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Offline deisher6

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #75 on: April 27, 2014, 01:10:53 PM »
Hey Moonlight: Will hijack just a little of Wes's thread, what do you plan on coating your pedestal with?

Wes is a heck of a sailor.  Stuck in on the hard in Washington with no power because of storm damage, he kindly drove down to New Bern with his new main and we tried it out.  It has two full battens at the top, two lower partial battens, two reef points and a foot rope.  Super sail.  I really liked how it worked and the fit was very good. 

Has anyone tried all full fattens with a loose footed sail?

Thanks for the great sailing day Wes, will order wind earlier next time.

regards charlie

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2014, 01:24:13 PM »
Charlie - the local loft built a new fully-battened main for our 27/2 ('97).  That was before the trip to Maine and back.  We like it, although it's hard to store those four battens on board when you put away the sail for the winter.  It is not exactly "loose-footed", however.  There are slugs in the bolt rope that keep it fairly tight to the boom.

Does that help any?
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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #77 on: May 01, 2014, 09:05:36 AM »
I just ordered a Doyle Stack Pack main system. They are re cutting my existing main and installing full battens. The main will be loose footed as the boom track will be used for the stack pack cover. I also ordered an asymmetrical spinnaker with it's own furling system. It will sit about a foot back from the jenny furler with a jack stay running down to the bow sprit stay connection. Once furled, it stores like a coiled up hose with the furler attached. Much easier to use than a dousing sock.

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #78 on: May 27, 2014, 07:16:27 PM »
She's blue! Feels like a huge milestone to turn the corner and start adding something new instead of taking things off.

First, my primer coat (Interlux Epoxy Prime Kote) was a bust. It's the recommended primer for Perfection LPU, but goes on very thin, must be sanded between every coat (which removes most of the primer) and you can't build up the thickness in multiple passes. Victor, the genius boatyard tech, told me I should have used Awlgrip 545 primer which can be laid on thick in multiple passes and sanded once. I called Interlux to verify it was OK to use the Awlgrip under the Perfection topcoat, and he said "absolutely - it's a way better primer than ours." Nothing like honesty. So we sprayed the new primer and it was tons better. Live and learn.

My buddy Derlvyn spraying the Flag Blue Perfection. I'm very good at prep, but a chicken when it comes to pulling the trigger on that sprayer:



Finished! Actually almost finished - I will sand with 400 and do one more coat:



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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #79 on: May 27, 2014, 07:20:39 PM »
Wes,
I was in the yard on Saturday and saw the painters at work. She is looking great!

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #80 on: May 28, 2014, 08:09:30 AM »
Mark - sorry I missed you. While Derlvyn was spraying, I was racing to the Worst Marine in Morehead City to buy their last two quarts of blue paint. Miscalculated; oops. Hope your marina slip is working out. Did you notice there's another 27 tied up there? Charlie spotted it.

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #81 on: May 28, 2014, 04:44:53 PM »
Wes,

I am surprised they didn't tell you that you could stack coats of Epoxy Prime Kote....... you wait until the epoxy has reached the finger print stage and then start coating again. I nailed 3 coats that way on my 19. Maybe they dont want consumers doing that...... I dont know. it is thin though when it goes on......

I am glad to see it coming along though, and it looks great in the pictures, I eagerly await (like the others and yourself I am sure) the finished product!

Keep up the good work!

Mac
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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #82 on: May 28, 2014, 05:43:01 PM »
Wes,
Yes the slip is fine, but my outboard would not run properly on Saturday, so no sailing unfortunately. There's something very wrong when a motor keeps one from sailing.

I have not seen the other 27. Which dock is it?

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #83 on: May 28, 2014, 06:13:41 PM »
Dock B, I think, or maybe C. Standard factory white hull with the brown cove stripe that we know so well. Tan canvas dodger. Charlie spotted it from half a mile away.

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #84 on: June 21, 2014, 10:11:20 AM »
Hey Wes, How is the boat going?
regards charlie

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #85 on: June 21, 2014, 11:19:53 AM »
Charlie - Not much progress to report - I haven't done any work since the first week in May, on account of an adventure involving an emergency room, my small intestine, a surgeon, and ten days in Mr. Duke's Hospital. All is well now, and I look forward to hoisting the random orbit sander again very soon.

I did recently take my 19 out to Ocracoke on the Swan Quarter ferry and did some day sailing around the island. Three beautiful days in the 70s, and I only ran aground twice despite watching the depth finder like a hawk. Those are some treacherous waters - wouldn't want to be out on those waters in a storm (especially with the ferry bearing down on me).

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #86 on: June 21, 2014, 12:29:10 PM »
Wow Wes, I'm just now catching up to this thread and the finish job on the 27 looks fabulous. 

And thanks for the heads up on the Interlux primer.  I'm getting ready to prime an epoxy composite skiff I'm building and was intending to use the same system.  I may rethink that now.  I need to get a little build because I need to spray a guide coat to find the last of the fairing imperfections before the last prime.

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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #87 on: February 06, 2018, 07:13:51 PM »
Wow, it's been three and a half years since I posted about my progress. A lot has happened during that time, and I'll fill in some new photos soon. But here's the news: it's done.

https://youtu.be/h6EWNaL8i70
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Re: The start of a new adventure
« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2018, 06:20:51 AM »
 That's one gorgeous lady Wes. 
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