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Old Apr 16, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Thanks Ed,

Your comments are always appreciated. Your C-J is a tough standard to aspire to, but I'm doing my best.

Hope your back feels better....my hip has been killing me the last few weeks. It better get better soon or I'll have to hire someone to launch my boat for me!!!

Kevin
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:09 PM
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Any pics from yesterday to whet my appetite???

Kevin
Sorry, no pictures. Didn't take the camera but wish I had. Missed a perfect shot of Robert's T-37 just short of planing on perfectly flat water with a nice wake.

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:29 PM
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I'll be in Redondo Bch this weekend, where is this famous lake you are always talking about. Maybe I'll be able to drop by. Is there any sailing on the weekend?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Lake Evans is located in Fairmont Park in Riverside, CA.. We will be on Dexter Ave., accross from the Golf Course.

The Regatta is Sunday @ 10:00. I look forward to seeing you then.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Good job, Kevin. I am now severely motivated to complete #539. It looks like my wife will finish the deck as she needs some time to work on our new boat to keep her mind off of her cancer.

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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Oh shi t Randy, do you guys get a break.

I hope she wins the battle. Let me know if I can do any thing for you, I have been there.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:35 PM
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Good job, Kevin. I am now severely motivated to complete #539. It looks like my wife will finish the deck as she needs some time to work on our new boat to keep her mind off of her cancer.

Randy
Thanks Randy. Look forward to seeing your progress, make sure to post pictures so I can steal your ideas!!! Hope that having a "project" helps with your wife's recovery.

I'm hoping to make some progress with my deck this weekend too. I never seem to get as much done as I hope.

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Old Apr 22, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Rough cut-out a deck this weekend. 1mm plywood. Stained the visible side of the deck with "golden oak" stain, and laminated some 1.5oz glass cloth to both sides with West System. It won't be as pretty as a planked deck, but I don't have the time to tackle that project, plus I'm trying to keep the boat at min weight. Squeegied some peel ply over the lamination to the bottom of the deck, which gives me a nice surface to bond the deck to the hull. Plan is to glue the deck on, then after cutting out the hatches I'll work on getting a smooth, glossy clear finish on top with more West.

Also thinned some West System with denatured alchohol and coated the exposed wood inside the boat.

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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Kevin,

your making progress. Where did you get the 1mm plywood? I remember reading about peel ply a while back, could you refresh my memory on what it is.

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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Ed,

The ply came from Aircraft Spruce in Corona, it converts to 3/64" . I thought the 1/32" might be a little thin, considering I planned to put a lighter cloth on both sides. It's probably a bit overkill, as it seems plenty stiff now.

Peel ply is a release fabric that can be squeegied over the epoxy before it cures. Allows you to force out any excess resin, and it peels off after curing to leave a nice textured surface for further laminating/bonding etc. I like the stuff.

Also ordered some alum. tube for a mast from onlinemetals.com. For the shipping cost, I ordered an extra length as a back-up, or in case I decide to build a B-rig.

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Old May 07, 2012, 12:07 AM
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Deck

Finally tackled the deck install. This was stressful on my V32 build, so I expected it to be here as well. Thanks to Ed Crowell, I made a tracing of the beam locations etc, to use as reference after the deck went on. Never would've thought of that, but should prove very helpful. Also took his lead and lined the inside of the boat with paper towels to collect any dripping epoxy.

I decided to use threaded eyebolts for the jib tack pivot and backstay, so I made some threaded aluminum plates that were epoxied in while the deck was off. This gave me a way to hold the deck into place on the centerline, then I just taped the edges down with LOTS of strapping tape. Same way I'd done my V32 in the past. After it was all taped down, I inverted the boat on a folded up blanket to let the weight on the boat help push to deck into place, and also to allow the epoxy mix to flow "up" (or down depending on how you look at it) into the hull to deck joint.

After overnight cure, I peeled off all the tape (including the blue tape used to protect the hull, deck surfaces from squeezed out epoxy), and rough sanded the edge of the deck to match the hull. Then with measurements from my template, cut out the main hatch and the rudder access hatch. Still need to clean up the cutouts and finish sand the hull/deck joint, then should be ready to fair/prime/paint.

So far the hull, deck, servos (no sail arm), rudder, receiver, batt pack, and some (but not all) of the deck hardware weighs 12lbs-7oz

Sorry for being long winded...just happy to make some progress this weekend.
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Old May 07, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Looking good.
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Old May 07, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Kevin,

The deck looks nice, and that is a good idea turning the hull over to keep the epoxy from dripping down into the hull. The eye-bolts should be nice and strong threaded into a plate. Have you weighed the hull with the deck on?

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Old May 07, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Looking great!
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