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by Typhoon
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

Thanks! I was REALLY undecided on colours and am glad I chose this one. I actually made the final blue colour choice last minute, staring at the cans on the shelf. The paint system is a bitza- the primer was left over Baslac 2k polyurethane primer, the white was Glasurit 22 line single stage polyiur...
by Typhoon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

This weekend was the weekend. You can chase perfect preparation on small boats forever, but at some stage you just have to give up and paint, accepting the fact they will end up getting knocked around and the paint will look bad anyway! I decided on very traditional colours for the hull, a very crea...
by Typhoon
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

No post for a couple of weeks, but things have been happening. The interior got primed during the week, I just use a fabric 100mm (4") roller and regular 2k urethane automotive primer, very lightly thinned to reduce roller texture left behind in the finish. It works out very well- fast, easy, high b...
by Typhoon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

I've never made oars before, but let's have a go! Couldn't find any decent lengths of oar suitable timber locally, so ended up buying a few boards of Monterey cypress, ripping them up and joining the lengths with some clothespeg scarfs. We'll see how it works... I'll sand the interior tomorrow, hope...
by Typhoon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

Told myself no more sanding and that the interior would end up however it sanded out. I lied to myself! My inner perfectionist came out and created more work for me, just had to fill the tapes.
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by Typhoon
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

Are you sure you do not have any amine blush? That would cause the paper to clog quickly. A warm water and soap bath before sanding might be worth a try. I only go to something like 180 grit when close to the end. But no matter how you are doing it the result is sure looking good :wink: Yeah, made ...
by Typhoon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

Thanks Fuzz, I tnd to take time off work and well, work! Bad habit of mine. Last couple of days has been spent rolling a layer of resin over the hull and knocking that down with 180 grit paper on the orbital sander. The 180 grit clogs and loses it's edge pretty quickly, so lots of paper changes. My ...
by Typhoon
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

In my excitement to fill the hull, I forgot the skeg. Kind of important! Knocked the filler off around the skeg and bonded it on. We have a long weekend here this weekend and as work keeps harrassing me about all my accrued leave, I took to extra days off and made it a 5 day weekend. Power sanded th...
by Typhoon
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SG15 build
Replies: 58
Views: 22925

Re: SG15 build

Been busy with the boat, but been a bit slack taking photo and posting. Finished the gunwales up to a good enough stage to put a coat of epoxy on to protect them, and sanded down the interior with 40 then 80 grit. Will revisit the interior with some filler here and there once I've used the filler on...
by Typhoon
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: SK14 in N Florida
Replies: 23
Views: 7554

Re: SK14 in N Florida

Good work in making a start! I have been itching to build a boat since high school, I always found excuses not to.
Wish I had done it sooner, I'm finding the whole process very enjoyable.
As the old saying goes- you can't finish without a start.