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by glossieblack
Sun May 19, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Fuzz and OQ. It looks like the weather gods may grace us with some drizzle over the next few days. It remains to be seen it it's enough to persuade paint man indoors to start blowing gloss on Skinnydip. In the meantime, I've been trying to design a set of long-term mooring weather covers for ...
by glossieblack
Sat May 18, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks cape man and OQ. :D

I spent time today lightly sanding the primer on the underside of the decks in readiness for the application of gloss paint.

If the weather gods cooperate by tipping rain on us early next week, paint man will be looking for an indoor gig. :wink:
by glossieblack
Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks OQ! I spent this morning oyster reef restoration politicking, and came home for lunch smouldering. :x After lunch I slipped the lines of frustration by escaping to Skinnydip's build shed, just to do something, anything, by hand, so I could half-park my angry brain in neutral. I focused on how...
by glossieblack
Thu May 16, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Fuzz!

I hope I'm not the proverbial desperate man clutching at straws, but for the first time in a couple of years, I'm feeling a little optimistic and relieved.
by glossieblack
Thu May 16, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Thanks Richard and Jeff. :D A couple of enjoyable things today. I ordered the gloss paint and the non skid, as well as the antifoul paint. Skinnydip is going to be materhorn white with a navy blue bottom. And for the first time I was given plausible explanation on what may have caused the gear box d...
by glossieblack
Wed May 15, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

All topsides ready for first coat of gloss paint to reveal detail sins.

Milestone! :D

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by glossieblack
Wed May 15, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

We all tend to be harder on ourselves for perceived flaws in our work. :) I bet your transom is going to be nearly perfect or already is. Looking forward to photo confirmation. :wink: I ended up having a go at faring the transom before paint man arrived. I got to a point where there were still a fe...
by glossieblack
Tue May 14, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4241
Views: 221949

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Agreed Ilker and OQ. Hand made customised tools can make life a lot easier. :D This afternoon was a case of one step forward, two steps back, attempting to get the transom fair. Jacques has designed the raked transom with a gentle curve forward-aft, and flat port-starboard. When I was stitching the ...
by glossieblack
Tue May 14, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 1967
Views: 157734

Re: Cape Man's Dory

Yep, she's a head turner. :D

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