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Lady J, week six, seams, seams and more seams....

Another week gone by, mainly on finishing the seams, well, almost. We ran out of seam compound when UPS didn't deliver like they said they tried to do. We were there all day and no UPS delivery attempts were made. Regardless, the seams below the waterline are done and about 5 hours worth of work will finish the rest when our materials finally show up.

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Port seams



Starboard seams



Finished lower seams



Finished upper seams



I will surely be happy when these seams are completely done. It's been a chore beyond compare. There's paint in the bilges but it's not ready for prime-time yet so those shots will have to wait till next weeks update.

One thing we found is absolutely not a single valve on any of the thru hulls. Just hoses. We'll be changing that....
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That's some work Charlie! I'd imagine the fairing process will be tedious as well? Looking forward to that?
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That's what we are doing at present. Once we get them completed, we'll longboard her for the final touch.
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Kickass! What products are used for the seams? Pretty pricey?
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Interlux seam compound. Brown for below the WL and white for above. About six quart each. Retail is about $44 but we get it for around $35 ea..
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Very nice CC. Did I understand correctly that you guys are leaving the hull bright? Or are you painting her?
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She'll be painted below the waterline and bright above. That's one of the reasons for the extra care. If we were painting her completely, she'd be ready.
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