Roberta's Torpedo

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Very cool, top notch work as usual.
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Very nice work!!
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Just, WOW! Really impressive that your excellent and award-winning build could be improved even more. Even though I'm in the very early stages, I'm getting the distinct impression that, save for building a second boat, folks are never done fine tuning their boats.
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Very nice Roberta! Very Nice!
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Thanks, Everyone!! Yah, once the boat hits the water there are the tweeks and mods that maybe weren't apparent in the beginning. Mine started with a new waterline, a new prop, then the trim tabs. The hatch scoop was inevitable because the way I built it made it fragile. Aside from routine maintenance, she's been a really fine boat.

Roberta :D :D :D :D
Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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:D Looks good.I should have mentioned it before but when I saw your new avitar,I thought that round thing above your flag was part of your boat.Do old tires really work good as boat fenders? I would think black crud would rub off onto hulls. :roll:
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I wouldn't use tires. Those are just some at the lake restaurant at a show in Madison. We aren't close to them.

New hatch scoop stained today with Chris Craft Cordova.

Roberta :D :D :D
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Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Excellent craftsmanship, looks great!
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Beautiful new design Roberta. Really nicely done. It's interesting seeing work done on finished boats as it gives one confidence that it can be done after the fact if things don't turn out as planned.
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Thanks, Carl. With a saw and glue, you can do most anything on a wood boat.

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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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The hatch is done and back on the boat. I repaired the caulk, cleaned and painted it white again. I went out to see what I needed to do to the caulk on the rest of the boat.

I was wondering if I made a mistake using 3m 4000 uv. It was really dirty and wouldn't wash out clean. After unsuccessfullying attempting to wash the caulk on the hatch, I used about 5 Dremel polishing wheels to clean it. That worked pretty well, but I wasn't able to do a very thorough job because of needing so many and the little buggers are 4 bucks apiece. So I painted the caulk.

We purchased some Dawn power spray to clean off artillery fungus on our pool fence ( whole other story). I thought I would try it on the bow decking. So with a toothbrush and Dawn in hand, i successfully cleaned up half the deck. It took some effort, but the results we worth it. Check it out. If you have dirty caulk that doesn't seem to want to clean up, try Dawn power spray.

Roberta :) :) :D :D
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Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Looks bright and fresh, ready for summer.
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Getting there, Matt. Who'd a thought a pandemic would motivate me. :lol:

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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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How’s your refinish work coming along.
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The refresh turned out great. The Epifanes two part polyurethane is holding up just great after 6 years. I cleaned up the 3m 4000 uv caulk with Dremel polishing pads to make it look new again. And I repaired the transom erosion by the bilge plugs and repainted the blue bac there. Boat looks Great!

Here's a picture when we were up in Three Lakes last August. It got covered in pine sap and needles where we were docked. All cleaned up now.

Roberta :D
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Roberta "Queen of the Boat Builders"
Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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