CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- More Pictures Added

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preacher
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Type of boat I like: Cape Fear SOT
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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FOUND THE LEAK

Post by preacher » Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:08 am

fransjoe wrote:Ugly? Preacher, even a woman would be jealous of your Cape's figure, she looks like a million bucks, I hope that my project of the free laker turns out as nice as your Cape Fear.
Thanks Joe, Matt's designs are incredible and this boat is a big guy dream.
She's starting to look better now. I really rushed things trying to get ready for that fishing trip but now I'm putting a good finish on her and tweeking the rigging.

My only suggestion on building is to think things through and not get ahead of Matt's instructions. I'm sure you'l do good.

don

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preacher
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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by preacher » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:20 am

Third and final coat of varnish. Now I have her looking like I want her.
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The cockpit floor didn't come out like I wanted so I will re-do it before I re-install the rigging. I should be floating this puppy this weekend. :dance:

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by jem » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:32 am

WOW!
-Matt. Designer.

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by PiratePete » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:17 am

jem wrote:WOW!

Double WOW

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by Oldsparkey » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:54 am

Preacher.....

Marvelous Job , it looks like you dipped it in glass , what a shine. :D

Chuck.
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preacher
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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by preacher » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:46 pm

jem wrote:WOW!
I told you you made a beautiful design. This is the greatest handling yak I have ever paddled, and IT IS FAST.
Now all I got to do is name her. I'm thinking "Fast Lady." Oops! Can a preacher name his boat that? :roll:

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by Jacko » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:45 pm

Nice finish preacher, looks great.
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for when I'm feeling lazy.

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by jackjama » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:58 pm

Very nice. Very very nice.

Maybe you already said but how much does it weigh? I am curious if the strips save much compared to ply.
Jackjama

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by preacher » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:03 am

Right at 65 pounds with a very heavy seat and heavy rigging. Less than 50 pounds without seat and rigging.

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Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH

Post by craiggamesh » Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:45 am

She is a beauty Preacher. Now you have to go and scratch her :cry:
Very nice. Very very nice.

Maybe you already said but how much does it weigh? I am curious if the strips save much compared to ply.
Cedar strips weigh approximately 20% less than okoume plywood when comparing same thicknesses. I built a Sabalo out of plywood and it weighs 60 pounds un-rigged. Preacher's un-rigged stripper is approximately 15 % lighter, but it is 1/2 a foot longer and 3 inches wider, so that may make up the difference in the 20%. Therefore, I would guess the 20% is pretty close approximation.
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