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Old 17-09-2014, 08:59   #961
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Or you could drag it down to the river and stick an outboard on her and take her for a spin.
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Old 17-09-2014, 10:45   #962
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Thanks fella's. Don't quit your day jobs for careers in standup comedy. You'll starve!

If it were warmer I'd consider filling it with water and going for a swim!

Built myself a set of steps to get into and out of the boat. Pulled out the support forms etc. It looks even BIGGER now! Was just admiring my handiwork when I had another one of those WTF have I gotten myself into moments!



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Old 18-09-2014, 02:08   #963
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Great photo! Take a well deserved break...

This is such a milestone - Right side up it really looks like a boat now. You should be proud.

I'd be sitting on a Folding chair with a wheel in my hand pretending to drive it - LOL...
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Good picture to show the perspective of just how big this project really is.

You'll get there. It's looking more like a boat now so you're well on your way.
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Thanks fella's. Don't quit your day jobs for careers in standup comedy. You'll starve!

If it were warmer I'd consider filling it with water and going for a swim!

Built myself a set of steps to get into and out of the boat. Pulled out the support forms etc. It looks even BIGGER now! Was just admiring my handiwork when I had another one of those WTF have I gotten myself into moments!



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You're so right... One outboard seems ridiculously funny now...

I would skip the pool idea, and jump straight into the giant hot tub conversion... Given your expertise in glasswork, holes for jets would probably be indistinguishable ... Or strategically placed thruhulls???

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Good picture to show the perspective of just how big this project really is.

You'll get there. It's looking more like a boat now so you're well on your way.
No kidding on the scale.... KufreeekinDos...
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

nice job ,though all that exposed un-supported ,un treated ply-wood being left over winter makes me nervous.

some cross braces along the gunnels,plenty of props on the chines and a cover over the hull with a dehumidifier inside will help mitigate any sagging,warping and damp issues.
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

on my catamaran all the untreated plywood turned moldy due to damp over the winter!
just a heads up,as i'm sure you have thought about this already.
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nice job ,though all that exposed un-supported ,un treated ply-wood being left over winter makes me nervous.

some cross braces along the gunnels,plenty of props on the chines and a cover over the hull with a dehumidifier inside will help mitigate any sagging,warping and damp issues.
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

on my catamaran all the untreated plywood turned moldy due to damp over the winter!
just a heads up,as i'm sure you have thought about this already.
Glass and fair the inside = Winter skateboard park for the hooligans? = Income? =
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Skateboard park! That's a new one! No hooligans in our neighborhood thank gawd. Mostly retirees and very few of them ride skateboards! Although that's a good idea if I can cut a royalty deal with the local hip replacement surgeon!

Haven't had any problems with moisture or mold in the boat shed so far. There's plenty of ply stacked up along the perimeter of the shed and the boat's been upside down in there for three winters. Once the snow seals up the bottom of the shed and the -30C temps find us there's not much chance of mold forming.

We're replacing the top of the boat shed this weekend with greenhouse plastic which should eliminate any leaks. If the weather cooperates I might be able to get a coat of epoxy on the inside of the hull but if I can't I'll line it with some 6 mil poly.

I've blocked up the keel, bow and stern. She sits nice and tight in the cradle that the rolling frames made. I won't level it or square it up till the spring, it would likely shift over the winter anyways.

Other than 3 weeks on the beach in Mexico in Jan/Feb it's going to be a long cold boring winter. Trying to figure out some small projects I can do to keep myself out of trouble.

Thanks for looking in. Appreciate the comments a lot.
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Hey Rick, That hull looks like a clean white canvas just waiting for some creativity. Are you gonna stick to the plans or will you "personalize" the interior layout?

P.S. Nice T-shirt. Go Jello........

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P.S. Nice T-shirt. Go Jello........
Hey Steve

We've already deviated from the original design by lengthening the boat an extra meter. This will give us enough room in the main cabin for two forward facing seats plus bring the galley up into the main cabin. We're considering opening up the aft main cabin bulkhead to make it a picnic style boat. Jury's still out on that but it would be kind of cool. Down below there'll be a lot more space for a hanging locker(s) and a work desk for Lori's sewing machine.

I get a lot of comments on the t-shirt. I don't even know who the Dead Kennedy's are! *sigh* I should go google that I guess.
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Moved inside the boat today to start dressing the seams etc. for fillets & tape.



Took a lil' break before lunch and laid back in the bow. So quiet and peaceful and relaxing I fell asleep!

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Still sanding in and around the bow area. The old epoxy glue is hard as diamonds! In the first five minutes I managed to destroy one brand new sanding belt and two disks, all 40 grit! The old epoxy just rips it to shreds!



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I know you guys have been waiting anxiously for it! Here it is! My latest sanding video!

Making Dust. Web log updated: M/V She:Kon: Makin' Dust
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Looking good!

If you've got a lot of spikey epoxy, you can take a big heat gun to it and a chisel and smooth it out a bit. I use a cold chisel, as it doesn't shatter. Just grind a one sided bevel like a normal chisel and let her eat...

If you can get your hands on a 7 inch rubber backup pad for a Makita 9227c multi-speed polisher, you can use 36 grit Norton grinding disks and knock almost all of the epoxy off... Then switch over to a 40 grit on a medium/hard pad and do the rest.

Also you'd be well served to get a pair of grinding and glassing shoes that don't leave the boat shop. Doesn't take much oil to have issues...

Heck of a mile stone!

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