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Old 11-10-2010, 19:14   #1
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Sharpie Progress

I went from this:






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What the pics don't show is the 3 months of prep work in order to be able to do that in one weekend.

I'm hoping to get the final paint on the cab, deck, and freeboard while the weather holds out. Could really use a 30' garage about now...

Decided to go with the Pettit Easypoxy. Cabin was really only roughly built, with simply the glass cloth done but no fairing, and took numerous layers of fairing until I had it right. I'm sure a pro would have done it in thicker smoother layers in a fraction of the time. Still, I like my results plenty! So far that's just the primer. Finished deck and cabin will be off-white, freeboard will be white, and draft will be dark green. Sails are tan bark, I think this will be great!

Port lights are white oak. Will box them Wiley-style for ventilation. Also, will have 40" long white oak hand rails along the tops above the ports. And, have better lee board mounts designed, to be out of white oak also.

I think she's looking pretty good!

Now, if I could have as much luck with the title for the trailer...

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Old 11-10-2010, 19:21   #2
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Is there a number on the trailer? I picked up a trailer without a number in Nevada, took it down to the DMV they checked it over, confirmed no visible number, put one on with a handheld engraving machine and issued me title on the spot! Easy-Peasy!! Your Sharpie looks outstanding! Capt Phil
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Looks really sweet. Can't wait to see pics of her sailing.
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Old 12-10-2010, 16:04   #4
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Is there a number on the trailer? I picked up a trailer without a number in Nevada, took it down to the DMV they checked it over, confirmed no visible number, put one on with a handheld engraving machine and issued me title on the spot! Easy-Peasy!! Your Sharpie looks outstanding! Capt Phil
Thanks.

The trailer's been titled before, and I got it from an estate. The past owner submitted paperwork to chase down the registration and title. So, hopefully, it's only a matter of time. I did enquire with IL DOT, and otherwise titling a home-made trailer here is not easy. It apparently used to be. But not now.
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Looks really sweet. Can't wait to see pics of her sailing.

Also, thanks! I find myself daydreaming of having her down on the Pamlico and Currituck Sounds...
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Theres just something about sharpies, bugeyes and skipjacks. I read somewhere that they are like the bikini-clad windshield girls in Miami, beautiful lines, but all business.
Can't wait for sailing shots.
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See!?




Well, maybe not quite...








Well, it's in the garage for the winter, where I can work on her more, and don't feel rushed to complete something in haste. About 3' of the prow, the bowsprit, and a few foot of trailer tongue make it impossible for me to get into the workshop with ease. But that's okay, within a few trips, all of my tools will be on this side anyways.
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