16' 6" Resolute

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Glen Smith
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Water Fox progress

Post by Glen Smith » Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:16 pm

I managed to add a few more strips today. As you can see, I am building without staples. Lots of masking tape, clamps and jigs though.

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Post by Denis » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:18 pm

Clear packing tape makes a good clamp Glen

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Post by Glen Smith » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:15 pm

I agree, it does make a good clamp but I have a few problems with clear packaging tape. I have to use a knife to cut it rather than just tearing off a piece as with masking tape. I then have to search for the end of the roll if I didn't keep it under control while cutting off a piece, the end of masking tape is a cinch to find. When removing the clear tape, if it tears, I have a hard time seeing and removing the remnants, with masking tape any little bit shows up easily.

I think I'll stick with masking tape. :rolling eyes

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Post by ealger » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:01 pm

This stuff works good and has a cutter dispenser.
http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebse ... 6E666666--

But I like blue masking tape for strip clamp down.
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Progress Pic

Post by Glen Smith » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:37 pm

The hull has been fully stripped and rough sanded and the outer stems installed.

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Wet wood

Post by Glen Smith » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:59 pm

Today I sanded the hull and wet the wood to raise the grain between sandpaper grits.

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Post by Glen Smith » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:33 pm

Today I finished stripping the deck (what there is as a deck) and next will be fairing and sanding then I have to cut the curved ends for the cockpit and install the coaming riser.

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Post by canoeblderinmt » Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:21 am

Very pretty, Glen. She looks fast even sitting on the forms. Bet she paddles great and turns a lot of heads.

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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:58 pm

I have finished making the coaming riser and sanded the deck. Tomorrow I will be glassing.

I also glued up a large strip panel which will be used to make the two bulkheads.

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Post by Glen Smith » Fri May 02, 2008 6:40 pm

The outer deck has been glassed and the bulkhead panel is glassed on one side. I have steam bent some laminations to form the cockpit coaming lip. The lip will be composed of 4 sections. One fore, one aft and two sides. Then they will be mitered to fit together and glued to the riser. In this pic I have epoxied 3 pieces together but they are not glued to the riser yet.

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Post by Denis » Sat May 03, 2008 8:06 am

Looks Like we had all better send you more clamps

:laughing

Looking good Glenn

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Post by Glen Smith » Sat May 17, 2008 6:54 pm

I have separated the deck and hull, now on to scraping, sanding and glassing.

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Post by Glen Smith » Fri May 30, 2008 8:16 pm

Today I managed to finish sanding the inner hull and deck and the glass cloth is in place. I will apply epoxy tomorrow.

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Post by Snowman » Fri May 30, 2008 11:56 pm

Nice to have the sanding out of the way - good to see progress. It is looking nice!


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Varnish

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:37 pm

Today I applied the first coat of varnish to the inner hull and deck.

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