Sunday, 11 February 2018

Not Exactly a Boat, But......

I can't really claim that I have a boat yet, but certainly turning her over and removing the last few moulds (molds) has produced a hull, which I boarded for the first time.


The white strips you can see are the masking-tape I used to stop the moulds from getting glued to the planking. The next task is to sand -paper the hull internally, so as to remove all vestiges of glue.

An interesting view taken from inside the hull, giving a view never possible to see when she was being built upside-down.



You can see all the glue that has to be removed running (white) between each plank. Important Lesson to learn: wipe off as much surplus glue as you can whilst it's still wet - given that it is almost impossible at times when the hull is upside-down and full of moulds. 

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  2. Hi from the States,
    Just found your blog today. Thanks so much for posting! Rathlin is perfect for here on Buzzards Bay but was afraid it would be a larger project than I could handle. You have given me the courage to start small and work up to it. Thank you!
    Best regards,
    Bud Clarkmoore

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    1. Hi Bud - Thanks for dropping in. Yeah I didn't have space to build a Rathlin, so I went for this 15 foot Maine Lobster Boat - as you've seen.
      I'm so pleased I was of inspiration to you. Please feel free to contact me at any time.... and keep me posted on your progress.

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  3. Looks like you are keeping busy with this project, must be a labour of love! not much time to paint then?

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