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Old Feb 13, 2012, 11:52 PM
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Looking good.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Hi Erle,

The planking looks good. I had a sailboat that had a winged keel and it would catch every weed in the lake and make the rudder useless. We would have to get a rowboat to retrieve the sail boat. The smooth sleek hull of the J boat sails right thru the weeds.

Nothing wrong with a winged keel if you have clear water.

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Old Feb 14, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Looks great Werlec......maybe i missed it, but what thickness and material did you use for the sub decking and for the deck planking?

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 01:17 PM
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One more post before vacation!! I've made some progress on the "planking". I'll finish it when we get back(from Hawaii).

Ed- your right - I hope to be able to keep the "fin" keel.

Poltergeist - the sub deck is 1/16" basswood & the "planks" are 1/64" cherry veneer.

Be back in a couple of weeks!!

Erle
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 09:10 PM
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The planking is looking real good.

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Old Jun 16, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Finally have had some time to work on the "J" Paint work has started - primered & a coat of maroon on the hull. Now some more sanding & the final coats of color - the Maroon for the hull & Light Aqua for the bottom paint. I was lucky, Krylon had the exact colors I had in mind - even flat for the bottom paint!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 05:23 PM
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The maroon with that cherry is going to look great!

very impressed with your work. I may have to do one of these guys at some point myself
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Hi Erle,

Glad to see you working on the boat again. It is looking very good.

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Old Jun 19, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Just a little setback Evidently I didn't wait long enough(2 coats in one day) between coats of the Maroon - the second coat crazed/crinkled the 1st Maroon coat - so I've now sanded the surface smooth again & will start over with the Maroon after I remark the water line.

I should have reread Ed's comments(in his Canterbury J thread) about being patient when painting BEFORE I started painting.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 12:08 AM
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“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
― Benjamin Franklin
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:34 PM
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We have the real thing here in the UK next week http://www.jclasssolentregatta.com/index.html I'm hoping to get there to watch these ships
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Patience, Patience, Patience!!!!

Well, after waiting for the better part of 2 weeks, I finally sanded & applied the second coat of maroon -- Success No crazing or bubbleing or anything!!

So it's now wait another week or so for the next sanding & the next coat.

Patience does pay off

The 3rd pic shows the bottom paint color applied to the rudder
The 1st pic is the 1st coat befor the disastrous 1st attempt at a second coat.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:56 PM
Did you check the FAQ already?
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Glad to hear the second attempt was succesful. Very graceful looking boat, getting very well built, so it seems.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 05:58 PM
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oh yeah! that is going to look great on the water!
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 07:08 PM
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Looking good. Should be on the water soon.

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