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    06-26-2017, 07:40 PM
    Bravo - that is one fine boat! Well done....I am sure everyone is proud, deservedly so. Really nice....all the little details like the vents in the...
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    06-26-2017, 04:59 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Another step needed before twisting the teak into submission was to fit the "king plank"....ok, well, it is not in very kingplankey shape, but it'll...
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    06-25-2017, 04:49 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I am happy to report that the first section of deck is glued down! The outer edge in figured Sapele, mock covering boards if you will. Next up is...
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    06-25-2017, 04:37 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in R.I. in Building / Repair
    Mike - looking really great! Thanks for the great pictures. She is really coming along nicely. Jason
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    06-24-2017, 06:32 PM
    Looking great! It seems to me that the fillets and fillets+tape will be very strong. Jason
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    06-22-2017, 02:26 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Man oh man, I feel for you! At least my screw up is in a spot most will never see (but I'll know it's there!) These kind of moments are...
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    06-22-2017, 01:18 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I'm not superstitious but I do like tradition, so I embedded a silver coin at the mast step. I should have been more superstitious about the...
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    06-22-2017, 01:07 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Now that all the joinery is complete, I'm prepping the deck for glue-down. First coat of epoxy applied. Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr
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    06-21-2017, 03:46 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thanks Dale! Yes, this stage is to douse them with boiling water and bend them into shape (In my mind I call it "Yeah, I can't bend it dry but I can...
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    06-20-2017, 11:08 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Hope this isn't boring everyone, but I'm psyched to have finished the joints on the port side. The curviest part of the sheer was the toughest to...
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    06-19-2017, 11:30 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Getting the joints ready on the "covering board" veneers, prior to glue down: Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr the three tools pictured above are...
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    06-18-2017, 10:02 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in PA in Building / Repair
    That is one sweet boat! Thanks for that video - some inspiration to keep me moving along. Really well done.
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    06-18-2017, 09:54 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    It looks like some good discussion was had about this very topic in another thread in the Tools and Materials section. Thanks Jay and Andrew! At...
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    06-18-2017, 03:40 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I'm looking for experienced advice on coating the centerboard. Galvanizing the steel centerboard is doable, but involves driving to Tampa, $$ out...
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    06-18-2017, 03:36 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Getting the starboard side ready for the covering boards veneer. Untitled by Jason D, on Flickr Also, I took off the clamps from one of the...
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    06-17-2017, 03:51 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    And now I start on the deck veneer... First, I trimmed the excess ply: first roughly with a jigsaw, then with a router flush trim bit, and finally...
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    06-16-2017, 10:35 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread An Ilur in R.I. in Building / Repair
    Looking good, Mike! I was wondering how things were coming along, thanks for the great pictures.
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    06-15-2017, 05:55 AM
    Congratulations! I know you must be proud, quite an achievement. May you have many adventures aboard her....
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    06-14-2017, 06:54 AM
    I second that! Nicely done, thanks for the pictures.Y>
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    06-13-2017, 12:33 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I paid a nominal sum to have a pro with a laser cutter cut out my centerboard.....money well spent, as cutting this with a cutoff wheel would have...
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    06-12-2017, 01:32 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    I'm working on the trim piece (don't know if there is a specific name) that runs up the centerline of the boat on the decks, fore and aft. I suppose...
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    06-11-2017, 08:41 AM
    I love it...."and would i do it again ABSOLUTELY." So true. I started with a long-ago background in high school shop class, but really nothing in...
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    06-11-2017, 08:20 AM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Thanks for those kind words, and for following along. It's been a long journey building 1-2 hours per week, but a fun journey to be sure!
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    06-10-2017, 05:15 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Yes, for this joint I used TB III - hoping for a better glue line. Don't worry, it is a TB I bottle, but it really is TB III.
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    06-10-2017, 05:14 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    Ok, I bit the bullet and glued up the coaming joint. Not as perfect as I would have liked, but when all is said and done I think it will look just...
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    06-05-2017, 11:04 PM
    JasonD replied to a thread Florida Beg-Meil in Building / Repair
    time to get back to boat building. to get inspired, I've been enjoying some pictures of the workmanship at Skol Ar Mor - http://www.skolarmor.fr and...
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