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I am:
A home builder
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Tiki 30
Country, City, and State?
Wakefield, RI
About me or us?
book co-author for Last Chance to be a Cowboy, @www.lastchancetobeacowboy.com
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share building experiences with other Jim Wharam boat builders

Comment Wall (5 comments)

At 10:58am on July 19, 2012, Marc LaFrance said…

That's varnish over the epoxy. I didn't know about UV resistant epoxy at the time of coating the hull panels. Would be less work! Not as smooth and very shiny though. I'm still debating on adding some paint below. For now, just move along on the build.


At 10:16am on July 13, 2016, Marc LaFrance said…

Hey John,

Tabernacle has been done for a long time.  I went with 5 coats of epoxy, 3 coats of epoxy primer and 6 coats of linear urethane paint.  # of coats of epoxy and epoxy primer were for sanding. The paint had to be put on thin, hence the 6 coats. Can't do varnish in this environment. Oh, and yes,   it's HOT down here.

At 8:11am on October 29, 2016, Marc LaFrance said…

Hello John,

Your boat's looking good, really like the pod.  Very nice job. 

At 7:35pm on November 3, 2016, john james said…

Mark? Thank you my Pod did come out reasonably OK at least it fits between the hulls. I fear I neglected to realize how much the sides would deflect as I applied to the rooftop resulting in a kind swaybacked side ,the bulkhead aft  and the windshield forward the problem is obvious and I had them well braced and they are good . sides looked so good that I was not worried but once the slimy glue was in place and the rooftop screwed on --well too late on this one the next one will be better.

well the next one Will be better

At 10:30am on February 23, 2017, Marc LaFrance said…

Hi John,  What's up?  Launched my boat in early Nov. Still no sails and a long story. How is your project going? Almost there?

I met Tom from tiki 46  Follower, in Titusville. Your friends Anne & Neville should be there with their new motorized by now.

Hope that you're doing well,

Marc L.

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