View Full Version : another new magogany runabout in frame

Dale R. Hamilton
03-25-2015, 11:28 AM
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Framing is complete and I'm in the frame fairing mode. I find a Bosch 3 1/4" power planer to be invaluable in this task although one must take care. As you can see, I working on a rotissary turned to about 45 degrees off center. This makes it very easy on the back. The stringers and stem are 1 1/2" laminated ply while the transom is a full 2" thick laminated ply.

03-25-2015, 11:36 AM
Building on speculation or for a client Dale? Looks a bit shorter than the last one....could be the angle.

03-25-2015, 11:40 AM
Very nice Dale, glad to see you back at it with another one. I love your rotisserie jig!

03-25-2015, 11:45 AM
I drove through Murfreesboro yesterday early evening. I'll have to stop by someday! You have room to restore a nice Concordia that happens to be stalled in your town?

Dale R. Hamilton
03-25-2015, 12:16 PM
Rob- you should have stopped in- always a bit of cheer for another boat builder.

Yes, this is spec built as they all have been. Its the same length as the others, 15'11", although I have stretched the beam 4" and raised the sheer 5" to accommodate the larger engine. It should handle the increased power nicely.

boat fan
03-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Nice work Mr Hamilton.

That rotisserie is a nice bit of boat builder luxury.

Dale R. Hamilton
03-28-2015, 09:27 AM
yes, the rotisserie is a nice boat building tool- specially when you get older and less flexible. I never understood why other builders have not discovered this convenience. I offered to write an article with pictures for WB, but they turned their nose up.

03-28-2015, 09:31 AM
I love the idea of the rotisserie. I have a pal who restores old cars who has one. If I ever build another boat ( hah ) I might ask to borrow it.