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Bob Perkins
05-27-2003, 07:11 PM
Hi Everyone,

The spring has posed a few boat building challenges - I've finally caught up enough to reach a small milestone: All of the side battens have been fit into place.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/pd7e54200fe0fea024ff9ea81602a9e1d/fc0f744a.jpg

and

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/p6c52578136e4ffb66c167e3ea2077684/fc0f73d7.jpg

The bottom will be a bit tougher to lay out. My goal is to be done with bottom battens by the end of June.

Of course, if it rains for the next month (here in the North East) I'll be in the shop more and sailing less smile.gif

John Blazy
05-27-2003, 07:49 PM
It's nice to see that your shop is just a little bit messier than last time I saw your frames. I love the techno look of this framework. Like an exotic dinosaur skeleton. Too bad you have to cover it up with beautiful wood. Are you going to torture ply or strip plank?

Keep up the work - will be awesome when done - JB

Bob Perkins
05-27-2003, 08:44 PM
Thanks.

I didn't even try to mess it up either.

I will be torturing 1/8" ply for the inner layers, then finishing with an outer layer of mahogany. I'd like to simulate real planking by spiling, etc. But I'm not yet sure if I will be able to go that route.

Once I get close enough to that step, I'll be asking the forum for some help.

jlapratt
05-27-2003, 09:44 PM
Very nice Bob. Take a look at the Gougeon Brothers book on boat construction. Good info on spiling cold molded veneers.

Jeff

Art Read
05-28-2003, 03:00 AM
God that's gonna be a pretty hull!

(Am I mistaken or did we once see a finished version of another forumite's build of this design here?)

Tar Devil
05-28-2003, 06:31 AM
Sheesh, that's nice!

Later,

Phil

bobkaschak
05-28-2003, 07:12 AM
Only a handfull of women have a more lovely shape.

John B
05-28-2003, 03:55 PM
really nice. what sort of motor will it have,Bob?

Todd Bradshaw
05-28-2003, 04:27 PM
Looks great! It kinda looks like a Klepper speedboat just waiting to be stuck into it's canvas skin.

Bob Perkins
05-29-2003, 03:33 PM
Thanks everyone!

My next update will have the bottom battens in place.

I plan to use a Mercruiser 5.7L/300HP engine. I haven't started the shopping/process yet. My guess is I'm nearly a year away from ordering one of those..

Of course - Any motor choice opinions are welcome. I want to go with new just to reduce the hassle factor.

Take Care

John B
05-29-2003, 04:02 PM
oooooooo.Love that. that'd be the old Chev 350 block?. I've got an LS1 of the same cubes in my car but I wouldn't think they would be marinised?

imported_Krueg
05-29-2003, 05:27 PM
John B,

Marinized Chevy 350s are a dime a dozen here in the states. Although I've never seen a marinized LS1. That's the aluminum block, right? What're you driving? Just curious.

Eric