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Old 25-09-2011, 08:28   #316
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Rick,

Looking good so far.

How do you feel you are doing against the estimated timeline for the build?
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Old 26-09-2011, 05:24   #317
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

It'll get done Frank. I'm in no hurry. I'd like to take my time and do a decent job of it. It might not be 100% complete when it first gets wet though.
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Old 26-09-2011, 06:36   #318
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Confucious said something like "A man's home is not finished until he dies". This may be true of his boat as well, though for some of us it will be the repairs that aren't done!
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

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Confucious said something like "A man's home is not finished until he dies". This may be true of his boat as well, though for some of us it will be the repairs that aren't done!
Sometimes I feel as though finishing everything on your boat "todo" list would open a cosmic rift that could destroy everything. Its just not a good idea.
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Old 30-09-2011, 04:30   #320
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Boots was nowhere around last night so I had to press the Admiral into action. She mixed the glue and filled the kerfs & seams while I supervised. I always say "teamwork is good work". Ayup, that's what I always say!



I gotta tell ya, she was all business. Look at that concentration!



The kerfs on the outside of the panel are a PITA. There's a hump, just off to the left of the picture above, where it didn't quite bend correctly. Not a big deal, I think I'll stick the bow thruster tube in there!

Keel sides and seam taping this weekend.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I see Lori is good with them kitchen tools.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

It's a great thing to have help on a project like that. What is the fill?
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I see Lori is good with them kitchen tools.
I generally don't let her use the other power tools for obvious reasons that's why we had to integrate some household appliances into the build!

She's gonna get me back someday for that statement!
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It's a great thing to have help on a project like that.
If she ever wants to go for a ride on the boat she better help!

I'm diggin' myself bigger hole here huh?

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What is the fill?
Pecan flour and epoxy.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

There's some jobs that I've enjoyed so much I decided, well, the boat decided, I had better do again!



It went off like a shotgun! KaBoom! Scared the crap outta me. I was just getting ready to fill the last few holes before I sanded down the seams for taping. Ah ****!



You can see where it was the glue that mostly broke and it only pulled away from the plywood in a few places. I guess that's good, the glue is doing it's job.

So from there it was back to the belt sander, grinder, jig saw and drill to get ready to strap & stitch the panels back together. Guess I'll be leaving some stitches in right to the taping to ensure this doesn't happen again. Sucks too 'cause it's getting colder and takes the epoxy forever to kick off.

Back to the drawing board. Standby....
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Every once a while I remind myself that they used to split boulders by drilling a hole, putting a wood peg in and pouring water onto the wood so it swells.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

All stitched back up and nowhere to go (I hope)!



Got the heat on in the shed and should be warm 'nuff to do some gluin' this afternoon. Standby.....
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Work looks excellent! You've really taken on a big one!
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All stitched back up and nowhere to go (I hope)!

Got the heat on in the shed and should be warm 'nuff to do some gluin' this afternoon. Standby.....
Is there some sort of stem wood that will support the bow seam in the works?
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Is there some sort of stem wood that will support the bow seam in the works?
Not called for in the plans. I just have to be quicker getting the tape on the seams. I glued them from the inside as well. Normally that step is left till the hull is flipped.

In total the bow will be enclosed with 2 layers of 12 oz of biaxial tape, 1 layer of 1708 biaxial fabric, 1 layer of 18 oz double bias fabric, 1 layer of 22 oz Saertex triaxial fabric (carbon fiber) and 1 layer of 10 oz satin fabric. Inside it'll have almost exactly the same except for two layers of Saertex and no satin. If that can't hold the plywood together I don't know what will.

The keel will be the same except the two layers of Saertex will be on the outside.

I has thought about a false stem, my friends Bolger Windemere has one and I like it. Don't think it'd be quite right on this boat though.
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