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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- very close to the end
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:37 am 
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Sure is looking good :lol: ...
A lot of hard work and lots of time, but the results are well worth the wait!!!
Sure does look great so far...............


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- very close to the end
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:02 pm 
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ALL fiberglass is in place! Yea!

Last night I got the first coat of graphite on the bottom. At least 2 more coats and then I start the final finish of resin and on to varnish.

I did get the front hatch cut out and all holes drilled for mounting all hatches, rod holders and everything else except the trolley pulleys. Not sure I want to mess up the looks with a trolley.

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I may have to build a special paddle for this puppy.


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- very close to the end
PostPosted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:27 pm 
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Well, set backs seem to be a way of life lately. Doctor called it Plantar Faciaitis and told me to spend less time on my feet.
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But I have managed to finish the bottom and lower portion of the side panel and I am very pleased with the looks.
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Hoping it will be cured out enough tonight to turn it over in the morning and complete the topside.
My oldest son (Hambone) and I are going to Galveston Bay this weekend, hope this puppy is ready :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- Bottom done
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:53 am 
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Tonight I will re-sand with 220 grit and add the last coat of resin. Hopefully Varnish Wednesday night or Thursday.


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- More Pics
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:55 pm 
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that is one fine looking craft Preacher. Thank you so much for allowing me time away from work to observe your byuild online.
You should definitly get some good high res pics on launch day. I can't wait to see this one on the water


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- More Pics
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:42 pm 
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I'm starting my varnish tonight. Tomorrow night I re-install the rigging and Friday my oldest son and I drive 300 miles to Galveston Bay looking for a ton of fish slime to break this boat in first thing Saturday morning.

Matt,
Thank you so much for this design, it is beautiful (to me). I will be doing a lot of inshore (bay) fishing but may also do some BTB (beyond the breakers) off the beach to see how she handles there.

Hopefully I will have a ton of pictures next week.


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:50 pm 
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Great looking boat preacher!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I m stuck here in the big sand box, so ill eagerly await the slime pics!! awsome boat and thanks for logging it so well gave me alot of ideas for my upcoming boats for me and my son. once i get out of this danged sand box lol.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:24 am 
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very purty and a little bit shiney

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:19 am 
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Preacher,
Where abouts on Galveston Bay will you be putting in at?
Bob


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- LAUNCHING THIS WEEKEND
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:57 am 
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Wannabe wrote:
Preacher,
Where abouts on Galveston Bay will you be putting in at?
Bob

We will launch first (Saturday) at Stingaree and maybe later at Rollover Pass. From reports we will be launching early morning and late afternoon. Midday we may be fishing the surf, possibly BTB (beyond the breakers). My son will be fishing my Bumble Bee Pirogue so that boat won't go through the surf but I'm taking my OK Big Game as a backup.


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