Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jaysen » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:55 pm

Thanks Jeff!

Son is shredding paper with the best of them. He's still confused by the "jump with your duty gear"... how the heck do you exit the aircraft with an industrial paper shredder strapped to you?

Seriously though, he's starting to adjust to life in the Army. Not thrilled by current job (fng work) but still happy with his decision to sign up.

If all goes well I'm hoping to have Lil Bit back upright in her cradle by Monday. Should have primer on exterior sides allowing curing while I work on smoothing the interior. That should take a couple of days. If Fuzz manages to keep Murphy occupied I should get some yellow on her next weekend.

Speaking of yellow, here's the color scheme approved by the boss: vertical surfaces (hull sides and frames) will be yellow; horizontals oyster white; run rails, mast, spar oyster as well. That's the plan anyway.



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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jeff » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:17 pm

Jaysen, just tell him to hang in there!! He is now US Army Paratrooper for life!! You are always well planned!! Color scheme seems really nice!!! Jeff

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jaysen » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:52 pm

Jeff, hang in is what he does. Kid has a will of steel. Makes me proud.

Bottom is "fair enough". Put another coat on the sides. Sanding tomorrow morning and "hopefully" graphite in the evening.

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jeff » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Glad he is doing well!!! Jeff

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jaysen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:21 pm

Well... got called to shop for Madge. Sanding delayed until this afternoon. See Fuzz, I kept Murphy for you.

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jaysen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:41 pm

I'm calling her paint ready.

I took these wet to help show the flat spots and such.
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the things that aren't right will be there at the end of the year. There are some rough spots that I just can't seem to get filled. The transom is a bit of a mess still but again, I can fix it later. The areas I care about most, the bottom panels and the chines are pretty dang good. My goal is "work boat" and I think they are a bit better than that. The rub rails still need work, but that can be done much better once I have her upright in her cradle.

First thing tomorrow is masking the sides for graphite. Then I'll get to it. Pics of the mess will be provided.

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by terrulian » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:52 pm

There are some rough spots that I just can't seem to get filled.
I had some small areas like this that were a mystery, too.
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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jaysen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:12 pm

most of them seem to be where the fabric weave was really really deep. If I decide to try and fix it now, I think I'll just "smash" a bunch of fairing in there and then sand it smooth. Brute force method. Right now... I'm just ready to be done. I still have the inside to "fair" then paint, and seats, mast partner, mast step to complete. I'm still a few weeks out and I really want to GO FISHING!

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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by cape man » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:13 pm

Looks good to me. :wink: Fishing sounds better than fairing.
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Re: Jaysen's V12 -- 'Lil Bit' of everything fun

Post by Jaysen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:23 pm

cape man wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:13 pm
Looks good to me. :wink: Fishing sounds better than fairing.
Amen!

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