- Aug 20, 2010
So begins perhaps the most quixotic endeavor thus far. What might that be? An undoing of 34 years of some mighty absurd ideas of what a boat should and shouldn't be. Finally Yot is sitting along side my home thanks in no small way to Lockview Marine and Boat Transport. Yes, that is the boats' official name, YOT. It's my boat and I'll call it anything I please even to the chagrin of the crew, one of which has threatened mutiny already. Anyhow the stripping of the cabin has commenced. Hull liner-gone. Cushions-gone. Everything coming out up to and including the carpenty. Not the main bulkhead that's just fine. Instruments-gone. Rolly furly-gone. Gallons upon gallons of epoxy here. Tech note - this Oday 27 has a .187 inch outer deck skin and .375 inch balsa core. All measurements +/-.005 inch. Balsa 80 square feet due in tomorrow, 14 yards 18oz knytex 0-90 biax and another 14 yards +/-45 12oz knytex due Friday. Colodial silica here 404 filler here. Various rollers, spreaders, brushes, nitrile gloves, mixing bowls, pumps, and lets not forget the 14 or so yards of Outdura fabric for the hull liner. So call me nuts but this boat is going back to 76 when it was shipped new from Oday. And last but not least 2 gallons of RTV urethane to capture the original non skid deck as a mold for the new deck. Even the cushion fabric is selected and comes very close to an original Oday fabric. On the plus side somebody in its' history had the presence of mind to epoxy coat the bottom. Not a blister on it.
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