Hey fellas,
Well I am finally done with the bottom of the boat! I am happy with the results and ready to turn the boat over...
I installed the the false stem and chine caps. The chine caps proved to be a bit of a challenge as I am working alone... but after some negotiating they went on without too much trouble...

After the chine was on - I filled the gap between the chine and the rounded fiberglass bottom with EZ Fillet (that stuff is pretty easy to work with - and takes mixing thickeners out of the equation for a nice fillet). So after that was cured I applied two final flow coats of epoxy/graphite to the entire bottom. I like the look of the black bottom.

I put the rub rails on too. Now it's starting to look like a drift boat...
The spacing of the nails on the rub rail in relation to the side panel nails is off - but since I am painting the boat - I didn't give it much worry.

Trimmed the excess chine at the stem and transom flush - and called it a wrap for the weekend.
Here are some pics I took while working.
Thanks for looking!

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Comment by Banning Starr on April 28, 2009 at 11:26am
Jason great looking boat... I am intersted in your thoughts regarding my project... I have no idea what I'm doing. http://www.woodenboatpeople.com/forum/topics/novice-in-need-of-help
Comment by Daniel Paull on April 1, 2009 at 1:03pm
Hi Jason,
Your boat is looking great. Why are you going to paint the outside? I painted my boat because I had some defects in my gluing of the scarf joints which I wanted to hide, but as far as I can see your have no defects to cover.
Comment by Herb Jacobsen on March 30, 2009 at 9:05pm
The bottom looks great. I would like to try a bottom like that one of these days. Your boat is coming along well. Have you been on the PM at all. I don't keep up with what is happening over there anymore. Good luck with the boat I know you will enjoy it.
Comment by Dave Z on March 30, 2009 at 5:55pm
Very nice work Jason. That bottom will hold up great. My other two boats had glass/graphite and they are very stiff and hard. You will see the bottom dulled with use, and it will lose the gloss- thats it!

I don't see where your nail spacing is off. Looks fine to me! Its coming together nicely.
Comment by Christine on March 30, 2009 at 12:45pm
One more vote for dark blue!
Comment by Jason Knight on March 30, 2009 at 8:19am
Thanks Greg,
We will see how the bottoms holds up - hopefully good!
I am still debating color for the outside... tough choice. Dark blue maybe?
Comment by Greg Hatten on March 30, 2009 at 7:04am
Nice work Jason... I like the black bottom!! Let me know how it holds up - I figure my plastic "shoe" is good for only another year or two.... did you decide on a color for the paint job on the outside??

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