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  1. Re: Should I ease lapstrake edges for painted finish?

    My vote is just a slight easing with sandpaper. That's what I've done on my wherry build and the paint appears to adhere well.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Did I mention that a newly painted hull is like a giant fly trap?
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    Today I put the first coat of Interlux white on the hull and, in spite of taking it very carefully, I still ended up with a few small holidays and a couple of small curtains. Now worries, a second...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Previous post showed a picture 3 times. This one shows the picture twice. Maybe the next post I'll get it right. Technology and advancing years don't mix too well!!!
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    The keel strips now have all the holes drilled and test fit to the hull with steel screws. I now have to remove the strips, countersink all the holes and then put everything somewhere safe until the...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Not sure why the picture was posted 3 times. Technology, what can I say.

    I've now completed the primer coat on both sides and spent several hours sanding it back to an acceptable level and ready...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    First primer coat, port side

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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    No pictures today because I'm sure that watching a seal coat of epoxy drying is right up there with watching paint dry. However, the last few days have been very productive and both sides of the hull...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Life keeps getting in the way but here I am today.
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  10. Re: Skin-On-Frame Boats Materials in Europe

    Thanks for the link and the very detailed description of your build. I have plans for a Shenandoah dinghy for rowing and I'm sure I shall be re-reading your build many times before I start.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Another small step. Today In installed the laminated cutwater. Now I have to start the marathon sanding of the planks.

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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    There is a lot of recycled wood in my boat. A 100 year old mahogany coffee table, an equally old mahogany four poster bed, a solid pine coffee table and more. Today, a friend who knows I'm a...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Some little progress. Next job is to turn it over, fill and sand the hull, add a cutwater and round the bottom corners of the inwales and gunwales. Glass and epoxy for the hull bottom and first...
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    Re: Making a new drain plug

    Or find a suitable similar size brass/bronze/stainless bolt and use a die to cut a matching thread.
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    Re: A new Argie 15 in a time of Covid-19

    I would go with option 2. I've long since filed (mislaid) my plans so I'm going from memory. 8x40mm seems a little large in the vertical plane and will be harder to bend and follow the curve of the...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Time out for medical stuff. Getting back now. Recently received an old 4 poster bed. The rails are veneered but the corner posts are solid mahogany. This is very old and I've already cut and planed...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Did somebody say you can't have too many clamps?
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Far from perfect but after some filling and sanding it should pass muster. Once I've got the outside close to finished I'll turn her over and start on the "furniture". I'm planning to include...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    A little progress
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Slowly, but I refuse to let it stop me doing the things I love. The sailing club just allocated a spot for my boat so I can take my "interim" rower down and start getting some good exercise. I'm...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Where did the time go? Life got in the way again I guess. Here's a pic of my progress so far. 2nd plank starboard side test fit. Port side 2nd plank sitting on top fits so this one should too. Lots...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    The stir sticks/tongue depressor thing is an old trick. I can't claim to have invented it. The next plank will take some time because I first have to cut a garboard plank for the starboard side using...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Hi Dale - 6 mm okoume shipped over from Westwind Hardwood on the island. Are you building anything?
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Like a hot knife through butter. I love my Japanese saw.

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    And it fits. Only a light edge sanding and then I can scarph the two pieces together.

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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Getting close to marking out and cutting the garboard plank.

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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    And so it begins.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Thanks Gib and good luck in your new location. Doesn't sound too boater friendly.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Picked up my okoume ply for the hull today. The weather gods were smiling on me and we had a whole day of sunshine. The first after weeks of heavy rain and high winds. I now have an incentive to work...
  29. Re: New builder - gunnel question on lapstrake wherry

    I've done that a couple of times. Once with the same wood as the gunwales and once with a contrasting wood. Both worked out fine.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Here are a couple of pictures. The first shows the transom is now a permanent fixture. In the second picture I used some masking tape so you can see how much of the "patch" will be covered by paint....
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    So here are the "long bits of wood" (my wife's description) cut and ready for scarphing. Once joined into "longer pieces of wood" I'll be able to start the process of seeing exactly where I want the...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Today I purchased some wood to strip down to 1/2 x 3/4, join with scarph joints on my special jig, and start trying to figure out exactly where the strakes will go and their dimensions. Reading...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Or maybe I should put the "patch" side on the inside of the boat and put this on the outside. Let's take a vote. It will look much better with a few coats of Epithanes.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    I decided to give the transom a coat of epoxy because it's very damp where I live and it will be quite some time before I will be able to do any finish work, varnishing, painting etc. As I look at it...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    My Christmas present to myself. A mahogany plank cut down and glued to the transom. If you look very carefully you'll see a couple of areas where I didn't have quite enough and had to insert an off...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Thanks again Maximus for the wise words and the praise. Best keep any more praise until it's finished. My biggest talent is hiding my mistakes, of which there are many!
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Thanks Maximus.
    I guess, being from an antique table, it's had lots of exposure to UV and time to darken. Odd though that after sanding the colour of the bare wood was very close to the new...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Help! This mahogany table top before I stripped it to bare wood was a very deep red. I have some newly purchased mahogany which I will use to complete the transom. I took a scrap of each and gave...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    The edges have been sanded to the layout lines and both sides have been sanded. I've now decided to put this face inside the boat and put vertical pieces on the other/outer side. This way, every...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Transom cut out with my trusty jig saw. Some sanding required to take it exactly to the proper lines and then I can cut and glue the inner planks. These will be placed to overlap the existing joints...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Not at all. The trick is to keep it dry.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Thanks for the advice gentlemen. This table top is very old and seasoned. It is 3/4 inches thick. I shall be gluing another 1/2 inch of mahogany planking (also cut from the table top) on the reverse...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Judging from the colour of the glue on the underside I'm guessing it was hide glue.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    And finally, the initial cuts to make the final cutting a lot easier. Before I do that I will need to glue some 1/2 inch mahogany to the other side (which will be the inside) to make up a final...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    And this is where the transom will magically appear. You can see the large amount of wood that will be available for the knees, and other parts later in the build.

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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Slow but steady. Here is a picture of the mahogany table top after a preliminary sanding. Later today I plan to make a tracing of the transom from the plans and transfer it to the now bare wood. I...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Just received this today. Once I've sanded down to bare wood I'll send another picture. First look is good. I think this will make a great transom with lots left over for knees and more.74754
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    You don't need a reason to build beautiful boat. Just do it.
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    Unusable as a transom. I can use it for trim and smaller parts but for the transom I have to find something else. Yesterday afternoon I was offered an old table in need of repair and supposedly with...
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    Re: Duck Trap Wherry

    It seems I did something to upset the gods. Yesterday I cut the plank into two thinner planks on the bandsaw, planed them smooth and put them aside. This afternoon I was rather upset (understatement...
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