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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    After approximately 18 months of hard work, Driftwood is ready for the water. I have some little things left to do, but I'm ready to launch either tomorrow or Sunday, depending on the weather. ...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    I flipped the hull for "Driftwood" this past Sunday, and I've started the interior work. Pretty exciting to see it as an actual boat. Hopefully it will be ready for the water by the end of June.
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Randy - stupid question...my boat will be on a trailer for the flip to finish the inside. When you did your inside did you get in the boat, or is it not strong enough to support a person yet?
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Russell - I purchased and read your book this evening. I wish I had known about it sooner, but I can still make great use of it for all of the work I'm going to do after flipping the hull. Great...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Thanks Randy. Your detailed answers and pictures are always very helpful and appreciated.

    Russell - I will need to read your material.

    Thanks,
    Grant
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Thanks again Randy. Before you taped the chines inside, did you use thickened epoxy to fill between the tabbed joints?
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    "I made a jig to drill the half oval. I first drill the hole for the #6 Frearson flat head then I went back and cut the countersink with a chamfer end mill. I used a finishing nail with the head...
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    Re: Introducing Astraea

    Wow!! I subscribed for updates. This is going to be interesting. Really nice looking already.
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    Re: Ideas on garage setup for boat build

    I agree with the other comments. It's not a great idea to move your boat too early in the build process, because you want to avoid shape changes. I just open my garage door on nice days, and that...
  10. Tab bulkheads in place before or after flip

    I'm flipping my Candlefish 13 this week, and have a question. Should I use spreaders for the flip to keep the shape and then tape the seams in one full length before installing the bulkheads? OR,...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    I finished painting the hull, and I'm now attaching the 1/2 oval brass to the keel and bilge keels. Is it necessary to use the polysulfide caulking under the entire brass strip, or can I just put...
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    Painted my Candlefish

    I finished painting "Driftwood" this weekend, and should be flipping it tomorrow or Monday.

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2875/34020913266_02a1b79403.jpg
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Ah, I understand now Randy. I will try it out a couple of times, and then might add the extra bilge keels. I don't have trim tabs in my plans; can you share the dimensions and placement?

    Thanks,...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    That's good to know Randy. I assume by "oil canning" you mean instability athwartship? Under what conditions was this most noticeable?

    I have the half oval brass that I'm putting on the keels....
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Thankyou!
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Hi Jim, and thanks. I was just saying in another post that Tohatsu makes very reliable motors durable for salt and fresh water. They've been around for 60 years and manufacture for other companies...
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    Re: Tohatsu 30hp engine

    Tohatsu are great motors designed for durability in fresh and saltwater. They've been around for 60 years and manufacture for other boat motor companies including Evinrude. My father has had one...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    This is getting exciting...

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5447/31014943352_a1849feaab.jpg

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5649/31014944562_a914cc241e.jpg
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    In December I finished the keel, bilge keels, and gunwales. I also bought a trailer and a 20 hp Tohatsu long shaft with electric start and power tilt.

    December 2016:
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    Re: Joining stem and gunwales

    Thanks Skaraborgcraft. That is great advice!
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    Re: Joining stem and gunwales

    Thanks for the pictures Gib, as that really helps to visualize. I'm going to end it before the stem. Those are a couple of beautiful boats you have with very pleasing lines.
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    Joining stem and gunwales

    I have plenty of room to move the gunwale forward, but I'm wondering what's the best way to join the stem and gunwales?

    Edit - I should probably ask a more detailed question. Is it better to...
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    Re: Paint for Stitch and Glue Boat

    I'm enjoying reading about your adventures Tom. We got snow last night, so that seems so far away for me.
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    Re: Paint for Stitch and Glue Boat

    I used marine mahogany, so I'm not concerned about rot resistance.

    That's a great point about the weight after applying the truck bed liner. It probably would add a lot of unnecessary weight.
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    Re: Paint for Stitch and Glue Boat

    This afternoon I picked up Interlux Brightside Polyurethane and Interlux Epoxy Primekote. I'm going with a Fire Red hull, white interior, and bright finished decks and thwarts.

