Just before we rig......

  • 26 Sep 2018 06:25
    Reply # 6693220 on 6667181
    Yea, Latex is a very porous paint, so very logical.

    Only the 2 pack hi gloss Acryls/latex are waterproof.

    As for hand tools, I got many, I too enjoy the silence, but power gets things done...….

    Scott, yea, Black Sea is amazing, I've cruised the Turkish and Bulgarian coast a lot, lot's to see and very interesting culture wise. But it's a rough ride, short steep waves that really rock the boat.....

    Good for heavy Monohulls with lots of displacement, helps them keep momentum. 

    all d best.

    Last modified: 26 Sep 2018 06:33 | Anonymous member
  • 26 Sep 2018 04:53
    Reply # 6693145 on 6667181

    Three coats of oil paint should be enough to keep the mildew out, I think I had 3 coats of latex on my dinghy when the epoxy grew mildew.

    An angle grinder rocks for wood removal, especially if you invest a few bucks on the specialty disks like the turbo-plane or chainsaw disks.

    I don't care for loud power tools so I favor a spokeshave for wood removal, they're great if you know how to set them up and use them, shavings make fantastic fire starter too :)


  • 22 Sep 2018 01:31
    Reply # 6686841 on 6667181

    Looking great! I really enjoyed the two videos. I wanted to repeat what you said about using an angle grinder with a rough grit sanding disk. I have never had any luck using a hand plane or a rasp. I love my angle grinder! It goes right through wood with a very light touch. It's also really inexpensive considering how long a disk lasts.

    You mentioned the Black Sea. I just recently got back from a vacation in Mangalia up in Romania. I really liked it there. It is a beautiful body of water but unfortunately I could not find any way to go sailing while we were there. My cruising day dreams now include the ports we saw on the trip.

    Thanks for sharing your build videos. You got me thinking that building is the way to go.

    I hope to see a video of you sailing soon!


    Last modified: 22 Sep 2018 01:32 | Anonymous member
  • 21 Sep 2018 19:37
    Reply # 6686566 on 6667181
    Never thought that could happen.....

    Anyway I put at least 3 coats of paint everywhere, on the outside 4, can go even to 5....

    So probably no problem.

    Still, good to know.

  • 19 Sep 2018 23:41
    Reply # 6677411 on 6667181

    She's coming along nicely, can't wait to see her in the water :)

    Just a heads up on using flour for thickening epoxy, if you don't put a coat of epoxy over it after sanding you may get mildew growing on it, don't ask how I know this :)

    Bill F

  • 13 Sep 2018 06:51
    Message # 6667181

    Ply epoxy boat building is for anyone.......

    Proa Make O'Break, building up his top sides, raising freeboard before we junk rig him.


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