Eric's C21

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Good stuff Eric!! Jeff



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Looking good!

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Thank Y'all!

I've been sanding this morning since 8:30. I just came to my office for a break and coffee.
Kinda out of steam, I'll pick it back up after lunch.

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Eric, did you receive the examples of the rub rail? Jeff

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Eric looking good! When you get to the 3rd fairing coat and before you sand it, do a guide coat. This can be any thing from a fast drying spray paint like Krylon, I like a bright blue, or printers ink, or even the graphite sold here. After you sand it you will see the high and lows and know what you need to do with either the epoxy mix or with Quick Fair. For the Krylon keep the can moving so you only get drops and not a solid spray.
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Jeff wrote:Eric, did you receive the examples of the rub rail? Jeff
Not yet Jeff, I'll probably see it tomorrow.
TomW1 wrote:Eric looking good! When you get to the 3rd fairing coat and before you sand it, do a guide coat. This can be any thing from a fast drying spray paint like Krylon, I like a bright blue, or printers ink, or even the graphite sold here. After you sand it you will see the high and lows and know what you need to do with either the epoxy mix or with Quick Fair. For the Krylon keep the can moving so you only get drops and not a solid spray.
Thanks Tom, I actually looked at where you did this a few weeks back. I'd plan to use the technique. 8)


BUILD UPDATE!!!!
Milestone reached!!!!
All exterior glass is ready for fairing
:!: :!: :!:

I've spent the last two days sanding and checking for little drips etc.
I stopped at 3:30 to clean up the hull and the work area, put things away and get the long table back in order.
A couple of my employees volunteered to sweep the deck with compound to get the dust up. I'm thankful for people like that.
Here are the pictures.

You know Jacques designs strong boats when it will support my chunky self without flexing! :lol:

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I'm feeling rather Proud of this boat. 8)

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Great Eric!! She looks really nice!!! Glad you have reached this milestone!! Jeff

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You MUST be proud of your work Eric, you're doing a very good job!

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I'm feeling rather Proud of this boat. 8)
you should be! You've done one hell of a fine job of building it so far 8)
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Thank y'all!!!

I stopped in the grocery store and got a sponge mop. Came to the shop and gave the hull a hot water wash.
Then I went over it with a clean cloth. I took another look at the bow and decided to add another coat of milled/silica.
I'm sure it's filled to my satisfaction now. What did Yogi say?.."It ain't over till it's over". :lol: :lol: :lol:
I'm thinking it will be close enough for fairing after this. I'll get up in the morning and long board it to see where I'm at.

I don't know if I've mention this but but I'm mixing this filling compound at 1 part silica to 2 parts milled glass until I get a thick paste that doesn't slag after 10 seconds on the mix stick.

Here is the bow:
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The mix was 1.5 oz. so I used the left over to fill step from tape on transom.

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