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#26 14 Jun 2015 8:49 pm

wilddog
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From: Devon
Registered: 22 Dec 2013
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

Looking very smart! You're sure to turn a few heads when she goes in the water!

My boat is far from perfect, but she draws the crowds and even compliments from the white knuckle, GRP racing crew! You can't beat a bit of varnished plywood.


Built a Skerry!

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#27 16 Jun 2015 9:30 am

Batteryman
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From: London
Registered: 22 May 2015
Posts: 32

Re: Eastport Pram Build

Thanks for the comments Wilddog, really looking forward to trying it out very soon.

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Non slip floor paint done, hatches done, pintles and gudgeons fitted, more varnishing done.  Last seats to go in later today, then almost ready to paint the bottom of the hull.  Can I see the light at the end of the tunnel?

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#28 17 Jun 2015 3:26 pm

Batteryman
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Registered: 22 May 2015
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

All the seats are now bonded in, and the daggerboard hole cut in the middle seat.
Time to start prepping the hull for paint.  I'm using International Pre-Kote as a primer.

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#29 18 Jun 2015 5:39 pm

Batteryman
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Registered: 22 May 2015
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

Primer coat wasn't dry enough to sand and top coat today, so I got on with the inside and finished the varnishing.

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#30 22 Jun 2015 6:07 pm

Batteryman
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Registered: 22 May 2015
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

With the painting and varnishing pretty much done, I tackled the boat cover and sails today.

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Cover almost done.

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The new aluminium two part mast arrived on Friday, big thanks to Paul and Phil for this. Today I bent on the sails to see how it looked, and also to measure up for a storage bag.  All the mast, sails, boom etc. fit inside this brown bag, which in turn fits inside the pram.

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Tomorrow a last coat of varnish and we are pretty much done.

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#31 25 Jun 2015 5:00 pm

Batteryman
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Registered: 22 May 2015
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

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Just add water!

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#32 26 Jun 2015 4:51 pm

Batteryman
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#33 28 Jun 2015 11:59 am

Batteryman
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

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#34 28 Jun 2015 5:25 pm

Batteryman
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

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#35 12 Jul 2015 10:14 pm

Batteryman
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Registered: 22 May 2015
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Re: Eastport Pram Build

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