If you are a dreamer, a doer, a horizon viewer - come in! come in! Announce yourself and let it be known.
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, June 22, 2007

My first major setback. Paint that won't set up. Luckily it is limited to the cockpit bottom and the beams though cleaning the beams is a bear. I did make progress on the hulls painting down to the waterline (imagined) but otherwise I back paddled. I used MEK based stripper on the cockpit bottom. Too harsh. It may have damaged the glass in spots. Ihave stripped, sanded and recoated the cockpit bottom. When it is cured I'll resand and recoat as neccessary then start the paint process again. Like on expeditions you do what you need to to make it right. If you don't you will find yourself in trouble. The July 1 launch date is fading. It's ok is was doing so anyway. I will press on anyway.

The problem - paint that won't cure!

The tools.

The harsh chemicals.

Stripped ready to be sanded.

Recoated with epoxy.


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