Maiden Voyage!!! IFR, 100' & Rain!

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Captain_John

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As you may recall, I have taken a hiatus from working on the plane to refurbish the cockpit of my boat. It has taken me three weeks in all, and that is about two weeks longer than I had allotted for the project!

I know this is off topic, but the reason for doing the project was to learn about fiberglass and how it is done. This was my first attempt and I think it came out well! All in all I learned ALOT about fiberglass and had some fun in the process. Learning about fiberglass was good, besides the fact that I would reap the side benefit of having a nearly new boat again just in time for striper season here in the northeast!



The weather was hard rain and calm winds when I woke up this morning at 5 AM. After working until 11PM last night on the bilge pump and other electrics I slapped the registration stickers on the hull and trailer and headed down the hill to the water!



The deck came out nice and is NOT slippery when wet although the oil based paint sheds the water very nicely into the deck drain!



The engine is 5 years old and is always a bit hard starting for the first start of the year, but she sparked to life after a bit of coaxing and I logged 1.1 hobbs time in the pouring rain this morning! The bilge system checked out fine and all the lights worked straight away!



I do love this little boat!

Here fishy, fishy!!!


:ban: CJ
 

gahan

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nice job:D
I'm about to start on glass for wheel pants and fairings,I think i'll buy the wing tips from Izon. the canopy is almost complete and I have to reassemble components to fusalage for frist coat of poly tone, tinker tinker:gig: we have 4 days of rain ahead so will get plenty of time on project. i'm looking forward to your pictures on your components for plane.

reguards tom gahan
 

TigerMoth

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I've come to the conclusion that boat materials are perfect or even superior for aircraft, particularly for wood aircraft. If you use a resin that's designed to be submerged continuously, it makes sense it'll do quite well under the cover of the skin.

Nice boat :D
 

Captain_John

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Agreed!

Thanks for the compliment!

This past weekend it brought in a 38" fish!!!

Half of it is still in the freezer! Need to go out and get another soon!

:D CJ
 

Captain_John

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Oh nooooo! Not at all! I am looking at the Sportsman 2+2 for the next one though!

Must always look ahead, you know!

:D CJ
 
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