View Full Version : Eun Mara progress photo (I think)
10-03-2001, 02:21 PM
Lessee if this works. If it does, this is the inner stem piece lamination clamped on the form. Molds are set up in the background.
And this would be the inner stem, keelson, and sternpost (which you can't see) on the molds, waiting for final sanding and installation of bracess at the stemhead and top of the stern post.
This is exciting for me because after all this work so far, these are the first of the pieces of the actual boat!
Well. This has been an experience loading these. Let me know if they're too big. I reduced the size once already, and can get them smaller if they take too long to load.
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10-03-2001, 02:30 PM
Looks just right to me.
picture size & the boat, nicely done
10-03-2001, 02:39 PM
Way to go KW.
I'm using my son in law's computer which is on line @ 22000bps.Loading those pics.didn't take much time at all.
Nice work.Nice shop!
Your lighting looks like something from the basement interrogation room in LA's Ramparts station. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif
10-03-2001, 02:52 PM
Ah. Great. Thanx!
LOL! Nine 100-Watt lights is what's there. I was kind of on a budget when I did the shop, spending a LOT on having the house upgraded to a 200-amp service so I could run a 100-amp line out to the gara... (oops) boatshop, plus insulation in walls and roof, etc. I have a cable modem hookup, so I get spoiled pretty quick. Large files don't present much problem.
10-03-2001, 02:58 PM
Looks great. How did you cut out the molds and make them look so nice?
10-03-2001, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by kwmcclure:
Nine 100-Watt lights is what's there. I was kind of on a budget when I did the shop
900 watts sounds great to me. Up until I started varnishing, I made do with the two 60 watt bare bulbs originally installed on the garage ceiling. The one advantage there was you don't sweat the small stuff, cuz you can't see it http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif
But seriously, she's looking good. What is the wood used for the laminations?
I look forward to more updates as you proceed.
BTW, in case you didn't notice, you need a new seal on your garage door http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/tongue.gif
10-03-2001, 04:08 PM
You have done well, Hayspringer.
Workmanship of which to be proud of.
10-03-2001, 04:22 PM
The molds don't look nearly as nice up close. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif I used Mr. Oughtred's paper loftings, marked them on the 1/2-inch ply and cut them out with a jigsaw. I haven't yet planed them for the planking.
I decided for reasons of availability, price, looks and "glueability" with epoxy to use mahogany for the framing. This boat is heavily framed for her size and weight, and the mahogany should give plenty of structural support.
My druthers would have been to use black locust for the framing, but that'll have to wait till I do the BIG boat.
http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif The new seal is on the back shelf underneath where the saws are hanging. I didn't install it because I think I'm going to replace the door with a rollup that's insulated and has a man-door.
Of course, first I have to get the hull done and turned over so I can fit her into the shop and close the door. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/frown.gif
And thanks, Norm! (Hayspringer = Grasshopper?) I'll hafta drag her to Nebraska when she's done. We can flounder around the lake together! 'Course by then you'll be an experienced sailor.
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Alan D. Hyde
10-03-2001, 04:36 PM
Looks good, Ken. Congratulations.
Can you build a small shed-roofed addition to the back of the garage, lengthening it 8 feet or so?
Remember, when you have a trailer under her, you may need more length for the boat, and besides, extra space is always handy.
I helped a neighbor add to his old short garage this way, so his car would fit in. Including the roofing, it only took us one Saturday.
The next Saturday we poured, floated, and troweled a concrete floor for the addition.
10-03-2001, 05:00 PM
Heh-heh. The garage sits on the left rear corner of the lot. The left side of the garage is five feet in from the property line, and the back of the structure is also five feet from that line. On the right side, the narrowest part is about twelve feet to the line. I live on a curved street, so the lot is "pie-shaped" and is around sixty feet wide at the street.
Can't build into the right side either, since there's a rock pit there that collects rainwater from the roof.
As things stand, I'll be able to put the boat on a moveable frame inside the garage at an angle. Once she's done and on a trailer I'll probably have to find a storage facility nearby.
