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Are You A Fan Of My Page?

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Uncategorized

I have noticed that in the past couple days I have had over 100 views each day?  I am well over 3000 views now. A you a fan of the blog? Do you have any questions? Advice?  I would love to hear from some of the page’s readers.  You can use the comments link below or send me an email!

First Coat of Paint

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Paint, Preparation, Tools

After sanding the second coast of primer, I hauled the Skerry back into the garage.  I began cleaning the hull with tack cloth and then whipped her down with a denatured alcohol.  I taped off the rails and began painting using a 6″ roller and foam tipping brush. I used the technique seen in this video: Interlux Brightsides Roll and Tip Technique.  I learned not to do too much at once, only moving about 12″ down the hull at a time.  If you don’t it is difficult to keep a wet edge.  The paint I used was Interlux Brightsides Hatteras Off White (1990).

Time Spent: 3.0 Hours

Total Time In Build: 152 Hours

Second Layer of Hull Primer

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Preparation, Sanding

Today I sanded down the first layer of primer using 120 grit paper.  I then added the second layer of primer, finishing off my can of Interlux PreKote.

Time Spent: 2.0 Hours

Total Time In Build: 149 Hours

First Layer of Hull Primer

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Paint, Preparation

I just finished laying down the first layer of hull primer.  I began the day by pulling out the boat and using painter’s tape on the underside of the rail.  I then gave it a good whipe-down with denatured alcohol. Once that was complete I used a roller to cover the hull.  A foam brush was used in the laps to make sure they got covered.  I key with the primer is not to try to make it look beautiful.  This layer Interlux PreKote hi-build primer is just to fill any abnormalities and provide the paint with something to stick too.  In a day or two I will sand it down with 120grit.

On another note.  I am noticing a lot of traffic on the website.  During the couple months that I wasn’t working on the boat or even updating the site I had over a thousand views!  I am about 100 away from 3000!

Time Spent: 1.5 Hours

Total Time In Build: 147 Hours

Daggerboard Slot and Paint Prep

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Epoxy, Preparation, Sanding, Tools, Woodworking

Today I flipped the boat over and cut the daggerboard slot with my router.  I did it freehand and was tough to get a straight line, but it turned out well.  The daggerboard goes through the hull, right in line with the centerline.  After I completed the cut, I rounded it over with the router.

Next I got out the sander and sanded the exterior hull in preparation for primer.  There was a lot of hand sanding too!  Luckily my girlfriend helped!  To finish off the day I sealed off the exposed wood in the daggerboard slot with some unthickened epoxy.

Time Spent: 4.0 Hours

Total Time In Build: 145.5 Hours

Back To Work With Lots of Sanding

Posted by Zachary Wiest in Sanding, Woodworking

Today I finally got back to work on my Skerry after a few months off.  I was so busy with work and it was just so hot in South Florida that it was almost impossible to make headway.  Anyways, I got the whole interior sanded and shaped the rear seat to fit correctly.  The forward seat was a perfect fit.  It was a chore to sand in and around the rail spacers.  Lots of hand sanding!

Time Spent: 6.0 Hours

Total Time In Build: 141.5 Hours