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Harry Miller
02-28-2009, 12:46 PM
Unfortunately it's not a race and I'm only about half way done.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3551/3316891874_de34bbf010_m.jpg

Here's less me but more boat:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3316891878_c919636991_m.jpg

And here is a pic of boiling a plank end so it will bend around the curve of the bilge:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3316891866_137ca4aff3_m.jpg

As you can see these facilities are sometimes used for other activities.

reddog
02-28-2009, 02:14 PM
Looking good Harry.What design are you building?Also I was wondering about the purpose of the red tape on the lap joint.

Earl

Harry Miller
02-28-2009, 02:50 PM
Earl, it's Paul Gartside's # 80 pram. http://www.gartsideboats.com/catrow.php#7clink
That's red lead primer, not tape. With it and a bit of bedding compound I hope to make my unperfect (to say the least) gains tight.

reddog
02-28-2009, 03:55 PM
Harry.My eyes arn't what they used to be.Nice choice of design.What are you using for planks and framing?

Earl

Harry Miller
02-28-2009, 10:28 PM
Northern white cedar for the planks, white oak for the keel and frames. I tried oak for the transoms but got caught by the epoxy-white oak gluing problems and so they and the sheer strakes are mahogany.

P.L.Lenihan
03-01-2009, 12:51 AM
Very nice work Harry! I really like your work-shop too.....you can prepare meals,wash dishes and even entertain without ever having to leave the boat for too long! Neatoe! :) She's going to be a fine pram for puttzing about yacht clubs and marinas!

Continued success with her!

Cheers!


Peter

reddog
03-01-2009, 05:58 AM
Harry,I would prefer the mahogany to the oak for the transoms.Keep up the good work and by all means with the photos.

Earl

Rational Root
03-01-2009, 03:11 PM
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As you can see these facilities are sometimes used for other activities.

We have all been there.....

One woman's Dinner Table is one man's glue up table.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_-jLgHzfXWAU/Rsn2oC2MmcI/AAAAAAAAAJc/kZBu5yFGPos/s800/IMG_0121.JPG

JeffGoldberg
03-11-2009, 09:02 AM
On the comment about white oak and gluing problems.I ran into a bonding problem recently useing white oak and the west system.Is there a fix for this?Is it just that the wood it not truly dry?

Rational Root
03-11-2009, 10:11 AM
On the comment about white oak and gluing problems.I ran into a bonding problem recently useing white oak and the west system.Is there a fix for this?Is it just that the wood it not truly dry?

Where I have flat joins, I just used Balcotan it's a marine PU.
http://www.sailgb.com/p/balcotan_polyurethane_wood_glues/

It's NOT gap filling, and it need LOTS of pressure to form a good bond. But when you do it right.

http://davesboat.blogspot.com/2007/09/better-stick.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-jLgHzfXWAU/Ru7lieshNiI/AAAAAAAAAJ0/y4gsoPHiM4A/s320/IMG_0128.JPG