Tag Archives: transom

It floats!

I finally got her in the water this morning. I’m gonna call it an “unofficial launch”. But I had to see her float and try out the oars. All went well. She rode on the trailer just nice and the … Continue reading

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Paint – for real

Got some color on the hull today. The color is a close match to the Kirby’s color I had picked. This is just a bit greener – the Kirby’s green/gray sometimes looks green and sometimes blue depending on the light. … Continue reading

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Fairing

With 3 coats of neat epoxy and #407 West filler, I’ve been working on fairing in the glass overlaps. I’m sanding by hand mostly with my favorite blue block with the holes in it.  Using 60 grit for now, and … Continue reading

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Glassing the hull – part 2

Got the topsides glassed today. I’m glad to have this part of the build behind me now. 🙂

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Glassing the hull

It’s been a while since I’ve had any real progress on the boat. The other day I got the skeg and gripe installed. Used some stainless lagbolts to bolt the skeg in – with that and the epoxy it should … Continue reading

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Final stages hull fabrication

I do beleive that I’ve hit something of a milestone on my sharpie build today! I got the last pieces of wood that needed to be made for the hull installed today! The mast steps, transom knee(s), and oarlock pad … Continue reading

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All trimmed up

I had a very productive weekend working on the boat. Spent about another six hours today. Got the bottom planking all trimmed up nice. Then epoxied little hardwood pegs (sounds better than toothpicks) in all the screw holes. Those will … Continue reading

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