New Member from St Peters, MO

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Looking Good!! Yes!! SANDING!!!

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Looking great. I didnt mind the filling but I spent WAAAAY too much time trying to get the filler to match in color, in the end it didnt matter at all.

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I used the famowood mahogany (I think), which I believe is what Joshua Burks used. I'm probably going to end up staining the meranti to try to get a closer match to the sapelle. THis seems to come out pretty close. Just the epoxy over meranti was coming out a little too lite for my taste.

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About ready to stain. I would have started this weekend but the compressed finally gave out after 35 years, so I needed a new one to help blow the dust out of the plywood.
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A couple of the butt joint. I’m pretty happy with it. Hopefully I’m still happy after stain and epoxy. Lol
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Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

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Got some stain on Over the weekend. Minwax Bombay mahogany over meranti. I’m pretty happy with the color.

Question on the glassing. Do most people to two pieces on each side? I assume since I didn’t really see anything big enough to do the whole bottom. Do you “double” the overlap? Meaning if I go say three inches over the keel on one side, So I do the same three inches back on the other side. I’m just really concerned with being able to make these overlaps disappear.

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Color looks nice. Most boats will require a two piece bottom. It's generally easier to do it that way. A one or two inch overlap will suffice. Trimming can be done during the green stage of epoxy curing, when the resin is not fully cured and a little soft. Overlaps will pretty much disappear with additional fill coats and sanding, especially where the boat is painted.

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Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

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Mark,

Nice job!

The double layer of glass will show. I ran a piece of tape parallel to the keel as a cut line so the overlap was consistent on both sides and then filled/feathered from the cut line toward the chine to hide it. I stopped the glass at the waterline and painted the bottom. The glass and overlap are invisible even if you crawl under the boat to look. The ends of the weave swell when wetted out so be sure to cut them off while the epoxy is green.

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Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

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Green means that you can still dent it with your thumbnail. Not that it is still wet.

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Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

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Might be a dumb question, but do you cut it off with scissors, a safety knife or something else?

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Safety knife works fine. use a sharp blade and maybe a straight edge for a guide.

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Re: New Member from St Peters, MO

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Well got the glass on the transom today and the second coat on the bottom and sides. A few spots I’m not happy with, but I’ll live with it.
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