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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 11: Paint and varnish are complete. Let the rigging begin!

We’ve spent the last few weeks watching paint dry. Oh, and enjoying the holidays with our families. Finally the paint was hard enough for us to reassemble all of the interior parts – centerboard cap, thwart, side benches and floorboards. … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 10: Paint and Varnish, Part 2

With the exterior painted (except for the sheerstrake), we now move to the interior. Sanding all of the interior surfaces is time consuming, but care and attention results in a superior finish. We prefer a satin finish on the interior, … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 8: Getting ready for paint

There is a lot of prep work to get ready for undercoat. We are also doing a lot of sanding and filling, and epoxy coating of plywood end grain. Graphite filled epoxy on the interior surfaces of the rudder head … Continue reading

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 5: Interior construction

Once the boat was turned upright, the pace picked up. The centerboard trunk we made earlier was installed. We then added the forward brace and trunk cap. One day was “Floor Day”, where we made all the floors, which strengthen … Continue reading

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Update on the construction of the Tirrik

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We got behind on the blog for the Tirrik, and since the boat is now in the painting and varnishing stage, we will just settle for a photo gallery of the progress to date.

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Caledonia Yawl – Chapter 2: Construction continues

We are getting into full swing on the construction of the boat. In the last few weeks we have made the station molds and set them up on the ladder frame. Making the molds is an interesting operation. We take … Continue reading

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The Tirrik’s centerboard, centerboard trunk and beaching rudder

I’m jumping around a bit in the build sequence to keep the project moving while waiting for the planking material to ship. I have laminated the rudder blade and centerboard from four layers of 6mm okuome. A doorskin pattern from … Continue reading

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