A Cracker Built FS18

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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:29 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:If I'm lucky it will take all day to dry. Hoping I can use my arms again by tomorrow.
Hey Larry it isn't a job you know :wink:

Thanks for the pics doc 8)



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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:03 pm

Round 3 of fairing almost complete. Ugh. Sure do love that long board :cry: This will hopefully be the final round. Might actually get graphite on the bottom this week.
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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by cape man » Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:05 am

Everytime I look at my boat I see sander dust, sweat, and drops of blood... If I ever start another she will be the roughest and ugliest thing seen here. Seaworthy, yes. Pretty, no. I feel your pain.
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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:21 am

Yep, this one already has plenty of blood stains and sweat. I just can't bring myself to do less than a decent job on the finish though. It's a personality defect that I sometime wish I didn't have. Anality I think :lol:

3 rounds of fairing with blended filler done. 1 more light round with Quick Fair yesterday, got to sand it again today, then I'm calling it good nuff and moving on :roll:

This thread would be better with pictures.
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:30 pm

I think they've got it 8)

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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:37 pm

Yep, they've got it. New and improved :)

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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by cedarock » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:31 pm

And a fine job you are doing too! That is going to be a pretty hull.

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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by rjezuit » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:54 pm

Just have to get the fairing board to move on it's own now.

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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:28 pm

Just have to get the fairing board to move on it's own now.
Not now :D I parked that SOB on the shelf this afternoon and it will sit there for a while. It's done until next time. Rolled a thin sealing coat of epoxy on everything this evening just before dark. Bugs were bad as usual, probably will be sanding bug legs tomorrow.
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Re: A Cracker built FS18

Post by Pro Wader » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:53 pm

Great work Larry. I am so glad to be able to follow you while I am doing mine.

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