19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:32 am

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Hull is free from the strongback

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by Patricks Dad » Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:19 pm

nice. I always cut the shearline before removing from the forms. I hope you've marked the shearline....
Great progress!
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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:50 pm

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shearline trimmed up and more epoxy applied to the starboard side of the hull

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:40 am

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started sanding the inside of the hull

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by Cruiser » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:25 am

You are moving right along, looks good.

Hard to tell, is the outside sanded at this point?

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:38 pm

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inside of hull is glassed

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:52 pm

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Spanish cedar sure is nice. This is the inside of the hull.

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by Cruiser » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:01 am

That is a beautiful wood for sure.

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Nice !

I've been Chastised for putting more than one coat on the inside, but to me the inside should look as good as the outside !
The extra coats, make it easier to varnish and clean.
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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:52 am

I used two coats of epoxy on the inside. I am thinking about only a light hand sanding because I want to leave the inside slightly bumpy so it's not as slippery.

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:54 am

I am thinking about laminating gunnels using 3/4 x 1/4 maple strips with walnut spacers for scuppers. I kind of like the look of scuppers and I have a bunch of small walnut pieces.

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by Cruiser » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:59 am

I just use 2 coats, with a light sanding for the interior as well, for the same reason. I also use a final coat of flat varnish to knock down the shine.

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:45 am

What varnish do people recommend for the outer hull and for the inner hull?

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by jimlgordon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:04 am

I was thinking about possibly flaring the outer gunnels a bit in the bow and stern areas to deflect waves. We have had close encounters with some big waves from speed boats and big, fast moving container ships that can roll cold seawater into the lap of the person paddling in the front.

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Re: 19' 9" Chaa Creek Expedition

Post by Patricks Dad » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:53 pm

as for varnish, I use Epifanes Clear Gloss varnish inside and out. I often add a coat of Epifanes matte finish on the inside to reduce glare.
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