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Preview: How to Build a Caledonia Yawl, Part 18 – Scoring a Waterline with a Laser Level

January 2, 2014

Striking and the scoring an accurate waterline is an easy job with a laser level and a good set of plans.  Join Maynard Bray and Eric Blake as they walk us through the steps.

NOTE: After filling screw holes and fairing scarfs and booboos and sanding the exterior we rolled on and tipped out two coat of UNthickened epoxy. Sorry it wasn’t documented, as we did it late one night with no extra clean hands for the camera. Use the yellow foam roller covers supplied by your epoxy source — anything else will dissolve. Tip with a disposable bristle brush. You should be able to start the second coat upon finishing the first coat if you work your way around the boat. Good to have a helper, one to roll and one to tip, and keep the epoxy fresh in smaller batches so it doesn’t get sticky.

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