Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #4: Plywood and Fiberglass

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Blog entry by ccarrington posted 08-15-2017 03:29 AM 2044 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Plywood going on! 1/2 inch sides and 3/4 inch bottom. sides bent much easier than i expected.

Could not get screws to catch into the chine log or sheer cleam but tons of glue and clamps and plenty of screws into the ribs and it seems to be holding well.

Getting it close, then trimming to size and belt sanding to where it needs to be.

Finally got an electric planer. Works so fast its almost scary.

base coat of epoxy over the whole shell

coat one of 6oz fiberglass. marine epoxy slow hardner

Second coat of fiberglass

a full day of sanding with two people and she is almost ready for paint. a few little touchups and ready to prime

might install a keel and the motor bracket before i paint. still figuring everything out as i go

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 02:17 PM

I am really enjoying this blog keep it up.

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 06:14 PM

Yes, love it!

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