Bottoms Painted / Last Coat of Primer

Bottoms Painted / Last Coat of Primer

I’m hoping the end is near for all of the sanding I’ve been doing. The bottom is painted with six coats of VC Performance Epoxy by Interlux. I bought a gallon kit but a quart kit would have been plenty. This stuff goes on very thin. I recommend roller …

Life...

Life…

Ok, as usual, life has gotten in the way of my sailing and boat building… BUT, I intend to get back at it THIS WEEK!!! Gotta start somewhere!

New Project....Charlene

New Project….Charlene

For those who may be interested I have built another sportsboat that is based loosely on the i550. Charlene is 6.2 metres long and is built from foam core and ply deck and frames.see her at ………http://jaydeemac23.blogspot.com.au/  

Tune up

Tune up

Been awhile.I did some racing in breeze a few weeks ago, and have made some changes to make the boat work a little better.My setup for cross-sheeting the jib was a little awkward, with a cleat on the deck next to the trimmer. I have a turning/cheek blo…

New Project........

New Project……..

Hello again. Been some time since the last post. Mostly we were gone cruising for the last 2 years…..see www.doolittlecruising.blogspot.comWe are back in a cool house, kids are back in school, we are working, and I have a new garage project to keep m…

Bottoms Painted / Last Coat of Primer
Bottoms Painted / Last Coat of Primer

I’m hoping the end is near for all of the sanding I’ve been doing. The bottom is painted with six coats of VC Performance Epoxy by Interlux. I bought a gallon kit but a quart kit would have been plenty. This stuff goes on very thin. I recommend roller …

Life…

Ok, as usual, life has gotten in the way of my sailing and boat building… BUT, I intend to get back at it THIS WEEK!!! Gotta start somewhere!

New Project….Charlene
New Project....Charlene

For those who may be interested I have built another sportsboat that is based loosely on the i550. Charlene is 6.2 metres long and is built from foam core and ply deck and frames.see her at ………http://jaydeemac23.blogspot.com.au/  

Tune up
Tune up

Been awhile.I did some racing in breeze a few weeks ago, and have made some changes to make the boat work a little better.My setup for cross-sheeting the jib was a little awkward, with a cleat on the deck next to the trimmer. I have a turning/cheek blo…

New Project……..
New Project........

Hello again. Been some time since the last post. Mostly we were gone cruising for the last 2 years…..see www.doolittlecruising.blogspot.comWe are back in a cool house, kids are back in school, we are working, and I have a new garage project to keep m…

It Sails!
It Sails!

So we took my Honey out sailing for the first time on a beautiful and windy day.  Overall she performed beautifully.  Pointed well, reached fast, light on the helm, and very nimble. 
Two things went wrong, after a couple laps up and down the ship ca…

More Recent Progress on Mist
More Recent Progress on Mist

Eye Spy! This photo shows progress on the rudder blank, companion-way, keel trunk, hatch panel, and fairing the deck.The rudder will be of the cassette variety. The lower third is tapered. Overall length is 60″. I will be laying up the cloth and vacuum…

Columbia Crossings Cup 2012
Columbia Crossings Cup 2012

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Mist’s Bottom and Sides are Fair
Mist's Bottom and Sides are Fair

I’ve been spending a lot of time sanding and I am really happy with how smooth the bottom and sides of the hull have turnout.  I rolled and tipped three coats of epoxy with graphite power additive.  I really like the black too! &nbs…

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