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    Compass mount made and varnished.



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    Looking great. Launch date yet?

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    No, not yet. Not in a big hurry as it had been decreed by my wife (she now refers to this as HER boat) that it shall not touch sweet water.
    Going to launch at our new place in SC.
    Need to get the drive shaft and coupling soon. I've got a test prop here.

    Windshield and helm seats are next. Going to my sawyers next week to get some cherry for the windshield frame so it'll match the cabin trim and companionway hatch cover.
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    Looking good. Cant wait to see the windshield--these are always tricky to get right in my view.

    Will the 'shield by your design, or did Bryan include it in the plans?


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    Harry has one drawn on the plans. I'll follow his lead as I've seen it in person and looks nice.
    I will make the glass tilt out as it does get pretty warm in SC.
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    That boat is looking sweet. Great workmanship.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Thanks. As soon as photo****it starts working again I'll post a pic of the interior. It's almost done.
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    This is super cool, man.

    I finally got all caught up, after coming late to the party.

    Peace,
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    She's looking great mark!

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    I forget. You have a boat lift? Looks awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt View Post
    I forget. You have a boat lift? Looks awesome.
    Chuck the dock is in place as are the 4 piling for the lift. Honestly I haven't been sold on the whole lift thing yet as I'm looking at different brands/types. They are not all created equal.
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    I don't like the look of them but, given the aggressive marine growth we have, and the frequent powerboat wakes, a lift might make sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckt View Post
    I don't like the look of them but, given the aggressive marine growth we have, and the frequent powerboat wakes, a lift might make sense.
    Very true. The catboat will sit on the end of the dock with a pair of mooring whips, but the Rambler will possibly go on a lift.
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    Mark, that's a great looking boat. Harry must be pleased with your work. You must be getting some good scheduling to have that much time off for such a build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBrookman View Post
    Mark, that's a great looking boat. Harry must be pleased with your work. You must be getting some good scheduling to have that much time off for such a build.
    Thanks. I don't know if Harry has seen her since he's off the grid and doesn't have access to email or the internet. When she's done I'll certainly send him pictures.
    It'll be 4 years this summer by time she's done. I fly typically 14-16 days a month, but I don't watch a lot of TV!
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    Mocking up the windshield.



    Last edited by Reynard38; 02-08-2017 at 08:36 PM.
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    The windshield pic isn't showing for me. But since I saw it earlier elsewhere I can say that it looks great!


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    I see it. Looks great!

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    Wouldn't it be better if it also covered in front of the wheel? Inquiring minds...

    Looks good! Well - 1/2 good.
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    Was getting late, one piece left to go.
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    Work progressing on the windshield. This might just be the trickiest bit of boatbuilding I've done.



    Figured the center post needed to be made and installled early on as a reference point.


    Last edited by Reynard38; 02-16-2017 at 05:00 PM.
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    And no, it's not that tall. I left the center post long for mounting the anchor/nav light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Work progressing on the windshield. This might just be the trickiest bit of boatbuilding I've done.



    Figured the center post needed to be made and installled early on as a reference point.


    Yes, very tricky. So many bevels and curves. My wife's cousin was a wizard at those. He could knock them out in a day and beautifully so. He drove boat builders around here crazy. Very talented but wouldn't show up when he didn't want to. Moved to Iowa one day, became a Transcendental Meditation 'teacher'.
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    Yeah the rolling bevels on the lower pieces were a trick. Fortunatley they were small enough to manage with one hand on the bandsaw while I turned the table tilt wheel with the other. Shipsaw like. .
    Even with that a few hours with a spokeshave was required to get the fit just right. Lotta trips back and forth between bench vise and boat. But that is part of the fun.
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    Looking really good, Reynard, that's one nice boat you've built!

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    Looking really good, Reynard, that's one nice boat you've built!

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    Thanks. Gonna glue up a couple of pieces of the frame today. I'll do it in place to make sure the fit is correct. I cut the 1/2 lap corner joints yesterday.
    BTW I really love my Bad Axe hand saw. My wife got it for me for Christmas 2015. It even makes my joinery look good.
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    I agree, a decent looking windshield is there hardest part to build. Yours is looking fine, in keeping with the rest of the construction.

    I finally got the windshield done for my 22' runabout last fall.
    39 pieces of wood! Glazing is 3/16 mar resistant plexiglass.
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    That is a beautiful boat.
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    Picked up the hinges and other hardware for the windshield at Hamilton Marine in Portland today. Also got one of those neat manual wipers.
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    That does look tricky.

    Table tilt wheel? What kind of bandsaw you have? I had to rig something up on mine to do rolling bevels--and it requires an assistant. Good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdenny View Post
    I agree, a decent looking windshield is there hardest part to build. Yours is looking fine, in keeping with the rest of the construction.

    I finally got the windshield done for my 22' runabout last fall.
    39 pieces of wood! Glazing is 3/16 mar resistant plexiglass.
    What did you use to hold the plexi in place?

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