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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I have been lighting fires this morning! As I clean up the outside of the hull in preparation for glassing, I have been "melting" out a flew stubbord wires from when I stitched together the lower panels and keel. I had heard of this technique which involves a battery charger and a pair of visegrips. It sounded fun so I thought I'd give it a shot. You latch onto one end of the wire with the visegrips and clamp on either the neg or pos alligator clip from the charger. Set the charger to 50 amps and hit the other end of the wire with the other alligator clamp. The wire heats up red hot (yes it may start a little fire) and then you pull out the wire. Perfect! On the second hull I'll do this as soon as it's time to pull the wires. Why pull them? Because they can work their way out through the glass leading to a small hole or in my case as I used rebar tie wire they will lead to rust stains. Yeahaaaa!


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