Merry merrimac

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Barneseye
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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by Barneseye » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:59 pm

Would it work if i put the JEM stickers on then epoxied over the top. or would the epoxy not stick?

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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by jem » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:25 pm

wouldn't stick very well
-Matt. Designer.

Barneseye
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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by Barneseye » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:18 pm

Been some rain cramping my style here but i've done a bit.
Have some pics i should've posted earlier but it seems to take ages to upload and resize them so I've just gotten round to it.
Skipped ahead and fitted decks and gunnels before doing outside joins while wrestle with the problem of drying epoxy outside wen its cold and damp.

Decks cut and epoxied underneath.

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Grooves cut in inwales.

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Decks and inwales fitted.

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Outwales too.

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Got lucky with my timber for the decks and yoke.

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I didn't pick it out myself just told them what i wanted and i think the grains pretty nice.

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I like the slotted inwales too. Worth a bit of effort.

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I'm getting close.

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Cant wait.

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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by CrkdLtr » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:21 pm

That's looking really nice.

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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by jem » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:32 pm

CrkdLtr wrote:That's looking really nice.
2nd that opinion!
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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by Barneseye » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:34 pm

Thanks guys.

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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by LIGHT KEEPER'S KID » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:36 pm

CONGRATS :!:

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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by OnkaBob » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:43 pm

Was going to say it looks just like a bought one - but bought ones aren't that good 8) .

Can't wait to see her varnished.
Cheers, Bob

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Laker accessories underway.

Barneseye
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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by Barneseye » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:01 pm

Been lucky with weather last couple of weekends.
Got the outside seams done then a couple more coats of epoxy on
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My most important epoxy tool!!
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Just need to Graphite the bottom, install some seats and bulkheads and she's all done.
I don't think i can wait that long to get it wet though.
Might take it out for a spin 'just to check the trim for seat positions and such' before the finishing touches.
Did have a problem with amine blush and it didn't wash off like the epoxy literature said.
If i sand it down and recote it should that do the trick

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Re: Merry merrimac

Post by jem » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:35 pm

beautiful!
-Matt. Designer.

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