Cape Man's Dory

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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by cape man » Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:54 pm

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Sanded the bottom and a set of paddles that were bought for the SC16, but also got beat up on the Alafia by my son and his hoodlum friends :cry: and then did another coat of epoxy on the boat, paddles and seat hangers. Warm (i.e. hot) today, so I was able to put another coat on everything and some glass on the decks.

The white ash on the gunwales is showing some water damage, but is still solid and hard, and I think it gives her character.


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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by Jeff » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:48 am

Nice work Caper Man!!! Jeff

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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by CatfishHunter » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:25 pm

looking good cape man, I think i found that rock you hit in chass not too long ago. it sure did a number on my skeg on my brand new merc 60! :lol: I've ran the same route for 15 years and still find a new one from time to time. I'm glad i got the first one out of the way. 8)

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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by cape man » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:27 pm

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It is so counterintuitive to sand a glossy surface, but here we go again! Inside is ready for EMC clear polyurethane. I think I have enough for the inside, but need more to cover the outside and the deck on the OD18.

Jeff and/or Reid,
I'll call tomorrow but they don't list the clear on the polyurethane 99 color chart.
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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:08 am

Cape Man, let me look at the chart and I will be prepared to discuss with you later this morning. You are doing some beautiful work!! Jeff

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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by Reid » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 am

Cape Man,

It is not on the color chart but EMC does have a "Hi Gloss Clear". If you click on the Top Coat Base, select Quart, Gallon, or Spray Can and then select it from the drop down.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:35 am

Cape Man, if you prefer, just call us: 772.742.8535. Anything going-on with your LM18 (actually your son's LM18)? Jeff

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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by cape man » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:00 pm

Jeff,

Great to talk to you and once again you guys do a great job (I forgot my wallet this morning and Jeff was quick to find all my info to place an order). The only problem is once again the product will arrive quickly and force me to keep working!

As I said on the phone, redoing the canoe is in front of sanding and repainting the OD18, which is in front of any work on the LM18. I did post on that thread that we flipped it upright and placed some bricks in it to see if the hook that was in the bottom would deflect back out, and it did. I'm confident the stringers and bulkheads will make the bottom true throughout.

Only a few days left on the canoe. Paint EMC high-gloss, clear top coat on the gunwales and inside, install the seats, flip, sand the bottom, and paint it as well. Oh yeah, paint the paddles also. May put a layer of 4 oz on the blades... :help: :help:
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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by Jeff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:26 pm

Cape Man, thank you for the kind words!! Can't wait to see the canoe finished, she is going to be a beauty!!! Jeff

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Re: Cape Man's Dory

Post by cape man » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:56 pm

Painted the top tonight.
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