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Old 13-09-2011, 07:49   #301
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Tough folks up there in "eh" country. Acetone and duct tape, right Rick?
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

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Take care buddy...we need to see this project finished.
Oh...and thanks for not showing a picture of the tongue.
Never thought of that shot! Hmmmm? One for the scrap book maybe.
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Old 13-09-2011, 08:37   #303
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Old 15-09-2011, 16:14   #304
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Dump ducks and some light duties in the boat shed tonight.

Stopped at Subway for meatball sub tonight. Decided to sit down by the water and enjoy it and who shows up? A Dump Duck! Lori will tell you I have no likening of these foul birds.



So along with the cat paw prints on the hood of the Jeep I now have webbed dump duck prints too! *sigh*

One of the fella's on the boat building bulletin boards suggested I use two barrels and a plank to help prevent the lil' accident I had last week. For some reason I don't see how using two buckets is gonna help!



You know what I always say? "Safety First!" Ayup, that's what I always say! ;-) I'm thinkin' this will help me keep to that! It's nice and light and just the right size for working under the hull. I'm sure Lori will approve!



One of the butt joints on the side panels broke when I bent it around the forward forms so tonight I ground the fiberglass off of it and reglassed and glued it.



Once this is set up I'll get back to stitching panels together. I hope to get the transom and the bow bent into shape and stitched this weekend if my wrist cooperates.

That's it for now. Tomorrow is the last car club meet of the year so there won't be any boat building stuff posted till Saturday. Standby.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

When I was young I was taught you always use a proper ladder, a chair or a bucket are unsafe and no substitute ... and I think of that everytime I climb on a chair or a bucket to do some chore.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

If you were up here at work in my, "Making it safe even for idiots" safety culture, the safety nazis would have started a TapRoot investigation, asking if your home life was okay, what you had for breakfast and if you had a BM before the fall. Management and training failure perhaps? More safety classes and let's all take a Safety Timeout.

I'm enjoying your build and narration. Great job!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Remember, the purpose of building the boat is to enjoy life on the water after she is finished, not for your widow to sell in an estate sale. But you already knew that, didn't you. So forget I said it...
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Old 15-09-2011, 17:33   #308
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I think you're making superb progress, and it's really shaping up. I couldn't help notice that something was missing

I thought this would be my small contribution.




Now she looks balanced!!!

All in good fun.

Seriously, she going to be a beauty. Good luck with the build. I have a serious case of envy developing down here!!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

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Stopped at Subway for meatball sub tonight. Decided to sit down by the water and enjoy it and who shows up? A Dump Duck! Lori will tell you I have no likening of these foul birds.



So along with the cat paw prints on the hood of the Jeep I now have webbed dump duck prints too! *sigh*

We seem to have the same species of hood critters at our Subways too.


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Now she looks balanced!!!
TC That is just SO WRONG on so many levels I dunno where to start!

Can't be balanced, looks like it's gonna fall over!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

It's gonna take a lil' more than a tumble to keep me out of the boat shed. Hand seems to be healing fine now. Today was spent going in circles trying to get the bottom panels to bend around the form.



There's a lot of force in those panels when they're bent like that. I had to go get myself a couple more ratchet straps (bigguns!) to keep the panels on the forms. I've run into a bit of a problem with one panel wanting to pop off overtop of the other. You can kind of pick it up from the picture above.

Maybe see it a little better here.



Every time I pry it back into alignment it slips back when I try to tighten the stitches. I've got some tips from a few guys who've built this boat already and will try those tomorrow.

That was about 5 hrs of screwing around. Not much to show for it I'm afraid. I did get a couple more pics from UP ON HIGH!

Looking fwd.



Looking aft.



That's it. Try again tomorrow.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Strapped
Screwed
Blocked
Beaten
Pried
Bent
Tugged and.......

Whipped into submission!



My pry bar is still in there somewhere with a chisel too!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

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TC That is just SO WRONG on so many levels I dunno where to start!

Can't be balanced, looks like it's gonna fall over!
Hmmm... you're right. Your keel is too small. When I have a minute in photoshop, I'll fix that for you

I think a nice cut a way forefoot is in order here. Or, would you prefer a full keel?
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I think a nice cut a way forefoot is in order here. Or, would you prefer a full keel?
Huh? What's that in English?
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Back at this boat building stuff after a lil' break.

Yesterday's session involved mixing up too much epoxy glop and having it go to waste. Just couldn't get it on the boat quick 'nuff. Next time, smaller batches. We learn as we go.



The transom went up amazingly easy compared to the bow.



I'll be gluing the side to the bottom panels this afternoon.
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