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Old 02-01-2013, 16:21   #16
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Re: The Big Sailboat Experiment

Matt,

Thanks for the pics. Looks like some of my welds.
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Old 02-01-2013, 16:32   #17
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Re: The Big Sailboat Experiment

The stainless welds? LOL. The hull welds look good(ish). I managed to do the toe rail. (stainless to carbon steel) . I got a neighbor that's nuclear certified to fix the SS verticle welds.
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Here you go. I'm a little reluctant to post post pictures of my work because I don't know what I'm doing, but here they are anyway. They are before and after of the hull inside and out and the bow.
Thats awesome Matt. Thanks for posting your pics. I notice right off the bat two things.
1. It looks like your progress has picked up considerably from the pict with debris and leaves inside the hull to the latest pics with a clean painted inside hull and structure around the project. Are you "picking it up a notch?"
2. Your hull appears to be a soft chine while the girls in Canada looked to be a s-chine hull. Although your hull should be easier (forgive me as I know there is no easy in either) to build your hull is 8 feet longer (50 vs 42) thus ultimately much harder to build in the final analysis.
Keep it going Matt! Please send pics as you proceed.
BTW (and Im not pushing the girls vid in any way shape or form) but for about $22 the videos of the girls is definitely worth it ESPECIALLY if I was building a Bruce Roberts steel 42-50 foot sailboat. Theres a few things in there you might find useful.
Thanks Again.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:14   #19
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Thanks Category4jay
I have not really increased my efforts. I do at least one thing everyday that gets me closer to the finish line. (like there is a finish line...lol )
Putting a roof over her was the best thing. Now I can leave the tools out at night and not mess with tarps.
The boat is next to my CNC shop, so when its to cold, or I'm feeling lazy, I go inside and build knobbs and brackets. So far all my inside hand rails are cut out of black walnut.
One of the cool things about doing it yourself....I'm over 6 feet tall and can stand up inside without bumping my head everywhere except the v birth.
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25 years - wow. Do you have info on where the boat is now?
No, my bother passed away over 5 years ago so I have no way to get info on the boat. What I remember is the boat was constructed in Largo, Florida, the guy who built it first name is Sid. His background is mechanical engineering.

I was in awe of his skills. My background is electrical engineering so I was able to recognize from an engineering perspective how rugged his construction turn out. He even had huge aluminum I beams welded into place. The exterior of the hull was finished so smoothly, I doubt there was much filler under his perfect paint job.

I often joked that the only reason he spent so much time working on it was he had to get away from his wife. Now of course I was only joking, I never met his wife nor do I know anything about her.
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This is my latest addition. Stuff is getting to heavy to sling on my shoulder and go up the ladder so I built a lift
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KEEP IT GOING MATT!
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