View Full Version : slow building progress on Janetess

Cecil Borel
01-23-2007, 02:40 PM
RodB suggested that I should re-post the location of my building albumn http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=3138605093 and recent progress. Progress has been slow and not visually impressive, but I have done my best to give a sense of what is going on now. I am working on the sub-sole, tabbing coosa composite with epoxy-fiberglass. The keel fairing is also progressing well, almost ready for final sanding and primer.
overview of interior sub-sole

detail of interior sub-sole

ballast keel fairing

01-23-2007, 02:50 PM
She's beginning to look like a boat.

01-23-2007, 03:24 PM
Beautiful work. Looks like you've got her going. I once built a 30' cutter. Never again.

01-23-2007, 06:25 PM
What is that in the bilge? I't's not concrete is it???

Cecil Borel
01-23-2007, 10:02 PM
Chan: the sole board is "coosa composite" which is a polyurethane/fiberglass panel that substitutes for plywood. Advantages over plywood in terms of weight and rot resistance, disadvantages in terms of expense.

01-24-2007, 01:28 AM
Looks great, love your laminated frames! How strong is the gray material in the bilge...I assume it can be removed to access the keel bolts?

How about a simple profile drawing showing your bilge plan with keel bolt placement and where they anchor? Do you have a basic profile const drawing?

Great progress, keep posting photos now and then please.


Ken Hutchins
01-24-2007, 04:46 PM
Great work.:)

01-24-2007, 06:11 PM
Thanks Cecil, how is it to work with and how expensive?
Just hate to see someone pour concrete into the bilge of a woodenboat

Cecil Borel
01-24-2007, 10:09 PM
RodB, here is a drawing for the keel bolt locations

I backed the keelson with bronze plate where the bolts penetrated

Chan, depending on the density, thickness, and layers of fiberglass it is about $150-250 for an 8x4 panel. Easy to cut, but need carbide tools because the imbedded fiberglass dulls them quickly.

01-25-2007, 12:05 AM
Cecil B.

Thanks, thats exactly what I wanted to see and compare Kahuna to Susan. Thanks. I remember your hull construction, I know she is bulletproof.