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Christmas Gifts

Today I kept busy taking and old chestnut branch, milled it so to be symmetrical enough to stay put on the lathe. Then spun three bakers rolling pins.

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TSCA Salt Bay Skiff – Pettit Off-White

Today we knocked off the high spots and applied the first of three coats of Pettit Off-White.

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Winner of The Salt Bay Skiff

This last Saturday, at the lighting of the Cathlamet downtown lights and Christmas Tree, the winning ticket for last year’s TSCA Salt Bay Skiff was chosen. The winner was a family from Skamakowa!!

Skamakowa is the town just 6 miles west of Cathlamet. When the skiff was delivered the family was beyond excited. They live near the water and are thinking of building a boathouse for it. Spring can’t get here fast enough because they can’t wait row her in the near by sloughs.

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TSCA Salt Bay Skiff

Today, I took 80grit and knocked off the high spots of the fiberglass 6oz cloth. Then, I mixed West 410 fairing compound and filled all glassed areas.

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TSCA Salt Bay Skiff

Today the inter chines, transom and stem were glassed in with
6oz cloth. Also all screw holes were filled.

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Slough Coot – Bottom Paint

I was going to wait till the spring of 2020 to paint “Slough Coot” our Dudley Dix Cape Henry 21’s bottom with anti foul paint. Yesterday around noon it turn out to be a 60 degree sunny day. So I pulled the boat out of the shop, sanded and applied a nice coat of red anti-foul paint.

She is now ready to launch this coming spring!

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TSCA Salt Bay Skiff

Today the clamps and screws were removed. I did a rough sanding to prep for fiberglassing the inter chines, transom and stem.

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Slough Coot – Finish the Brightwork

This last week I varnished all exterior brightwork. I also moved a cam-cleat and fairlead on the port upper deck for the new staysail furler line.

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Slough Coot – Post-yearly Maintenance

This last week I did my yearly maintenance to “Slough Coot”. A complete exterior sanding and paint job to her superstructure and hull. The bottom paint will be done outside next spring.

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Fall Has Arrived

Here are some photos of the fall sunsets and sunrises here on the Lower Columbia River.

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