RE: [bolger] Re: Rudder end-plates on a Micro
One of the great delusions about stitch and glue boats is that they are “instant”. The hull shape goes together very quickly, but all the rest of the boat takes just as long and the filling/sanding necessary to bake the taped seams fair take s forever.
I have found that using “abranet” paper on a random orbital sander, hooked to a shop vac speeds the process and reduces dust to a minimum.
As y’all have observed, it takes longer to sand and finish a bigger boat than a smaller one. To which I will add that the time necessary to build a boat varies directly with the number of pieces in the boat.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of dnjost
Sent: Saturday, August 01, 2009 10:37 PM
Subject: [bolger] Re: Rudder end-plates on a Micro
I concur with the sanding issue on larger boats. I am pretty sure I talked myself out of an AS29 with the finish work on the 18' Workskiff. Filling, sanding, filling, priming, painting. takes forever. I tried some shortcuts that really set me back quite a bit.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "graeme19121984" <graeme19121984@...> wrote:
>The outboard seems a step backwards, and high... is it on a vertically sliding mount affixed to the port side of the transom?