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#1 14 May 2020 12:10 pm

Jmac58
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Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

What better project than a boat build during lock down!  First build for me and very much looking forward to it!  Bit nervous of making mistakes but help on hand from Fyne.

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#2 14 May 2020 9:15 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

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#3 15 May 2020 12:31 am

spclark
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From: "Driftless" Wisconsin USA
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

Yah, and a BUNCH of us over here across the pond enduring a variety of unusual circumstances affecting what had been our daily lives before this virus thing showed up.

Good luck! Feel free to post questions here that you may have. This forum is a vastly more practical place to air your concerns than the one CLC hosts in the US as it's so much easier to post image files here than there... and we all know how a picture can be worth 1,000 words, don't we?

Carry on!

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#4 15 May 2020 10:04 am

Jmac58
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

Thanks for reply.  Few lives unaffected by the virus and no end in sight.  Scary times. 

So far, not too many problems and good to know the forum can help.  Will post more pics later today as hull now complete and tacked.  You are so right, pics so much easier than words.

Keep well and best. J

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#5 15 May 2020 6:46 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

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#6 15 May 2020 6:47 pm

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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

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#7 25 May 2020 11:40 am

Jmac58
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

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#8 25 May 2020 11:45 am

Jmac58
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

I decided to firstly apply one epoxy coat to the cockpit and interior then 24 hours later, fully rub down then apply second coat with
a roller.  Also good to get some practise using fibreglass before starting on the hull! Sanded the hull by hand with 240 grit sandpaper and filled the copper wire holes with wood epoxy.

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#9 25 May 2020 11:49 am

Jmac58
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

Waiting for the boat name transfers to arrive before I fibreglass the hull...she is called Winifred!

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#10 Yesterday 12:03 pm

Curlew
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From: nr Skipton, N Yorks
Registered: 8 May 2020
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Re: Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Build Diary

Great stuff. I wish I had masked around my fillet joints on mine and kept them a lot neater as a result. Yours look really tidy.

I am building a Shearwater 16 Hybrid. First coat of varnish to the deck today. I started just as we had lockdown.

When I glassed the hull my build manual suggested laying the three pieces of glass all at once. This comprised first layer whole hull, second trimmed to the chine and third a keel strip for the bow and stern last metre or so. I would guess yours has a similar set up?

I found this tricky. it is not easy to glass 3 layers at once and get it right especially as it is the first major glass job you do. Also the cut edges of the smaller panels tend to fray and pull out threads with the spreader/brush which are hard to sand later. You also get a more obvious edge to feather this way around anyway. Finally the keel strips are quite hard to keep in place as you coat them with epoxy and tend to slide about.

If I did it again I would either lay them down in the opposite sequence and avoid having the cut edges uppermost or better still I think I'd do it in either two or three stages, applying them within 24hrs so there is still a good chemical bond with the epoxy uncured. You do it this way for the deck underside where a second layer patch is added around the cockpit so i am not sure why the hull has to be done in one go.

One last tip. When you lay out the fibre over the hull I found leaving it overnight really helped it to sort of 'flow' into position and stretch around the contours etc. A large soft dry brush like a wallpaper brush is also good for smoothing i had no issue with wrinkles.

I am writing a post of tips/tricks I have learned like this and I hope it be something people can comment on and add to or edit as needed. Let me know if what I have suggested is useful!

Pic attached is before final sanding. I am not going to post a pic of my messy fillet joints!

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Bruce

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