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Old 07-09-17, 08:35 PM   #11
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Well, i just realized that troutbum69 and warmouth have boat projects on this forum.
One thing I've learned from my stitch and glue project is troutbum and warmouth
have some serious wood working and boatbuilding skills. Cutting those compound angles and getting a nice tight fit ,is not easy.
Don't have to worry about it so much with stitch and glue ,you can hide mistakes with fillets. Not so with the boats their building,you've got to know what you're doing.
Anyway,
I covered the sides on my little boat with 6oz.fiberglass cloth and
loosely clamped one of the outside gunwale strips on each side.
I'm going to let them sit there for a day or so .

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Old 07-09-17, 09:59 PM   #12
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Don't sell yourself short Swamp. You too have some serious boat building skills! That thing is sweet.
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Old 07-11-17, 03:11 AM   #13
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Don't sell yourself short Swamp. You too have some serious boat building skills! That thing is sweet.
I second that. Any project of that magnitude is commendable. I would have done a stitch and glue if I didn't find the Steele boat. And I'm not a good woodworker. I have two years invested in this project and a pile of scrap lumber from mistakes to prove it.

Looking forward to following this build.
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Old 07-16-17, 01:39 PM   #14
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Looks great so far man! I will be following along too. I bought a boat building book a while back about "Jordans Wood boats" and am interested in building one some day ..
(While I've mentioned it, so any of yall know much about "Jordan's " builds? Ate these other names you are mentioning different people/styles?

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Old 07-16-17, 10:12 PM   #15
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Swamp! That is freaking sweet! There's a reason I most of us purchase boats. Your skills are pretty far beyond simply "good."

I wanna see photos when she gets out on the water! She is looking magnificent!
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Old 08-01-17, 04:15 PM   #16
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I haven't been able to work on my boat much lately but i did put a second layer of cloth on it.
It looks ok except for the transom.I left it to cure overnight.zThe transom had a lot of bubbles and the cloth looked wrinkled in a couple of places.I don't know what happened, it looked good when i left it. I scraped all the high spots down and now have exposed cloth where the bubbles were..should i cut out the exposed cloth or epoxy over it.
Tried to post photo of the mess but photobucket wants lots of money.
I tired fliker but no luck with them.

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Old 08-11-17, 06:08 PM   #17
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If your cloth did not get saturated you will need to take it off and put a new piece in.
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Old 08-11-17, 10:02 PM   #18
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Swamp do you have one of those fiberglass bubble buster things? I had one little spot like that where I barely hit it with the buster but I guess there was still air in there and when the epoxy got warm it expanded


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Old 08-11-17, 10:07 PM   #19
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You can kinda see the spot here. I ended up just aggressively sanding it and rolling on more epoxy. However that area was mostly covered by the gunnel and is probably 5"x5"


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Old 08-17-17, 08:32 PM   #20
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I was afraid you would say that warmouth. I was hoping for a easy fix.
No troutbum, i don't have one of those bubble buster roller things,but i will
before i do any more glassing.I scraped it down to dry cloth and cut out what
i could and added small pieces of cloth and epoxy.I think its ok .probably add a third layer of cloth and use the bubble buster thing.

I've got one more strip of white oak to go on the outwale,two more strips of three in tape along the chines, seat, oarlocks,and anchor system.paint bottom with graphite and epoxy mix.
The graphite deal reminds me of when my son disassembled a etch-a-sketch.
What a mess
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