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Old 22-08-2015, 10:07   #1081
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Port side inside done. Took over an hour longer than the other side. I couldn't get the fabric to wet out. What a PITA. Must have been a combination of the temperature & humidity or something. I dunno.



Gonna keep plugging away at it.

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Old 23-08-2015, 08:08   #1082
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Sanded in prep for more glass on the starboard inside & bulwarks. Didn't take too long but long enough to make it pretty much unbearable to goop it today.



Should take me about the same time as the port side did. Three hours and 2 gallons of epoxy. I'll only have the bottom section on the starboard side and the transom then it'll be onto the 12 oz fabric which I hope will go a lot faster.

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Old 24-08-2015, 09:24   #1083
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Took 'nother bite out of the whale this morning. Starboard side inside.



Three hours give or take and 1-3/4 gallons of epoxy. I squeegeed the livin' sh*t out of it today! Tomorrow I'll sand the edges and get ready to do the starboard side bottom & transom. Should be able to get them done in one day.

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Old 25-08-2015, 09:07   #1084
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Son of a Bubble!



Fixed that lil' b*stard! Sat there and watched it growing from about 3" across to 6" before I nailed it with the bubble buster.



Got the glass for the transom laid up and trimmed but the carpal tunnel syndrome kicked up again. My hands are Sore! Sore! Sore!

M/V She:Kon: Son of a Bubble

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Old 26-08-2015, 06:58   #1085
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Done! First layer on the inside, DONE! I can't believe it's taken me months & months to get this done. Sheez I must be a lazy bastard! Finished up the transom today to complete the first layer.



Added extra 17 oz tape where the designer was concerned about the small overlaps in fabrics. I'll do the same on the chine where they're a little thin as well.



The complex shape of the transom and the transition to the side & bottoms makes it a wee bit harder to wet out the fabric. You can see the three darts I had to cut in the bottom part of the fiberglass to get it to conform to the shape properly. Took a lot of tuggin & squeegeeing to get it into shape. I'll go out later and check for bubbles!

So the next step is to sand it all down, stem to stern, keel to gunnels then lay in the 0/90 fabric. Hopefully that'll go faster.

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Old 26-08-2015, 12:33   #1086
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Looking good man!!
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Old 27-08-2015, 05:36   #1087
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Have you tried "Voltaren Emulgel" extra strength?
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Old 27-08-2015, 09:29   #1088
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No, not yet. It's on my list of remedies to try.

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Old 27-08-2015, 11:46   #1089
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

So as they say, no rest for the weary, hit the shed around 9'ish this morning and got to work on the box keel.



Just a lot of sanding to clean up the 'Fiber Fangs', fabric edges & spills that ended up in the bottom of the keel. I lasted about 4 hours on the sanders till my hands gave out. Back to the grog for relief!

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Old 31-08-2015, 07:42   #1090
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Had to take a few days off to rest the hands. They're still a bit sore but pushing through it. The Rum doesn't seem to be helping anymore!

Spent a few hours on the sanders this morning feather fabric egdes etc. to get the box keel ready for the next layer of glass.



Much lighter material but just has hard to work with. The slightest touch and it wrinkles. No way to get it into shape until you're wetting it out and letting the squeegee get it to where you want it to go. That'll happen tomorrow.



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3 hours
1-1/2 gal epoxy

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Have you tried "Voltaren Emulgel" extra strength?
I have a similar problem with my thumb,the voltaren gel works well but the quack prescribed 250mg Naproxen anti inflamatary tabs which are way better.
almost no pain,and the thumb has stopped going into spasm if I throw or grab something
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Three hours of sanding is all I had in me today. Worked on the bow section and down the sides.



That was after about 2 hours sanding. I know not much to show for 3 hrs labor. Web log updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/peel ... nding.html

Takin' tomorrow off to go plinkin'!

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I have a similar problem with my thumb,the voltaren gel works well but the quack prescribed 250mg Naproxen anti inflamatary tabs which are way better.
almost no pain,and the thumb has stopped going into spasm if I throw or grab something
Have tried a few NSAIDs and they work a little bit. Aleve seems to work best for me. The worst is the tingling and lack of feel. I drop pretty much everything and anything when they're really bad. Last time I was tested they couldn't get a reading at all. Nurse hadn't seen that before. Frequent breaks help along with some medicinal Cap'n Morgan's!
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I bet you'll be happy when you get a floor in standing on the sloping surface must get a bit tiring.
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