New Stalker Build

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JayM
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by JayM » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:49 pm

Beautiful colors! Very classy looking.

What kind of paint did you end up using?

Jay

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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 Feb 18, 2012 10:32 am

The paint used was Epifanes mono urethane 'oxford blue' and 'cream'. Works a treat. I used Tamiya enamel bronze model paint for the pinstripe.

I managed to haul her out into the sunlight for some better images, so here she is just about done.
Need to paint the inner hull cream too I think.

All timber is oak except for the kneeling thwarte which is 3/4" ply laminated and set end on. Which gives quite a springy feel but retains the strength. Brass rubbing strips along the side to save that pretty paintwork ;-)

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jem
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by jem » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:43 am

Classic styling! Very nice. 8) 8)
-Matt. Designer.

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Mick
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Mick » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:07 pm

Oh My .... Goodness!

That is bloody sensational mate.

I want one! :D

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olsnappa
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by olsnappa » Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:51 am

Wow!!.....
Beautiful work there.. :D
John.
1 Cape Fear Sit In....a couple more planned
2 Laker 14's
1 Paddle board

"People who don't make mistakes don't make anything"

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Falcn
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by Falcn » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:38 am

I have now installed a bulkhead with a large 8" circular hole to take a screw in inspection hatch. My question is what to use to seal the plastic hatch frame to the epoxied bulkhead?

Obviously, epoxy isn't going to stick to the plastic so I need recommendations for a glue or sealant please.

Thanks for any help.

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jem
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by jem » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:43 am

Silicon ... like what you'd seal your sink with.
-Matt. Designer.

surfman
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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by surfman » Tue Feb 28, 2012 6:01 pm

Way to go, excellent work!!
Tight Lines, Steve

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Re: New Stalker Build

Post by john the pom » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:00 am

Nice one Falcn. Gonna be hard to keep the chicks at bay with that thing. Re silicon for hatches. I used it to good effect for that. In fact I stuck the bulkheads inside the boat with it as well. Just in case one day I might want to re arrange anything. Can easily cut through it and remove them. Don't think it would have compromised the integrity by that much.
Cheers John.

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Falcn
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Finished

Post by Falcn » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:33 am

So thats it the build is officially finished.
All painted, varnished, pad eyes installed, all there is left to do is paddle her :D :D :D

Thanks for all the help and encouragement everyone.
Matt already knows I want to build a second boat, this time a stripper. More details to follow.

For now enjoy the photos of the finished boat.

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