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  1. #166
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    Cove Stripe Inspiration

    Here is some inspiration:


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    Getting anxious to hit the water again...
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    Cove Stripe

    I used 1/4" vinyl for the cove on 376 (look at the last few posts in the 376 gallery thread). Been on for 3 years and not coming off, not yellowing. Just make sure you don't have a fender rubbing right over it at the dock. Also, I didn't spend more than 45 minutes taping it on both sides (including making the pencil marks equal distance down from the rub rail). I'm lazy and planed to see how the vinyl looked before re-doing it in paint, but I really don't see why I should waste the time.http://www.pearsonariel.org/discussi...1&d=1168725909
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    Sea Glass is looking great on Tim's site. What projects are left to complete after she leaves the shop?

    cheers,
    Bill

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    Ho boy. Let's see, just off the top of my head: Commission engine, get zincs, install prop, bilge pump, put on the coamings, miscellaneous deck hardware including lights, install handrails, lifelines, varnish on the hatches, interior trim, bottom paint, number boards, vinyl name, rewire electric to mast, etc. etc.

    At least the BIG stuff is done - and done right.
    Mike
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    Boy does Tim do nice work! I like this view - spartan, but oh the possibilities!
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    Inspiration

    Viz post 166
    For inspiration lets turn our attention to Tim's masterful restoration of his Ariel.

    While Bingham designed a couple masterful boats: Flicka and Allegra - that to me metaphorically have a cabin in the woods feel to them, pile of dry wood outside the door and a curl of smoke snaking out of a stove pipe sort of thing - The Ariel's and Commander's somehow transcend the folksey and picturesque and exist as living, animal, sinuous, sensuous, breathing art forms.

    I think you can spiff up a Flicka with a coat of paint, but Tim has found a marvelous way to develop the relationship on a transcendant level. From this observers point of view I'm not just astonished with the craftsmanship in evidence but feel good and unstressed that another Ariel is alive and well and off the endangered species list.

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    was yesterday the install day for the portlights?

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    Hi Bill. Ummm, yes it was. Everything went relatively smoothly and came out great - except my color choice for the aluminum deadlight frames. Tim hasn't posted his pics yet, but lets just call it the "undercoat"... Sure wish I had bronze portlights!

    On the other hand, we hooked up the Yanmar and she started first try. Not bad after a year and a half in the side yard!
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    That's good news on the Yanmar. SeaGlass looks ready to splash real soon. Outside of running rigging she looks ready to go.

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    Heh! Let's just say, Tim has done his part to get her ready - and then some! The decks look really fantastic! I couldn't be more pleased.

    Regardless of my readiness, splash day is Monday...
    Mike
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    I'm excited for you! I hope you have an uneventful splashdown and that everything works out as planned. You are gong to have a blast this summer I'm sure.

    BTW-I'm still interested in having some sort of Rendezvous this year.

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    Thanks Tim. I'm really looking forward to getting back out there - toddler challenges and all...

    So the port lights are in. I'm sure Tim L. was real pleased to see me take these beauties out of my car to put them on his classy deck job! The night before, I had visions of Ebb's subtle gray powdercoated frames with an added hint of color. ...Rustoleum Gray Lavender. Let's just call it an "undercoat".
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    don't worry about the frames, the Seaglass looks new! she's weather proof and ready to splash. plenty of time to paint once she is in the water.

    best of luck on launch day.

    cheers,
    bill

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    Thanks Bill! Sunday is "bottom paint and whatever else I can get done before we splash" day. Should be interesting.
    Mike
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