SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:30 pm

Ok really busy weekend but I was able to get the cloth done.
It was not really that hard.

I decided to do it without a precoat so that I could preplace the cloth and work out the weave.

While I was at it I did the first coat on the rudder and CB.

The whole process was not bad. The only problem is that the weave had to be darted a few times. I did not get it adjusted correctly when I smoothed it out.

Here are some pics in the gallery.

Included is a picture of the trailer I picked up.
I need to still build the bunks on the back.

http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=48952



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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:54 am

Well had a little scare.

The second coat of epoxy on the cloth for most of the boat was good.
One area, about 1/2 of one side never dryed. I was worried that I had an issue.

But I put another coat of epoxy on and it was dry this morning.

I did find one bubble in the cloth, so I cut it open and will fill with epoxy shorting.

Now I can sand the epoxy rough areas, a little filleting and I am ready for the stag, then primer, then paint.

I ran out of flour so I can't round out the bottom of the rail. It is nice to see it coming together.

I still have lots to do on the inside of the boat but progress is progress.

I will submit a new picture tonight of the fully cured, fully sanded outside hull.

I am now thinking about primer and paint, any suggestions.

I want the bottom and lower sides to be white, sides to be maroon or red, the inside floor to be maroon or red, and the inside sides and seats to be white.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by bondo » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:36 am

I looked at the pictures. The layup looks nice. Good looking work. You will be set with that trailer. As for the paint I don't know a thing about it. I am using a one part polyurethane. Roll and tip. Oh, and two-part epoxy bottom paint and cockpit floor.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:19 am

Some more progress.
A while back I got tired of working on the inside and decided to flip the boat and work on the outside.
Now the outside is completely done.
I had fairingitis for a while. I keep fairing and sanding and fairing. Finally I had to say enough is good enough.

The bottom is ready for first coat of primer and then paint.

Now I am going to work on the inside and get that finished. But it needs alot of sanding.
I put the epoxy fillets on and did not clean up before it dryed, so now I have to sand so much more.
Also my first experience with fairing did not go well on the inside. I was treating fairing kind of like dry wall putty.
and learned that you dont need so much. So now I have to sand off alot of fairing.
The things you learn by trail and error.

On the bottom I used just what fairing was needed and it turned out nice.

My check list of things to do is getting smaller and smaller. I am down to smoothing the inside out, installing the remaining seats, covers, and knee boards. Then its on to fairing a little and primer and paint.

I still have to finish the mast. It is shaped and sanded but needs a coat of epoxy and I might Fiber glass over it.
Question to those who know. Will a fiber glass cover over a wooden mast make the mast to rigid?

I was hoping to have it done before August by looks like it will be End of August before it sees the water.

See my gallery for pictures.
I have learned that with an ipad you can imbed pictures in the forum. So I will post a link to the last uploads and you can browser the rest if you want.

http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=49207

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by Stuff » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:53 pm

8)
Looking pretty good. A few more months and you will be sailing :D
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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:26 pm

Had a good day today.
The inside rear of the boat is now done.
Once the epoxy drys i will check for any areas that need attention.
The rear seat is now sealed in place.

The mid seat forward needs a little sanding then a few coats of epoxy.
The bow needs some rough sanding.

Getting closer.
If all goes well this weekend may put me at the first coat of primer. Still need to decide what to use.

Question for all the experts, what kind of hardware should I add in?
I have the front tow ring for to connect the trailer, but do I need cleats, tie downs, etc....

Latest picture.
http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=49242

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:32 pm

I forgot to add,
I learned a lesson first hand why you do not reuse epoxy containers.

I did some filleting and started a second batch. I figured I would use the same cup, it was nearly empty.
I mixed the new epoxy and added wood flour, mixed it up and applied it to the bow by that mast holder.
Came back 10-15 minutes later and it had ballooned up like a cake rising.

I had read that you never use the same cup twice and now I see why.

I was able to quickly get the balloon area removed and redid the area with a clean cup and it was fine.

Never reuse the same cup, they are cheap and you can avoid problems. I was lucky that I saw it, once it hardened it would have been mess to clean up.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by ChapLen » Sun May 01, 2016 9:54 pm

Any pictures of the finished product? I'm getting ready to start mine soon...really enjoyed following your progress.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:49 pm

ChapLen wrote:Any pictures of the finished product? I'm getting ready to start mine soon...really enjoyed following your progress.

I am just getting back to finishing it. I need to sand alittle, then apply primer and paint, then rig all the hardware.
I have more time now to finish. How is yours going?.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:50 pm

OK time to get this baby finished.
I plan to get it done in the next few months.
I will try to post some more pics as I can.

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