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Barry Foote11/04/2009 18:27:41
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I have today finished the glassing so the whole thing has been put aside for a few days before I start the sanding into a smooth finish...I hope!!
Barry Foote11/04/2009 18:29:31
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The fully glassed hull
Yabbie120/04/2009 12:26:18
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Barry's been quiet for a while... I hope the sanding hasn't got to him.
Barry Foote20/04/2009 18:51:20
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Quiet says the man........Sanding, sandinmg and more sanding.......Not quite a quarter of the way through it. I knew it would be difficult, but did not expect it to be this hard......It will not beat me. I am determined to have a super smooth hull, so back to it tomorrow!!

Thanks for looking in Yabbie 1. Keep watching.. 
Yabbie121/04/2009 04:08:36
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The sanding did take me about four hours, but I did it in one go and almost got to enjoy it.  Mind you, I don't get out much.  If it's proving a struggle, perhaps try a coarser grade of wet and dry such as 150 (I assume grits are the same there as in Australia) and finish off with 180-220.  Some people smear the whole hull with automotive spot putty (also known as stop putty or stopping) and then sand off, this will help if you have a lot of small low spots, but I don't think it's good to leave large areas of putty on the hull in case they crack off, perhaps years down the track.
Barry Foote21/04/2009 08:18:03
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Yabbie 1,

Thanks for that. I have not tried using stopper for the reason you outline. That said, I think it will be needed in a couple of places a bit further down the line!! I will keep you posted 
Barry Foote27/04/2009 22:11:21
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Still sandinga way at this hull. Sore fingers but getting there slowly. Will pop some pictures on when the dust settles down a bit!!
Barry Foote10/05/2009 10:57:48
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A day to celebrate.....Applied first coat of primer, simply to highlight areas not quite up to the mark. I am delighted to say that it does not look too bad. There are one or two areas to apply a little more filler, mainly tiny holes in the glass fibre. I can now treat these areas and then prime it properly, before moving on to the next stage..

I knoe the primer ran, but I was more intent on getting the paint on rather than a good surface at this stage.
Barry Foote12/05/2009 11:01:35
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Blimey I feel like I am galloping along now, having made up the card template for the deck. When I find the right wood, I will cut it out....Next running gear to look for.
 

Edited By Barry Foote on 12/05/2009 11:02:09

Barry Foote24/05/2009 18:52:11
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Not much work done on the hull, apart from construction of a sub deck, as I have still not decided where to buy my prop and prop shaft from, so I got on with the stand, which has been finished with a little antique finishing oil. I also started a basic frame for the superstructure, but that is about it for now until I get hold of some more 1mm ply, shaft, prop and some figures...

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