GT27 Build (Wes K)

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by glossieblack » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:58 am

If there is a more authentic, no bullshit, heart warming build video on Bateau2, I'm not aware of it.

I'm a latecomer now hooked on this build.

Congratulations on what you're achieving! :D


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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wkisting » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:10 am

Hey, thanks for the kind words on the video!

Been knocked flat for two weeks with illness so no progress to report since the flip, but hoping to get back at it this weekend taping interior seams and fiberglassing the floor. Happy Friday all!
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:52 am

wkisting wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:10 am
Hey, thanks for the kind words on the video!

Been knocked flat for two weeks with illness so no progress to report since the flip, but hoping to get back at it this weekend taping interior seams and fiberglassing the floor. Happy Friday all!
Hope you do feel better and don't try pushing yourself before your body is ready! But, I can't speak for everyone but I am excited to see more progress on your build.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by cape man » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:59 am

That was an awesome viewing! Very well done! Really shows the method for stitch and glue.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by jacquesmm » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:37 am

Thank you for posting that video, nicely done.
I can't wait to see the little girls on board during the 1st cruise.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by Fuzz » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:54 pm

I too enjoyed the video. I am always impressed when I see the wife involved with the build. My wife wants nothing to do with the building part but she will go fishing no matter the weather :D

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by cjjohn » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:37 pm

Thank you for the video, I love seeing your entire family involved! After a couple of years of lurking and researching this helped motivate me to finally go on a build myself. Thank you.

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wegcagle » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:57 am

Awesome video Wes! Hope you get better quickly.

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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wkisting » Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:43 am

Thanks for the well wishes. I'm feeling much better and managed to get a little boat work done this weekend. Taped all inside seams. Unfortunately, I'll have to re-do the taping down the centerline (which means grinding it off again.... grrr). Stupidly, I laid that run early in the (cool) morning yesterday. When I came back in the afternoon, the temperature had surged and the inside had heated so hot under the plastic cover that it caused the wood/epoxy to off-gas much more than usual, resulting in huge bubbles under the tape. All other seams came out beautifully though, so it could be worse. A power planer should make reasonably quick work of it, just frustrating to have to re-do the work. I guess it's a good time to be reminded to do fiberglass work in the latter half of the day as temps begin to cool... especially as I prepare to lay fiberglass on the entire interior floor.

I also got all the parts for the floor stringers cut out, though I'm going to wait and glue them up next weekend.
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Re: GT27 Build (Wes K)

Post by wkisting » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:37 pm

Hi all,

Quick progress update: Got the interior seams all taped and the interior floor completely 'glassed. The latter was a big job, and very awkward near the bow as it was exasperating to get the cloth to lay flat while crawling on top of it. The slope of the hull made the glass layers want to slide aft under my body weight, especially once wet out with (slippery) epoxy. In the end, it came out great though.

Hoping to make progress on the floor beams this week if the weather cooperates, then we'll take next week off for a hike on the Appalachian Trail. We've been section hiking it with the girls since last year and are about 55 miles in from Springer Mtn, at Indian Grave Gap. We're going to try the next 20 miles to Blue Ridge Gap this time. It's a beautiful trail and good to get the girls out there in the wilderness. They do well and make a lot of new friends on the trail.
Wes
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