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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FOUND THE LEAK
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:08 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:20 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:32 am 
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WOW!

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:17 am 
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jem wrote:
WOW!



Double WOW


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:54 am 
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Preacher.....

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

Chuck.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:46 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:45 pm 
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Nice finish preacher, looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:03 am 
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Right at 65 pounds with a very heavy seat and heavy rigging. Less than 50 pounds without seat and rigging.


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 Post subject: Re: CAPE FEAR STRIPPER- FINISHED THE VARNISH
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:45 am 
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She is a beauty Preacher. Now you have to go and scratch her :cry:

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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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