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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:06 pm 
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Thats a really cool pick with all the panels on the ground. It still amazes me that a boat can come from flat pieces of wood. Looks like you got a good start on this thing. Going to be a nice boat.


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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Thanks for the info on the saw


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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:49 am 
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Have been stitching up the quetico today. I was absolutely amazed just how easily and true it went together. I did put a bit of effort in making the panels as accurate as possible but I am sure that the extra frames, seven in total, helped considerably in keeping things in alignment. This hull looks incredible and my pictures just dont do it justice. It looks really streamlined. It is going to be a hell of a fast little boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:20 am 
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oh! she looks good! I'm a little concerned about the deck because those pieces are so skinny so provide feedback and any ideas for improvement.

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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:36 am 
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Oh my! This is a problem, I'm liking the look of this one :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:55 am 
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Stiches out and saturation coat on.

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8) 8) 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:27 am 
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Fibreglassed the hull today. It was great that I was able to drape the cloth over the bow without having to make a cut.

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When applying the epoxy I started in the middle with a glob of epoxy poured on the hull and spread it out with a spreader working towards the ends and then went over it with a squeegee to remove the excess epoxy.

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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:43 am 
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Nice looking wet-out there Roger 8)

Casting my mind back to a thread in the Q & C forum regarding sources - it looks like you have a very nice cloth there as it appears to conform very well. Can I ask your source? I'm happy with mine at the moment but it doesn't hurt to know of other good suppliers and products.

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Laker 13 - christened and slimed (just).
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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Can I ask your source? I'm happy with mine at the moment but it doesn't hurt to know of other good suppliers and products


All I can tell you about the cloth Bob, is that it is 4oz. I bought it from a boat supplies shop up at Batemans Bay. They ordered it in for me and I haven't got a clue who was their supplier. Not much help for you in South Oz im afraid.

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 Post subject: Re: Quetico
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:40 am 
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I applied a few coats of epoxy by roller to fill the fibreglass weave on the hull and finished that yesterday. Today I replaced the frames and taped them in place.

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I then fitted the deck panels in place, taped and then stitched them together. I relieved a few millimetres or so off the top of the number 1 frame for the deck to sit nicely in place.

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Matt, I didn't have any problems with the skinny ends of these panels. Stitching them in place was no more difficult than any other panel. I did hold the tips together with a bit of masking tape.

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It's beer o'clock now, so I'm off.

Roger

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