Canterbury "J" # 532 - Page 3 - RC Groups
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Oct 08, 2017, 08:15 PM
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Great job. She looks fantastic.
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Oct 11, 2017, 03:53 PM
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hey guys, I am now back to where I was thinking and planing the hatch cover coaming, I put in a 1/8 X 1/4 strip of bass wood under the decking and trimmed the decking and have a temporary piece of 1/16 X 3/4 bass now to do more thinking before I mess this up,.... I also am considering using an epoxy on the deck, some one here said to use spar varnish, just thinking...
Oct 11, 2017, 07:36 PM
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I used Tung Oil on mine. When have you ever seen a glossy varnished deck on a real boat?
Oct 11, 2017, 09:47 PM
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on the show room floor ??
Oct 12, 2017, 06:24 AM
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Nope. The decking is a non skid surface Perhaps planking on cabin tops but not the deck which is walked on. Even on high end super yachts . Anyway. Tung Oil is very simple to use and the results are great. However, your boat, your preference.
Oct 12, 2017, 05:30 PM
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I've been busy, I did a mock-up of the rear hatch, not sure ?.... I also mocked-up the main hatch coaming and I played with color.....
Oct 13, 2017, 06:27 AM
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There's a variety of wood finishing products out there that provide a satin (my preference) or even flat finish. Easiest way is to find a local wood working expert and talk to them.
Oct 13, 2017, 03:00 PM
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I stopped using tung oil after finding it caught a lot of dust on my handgun grips. Just an FYI
Oct 15, 2017, 02:48 PM
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I have now moved on to Plan 'B" regarding the rear hatch...
Oct 16, 2017, 01:47 PM
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I have been thinking about hardware, both standing and running rigging, any suggestions?? or recommendations
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Oct 16, 2017, 03:26 PM
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CJ rules gives much leeway as far as hardware is concerned. I kept mine fairly simple You can see my build thread My next will be more race oriented and incorporate more adjustability. I can say that I prefer stranded wire for shrouds and stays. And incorporate as many ways as possible to take it all apart. I find fishing swivels and clasps to be invaluable
Last edited by Stephen Vick; Oct 16, 2017 at 03:34 PM.
Oct 20, 2017, 06:30 PM
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back at it, working the brain, running out of trees, yes, buy more wood, a hatch cover in the making.....
Oct 20, 2017, 10:12 PM
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My hatches were made using 1/32 birch ply (the same used for the deck) Assembled with 30 min epoxy and completely water proofed using thinned epoxy. after I was satisfied that the hatch would be secure, I next planked/ detailed the hatch. I also made a "race hatch" from 3mm polycarbonate "Lexan" sheet. I have run with "A" rig in 20 MPH with gusts of 30 MPH, burying the lee rail to the centerline , and only shipped a quarter cup of water in an hour. Don't overthink it. A 1/8 inch combing and good hatch overhang is enough. water follows the path of least resistance, so give it the easy out.


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