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We're winding down the 2017 year. It's been great following everyone on this thread. Unlike most forums, we've managed to keep the sniping to a bare minimum and have exchanged some great ideas, experiences, and obviously awesome menus (that are just a bit out of reach for some of us&#128578
My wife and I were treated to some awesome anchorages based on input from this group. Thanks.
Here's to a great 2018.
I'm making a vow to coordinate a rendezvous for all those interested.
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Thanks for your input and being a member of the Chesapeake posse🤘🌪😄
Have a great few months
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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I have finished demolition of the old cabin sole. Next, I cut the bilge board and starboard section and test fit all of the pieces.
So far, so good.

In a moment of fear, I deliberately cut the starboard piece too wide, thinking that I will trim off the excess once I've attached the edge trim to all of the other pieces. (You can always remove excess, but you can't put it back when you cut off too much.) I tried to salvage all of the old edge trim pieces, but ended up destroying most of them when removing them.

Now I'm staring at a 9 foot long piece of Burmese teak I bought, which I need to rip into 1/2" X 3/4" strips about 6 feet long to make new trim pieces.
I have an ancient, Craftsman table saw that I think is demonically possessed. This thing makes RPM's that seem really excessive and it's LOUD. It makes me nervous. Not to mention, it's 19F degrees outside.

If I can just get these trim pieces cut, I could wrap up this project in a few days. Nothing but epoxy and varnish after the trim.

Seeing my boat with no sole is very depressing. The thought of a walking surface that doesn't crackle and buckle underfoot, that I don't have to play "Twister" on, is very enticing. This was the biggest problem with the boat when I bought it. Removing the old sole was like removing multiple layers of paper. It was that bad.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

I'm just curious. Do you do epoxy on the bottom surface, and varnish on the top? Or is it some other combination?

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I'm just curious. Do you do epoxy on the bottom surface, and varnish on the top? Or is it some other combination?
Yes, penetrating epoxy on the underside and edges, varnish on top. Yes, I could epoxy the top and then varnish, but I didn't feel like delving into product compatibility matrix charts. The varnish I bought should be very hard and clear, and provide adequate protection.

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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

It's still 2017 and I've been working away on my sole.

After much fiddling, I got my new-to-me table saw working properly and ripped a 9' piece of Burmese teak into all the edge trimming that I need to cover the exposed edges of the sole and bilge boards. I decided to replicate the two original bilge boards instead of one, large board. This has to do with how the boards sit on the stringers.

I will finally start epoxying everything today, and permanently attach the trim.

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It's still 2017 and I've been working away on my sole.
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I'm working away on my soul!

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