

So, seat tops finally installed:


I sanded the edges top and bottom to provide a roughed surface for the glue to bond to. I have two temporary screws in each seat top to allow for proper placement with the glue. I used the spreader bars to get them in position and gravity (and a few bricks) for proper squeeze out.


Forward cockpit beam all glued and clamped:


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  • 11 months later...

It’s been a while for me - other priorities took a lot of my time the past year. I did flip the boat two months ago and put two thickened coats on it. Today was the final coat before primer - hopefully tomorrow. 





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On 6/27/2021 at 12:09 AM, lenm said:

Are you going to leave the outer hull (topsides) timber finish? Might look nice. May i ask how the topside sheets are joined. Finger or scarf joins?

@lenmsorry it took so long to answer- finger joints on the bottoms and hull sides. In fact, these were my first go at using thickened epoxy.

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