    I'm considering...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    This weekend I will be sanding to prepare for painting. I also have my keel, stem, and skegs ready, but not sure what to do about the gunwales. They are 3/4" x 1.5". How difficult is it to conform...
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    Re: Paint for Stitch and Glue Boat

    Thank you capefox. How much fairing was required after sheathing the hull and coats of epoxy? I did a lot of my fairing before the fibreglass, but should I expect to do more before painting?
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    Paint for Stitch and Glue Boat

    I'm building a Candlefish 13 stitch and glue boat designed by Sam Devlin, and I'm wondering what other people have done for finishing - i.e. prime, paint. Any best practices or recommendations on...
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    Re: Why do you own a wooden boat?

    I grew up on and around the water, and my father owned wooden boats and then he eventually made one himself. I love the smell, sound, and feel of working with wood, and building my boat is stress...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Thank you Rich. Sam Devlin also has a Candlefish 16 which I really like. The main reason for me choosing the Candlefish 13 was to have more room in my garage. I know I will be very happy with it,...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    I haven't posted in awhile but I've been making pretty good progress. Wow, I sometimes wonder if I over did it with the fairing and sanding, because that took a long time. This weekend I hope to...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    All fixed. I took a sharp knife and made a cut at the seam and poured in epoxy, and the 6" tape is going over that. I learned my lesson...keep an eye on the tape for awhile to watch for drips and...
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    Re: Suggestions for First Boat

    Based upon your requirement list I might suggest taking a look at Sam Devlin's site. He's known for creating and popularizing the modern stitch and glue method of boat building. I'm in the middle...
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    Re: Candlefish 16- first build

    What a find; that '57 looks almost new! I'm with you on the foredeck, and I plan on making it flush too.
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    Re: Candlefish 16- first build

    What kind of wood did you use for the keel? And what type of plywood did you use for the compartments and benches?
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    Re: Candlefish 16- first build

    You're boat looks great. I'm building the the Candlefish 13, and just about ready to sheath it. I wanted to do the CF-16 but, at the time I started my garage wasn't quite big enough. Now it's big...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Hi Randy,

    Here is a picture of what I'm talking about.

    https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8205/28743305500_51c98b7155.jpg
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Last night I got one layer of 4" tape on all of the seams. Sam Devlin's material list for the Candlefish 13 includes 4" tape and 6" tape. Do you put layer both tape on the outside AND inside seams?...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Thanks for the reply Randy. I like your suggestion about creating the slotted joint. Sam Devlin also told me I would be fine if I glued another 1/4" panel to the transom to support the repair. If...
  40. Re: First time builder: Candu Junior Mini Tugboat

    This isn't cheating, and looks rather cool (but complicated). Most people don't have access to a CNC machine, but I say if you do and know how to use it...give'r!
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    Re: fire in my shop

    That's really awful. Sorry to hear that Tom.
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    I have a problem. Somehow I cut the transom too low. The piece where the outboard attaches is the proper depth, but as you can see from the picture below, the sides of the transom do not meet the...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    A lot of this work happened between June and now, picking away at it when I could. This weekend I did some filling, fairing, and sanding to get ready for taping the seams. I also glassed the scarf...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    I had to get creative to keep some of the panels aligned properly, but it worked long enough for me to tab the underside. Here is a look at all of the panels stitched. It was at this point when my...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Next...stitched the bottom panels and set them over the bulkheads.

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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    I was nervous to start cutting the plywood, but quickly got over that. Here is the bottom, intermediate, and sheer panel.

    https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8792/28956835306_679f01a01f.jpg

    After...
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    Re: Building a Candlefish 13

    Thank you Peter. Getting the images inserted was driving me crazy!
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    Building a Candlefish 13

    I started this project in the summer of 2014, but really didn't get very far until the spring of 2016. Now I'm moving along well and wanted to share my progress, as well as ask questions from time...
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