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Old 01-09-2011, 14:28   #286
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I've just updated my project spreadsheet & photo inventory if you're interested.

http://www.editgrid.com/user/knottybuoyz/Spent_To_Date

Inventory pictures by KnottyBuoyz - Photobucket

The latest pricey addition is Lewmar 140TT 2.2 kw bow thruster. I got everything I'll need including the tunnel for $1695 USD which I think is pretty reasonable price. Includes spare zincs & spare prop kit.

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Old 01-09-2011, 16:21   #287
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

There's been times when I would have loved one on my boat. If I ever find myself in a slip again I might consider it worth the effort and expense.
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Old 02-09-2011, 17:34   #288
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

My buddy Peter launched his Bolger Windemere today.

Windemere pictures by KnottyBuoyz - Photobucket

I'm a lil' pooped or I'd post the pics. They had the audacity to make me work for my lunch & beer!
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Old 03-09-2011, 13:33   #289
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Kinda felt like "Jonah inside the whale" when I took this shot!



Got help coming tomorrow to hang the second side panel. It has to be wrestled outside, flipped, then brought back inside on the opposite side of the boat. It'll be tough but I think 4 of us can handle it. It's not that heave, 150 lbs maybe but it's floppy and wants to go where it wants to go.
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:17   #290
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

You know what they say about there always being two sides to every story? Well it's true!





Had a lil' help from my brother, wife and buddy Tim. We got her done in 5 mins what took me 2 hrs the day before doing the other side. Many hands make light work!

I didn't know if we were going to make it today though, a storm ripped through here this morning and I thought a freight train was coming right through the shed!



More bad weather on the way tonight. Hold on!
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Old 05-09-2011, 14:01   #291
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

The first part of Stitch & Glue is the stitching! In this case it's not thread we're using it's heavy duty plastic wire ties.



Once I got around the entire hull stitching the panels together and getting them all lined up correctly I'll begin the second part of the procedure, the gluing. It'll be while before I get to that part though. Some of these panels have to be bent quite radically to get them into their final shape especially around the bow section.

Someone on the builders forum suggested using round spacers on the inside of the stitches to help align the panels. It works!



That's it for now. Back to work tomorrow! Boy, five weeks just flew by!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Damn work --gets in the way of serious stuff, don't it?

Have seen air-driven, nylon nails (used in the shoe industry apparently) used to fasten bulkheads to hull, and other right angle assemblies.
Plane or sand off easily, with no metal problems.

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Damn work --gets in the way of serious stuff, don't it?
Yup, but I still have to keep the bill collectors off my back for a few more years!

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Have seen air-driven, nylon nails (used in the shoe industry apparently) used to fasten bulkheads to hull, and other right angle assemblies.
Plane or sand off easily, with no metal problems.
I've seen these used in many projects. RAPTOR Nails And Staples

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Looks Great
Thanks, at least it's starting to take the shape of a boat. It's too big to get it all in one picture though!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Inside the belly of the beast!





Didn't get much done tonight. Goin' back to work after 5 weeks holidays is tough! I need a nap!
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Old 08-09-2011, 15:16   #295
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Safety Notice: Five Gallon Plastic Pails are no substitute for a step ladder.



I don't think anything's broken. Just swollen and sore as hell. Whacked my head and bit my tongue too!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Take It Easy--This is not a component of a Viking Burial.
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Before the blood stops flowing...

Happened to me a few times, though looks like you take the prize for best effort.

I try to put a few drops of Betadine on the wound before the blood stops flowing. Helps avoid infection.

I usually take something like this as a message from above to slow down and smell the roses.
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Take care of yourself, Rick... maybe time to invest in some low height staging! Project looks like it is coming along famously... very impressive, cheers, Capt Phil
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Thnx for the advice fella's!

I tried to do some work last night. Not good. Still need a couple more days to heal up.

Going to redo one of the side panel splices. I've noticed that since it's been on the forms and bent into it's final shape it's kinked as the joint collapsed. Bad job, one of my earlier attempts I guess. Not a big deal.
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I don't think anything's broken. Just swollen and sore as hell. Whacked my head and bit my tongue too!
Take care buddy...we need to see this project finished.
Oh...and thanks for not showing a picture of the tongue.
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