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Old 25-08-2016, 07:01   #1276
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Stern bearing carrier assembled with Spurs line cutter attachment.



Doesn't look like I did any damage to the cutlass installing it like a gorilla on crack!

https://youtu.be/8FJJysKxphU

Taking the rest of the day off.

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Old 26-08-2016, 10:31   #1277
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Worked a bit in the keel this morning. Have to get the holes lined up for the skeg. Overdrilled so they can be filled with epoxy prior to installing the skeg. I got 5 of the 7 holes done today before it got too warm in the shed.



Ya never get used to drilling holes in hull you just spent so much time on getting it right!

Few more pics & cordless drill battery repair on today's web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/08/more-box-keel.html
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Old 28-08-2016, 09:15   #1278
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Got all the holes drilled & gouged out. Managed NOT to cut all the way through!

A good healthy coat of mold release was on the bolts and I stuffed them 'up' through the holes in the bottom of the keel. Taped them in place and backfilled the holes with epoxy & chopped strands.



When these are setup tomorrow I'll pull the bolts & sand smooth. Inching every closer to installing the skeg.

Few more pics on the web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/08/dri ... lling.html
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Old 01-09-2016, 09:00   #1279
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

BOOM!



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Old 05-09-2016, 08:13   #1280
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

I managed to spill some paint in the bilge today!



Took the last two days off. Very nice cool weather here but my get up and go, got up and went. Maybe just needed a break. Short day today too. Can't do much with wet paint inside the boat. Back at it tomorrow.

So our lil' Yanmar huffer has a seized governor rod in the fuel injection pump. The mechanic is trying to free it up to save the $1K rebuild fee. I appreciate it if he can. If not I'm willing to bite the bullet and get it rebuilt. Still no word from machine shop on rudder build. I'll check up on that tomorrow seeing as today's a holiday.

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Old 08-09-2016, 09:56   #1281
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Things have been pretty slow. Still waiting on engine & rudder. Few other misc. chores in today's blog update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/kin ... -goin.html



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Old 09-09-2016, 11:28   #1282
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Drip tray glassed, painted & installed. Frames E2 & F trimmed to fit and ready to be glued.


Poured some water on the bottom above the stringers to find the low point in the hull. Drilled two limber holes.


Frames E2 & F will get glued and taped tomorrow and I'll continue to move aft on the port side. Once that's done I'll move the ladders around and do the stbd side.

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Old 10-09-2016, 11:59   #1283
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Had a massive WTF moment in the boat shed this morning. There's still so friggin' much to do I'm lost and going in circles. Had a half ass'd plan to glue & tape the bottom portions of the frames but that didn't work out. My mind got switched to tanks and which is going where and sizes etc. Boom, downloaded the drawings and did a lot of navel gazing as my two tiny neurons corresponded to come up with a plan.

Anywho, got sidetracked from that and switched over to the bulkhead to support the Python Drive. That's sort of a priority. It's got to be done before the engine gets here. I'll force myself to concentrate on that until it's done. Maybe that's the way to go.

Web log updated: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/mas ... oment.html

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Old 10-09-2016, 16:30   #1284
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Re: And So it Begins . . . Knottybuoyz' New Project

Hey Rick,

Don't know if it's in the works, or not? But do you have plans in the design to have passageways large enough to get the motor out/in, just in case you ever have to pull the motor at some time in the distant future.

I run across midsize boats (sailboats) out there that are impossible to get the motors out once the boat is all together, w/o having to cut a hole in the deck or hull. Let alone being able to access the important parts of the motor easily.

Sure know about the navel gazing! I don't know how many times I sat, just starring at what I was about to do, and wondering how it would affect future projects or performance of the boat. It seems 6 or more projects at a time can be overwhelming but as you said "that's sort of a priority" always sets the pace. And priorities change as one gets deeper into the boat.

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:17   #1285
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Hey Del

A few years ago I watched my buddy change out his Perkins in his Mainship 34 MKII (IIRC). They had a boom they hooked to the fork truck and reached right inside the main cabin to pluck it out. We're opening up the back bulkhead to make the boat more like one of those 'picnic boats' and if/when the time comes the engine has to come out it'll be the same process as for the Mainship. There'll be a main hatch in the cabin sole more than large enough to get the engine and transmission out in one piece.

Back in the shed this morning for some work on the small bulkhead that'll support the python thrust bearing.



First side glassed & peel plied. Flip it over tomorrow and hit it again.

Just a lil' bit of sanding porn on today's blog update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/sticktoitness.html

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Old 13-09-2016, 15:00   #1286
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Just a video today: https://youtu.be/-78OG97mM8E
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Was back at the bulkhead again. It's glued, screwed & tattoo'd now! No way it's coming out!



Web log updated: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/glu ... ttood.html
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Old 15-09-2016, 10:19   #1288
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Thrust bearing mocked up and mounted. Just waiting on rudder & skeg to return from the machine shop.



Few more doodley doo's in today's blog updated: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/con ... -saga.html

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Proper fitted Python Drive. One of the other builders who installed on in his TW28 spotted my error.



I do remember reading the instructions. It was about 6 yrs ago! The date on the invoice for the unit was December 10, 2009.

Ain't nobody got time for reading instructions!

https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/rtfm.html
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Proper fitted Python Drive. One of the other builders who installed on in his TW28 spotted my error.



I do remember reading the instructions. It was about 6 yrs ago! The date on the invoice for the unit was December 10, 2009.

Ain't nobody got time for reading instructions!

https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/09/rtfm.html
Don't feel bad! I did the same thing at first, and had the instructions right there.
A good thing I did the measurements right. I only had 1" to spare.
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