Saturday, May 27, 2017

St. Jacques Log 26 May 17 Sea Trials

26 May 17:

Launched St. Jacques for sea trials. Crew of 4. Her paddle and oar systems were checked, as well as trim, weight and balance. She floated on her waterline and moved with ease. Dry bilge. She also fit perfect on the Sunfish Dolly from Dynamic Dollies and Racks.

Now she is back to the boat works for finish coat of paint, rig for sprit sail and final outfitting.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

St. Jacques Log 26 May 17 Stem Band and Hull Fairing

26 May 17:

Flipped the boat to work on the hull. Bunged the deadwood and sanded them flush. Faired thwart screw holes and other low spots with Pettit EZFair. Attached the brass half oval solid back strip from Jamestown Distributors and attached it with silicone bronze screws. The rest of the deadwood will get a wooden rub strip.

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Clinker Boatbuilding by John Leather

Today's Classic. Clinker Boatbuilding by John Leather. A comprehensive look at lapstrake methods, from preparation, tools, materials, plans, keel structure, planking, frames, centerboard and decks to finishing off the rig.

Leather, John. 1974. Clinker boatbuilding. Camden, ME: International Marine Publishing.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

St. Jacques Log 24 May 17 Oarlock Sockets and Gunwale Bungs

24 May 17:

Installed the oarlock sockets.

Cut a faux birdmouth.

Bunged gunwale screw holes, sanded and varnished.

St. Jacques build log.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

St. Jacques Log 23 May 17 Oars Paint and Varnish

23 May 17:

Cleaned up a set of vintage oars. Varnished seats and applied another coat of paint to the interior.

Build Log of St. Jacques.

Monday, May 22, 2017

St. Jacques 22 May 17 Paint and Varnish

22 May 17:

Added forward seat cleat. Sanded interior and gunwale. Rust-Oleum Marine Topside Oyster White on the interior. Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat Wood Sealer the Gleam Varnish Satin for rail caps and gunwale. #totalboat

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

St. Jacques 21 May 17 Stemhead

21 May 17:

Shaped the stem head. Assembled the rudder for fun, still need to sand profile on the edge.

Build Log of St. Jacques.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

St. Jacques Log 20 May 17 Rail Caps

20 May 17:

Cut the aft rail caps, planed to 5/16th inch thickness. Trimmed to fit. Fastened with Jamestown Distributors TotalBoat THIXO Flex. Sanded the mid rail caps

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Friday, May 19, 2017

St. Jacques Log 19 May 17 Rail Cap and Transom

19 May 17:

Fastened mid rail caps today with TotalBoat THIXO Flex. Shaped the quarter knee caps with 40 grit on belt sander., rasp and 80-120 grit on random orbital sander. Sanded transom with 120 grit. Applied TotalBoat Wood Sealer to transom and quarter knee caps.

St. Jacques' Log