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Old Nov 19, 2010, 10:52 AM
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Progress

The 1982 Oberto has made steady progress, but just not much for visible changes. The boat is now sealed with epoxy and there has been a lot of sanding.

The hardware has been all setup - rudder, strut, servo location and mounting plate, motor mount and the stuffing tube is installed. Since the bottom of this boat is 1/32nd plywood the bottom of the boat has been braced in several places with carbon fiber strips. Those strips certainly improved the strength and rigidity of the hull.

For finishing and paint the plan is:

1) Coat of finishing epoxy - sanded with 150
2) 2nd lighter coat of epoxy - sanded with 220
3) Duplicolor sandable primer - sanded with 320, nearly sanded off
4) Fill any obvious flaws
5) 2nd coat of primer - sanded with 400
6) Apply color using Duplicolor paint
7) Sand with 600???
8) Clear coat.

I have more time off now through the end of the year, so I should be able to get things moving a bit quicker.
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