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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.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Skimcoat - a thin layer of material applied over the underlying surface to give it a smooth finish. I have started this process though I only got one side done before I had to attend to other things. This is fine as the temperature was dropping fast as a new cold front moved it. The weather is suppose to be on the cold side for the next few days so I may not get much done. Skimcoating with epoxy is a new task for me. What I did today was lay on a thin smooth coat to fill in glass transitions, wows, low spots and other small irregularities. I presanded with a sanding board with a beltsander belt on it to help identify the high spots and to knock them off. The next step will be to sand this when it has cured and then using a 1/6" serrated trowel lay down a serrated layer of filler. This will get sanded so that the ridges are in plane and then I will fill in the gaps to hopefully arrive at the final smooth surface. Such a smooth surface will not only be aestetically pleasing but will also mean a faster hull.


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