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    01-26-2023, 10:56 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    A couple more hours today saw me get the sixth and final hull plank tied in and the first longitudinal stiffener in place. The stiffener was pretty...
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    01-24-2023, 05:08 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    I am keeping a log, but I haven't toted up the hours recently, and log book is over at the shop right now. I'll try to provide a total at some...
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    01-22-2023, 09:05 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Then it's on to the first plank, second plank and transom loosely tacked in place. Everything is only half-tight at this stage; I won't pull it...
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    01-22-2023, 08:51 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    The building jig makes an appearance! And the bottom is tacked bow and stern to the jig pieces. This is a stitch and glue kit, using zipties for...
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    01-14-2023, 01:03 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Derek, Scout is supposed to be a lengthened version of the Portage Pram, so I'm glad to hear you like it. I've sailed in company with a Scamp and...
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    01-14-2023, 01:02 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    First I sanded the precoat on the foils smooth, using 120 on the random orbital, dialed down and a very light touch, and finishing off with touchups...
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    01-12-2023, 10:26 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Two more planks laminated today -- I'm finally getting my technique down, I think -- and I pre-coated the foam for the blades with epoxy thickened...
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    01-10-2023, 10:22 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    More progress today, but you know boatbuilding: there's always something. I went to laminate the bottom, which right now has a long slit in the...
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    01-10-2023, 10:27 AM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Slight progress report: I used Plan B, a minimal first layer to hold down the 'glas, followed a bit later by another layer upon which to lay the...
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    01-07-2023, 01:13 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Then it was on to try my hand at laminating cloth and, new for me, using peel ply on the cloth. Let's just say I'm learning. One thing I...
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    01-07-2023, 12:54 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    I thought I would tackle the transom next, since it would be a good test for laminating foam to plywood. Per the kit instructions, I coated the foam...
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    01-07-2023, 12:36 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    The puzzle joints require sanding after epoxy is dry. The joint below is sanded, the one above is how it came out of the stack and awaits sanding. ...
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    01-03-2023, 06:52 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Ok, well you wanted pictures: this is what the kit box looks like. 7.5 feet long, 1.5 feet high, 58 pounds, two rope handles, stuffed with...
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    12-30-2022, 03:49 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    The fun begins. The first boxes arrived, and inside we find fiberglass cloth, the sail and spar and (not pictured) a box of neat parts and a box of...
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    12-26-2022, 08:50 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    Fed Ex delays. Kit now due Thursday or Friday.
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    12-23-2022, 06:59 PM
    Paul356 replied to a thread Duckworks Scout in Designs / Plans
    My kit is now scheduled to arrive next Wednesday. That's 31 days after ordering. Not too bad at all, especially considering Christmas falls in...
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