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 Post subject: TARHEEL CAPE FEAR SOT
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:48 pm 
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STARTED BUILDING THIS ROCKET ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO. GOT THE PLANS AND STARTED LOFTING AND CUTTING. I FOUND IT EXTREMELY HARD TO STOP ONCE I GOT STARTED SO SOME OF THE BUILD PROCESS MAY BE LEFT OUT.

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 Post subject: CF SOT
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:04 pm 
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THE PICS ARE LITTLE ROUGH. I'LL WORK ON THAT. I AM DEFINETELY IN A LEARNING PATTERN HERE, BUT EACH TIME I GO INTO "MOAN" MODE, THE PLANS INSTRUCTIONS BRING ME BACK TO REALITY. THANKS MATT. I WAS AMAZED AT THE TRUE STRENGTH OF THE PANELS W/ THE AMOUNT OF TORQUE THEY COULD TAKE. ONE QUESTION: IS IT TOO LATE TO SWITCH TO THE SIT-IN VERSION AT THIS PHASE? JUST CURIOUS.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:21 pm 
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No not at all.

On the Cape Fear SOT, you build it as a sit in first.

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not much happening since the last post EXCEPT sanding, sanding and did I mention? SANDING!! I actually enjoy sanding so it wasn't like work. I order some 6oz cloth from a CO. in Ohio. It is 38"x 20 yds @ $80.00, is that a good price? I got cloth before from this guy, and it really worked well, but I don't have alot to compare to.

Now that I've got it all slicked out, and a saturation coat on, it's time to glass the hull.
ImageFollowing the instructions, I rolled out the glass on half of the hull[img]

Now I have to wait until I'm done with that other PITA(WORK) to began the first wet-out coat.[/img]


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:20 am 
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About $4 per yard. Pretty good price.

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 Post subject: Re: TARHEEL CAPE FEAR SOT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: TARHEEL CAPE FEAR SOT
PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:17 pm 
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not good with the pic posting, but it is my progress since my last post. Basically, it's where I moved to which is why ther's nothing new on my Cape Fear. I did mange to get to glassing the interior of the hull, and have decided to build this as a sit-in. Will post some progress pics shortly.


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 Post subject: Re: TARHEEL CAPE FEAR SOT
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:26 pm 
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Now that I've shown where I want to use my yak, it's time to get on w/ the build. I managed to get as far as constructing a flat deck on the front and decided it should have an asethic look so i'm attempting my own version of a stripped top.Image
I began with cutting leftover ply into 2" strips and applied them over a solid ply top already in place. Image After they cured, the strips were cut and sanded down to conform to the hull shape.Image The next step will be to apply epoxy/ filler resin between the strips and finally glass the top.


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 Post subject: Re: TARHEEL CAPE FEAR SOT
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:07 pm 
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Nice looking water you're going to be paddling on Tarheel..........
And that stipped deck will look a treat. Nice work, mate.... :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: TARHEEL CAPE FEAR SOT
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:02 am 
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Thanks John, I'm still new to this, but it is Definitely addicting. Here's a shot of the first saturation coat on the top deck. There are 1x2's on the sides both for structure and looks. The plan is to add epoxy/ wood filler from the edge of the top to the edge of those side pieces and shape a nice slope to it. That's the plan anyway. :roll: Image


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