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STITCH, STITCH, STITCH

DO NOT DISTURB



Wish there was another way to get the skin on, and there is. For example
attaching the skin in two parts, deck and bottom seperately, stapled
onto the gunnels and finished off with a thin wooden strip. Too
late I learned about that method. Now I have to go on with
the needle, this sewing thing gives me a headache.





Centering the coaming and cutting the hole
. Taking a deep breath for the last " sew "





First a running stitch
and then a second round, locked loop by loop. I have sealed
the coaming with Polyurethane G4 ( one part ) Fast, Cheap, Waterproof.
But not water vapour proof ... as I have discovered later on.





Done ... looks great, but I must say, this was not something I thoroughly

enjoyed ... The entire skin will be saturated with G4 resin making the
boat watertight and fusing the skin on to the strigers in the process.





The interior looks pretty Eskimo, sort of
... Next job ... Urethane.





Protection, this is pretty bad stuff, I do not recommend to use G4 working inside your
house or any other inside area unless it is extremely well ventilated,
G4 does not
smell nice to say the least. Maybe you better go for something else instead,
a more expensive Two part Urethane like for example Corey's Goop.
Or as I've discovered later on: Odorless garage floor sealer.





After two unhealthy and dirty smelling coats of G4, I went for a final layer of Owatrol.
The odor of G4 is pretty heavy, on the nose that is and in weight. I was working
in
the attic, all windows wide open for a powerful draft, but the fumes managed
to crawl downstrairs and scared everybody who was in the house ... out.
After this ordeal
the lower back support and deck accessories were
installed. And then " hurrah '' an unexpected problem showed up.








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