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Salt Bay Skiff – Fairing the Hull

Today I faired the hull and added a coat of West 410 fairing compound to her fiberglassed areas. Tomorrow I’ll fair her smooth and begin to paint.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Prepping the Hull for Fiberglass

This morning I prepped the hull for fiberglassing and then layered the glasses down with epoxy and secured the keel shoe.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Turning Over

Today I had a friend help me turn her over this morning. I prepped the hull by filling all her screw holes and laying down the first layer of fiberglass around the daggerboard trunk were it meets the bottom of the hull. I then built the daggerboard.


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Salt Bay Skiff – Touch-Up and Green Pinstripe

Today I did all the off-white touch up and added the jade green pinstripe to the top edge of her plywood sheer. We just have to wait a couple day for all the paint to dry completely, then turn her over to fiberglass and paint her hull.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Final Coat of Brightwork

Today I sanded the 3rd coat of brightwork and applied the 4th and final coat. Tomorrow I will mask and do some major off-white touch up painting.

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Salt Bay Skiff – First Sealer Coat of Brightwork

Today I cleaned up the CB Trunk and Mast Step then added some epoxy filler. I also applied the first sealer coat of brightwork.


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Salt Bay Skiff – Daggerboard Trunk and Mast Step

Today I built and fit both the Daggerboard Trunk and Mast Step.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Centerboard Trunk

Late yesterday afternoon I mixed epoxy wood filler and filled all the bung plugs, gaps and seams. This morning I sanded them all smooth. I also started the build of the centerboard trunk and cut the hole in the bottom forward center of the hull where the trunk will be fit. The interior of the trunk has a layer of fiberglass 6oz cloth set in epoxy.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Inwales and Row Locks

Today I cleaned up the rib frames and fit the inwales and row locks.

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Salt Bay Skiff – Interior Build Start

Today I started the interior part of the build. Quarter knees, breast hook, benches and rib frames were all cut and fit.

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