Another couple hours at the shop working on the boat tonight. Focus was on sanding the ends on the gunwales where I did the epoxy filling the other day. I think the filling mostly turned out ok, and am glad I did it. Also sanded the rails in anticipation of another coat of oil, maybe … Continue reading 3-5-18
Got over to the shop for a 4+ hour session Saturday night. I taped off the hull under the gunwales and sanded then oiled the rails except for the very top on both ends. At the stems I made a dam and worked neat epoxy with sawdust mixed in into the gaps to fill. Came … Continue reading More hull repairs
I stopped by the shop the evening after I laid up the glass and resin to take off the peel ply. Had one spot about the middle of the patch which came off.... Thought the smart thing was to try to chip it off, which only made it get bigger. Sandpaper, dumbass. I came back … Continue reading Hull repairs
Got over to the shop tonight and even though it was a late start I still got the fiberglass cut and laid out on the hull! 3 pumps of resin and hardener was just enough and I think I did a good job with the peel ply. I'll find out in a couple days. After … Continue reading Outside hull repairs started!
While reading Ted Moores' excellent book Canoecraft recently, a quote by Sig Olson practically jumped off the page and slapped me in the face. I was struck by it so much that I searched out the surrounding text & posted the whole thing on Facebook that night. It was true in 1956 when he published it … Continue reading Sigurd F. Olson