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  1. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,496 posts, 459 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    I pulled up the forward floor on my C36 so I could probe the wood block under the mast step (shrouds out of travel) - good news no wet wood or rot!! While I had one out I decided to pull the rest (except nav station) to refinish and fix a couple of missing teak/holly patches.

    Pulling the galley floor I found one piece partially delaminated and totally soaked in oil (previous to me buying).
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    I tried to glue back with polyester resin but oil inhibited curing despite trying 2x MEK. Oh well just bigger washers

    Here are the finished panels in the house for a little warmth to assist final cure. They look a bunch better than I started with but this is definitely a job for a heated shop or summer weather.
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    @Will Gilmore - eat your heart out on my kids first boat (100% oak). Made it ~24 years ago and has entertained kids since. Holds 1-3 at a time. Now saving on the off chance we will be blessed with grandchildren.

    Les
     


  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,382 posts, 963 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Les, what a beauty. I am jealous. Normally, I would suggest that a boat that size should have a tiller, but the wheel seems to fit her perfectly. Does she have a name? I think Dragonfly would suit her well :D.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,382 posts, 963 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Oh, wait, is that a tiller on the floor?

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  4. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,496 posts, 459 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    It is a tiller on the floor — my e-tiller for the C36. I’ve never named the boat but if so it would be the name of a lessor Norse God.

    I thought of a tiller but the wheel gives a natural place to put hands to push and pull for the rocking motion. I lied above the spokes are turned black walnut.

    Being able to stand like that was a happy discovery after it was completed. It took way way to many hours with no plans.

    Les
     


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  5. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,172 posts, 1,642 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Save your drooling Dragonfly boy...:badbad:
    I am hoping that Les and his wife will adopt me, if the kids don’t bring grandkids... I’ve heard that as one ages you begin a second childhood. ;)
    That boat is way cool.:yeah:
     


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  6. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,382 posts, 963 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    :plus:
    What can I say? The green eyed monster is sitting beside me.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  7. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,496 posts, 459 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    It was hysterical to hear kids say thwart - which they had to do to sit in the sink.
     


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  8. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,758 posts, 488 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Beautiful piece, Les.. I'll bet the kids loved it!
     


  9. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    2,623 posts, 673 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Well that is one way to "train" kids not to get "sea sick".
    Looks like it might take 2 foot living room seas.
    Jim...
     


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  10. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,806 posts, 501 likes
    Catalina 34
    US Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Nice work on the sole pieces. You will sooooo love having them on the boat.
     



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