Friday, February 27, 2015

Typhoon Half Hull #7 Finale!

The completed half hull project!  Here are the pictures of the completed project. I chose to hang it in the hallway with the line drawings I printed last year. A nice combination, I think.  

A big shout out to Rossi Engraving for the engraved plate.  There work engraving really helped to finish this project off.  

Friday, February 20, 2015

Typhoon Half Hull #6

The Teak trim is one of the things that really sets the Cape Dory Typhoon apart from other boats and I just couldn't leave it off the model.  Last night, I stayed up late and got another coat on the blue bottom paint.  This morning, I glued on some of the details.  This is coming out way better than I thought it would.  I want to get the light blue on the deck.  Then get it mounted up on the oak board (you can see in the background).  I really had to stop myself when building this from putting in the cockpit, tiller, cleats. and winches.   I guess I could always go back and add those things later but this is looking really sharp as is.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Typhoon Half Hull #5

Another wintry day here in Michigan = Snow Day = Summer make up days.  We have officially passed the number of snow days allowed here in Michigan so I will be going into summer.  Oh well, may as well work on the half hull right?  Today I worked on making teak trim, got the water line on, as well as a first coat of bottom paint blue.  I also glued on a bow plate.  It has a ways to go still but it is definitely taking shape.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Primer and Putty Half Hull #4

Some quick photos of the first coat of primer and a little more putty to smooth out the rough spots.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Half Hull #3

This is what it looks like outside here today.  Brr. 

 I stopped down and checked on Kraken Friday she remains warm and cozy under her tarp.  So with weather like this it's back to the half hull.  Here are a few photos of the progress.

Hull lay up.

Hull fairing.  

Top view. 

Cut out and deck glued on and cabin top placed. 

This is about it for now.  I have a bit more faring to do on the hull before I paint it up and mount it. 

Packing it up for winter

Sailing has been non-existent this September. With school back in session, I have time for very little else. The weekend weather has also b...