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Old May 14, 2012, 12:58 AM
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Started working on hatch slides for the fore and aft hatches. Have been impressed with the Victor V32 hatch, so decided to set the C-J up similarly. Time consuming because I glued the rails down piece by piece with West "G Flex" epoxy (nice because it's easy to mix small batches at 50/50 ratio, but has a fairly long cure time).

Took awhile because I only had so many clamps to use. Had to modify some small c clamps to make them fit over the hatch frame beams.

So far, with everything but the rig, hatch covers and sail arm, I'm at 12lbs-7.5oz.
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Kevin,

It looks like you will be able to meet the minimum weight. I like the way you modified the "C" clamp.

I would have liked to use the sliding hatch cover on my boat. But with the long single hatch it puts it right up to the rear fair lead exit.

You are doing an excellent build,
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Old May 16, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Thanks Ed,

I'm planning on using a low profile fairlead for the main sheet, which should allow the hatch to slide all the way off with a little flexing. Of course the sheets will have to be eased to make this work. Everything's a compromise I guess.

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Old May 24, 2012, 12:48 AM
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After spending a day and a half on jury duty trying to get kicked off, had a bit of time yesterday to get hatch covers rough cut and stained. Two thin coats of West System on the deck to fill in the cloth texture. Should just need a light scuff before a few coats of spar varnish (at least that's the plan).

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Old May 24, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Very nice. I like the wood grain pattern of the deck.

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Old May 25, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Kevin,

Have you picked a color for the hull yet?

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Old May 25, 2012, 10:41 AM
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Ed,

I think I'm going to go with a warm, pale yellow. In the 60's, Chevy had a color "Butternut Yellow" that I've always liked. I'm hoping to find something close to that. Still haven't decided to paint the whole hull one color, or paint the bottom white. I'm leaning toward the later. Gonna start working on finish fairing the keel,and hopefully get some prime on the hull in the next few days.

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Old May 28, 2012, 12:20 PM
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Onward and upward.
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looks good, Kevin.
Old Jun 04, 2012, 01:21 AM
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Got the hull sanded, filled some pinholes, then a coat of primer and more sanding, only to discover more pinholes to fill. Will need some spot putty and a few more coats of primer in some areas before she's ready for topcoat.

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 01:57 AM
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Taking care of the pond.
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Nice.
Old Jun 04, 2012, 09:51 AM
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The hull is looking very nice. You would have enjoyed sailing Sunday. There was a steady light breeze at 9:30 then a strong steady wind came up at 10:30. Robert sailed his new Santa Barbra for the first time.

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Old Jun 25, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Hi Kevin,

Any progress on the "CJ".

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Old Jun 26, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Hi Ed,

I've been sidetracked thev last few weeks. I think she's pretty much ready for paint, I may still do one more coat of prime on the keel and a full sanding. I got the waterline marked off, but I'm not sure it's where I'd like it so I may do it over. I need to get back on track.

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Old Jul 03, 2012, 12:43 AM
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Got a bit accomplished the last few days. After a bunch of sanding with 600 grit I finally decided the hull was "good enough". I marked the waterline again with my "dial indicator" fixture, masked the boat and sprayed the bottom with Rustoleum Gloss White. This was an unused can that I bought some time ago. Started out fine, but at some point the can started spraying out hardened bits of paint. A light sanding should take care of them and I guess I'll buy a new can before spraying another coat....lesson learned.

Also got my sail arm mostly fabricated. I used (stole) Ed Crowell's measurements that he was nice enough to post in his build thread. Just needs some final finish work and a coat of clear.

May try and get a coat of paint on the above the waterline parts of the hull on the 4th if all goes well.

Kevin
Old Jul 03, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Lookin' good. I painted this old thing with rattle cans, ití a mofo. Good luck!


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