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Old Jun 01, 2014, 07:30 PM
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Canterbury J #567

Okay, so no more excuses. It's time to get started on the build of my CJ so here goes.
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Old Jun 01, 2014, 07:39 PM
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Hi Rich,


This is exciting. We will have another CJ at the lake. looking forward to your build.


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Old Jun 01, 2014, 09:22 PM
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Cool. Is that a Newport I see?
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Old Jun 02, 2014, 12:12 AM
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So....by my calcs, mine took about 6 months....so we can expect to see her sailing before the new year???...maybe sooner???

Seriously...looks good big bro...let me know when you need a deck and/or mast tube....

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Old Jun 02, 2014, 08:33 AM
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Cool. Is that a Newport I see?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...7#post27682751

Yes, It's this one.
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Old Aug 03, 2014, 11:29 PM
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Got some work done on #567. Keel to hull joint sanded. Rudder is installed and sheer strips glued in and sanded. Deck beams next.
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 11:58 AM
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im in

I am in,
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Old Aug 04, 2014, 05:41 PM
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Hi Rich,


It's looking good!


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Old Aug 05, 2014, 12:25 AM
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Greetings,

I am also in for the duration! Now for the hard questions, like how big is she and how to I buy a hull? I have always wanted a J class!

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Old Aug 05, 2014, 12:48 AM
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Canterbury J- 48" overall length.

http://www.pmycsail.com/catalog_1.html
http://www.theamya.org/boats/canterburyj/
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1464216

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Old Aug 31, 2014, 11:03 AM
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Million dollar question. How do you fair in the lead to the gel coat without killing it?
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 12:40 PM
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You have to paint the lead anyway and it is nearly impossible to color match the gel coat, so don't worry about it. Just don't use too coarse of a paper when fairing that will require you to fill the scratches before priming. Even if you do make some deep scratches it will just add a step to painting process.

Once properly sanded, primed and painted (and maybe clear coated and polished, depending upon your finishing preference) you won't see a difference in the surfaces.

Gel coat is just a harder more pigmented version of the resin used in the layup of the hull. It is there to make the underlying surface more resistant to damage and to provide a nice hard surface to sand prior to painting.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 02:51 PM
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Slow progress but at least it is progressing. It is at 11lbs 7oz at this point.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 03:09 PM
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Glad to see more progress. It looks good. Have a fun time in Sacramento.


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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM
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Great build log. Thanks for sharing your work. If I could make a request, can you share your methods for alignment and installation of the rudder tube and radio board. Everything looks so clean. Any secrets?
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