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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 9: Paint and varnish, Part 1

Scott Whitlow from Shoreline Canvas was over last week and made a pattern for the canvas cover. The mast will be held in place fore and aft and will support the cover allowing water to shed off of it. You … 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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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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