The other interesting part is getting the boat and trailer out of the driveway. At the end of the driveway there is a big old silver maple on one side, about 1 foot from the drive, and there's a utility pole about one foot from the other side.
I'm probably going to have to drag the trailer out over the front yard.
(sigh) At least I'm not building her in the basement!
Alan D. Hyde
10-03-2001, 05:21 PM
Well, Ken, it's a long shot, but sometimes, if you can get a good real estate lawyer to help out (perhaps in exchange for some sailing time in the future), then you may be able to swap a neighbor 200 square feet in the front yard for 200 square feet in the back.
Or 200 square feet at one side of the backyard for 200 square feet at the other.
It doesn't happen very often, but I've seen it done, with happy results.
10-03-2001, 06:49 PM
Ken, she's looking really good! Nice job so far--don't impale yourself on those "slightly" long bar clamps. You will need them later on. Keep up the great work.
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10-03-2001, 09:54 PM
Alan, I wish it were the case that I could "borrow" some square footage. Unfortunately, this is an "inner city suburbia," as much of an oxymoron as that may be, and lots are woefully small as it is. The good news is that I'm only 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. The bad news is that I have no earthly reason to go there!
Although SWMBO's office is on the South Side and this location's convenient for her.
This is, however, better than the previous house where the front yard was a 45-degree incline and the back yard was a 20-foot by 30-foot piece of pavement which was totally enclosed by an apartment building on one side, another house in the rear and fences on the other side. No place to build anything larger than a ship's model!
I do have my eye out for better property, though. I saw an ad for a house with outbuildings, including horse stables and fenced areas, on 200 acres for about $145,000. I have to convince the wife that it would be good to move to a place that's about an hour and a half away from Halifax, NS tho.
Dale -> http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/biggrin.gif
Most of my tooling and clamps are for cabinet work. But, a clamp is a clamp. If you notice in the second picture I've recently increased my clamp population with a handful of 4" C-clamps, and will be adding more whenever extra cash makes itself known to me. And the good thing about making the molds out of the plywood is I have lots of stock for making the planking clamps!
10-04-2001, 12:21 AM
When's Launch Day?
10-04-2001, 12:27 AM
bet you had to get up with the sparrows a few times to get that done.
10-04-2001, 12:46 AM
I wrapped the edges of the moulds with a piece of clear packing tape. It keeps them from sticking to the planks when they are epoxied in place. I also got in the habit of running a strip of the 3M green masking tape on the planks right at the edge of the lands. This made the clean up of the epoxy that squeezed out of the joints real easy too. As long as you got to it while it was still wet, that is.
10-04-2001, 01:13 AM
JB -> hee-hee! The sparrows and I don't get along too well. http://www.ukobservers.net/cwm/otn/angry/ticking.gif
Ah yes. Thanx, Paul! I did the packing tape in the slots for the keelson. I haven't done the molds yet since they still need to be shaved.
Great tip on the green tape. I was wondering what I was going to do with those areas, especially on the inside of the hull - and especially since I'm going to install the frames before I plank her.
BTW, Paul, do you have a website? The Oughtred Designs site (www.odoba.net) is almost up, and I'll link to yours.
And Launch Day, at the rate I'm going, will be sometime in mid-summer of 2003! http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s/contrib/ruinkai/nopityA.gif
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10-04-2001, 09:44 AM
KW, I know how it goes with the workshop! My wife always reminds me that when we first looked at buying our current house, we pulled in the driveway and I said, "wow, look at the size of that workshop, and it even comes with a house"! She also says that if the property goes up in flames we are saving the workshop first. Ha Ha. PS the project is looking great, please keep us posted.
10-04-2001, 09:53 AM
The mold looks good Cumin. It is exciting to begin building the actual boat. Best of luck.
10-04-2001, 11:23 AM
KW!!! MATE!!! Progress she is happening! Looking mighty fine my friend... and ooooohhh so many nice widdle clamp thingys too..... funny how they congregate isnt it?
If ive told ya once Ive told ya a hundred times mate sparrow fart is the best time!
Take it easy
10-05-2001, 01:18 AM
Here is the link
10-05-2001, 09:22 AM
Ah. Yep. Got it. Thanks, Paul.
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