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by cape man
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

And that's not the custom touch I was talking about...
by cape man
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

A brown anole. She was sitting on the deck on my way out this morning. As I walked up she got the strength to break free. They are not nocturnal at all, meaning she got stuck there yesterday before dark. No tracks coming in, so she also must have fell from the cover above. What's next, a feral hog c...
by cape man
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

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Any guesses?
by cape man
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

Trimmed the puzzle pieces, over drilled the holes for the cleat, and gave everything a nice coat of epoxy. Getting there...
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by cape man
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia
Replies: 4560
Views: 250834

Re: ST21 Hybrid Powered "SKINNYDIP" Noosa Australia

Tell me you will over drill, fill with epoxy, and redrill those fasteners (if you didn't already). Those are nice!
by cape man
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Jack plate expert wanted!
Replies: 15
Views: 216

Re: Jack plate expert wanted!

I have a Yamaha F70 on a six inch set-back hydraulic jack plate from Bob's Machine. I have owned it for over a dozen years now (it was on the old boat before I started building Clara). I use cable steering, not hydraulic, but either work with a jack plate. Richard (Aripeka Angler) has the same setup...
by cape man
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

The wood was pretty dry... 20 year old walnut, cherry, and poplar boards, and 100+ year old Chesnut log, all from properties in Virginia. I will check out the penetrating epoxy for the next build or if and when I strip the gunwales down to the wood again. Trying to get out early to work on her some ...
by cape man
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

You may be right, but I don't know how. I put at least 3 coats of epoxy on the wood before glass, and when it started coming off after a few years, stripped everything down and redid it, again with at least 3 coats of epoxy before the glass. I also think the wood was starved, but cannot explain why ...
by cape man
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2043
Views: 164978

Re: Cape Man's Dory

The epoxy is left over from the SC16 build. My only thought is it has "darkened" with age? Anyone experience similar results? I am okay with it as I read all about Kintsugi this morning, but just curious at this point. Perhaps I will mix some gold dust in the epoxy before I reglass it... kintsugigri...