Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Barbashela Log 27 Jul 16

27 Jul 16:

Covered old nail heads and filling crevices with Pettit Flexpoxy, It does not harden as much as regular epoxy but it can be sanded and it can be used below the waterline. Sealed screw heads with Pettit EZFair.

Took bottom plank measurements.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Barbashela Log 19 Jul 16

19 Jul 16:

Sanded the bottom, took off multiple layers of paint and found a brown-red oxide color as the base color. Used 60 grit on a random orbital sander, that allowed the best control and prevented gouges.

Trimmed the gunwale repair and sanded.

Plugged old fastener holes with cypres plugs, refastened bottom with silicone bronze screws.

Cut and shaped dutchmen for the bottom planks

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Barbashela Log 14 Jul 16

14 Jul 16:

Rolled the strongback out, then rolled Barbashela off onto the deck using broom sticks and pool noodles. Once on the deck we were able to roll her over with no problems and support her on carpenter benches.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Barbashela Log 12 Jul 16

12 Jul 16:

Teaching a new generation how to caulk a bateau.

Checked out the new plank pieces aka "dutchmen."

Barbashela can hold up her own bow now.

Sanded the bottom plank repair joints, dutchmen and frames.

Worked on the starboard gunwale repair.

Laid down the flood coat of Valspar alkyd enamel, Swiss Coffee is the off white color and Whipped Apricot.

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