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Jan 12, 2018, 10:36 AM
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At this point all the parts are made and the entire hull with the keel trunk and rudder post is now at 620g. The rear deck will be glued to the hull this weekend and I will start on the winch mechanics next week. I should have the foredeck glued on by next weekend. This build is going way to fast.
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Jan 13, 2018, 05:54 PM
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Yesterday I glued the rear deck onto the hull after I installed all the deck eyelets. Today I spent most of the day in the shop and got the foredeck fitted and the mast ram fitted into the foredeck. I built a deck patch which holds a std. bantock pot. It adds about 35g but may be worth it for the convenience. As she sits now with the pot she is 690g and if you say the pot is part of the radio she is 660g.
Jan 14, 2018, 10:48 PM
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Looking sharp David.
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Jan 16, 2018, 07:35 PM
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She is now One


One piece that is. Glued on the foredeck last night and got a good sanding session done this afternoon. As she sits without the wires for the jib connections she is 652g. I have to add one more overall coat of epoxy which will be 80% removed and Ill get the weight before the first shot of primer goes on. If I can keep the weight of the paint to under 40g I'll be in good shape to have about 175g of corrector weight.
Jan 17, 2018, 03:16 PM
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I applied the last layer of epoxy which added 32g. I hope to get 25g of it sanded off later this evening. Right now she is post curing in an electric blanket.
Jan 17, 2018, 10:23 PM
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I like West Systems. The stuff is hard and easy to sand? I got 22g of the last coat taken off and the surface looks good. There are only about 20 little areas I needed to fill and I'll get the final sanding done tomorrow. I expect the hull to be at or near 665g ready for paint. I will be shooting the first primer coat this weekend one month since starting the build. The paint will take weeks to complete as I let it dry for a many days before I touch it.
Jan 19, 2018, 09:53 AM
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She is ready for primer at 668g however it will have to wait for a week. I'm on Vaca to Mexico
Jan 24, 2018, 02:19 PM
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After much thought ive decided to use white pigment in epoxy for the final top coat. I don’t think the white paint will work well with the deck patches as I think they will lift the paint off. Anyone with any advice?
Jan 24, 2018, 03:28 PM
Mike Hansow IOM USA 53
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What? Not Bright Red?
Jan 24, 2018, 03:45 PM
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Red deck patches and possibly a red bow bumper. Also maybe a red stripe
Jan 24, 2018, 05:42 PM
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After much thought ive decided to use white pigment in epoxy for the final top coat. I donít think the white paint will work well with the deck patches as I think they will lift the paint off. Anyone with any advice?
There's a transparent 3M product that can be applied on top of the painted deck, around the holes, that some folks have successfully used to protect their paint from deck patches. This also increases the number of times you can peel up and re-stick your deck patches, as long as it's done when they are dry.
Jan 24, 2018, 06:18 PM
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Yes a lot of soaring guys use it for the wings
Jan 24, 2018, 07:17 PM
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Red deck patches and possibly a red bow bumper. Also maybe a red stripe
You mean like this one, but without the wood?
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Jan 24, 2018, 10:40 PM
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Is that an alternative?
Jan 25, 2018, 08:16 AM
Barry D IOM USA 27
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After much thought ive decided to use white pigment in epoxy for the final top coat. I donít think the white paint will work well with the deck patches as I think they will lift the paint off. Anyone with any advice?
I had a problem with the deck patches pulling off the varnish on my boat, so I took off the all the varnish in the area where the patches are applied, taped it off, and did one coat of epoxy which solved the problem. So if you already have a coat of epoxy on the deck, just tape off that area and paint the rest, it will save weight for sure David


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