Seattle Barrelback progress

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neel thompson
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

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Beautiful job on the planking. I only wish I knew how to vacuum bag! For some reason I can't get it straightened out in my head exactly how it works. Good luck with the sanding. I know how that process can work on you, but it is well worth the effort in the end.

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So - was bagging with it?
(I know the answer to this one...)
Looks great.
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Absolutely, while it did take longer, with more supplies, I feel the result was significantly stronger and more uniform. It is truly amazing what kind of clamping force that can be generated when doing this. It takes a bit of practice to get everything right and know just how long you have to work before you have the epoxy flash.
I was never able to get the duck tape to work as well as you. I also didn’t use the mortite but used the yellow tape for everything. In the end, it didn’t cost much more to use the yellow bag tape rather than the duck tape. I also used the duck tape to reinforce or seal areas while working the bag.
Would I do it again? Without a doubt.
Thanks again for all your help in getting this far. You’ve made this far easier and you photo album of your project is the definitive source for information (Along with this forum ;) )

Robert

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Well, I took some months off of the Barrelback to finish another little project and to practice some of the techniques that I will be using next.
All the finish samples are done, and most of the fasteners are installed and plugged.
Like Bob Perkins, I've now got a little sailing pram that I restored. This one is from my father in law and he built it in the mid-60's in Florida when he was working on the space program for Boeing. It was in sad sad shape when I got it. In fact they were going to cut it up and use it as a flower planter. The bottom along the trunk was rotted out and it had numerous issues. I coated the whole thing in CPES, fixed the areas of rot, added a layer of glass set in epoxy resin, on the bottom and sides on the outside and a layer on the bottom on the inside. I refinished the mast, oars, daggerboard, and rudder.
Ready to go!
I'm now back on the barrelback.
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I've been "plugging away" at the barrelback!
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Very nice, Robert! Keep on plugging!

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Stain!

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Beautiful!!

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I'm going to cpes with System 3 S1 this weekend. Any advice before I start? I have a good, rated respirator, and will turn off all the ignition sources.

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Robert:

Yes, the respirator is a must, an exhaust fan is also a good idea. I always run an exhaust at one end of the shop and open a window at the other end for good cross ventilation. Be sure to allow sufficient dry time between coats it takes a long time for penetrating epoxy to cure properly.

Looking good,

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First coat of cpes.
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Simply beautiful!
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first glass on transom
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

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Wow!! Very nice. Have u drilled the shaft hole yet?

Looks amazing!!
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Re: Seattle Barrelback progress

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I was going to finish the glassing on the sides first. I've been getting all the parts together, and am going to make a simple mockup first to get everything right. I had gotten a ship auger for the shaft hole, but think I'm going to fabricate a holesaw instead so I can use the strut as a guide. I have to make a short boring bar to make it all work. It's the next step after the glassing. I'm going to lap the bottom glass over the sides after it's all done.

Robert

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