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#1 13 May 2021 8:58 am

Carmitage
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microBootlegger build

My phone has just reminded me that I started this just over a year ago and thought I'd show a few photos of the build so far:

Building the forms
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First strips
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First half of bottom nearly done
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Centre line cut
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Planking second half of bottom
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Fiddly final strips
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And now the foredeck
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and the aft deck planking
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Deck planked
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wetting it down to see what it will look like
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Lots of sanding
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#2 13 May 2021 9:01 am

Carmitage
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Re: microBootlegger build

starting the gunwhale
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and a small table my daughter made to keep me company while strip-planking
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#3 13 May 2021 9:15 am

Carmitage
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Re: microBootlegger build

First epoxy coat on the hull
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more deck fairing
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First epoxy coat on the deck
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Glassing the deck
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Laminating the gunwhale lip
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Trimming the excess
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Two halves back together, but not joined
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Second lockdown then intervened and work stopped for a while...

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#4 13 May 2021 9:23 am

Carmitage
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Re: microBootlegger build

Taping up to join the two halves
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#5 13 May 2021 9:28 am

Carmitage
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Re: microBootlegger build

How to get rid of that tangled mass of fibreglass and epoxy right up at the bow when the inside joint got snarled up in the last 6 inches and you couldn't face pulling it all out again
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Bow end pour
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#6 13 May 2021 11:12 am

Carmitage
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Re: microBootlegger build

And now up to date - as of last night, what I hope will be the final epoxy coat, but lots of sanding and varnishing to go (and fitting out)
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#7 19 May 2021 9:02 pm

Simpsonboater
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Re: microBootlegger build

Looking gorgeous, I'm tempted to build this one.

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#8 26 May 2021 1:16 pm

Carmitage
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Re: microBootlegger build

Go for it - I spent more time than I might have sanding and fairing before the fibreglassing and being elsewhere for the second lockdown didn't help, so it has so far taken rather longer than it probably should have done.  However, my idea was that I would build one that was truly spectacular as I only intended to build one (I felt the stitch and glue boats were very nice (and much quicker to build), but I loved the look and the greater versatility of strip-planking).  I don't feel much of it was difficult per se, but it was time consuming.

Anyway, despite my thoughts of only building one, I'm already thinking of the next (probably a Kahalo SUP, which is stitch and glue!) - I should probably finish this one first, though...

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