It's been awhile so let's get back up to speed: She:Kon Bateau TW28 modified

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  1. KnottyBuoyz
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    Got my butt kicked right and proper today!

    Tried to put two layers of glass & peel ply on the transom! Wet on wet they say. The 12 oz 0/90 went fine. I'm used to working with that. Next up was a 12 oz plain weave I have as a finishing layer. OMG! What a friggin' battle that was. It fought me every step of the way. It would not wet out. It would bunch up. It would bubble. It would fall off. It would wrinkle. After about an hour and a half struggling with it I finally managed to get it on half assed and the peel ply over it.

    I don't think it's going to be too pretty. Luckily it'll all be hidden when the boat is done! Not my best work by any stretch of the imagination.

    Pics & non-Sanding video tomorrow.

    I need Rum & Coke!
     
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    Screw the Coke. Just drink the rum.

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    I reluctantly hauled my butt into the boat to see the results of yesterday's glass session. Yanked off the peel ply and......

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    Not too bad. A few small bubbles. In places it looks dry but when you get closer it really isn't. I'm wondering if there was some treatment or sizing on the cloth that turned white when the epoxy hit it. A contaminant maybe.

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    Spent the rest of the morning splicing the starboard aft sections of stringers together.

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    Will load these up in the boat tomorrow. They're heavy! :eek:

    Few more pics & nonsense on the blog update today. http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/tran ... ngers.html

    Thanks for lookin' in!

    Cheers!
     
  5. gregkuiper
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    Thanks for the information. I have been lazy on my small boat and have just used 50 grit on the belt sander to knock down the fairing compound and then 50 grit on an orbital sander to flatten and feather. With a few coats of roll on oil based paint, the finish looks great.

    On my next project, I'll probably follow your sanding method to make it look more detailed and finished.
     
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    So I'm cleaning up the stringers getting them ready to go in the boat. Spliced together and radius'd the top edge with router. Sanded etc.

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    I'm thinking to myself. That's always scary! :rolleyes: I wonder if I could glass them before I put them in the boat? I've got a ton of that 33 oz triax left to use up. This might be a good opportunity to do just that. One layer and done! I'd peel ply them as well so no sanding later.

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    Pro's: I can work standing up, One less thing to do on my hands & knees in the boat

    Con's: They'll be heavier to move, working outside is iffy if weather comes in

    Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions?
     
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    Don't try to lift more than one end at a time. Make a strap on roller dolly or friction reducing skid for the other end. Save your back.
    I admire your grit.
     
  8. KnottyBuoyz
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    Each stringer is about 80 lbs now. I can handle that. If worse comes to worse I have an electric winch rigged that can lift them into the boat.

    That would likely be a course grit. I'd say 50 grit! :D

    Thanks Hoyt!

    Probably the silliest thing you'll see on the ole' Interwebs today.

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    Some of you may have already seen this on Facebook this morning. I hit an area with the router where I spliced the two sections of stringer together and there was a lot of epoxy glue that oozed out. I got showered in schmutz!

    Go ahead let me have it! I can take all your jokes! ;)
     
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    Quick update.

    The Stringers are technically 'in the boat'. Not installed but definitely 'in the boat'! Yesterday was a repeat of the day before. I taped the bottom/keel join & the very back end of the box keel. Ended up with a big bubble in the most inaccessible place possible. Right at the bottom at the very back of the keel. :mad:

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    I used the electric hoist to lift them in. They're about 80 lbs each. I could have humped them up the ladder but why bother when you have the equipment to do it for you!

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    Grinder Time!

    Standby.....
     
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    So today's tasks in the shed were fixing a bubble, aligning some stringers and setting some frame/bulkheads in place. Lot of naval gazin' went on with plenty of ponderin' too!

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    Web log updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/bubb ... heads.html

    Sanding day & possibly bedding the stringers (aft section) tomorrow.

    Standby.....
     
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    Morning briefing.

    The stringers, like everything else, want to slide down the hull into the keel. With every step I take in the boat they work their way downwards and away from the transom. So this morning I lined them up again and am welding them to the bottom.

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    Using slow hardener on a cool day so it'll be awhile before I go and put some tape on them. Once this cures up I'll be able to move around the boat without worrying about the stringers migrating to the bilge.

    Standby....
     
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    Standing by. No crickets necessary. :)
     
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