Seattle Barrelback progress

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by RobertCugini » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:48 am

Sanding is almost done. whew!

Getting ready to drill holes for all the fittings before I stain and finish.
I have a question, How did everyone connect and fasten their "lifting Eyes"?

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Robert

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by Jimbob » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:40 am

Hi Robert,

Take a look at my build (link below) on one of the last pages (scroll down) and you will see how I did it. It shows how I attached the bow lift eye to the stem at the front. For the rear, I have a bronze rod that goes down through the 6 or so inches of the pieces that are attached to the transom. You know, the ones that make the curve at the transom. I cut access holes in the plywood transom so I could tighten the nut at the bottom.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by RobertCugini » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:53 pm

1st coat of stain
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by RobertCugini » Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:58 pm

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by PeterG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:20 pm

Looks great! Classic colors really set off the woodgrain. Can't wait to see the finished deck.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by mrintense » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:46 pm

Very nice Robert. I know this has been a long time coming. Not sure when you started, but it feels like you've been at it as long as I've been building mine. She's going to be a real stunner when completed.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by RobertCugini » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:43 pm

2 coats of CPES on the stain, starting to see what it will look like....
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by Hercdrvr » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:30 pm

Beautiful, different wood colors are looking great together!
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by sproggy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:00 am

Do you mind me asking why you decided to use CPES on the decks? I assume this means you're not using 'regular' epoxy encapsulation but will varnish over the CPES. What do you see as the benefits of this approach other than it being closer to that used on restored, original Barrelbacks?

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by RobertCugini » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:00 am

The product is much thinner than regular epoxy. I use it mainly to set or seal the stain. Traditionally you would start with a varnish thinned way down for a first coat.
I did this because I had the product, and it worked well on the sides, and it is commonly done, other than the straight varnish method. I don’t plan any fiberglass on the top deck.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by sproggy » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:11 am

Thanks - useful to know. The deck looks fantastic.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by RobertCugini » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:16 pm

11 coats of varnish, a few more and I'll be caulking the deck seams...
I'm planning on using 3m 4000uv unless some one convinces me not too...
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by PeterG » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:21 pm

Your finish looks amazing!
Caulked seams are so cool... I don't know about the 3M 4000 UV but many of the antique runabout restorers use Don Danenberg's method with Sikaflex LOT (long open time) in their preferred color which is often white or mahogany though I've seen orange and black used too. A coat of varnish over the caulk keeps it sealed and clean. If you don't like the slight amber color change of the varnish, you can pinstripe it with white paint.
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:48 am

Robert

I used white 4000UV on the Tahoe in 2008. Worked well. I think it's 3000UV now.

I could not get enough black 4000UV for the Bartender. So, I used Sika 291, WRONG STUFF! I should have use 295! The 291 is a real mess now. I'm having a bad time trying to remove it. Some of it flakes right, some is gooey like tar, and some will peal out.

I've a lot of Sika product at work over the years with always good results.

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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

Post by vupilot » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:53 am

Beauty! It's been great watching this build, you are getting really close now!

I kinda wish I had done the white caulk instead of inlay-ed contrasting strips of basswood due to caulk allowing for better expansion and contraction and repair-ability.

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