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On worry.

Or do I mean procrastination? You have read many posts about sanding and fairing, and this is one more, potentially the last (for both our sakes, I hope so). You put the faring batten on the hull, you look for deviations … Continue reading

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Still topping.

It is funny how I cannot give up being anxious over this hull bottom. If I were to sit with a psychiatrist I am sure they would diagnose some sort of obsession mixed with fear of completion. I am rationalising … Continue reading

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Bottom topped.

Is work/life balance a thing to chase? Is just the energy spent chasing it, or feeling like you should be doing something wrong, destructive? I am starting to think you can burn yourself out just worrying about the balance. If … Continue reading

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It’s not fair!

If you have young children you’ll recognise the other meaning of this exclamation. Actually it’s not an exclamation here, I did expect to have to fair this hull, but I didn’t expect to have to do it so soon… I … Continue reading

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Purbonding time-lapse.

I am still messing with time-lapse photography, I had intended for the entire build to be recorded, but the failure of the DSLR I had employed has left me high and dry. Leaving a replacement $3k camera bolted to the … Continue reading

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Purbonding

What a fascinating little product is this Purbond from Botecoat. It is much quicker to work with than traditional epoxy, or even e-glue. Just spritz down the timber with a mist bottle of water, spatula on the Purbond as evenly … Continue reading

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First layer complete.

I am really please to have reached this mini-milestone. Whilst the boat would leak due to the gappy first bottom, it feels like a real boat! My next task is to fashion a flexible prop to wedge up under the … Continue reading

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