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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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The day which started out well with the completing of the rear trampoline became frustrating afterwards. The paint that hadn't dried was still not dry by this afternoon. When I washed it with paint thinner the problem areas came off straight away. I washed all if the beams with problem areas and the bow of hull 1. I think I know what happened. I painted before the epoxy modified primer had cured. Speaking of primer not curing I've got the same problem with the cockpit bottom. I am just happy that I didn't paint it too. The other bit of work that didn't get far today was the marking of the waterline. Even using a waterlevel to first level the hulls and then tomark intermediates, it just doesn't look right. I am of the mind set to use the scum line method. Drop the boat in the water, let a scum line form, add a couple of inches and presto a perfect waterline.

Water level bow

Water level stern.

Failed paint main beam

Failed paint bow of H1

The waterline


Anonymous Georges said...

Hi Thomas !
What about a laser level for marking the waterline ?


3:15 AM  

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