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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:45 am 
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First coat of varnish.............finally :lol:

I thinned it by about 1/5 and wiped it on in an effort to save runs :roll:

Its a method I use on furniture so I'm hopeing it will work OK :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:09 am 
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Geez mate,

that is looking great.

I tried to post to this before but my post disapeared.

You have raised the bar yet again. Your skill and quality of workmanship are the best I have seen. Beautiful. :D 8)

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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:18 pm 
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I like those intergrated handles on the sides. I thought about doing that, but was so eager to be "complete" that I installed some traditional factory kayak handles, which do not give me a secure hold, and I rarely pick up the boat with them now.

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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:08 pm 
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No varnish below the waterline. No sunshine there (if you do it right), and epoxy is harder than the varnish. Sustained soaking will soften and remove varnish, I've been told.

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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:52 pm 
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Bemm,
How did you get the geekos and name on the hull? What did you print them on? Did you epoxy it on the hull and then glass over it? I'd love to see a step by step on how you did it!


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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:18 am 
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FINALLY FINISHED

On sat morning Why Why Why hit the water for the first time :lol: :lol:

A group of us from AKFF decided to paddle across to Cockatoo Island for a bit of a get together for the weekend. The island used to be a ship yard that was closed down in the eightys and the national trust took it over.

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Loaded on mainland prior to launch the island is in middle osf Sydney Harbour.

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Mixing it with Hobies

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On return from blooding with first fish :lol: 8)


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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:01 am 
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Matt and the rest of you....... This boat is bloody awsome..stable quick and beautiful.

KJ i varnished bottom for no particular reason and yes I do think it was a waste of time

Scott the lizards were printed from computer onto ordinary white tissue paper then wetted out with epoxy and straight after this the matt was appllied

The sounder gave great readings thru the epoxy graphite

boat doesn't need a rudder and i am still getting the hang of rudder steering.

One day its a skill I may need if battling a strong wind but generaly boat tracks straight and true

some more pictures to finish of this build thread will post in out and about from time to time

We should see the bright work steadily dull as the boat gets more use :oops: :lol:

when I redo varnish at a later stage I might go for satin finish.

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Thanks for all your imput this was a project well worth doing........Whats next :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:25 am 
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Bemm 52.........:D :D :D :D Congratulations mate!! What an outstanding boat..... Great work.
Worth all the hard work......yes? Have fun..... :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
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AWESOME!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: SABALO BUILD
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:53 am 
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Yeah, kinda what Matt says.

Wow. Terrific looking boat!!!

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