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Ken Hutchins
10-25-2005, 11:02 AM
Some have been wondering what's been happing on the boat. Well it has been that time in construction when hundreds of hours are spent on stuff that don't look like anything has been done, SWMBO thinks all I'm doing is sitting in the boat shed hammering stuff to make noise.
So here what's been happening on the outside of the hull, ALL of the planks are installed/reinstalled, ALL of the 3000+ rivets have been peened, ALL of the rivet and screw holes in the planking have been plugged, ALL of the outside of the hull has been faired and treated with Cuprinol, and finally for the outside ALL the planking seams have the cotton stuffed into them.
On the inside, most of the deck framing is done and I'm starting to scrape, sand, coat with preservative and varnish the inside of the hull.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/p6998cc2670cec409cbca4292797abd4b/f1bd9ead.jpg
The deck bronze straps are ready to be let into the beams once I finish fairing the top of the beams.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/p34120497bd38585b76b78aae26a0335d/f1bd9e8a.jpg
Here is a view showing the tie rods between the planking and the carlin. Note the lines on the deck beams for aligning the batten for fairing the top of the beams.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/p1c37cdb4b786b6a5a6d002963dc90856/f1bd9e67.jpg
Stock for the cabin front, bent and in storage till needed, also the cabin roof beams bent, lamminated, varnished, the stock for the boom is also on that wall.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid192/p0f837993fe723f91b6eb04fb73a9a87b/f1bd9e76.jpg

Stephen Hutchins
10-25-2005, 11:41 AM
Looking good Ken. Sorry I didn't get to meet you at the woodenboat show. -You met my father. Maybee some other time when I'm feeling better. Right now I'm still trying to get my license back from these gawdawful crooked people in the state MA. Sooner or later, god willing, I'll get it back and drive up to help for a day. I especially would like to get up there when your building the rigging.

Norske3
10-25-2005, 06:29 PM
Didn't pay the light bill...eh?...shot by candle light? smile.gif

Bob Perkins
10-25-2005, 07:20 PM
Looks good Ken - I was just thinking 2 days ago we need a thread that showed progress where we put in a ton of hours but have little visible to show for it except in our minds eye smile.gif

I bet many of us are in the same spot.. I know I am.

Thanks for the update..
Regards,
Bob

Hughman
10-25-2005, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Ken Hutchins:
Well it has been that time in construction when hundreds of hours are spent on stuff that don't look like anything has been done,And one of these days all that fiddley work will add up and you will "suddenly" have a boat!

Looks great! (I gotta do a road trip soon...)

Paul Pless
10-25-2005, 09:44 PM
Ken, yours was one of the first projects that i fell into watching when I, joined the forum. I was at first amazed by how you went about starting the project. Then I always looked for your postings of any type regarding boats and logs and wood and tools and such. I can still say to this day I always look for a post updating this boat.

Thanks,

Paul

formerlyknownasprince
10-26-2005, 05:04 AM
Looking good!

PeterSibley
10-29-2005, 05:02 AM
Ken...I don't know if its just my monitor...but I can't make out the first 2 photos :( which mate is a real pity!!! Glad to hear of the progress...wish I could see it ,
Peter