New Stalker Build

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Coal
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Type of boat I like: recreational canoe

Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Coal » Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:29 am

Very impressive.

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Falcn
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Type of boat I like: Solo open canoe

Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:11 am

I've decided I really need to paint the upper hull with something which will cover the epoxy with a solid color. Any advice on the paint types to look at?

surfman
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by surfman » Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:10 pm

I used a marine grade poly-urethane enamel it covered the uh ohs pretty well.
Tight Lines, Steve

Earvin
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Type of boat I like: Okwata.
Location: Cundletown, NSW, Australia

Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Earvin » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:16 pm

I used a paving paint and seems to have worked pretty well.
Simon

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Falcn
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Type of boat I like: Solo open canoe

Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:59 am

A long time since any update, I have been busy though.

All the construction has been completed except I've decided to build in some flotation at the front. I will be adding a watertight bulkhead and access hatch under the foredeck.

The canoe is now being painted. I've laid down 4 coats of 'Oxford Blue', and four coats of 'Cream'. At the moment the last coat of cream is drying so the masking tape is still in place. I also gave the foredeck its first coat of clear varnish too.

Still to do -
Paint a metalic bronze pinstripe between the blue and cream.
Touch up the black (graphite epoxy) on the bow.
Another four coats of varnish to the foredeck and gunwales, seat and kneeling thwarte.
Finish the inner hull after fitting an airtight bulkhead in the bow for additional floatation.

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Manjimike
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Manjimike » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:18 am

Good Narrow boat colours :lol: :lol:

Looking good

Cheers Mike

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Falcn
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:46 pm

Finished paint job (bow shot), so what do you think?
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rodot
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Type of boat I like: Okwata kayak
Location: South Coast NSW Australia

Re: New Stalker Build

Post by rodot » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:02 pm

Excellent job, great colour choice.

Roger
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surfman
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by surfman » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:54 am

I like it a lot!!
Tight Lines, Steve

toolman
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by toolman » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Looks great nice job!!!!!!!!

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