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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:05 am 
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Darrells wrote:
I am getting pretty excited about paddling this boat.


I think that makes about 20 or 30 of us Darrell :lol:

Thanks for that strap link 8)

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Laker 13 - christened and slimed (just).
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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:29 pm 
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Went out after work and gave the boat a quick sanding to rough up the epoxy a little so the Varnish will adhere better.

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I shot the first coat of varnish about 6:15 and will probably give it a second about 8:00.

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It's getting mighty close to paddle time. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:58 pm 
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Second coat is on. I'll let it dry all day tomorrow and give it a light sanding when I get home. If it is early enough for it to skin over before dark I will shoot another coat on, if not I'll wait until Thurs. morning. The bugs are pretty bad once it gets dark. It's looking pretty good, only got a couple of bugs this evening before it skinned over. It was 112* in the shop when I shot it so it didn't take long to start setting up.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:13 am 
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Darrells wrote:
It's looking pretty good


I believe it might just be a bit of "understatement" there.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Matt,
What do you know about this product from Duckworks: Sea-Lect TruCourse™ Rudder
I know you designed the Rudder Gudgeons, but is the rudder assemble a quality product. I don't care about the blade, I am going to make a wood composite blade to match the NW. I do like the fact that even drifting backwards the rudder will tuck under if it hits something.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:11 pm 
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It's a good system. It's not bullet proof but it should serve you well.

Duckworks asked me to design a couple do-it-yourself rudder system at one time. But for the money, I think Sea-Lect is a very good value.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:13 pm 
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It's plenty warm in the shop this afternoon.

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Gave the boat a quick light sanding with 320 grit.

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I sprayed another fairly heavy coat on, and it was looking great. I was thinking this might be it, no bugs, no dust, no trash and slick as glass. Then I walked around to the other side and there it was, the biggest run you have ever seen. Oh well, I'll give it another sanding and another coat. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Boy that is looking great , You are going to be finished with yours before I will :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:30 pm 
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Varnish is done and I am going to start rigging tomorrow. Took a few tries to get the varnish down without any bugs or too much dust but it finally worked out.

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I think I am going to run the hatch straps a little different than normal. What do think?

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:22 pm 
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She is 99.375% finished. Tomorrow we paddle. :mrgreen:

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