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Old 02-07-2014, 16:42   #826
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

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Old 02-07-2014, 16:52   #827
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I love your ability to not rush things and do it well. I am a bull at a gate most of the time.

Paint? Oooh... Getting there!
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:54   #828
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Got dust?



Slow 'n steady as she goes! One side of the keel dressed. Other side this afternoon. A few nicks to fill then we roll the sticky stuff!
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Old 04-07-2014, 14:24   #829
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Happy Independence Day to our friends south of the border but work goes on in the Big Blue Boat Building Shed. I hope you and your loved ones are all safe from the hurricane.

I put my lil' shop helper to work with yet more sanding on the keel. We're almost there. A few minor spots to fill & fair but that's 'bout it. I'll start sealing it up with a few coats of neat epoxy.



Sunday I'll be shopping for hardware I'll need to get to rig the Gin Pole. 16' long 6"x6" is on order and is what I'll use for the gin pole. Compressive breaking strength is 26,137 lbs. X and Y axis buckling is approx. 1386 psi. My best guess his this hull weights about 1100 lbs tops so I think I've got enough capacity to lift it. I'll use a 2500lb electric winch for lift and a come-along to pull the bottom sideways in the shed. That's the plan anyways.

Web log updated: M/V She:Kon: It may have been
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Crude animation of how I think I'll flip the hull using a Gin Pole. A lot of details were left out. I've never made an animation before. It was really clunky doing it in Sketchup. So there's no tag lines or come-a-longs showing etc.

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Carpal tunnel has been kicking up bad these past two days so I've laid off sanding for a bit. Back at it tomorrow.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

This is how the Pro's do it!

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

So get this. I wanted to order a longer (1 meter) intermediate shaft for my Python drive. Contacted the mfgr in Holland. Cost was very reasonable. €55 and then it ballooned from there! They only accept Electronic Money Transfer bank to bank.

Shaft: €55 - $80.00
Shipping: €80 - $116.25
Bank surcharge: $30.00
EMT: $100.00
Total: €224.51 - $326.25 Cdn

That's almost exactly 4 times the cost of the part! I think I'll have a local machine shop reverse engineer a longer shaft for the Python Drive. Still gonna be spendy but whoever said building a boat was cheap eh?
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You'd think in this day and age Banks, who are so very very good and stripping the lint from our pockets would at least be competitive with online services. I sat down at the computer this afternoon and tried 7 different online payment services, Western Union, HyperWallet, Xoom etc. before I landed on Xendpay a UK company that will process the online payment and direct bank account deposit into a company held account. The others would only let you send money to an individual. So in the end I got a really competitive exchange rate and only $11.73 in fees.

Now return to your regularly scheduled forum activities!
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Old 08-07-2014, 16:39   #834
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Yeah cross country online funds transfer for non banks is very clunky, I work in ecommerce and were trying to get funds to Thailand from Aus. Spent a lot of money just to find out it was easier to let them charge from over there. The internet cross borders beautifully, money does not in a lot of cases.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I thought a simple credit card charge transaction removed all those issues with wire transfers, etc. Did the vender balk at credit cards?
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I thought a simple credit card charge transaction removed all those issues with wire transfers, etc. Did the vender balk at credit cards?
Nope. They wouldn't accept my Mastercard or Visa nor do they do Interact email transfers or PayPal. I guess they're the mfgr and not really in the retail business so I can understand that. I'm just glad it's done and I don't have to engineer my own solution now.

For anyone trying to xfer money around to vendors across borders I recommend Xendpay. It was quick & easy to setup and I had the transaction processed in under 5 mins.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

My shop helper and I worked on my 'lean-to' so I could get all the offcuts and panels out of the shed. We're going to need all the room we can get in the shed for the flip.





Date for the flip is the 30th. of this month. It's all I can think about now! Still got a load of work to do. Standby....
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Started to seal up the fairing compound. When I went to the shed this morning I had no idea what I was actually gonna do so this is what happened. The first coat of tinted epoxy going on the sides & transom.

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Web log updated: M/V She:Kon: Starting to seal 'er up!
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Nice work!

That is the main reason I like resin coating... Get to see what she looks like, before paint.

Are you going to resin coat her four or five times today? I like to do that, so it is thick enough to sand.

Sometimes you can make the hop right to 120 or 180.
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Nice work!

That is the main reason I like resin coating... Get to see what she looks like, before paint.

Are you going to resin coat her four or five times today? I like to do that, so it is thick enough to sand.

Sometimes you can make the hop right to 120 or 180.
Thanks Zach.

I gotta go shopping for roller handles!

I was planning on 4 coats total. Got a wee bit of an issue with bubbles in the epoxy. I dunno if that's really an issue or not. Once I'm kitted up with consumables I'll start rolling hot coats from the keel down. This was just one of those days when I started doing something without totally thinking it through!

Thanks for looking in.
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