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Old 03-07-2011, 09:40   #181
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

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With the shank in the lock, the two tips and the fork should be snug on the anchor. When you unlock the shank and lift it upwards it pulls the tips out and then the anchor can be lifted out of the fork.
Thanks Del. I think I understand. Kinda, sorta maybe!
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

Thinking ahead is probably one of the most enjoyable parts of building your own boat. There's a million decisions to be made and each one can affect a half dozen others. I'm lucky in that I've been able to follow a few ongoing boat builds like this as well as a few finished models.

This morning I popped the troublesome frame off the long table and tucked it away. The next big task is the cabin sides. They curved so I had to lay out with some blocks so the panel would follow that curve.



It took a good while, 30 mins or so to goop up the glass and get the peel ply on. It had started to kick off when I got all the way around so it was scramble time to get the peelply on and smoothed out.



It's a good thing Boots showed up this morning to oversee operations. He immediately pointed out a mistake in my layout of the cabin side sliding door.



I had the top of the door level with the tops of the other two windows. The top of the window in the door should have been level with the tops of the other windows. Nice catch Boots! You've earned your kibble this week!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:03   #183
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

Rick,

How do you determine how far to weight the panel down to meet the curve? Is it a sort of guestimation thing or is there some way to make it exact?
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:06   #184
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Rick,

How do you determine how far to weight the panel down to meet the curve? Is it a sort of guestimation thing or is there some way to make it exact?
It's on the drawings. There's an dwg for the side decks with the dimensions of the curve that follows the cabin sides. It just happens to avg 3 1/2" at the widest. I could have taken the dimensions for the curve off of the frames as well.

I've got 'nuff guesswork into this thing already so I'm trying not to tempt fate more than I have to!

I'm only glassing the outside at this point so the panel will still be plenty flexible.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:10   #185
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Cool. Its looking great.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:18   #186
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

I'll modify my post a bit to make it more detailed.

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With the ANCHOR LAYING FLAT AND THE shank in the lock, the two FLUKE tip MOUNTS and the CROWN MOUNT should be snug on the CROWN AND FLUKE of the anchor. When you unlock the shank and lift it upwards it pulls the FLUKE tips out and then the CROWN can be lifted out of the MOUNT.
To reinstall the anchor put the fluke tips in their mounts and lower the shank and it will secure the crown, then lock the shank with the hand screw.


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Old 04-07-2011, 16:48   #187
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I'll modify my post a bit to make it more detailed.



To reinstall the anchor put the fluke tips in their mounts and lower the shank and it will secure the crown, then lock the shank with the hand screw.


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Delmarrey has it right... when I installed a similar anchor with holdfast points, I first mounted it on a piece of scrap 5 ply and once I had the anchor points correctly placed, drilled the screw holes that secured the anchor chocks right through the 5 ply and use it as a template to spot the anchor on my foredeck. one of the few things I did right the first time and didn't have to redo it! Capt Phil
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:08   #188
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

Thanks everybody for helping me figure that little puzzle out.

Nothing to report boat building wise. Waiting for more fiberglass and epoxy. I burned through the last six gallons of epoxy in record time. Getting anxious for a boat ride and a lil' burned out from boat building stuff so I decided to blow the cob webs off the old boat (the one I can't give away) and get her ready for a dunking. This will be her first time in the water in over two years. What's that number for Sea Tow again?

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Old 09-07-2011, 14:55   #189
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

Got our boat ride in!



We had a lil' fire on this boat year before last and that kinda set me back a bit on boating. That and we did a quite a few things with the car club last year. I was a little apprehensive about taking her out but had to do it sooner or later. Boat worked perfectly.



The one thing I'm going to miss going from this to a Trawler is the speed!

I apologize for the crappy pics but the Admiral was definitely enjoying herself.





The CCGS Griffon docked in Prescott Ontario. I worked on her in the fall of '78 as a deckhand then went to College for Marine Engineering. I returned to the Griffon in the fall of 1980 as a Steward and stayed on her till 1985. During my time on her I went from Steward to Storekeeper to Supply Officer.

I think we're going to take a bit more of a break from the boat building, save some money (hopefully) and do a little more boating this summer. Will probably be back to the boat mid August or so.
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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

Taking a break is a good idea. When the hobby becomes the "job", some of the fun is gone.
I gave up my boatyard business for that reason.
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Must say, it looked like fun. And coming from me, who is not a big proponent of speedy things, that's saying something...

Enjoy the rest of the summer and I look forward to seeing your updates when you get back at it.

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Re: And So It Begins ... Knottybuoyz' New Project

Good idea! One needs to get out on the water at least once a year.

I've been meaning to mention this but I discovered that if one lets epoxy set for a long while, it's a pain to sand. I had some spots where I had laid up some epoxy last fall then I recently did some more right next to it. While power sanding the new stuff would cut real EZ but when I ran over to last years surface it was like sanding glass. I went through 3 times as many pads for the same amount of area.

Wish I had a work structure too. The temp got down to 42 F last night and the epoxy wasn't even hard enough to sand today.

The Griffon, is that a (Knotty)buoy(z) tender?
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Good idea! One needs to get out on the water at least once a year.

I've been meaning to mention this but I discovered that if one lets epoxy set for a long while, it's a pain to sand. I had some spots where I had laid up some epoxy last fall then I recently did some more right next to it. While power sanding the new stuff would cut real EZ but when I ran over to last years surface it was like sanding glass. I went through 3 times as many pads for the same amount of area.

Wish I had a work structure too. The temp got down to 42 F last night and the epoxy wasn't even hard enough to sand today.

The Griffon, is that a (Knotty)buoy(z) tender?

I wish wish wish WISH it would get to 42 F here. The heat index is way into the 100+ range. At night we're lucky to drop into the mid 80s.
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I wish wish wish WISH it would get to 42 F here. The heat index is way into the 100+ range. At night we're lucky to drop into the mid 80s.
I keep hearing about some up coming global warming but I'm not seeing it. Have'm send a little our way!
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