AT17

AT17
Off she goes, Iain Oughtred's slightly foreshortened Penny Fee, at 15ft. Sails by Jeckells, spars by the wonderful Jeremy Freeland at Collars. The rest by Messrs Burke and Morgan (that's Jonny by the way...)

Friday, 23 January 2015

Progress

The sixth strake took a bit of head scratching to get right, but eventually it came good with a lot of battening and squinting and tweaking. It helped also to take reference photos which can be blown up on the computer, and which show up any major discrepancies in line.


The last three strakes are pretty critical for overall looks, so there's no point in rushing things. As always the Vendia/Collano method is a joy, but it is important to clean up as you go along. Collano sands well, but the less the better. Being a little softer than epoxy it has much the same consistency as the Vendia, they sand equally which avoids making divots in the wood. And once set hard it can be chipped away much easier than epoxy which needs the hot knife treatment.

Photos as always show more than words, so here's how I left Bob this afternoon.




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