No fine carpentry here, we are keeping it real and stripping it with pine.
The bottom of the hull will be done tomorrow and we will begin sanding and glassing...
|Fay Bond is a great hostess.|
|J70 Shamrock ready for the races.|
August is setting her down softly.
|Ingo having an evening sail in the inner harbor.|
|August is manning the chase boat.|
|Big and little shrimp boats are plying the local waters.|
|Soft shell Blue crabs off the dock|
|Oriental's town dragon swimming in the pond.|
|Checking out the facilities.|
|Snide signage around town.|
|The shrimping is good now. The fleet is in.|
|The larger neighborhood.|
|The new dynel non-skid got a light sanding and a coat of almond paint. |
(it looks blue here next to our tarp at the end of the barn.)
|The first coat of varnish will get a sanding an many additional coats.|
|Before we got to varnish the house, we added 6oz glass set in epoxy. This stiffened it up and stopped what would have been a leaky roof.|
|Ready to go. We dropped the straps before varnish. |
The hull is balanced on it's keel with steel angles holding the boat upright.
|The hull is getting a light staining above the waterline.|
In this photo the new biaxial glass skin is visible. From the waterline down, we added layers of glass set in epoxy.
The boat will most likely be used for a month each summer, so this was the route the owners decided on.
|Before and after the first coat of varnish.|
|A toe rail will be added over the seam. You can see the texture in this closeup.|
|After the epoxy firms up but before it is hard, it is easy to trim the cloth with a razor.|
|The original wood and steel rudder is visible off to the right.|