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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Surprisingly, there was no little voice of concern when the Harbor Master called. Must mean I made a sound decision.
    I'd have to agree. It does seem to be working out well. Especially for me, since you are doing many things (v-berth, removing through-hulls, etc., etc.) that I'm going to have to do as well. I now have a perfect guide for how to do the work when I'm ready to get started. So thanks for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post

    Thanks guys. Most of what I know I've picked up through reading and just figuring things out as I go along. I've built a couple skin on frame boats, a Caledonia Yawl, and restored a couple row boats and a sixty year old cedar and canvas canoe. I too had a middle school wood shop class, but didn't really get into woodworking until about 15 years ago when my wife and I bought our first house. I got into the boat building thing as an extension of my woodworking hobby, starting about ten years ago. Which I suppose makes sense considering where we live, as there are no roads out of Juneau, just mountains and ice fields one one side and salt water on the other.=
    Sounds like our path, lots of good help from forum folks along the way. We tilted more toward boat restoration when we moved to Florida 6 years ago and have been having a blast. Salt water in our back yard as well, come on down to see us
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    Time to make that hole in the side of the boat go away.

    Marked out the dutchman.



    Then went crazy with the sawzall,



    Handsaw,



    And freshly sharpened chisel.






    That otta work.
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    Now for the filler piece.

    This scrap of red cedar should be just the ticket.



    All laid out.



    And cut.



    And knocked into place. It only took a half a dozen trips up the ladder and into the boat to push it back out and trim a little more to get that nice snug fit.



    The view from the inside, boy I really need to scrape some more paint.

    -Jim

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    I glued that dutchman in with epoxy. Which means I needed to breakout the heat lamp as it was snowing today.



    I'll put a backer block behind it and fair it into the hull once the epoxy kicks.

    And one last shot of the outside.

    -Jim

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    The Tiffany-style lamps in post 1879 are a nice touch. Classy boat you got there.

    Kenny
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    It's been clear and cold, which has dampened my enthusiasm for boat work somewhat. But I did measure up face panels for the vee berth. I've been debating and working through the design in my head and working out the math on whether or not I have enough reclaimed mahagony to make it blend in with the existing cabinetry. It'll be close.

    Measuring up.



    I'm starting with the small panel at the front of the vee. Here's the donor door that I dug out of the junk pile. In a former life it part of the interior cockpit skirting.



    It's a little short and fat for my needs but some judicious rearranging of the stiles gets it much closer.



    A little trim with the chopsaw.



    And some new tenons cut out on the table saw.



    Seems like an okay fit.

    -Jim

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    Throw in a center panel and some varnish and it doesn't look too bad.

    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    You're a whiz Jim, still on track for July?

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    I hope so Andy. I still think it's doable but time does fly and there are a lot of odds and ends to sort out still.
    -Jim

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    What's the rig Jim? Gaff rig schooner?

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    I'm partial to yawls Martin. Gaff main with a jib and a leg-o-mutton mizzen seems about right to me.
    -Jim

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    Dat a be perfick. Come on over and I'll fire up the sewing machine.

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    More salvage. This should be plenty if as long as don't screw it up. I need to make two more fronts, they'll each have three panels.

    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    A pile of parts.



    Starting to fit them together.



    Marking the top for a trim.



    Cutting the top tenons.

    -Jim

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    1934 27' Blanchard Cuiser ~ Amazon, Ex. Emalu
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    Getting into trouble one board at a time.

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    Not a bad fit.





    Just needs a little varnish.

    -Jim

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    Very nice!
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    Makes it all the more satisfying when you can re-use stuff.

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    I guess when doing fine carpentry you're obliged to wear a fine shirt!

    I really dig this thread! Thanks! (Pun intended.)

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    That last picture didn't really do justice to the color of these panels.



    I've gotta say, it's pretty spectacular when the sun hits it.
    -Jim

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    Looks beautiful Jim. Very nice!

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    I saw this last week and thought of the both of you. I'm posting it here to be fair to both Jim and Chris.

    Jim, I can sense how disappointed you are now that you're done with the hull and moving on to the interior work.

    Chris, if one boat project is fun, wouldn't two be better?

    First one to Reykjavic Harbor gets it!



    How hard could it be?

    Kenny
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    Very nice salvage job, i love having the time to re use stuff like that, do not get the chance so much these days. Proper job!

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    I've gotta say, it's pretty spectacular when the sun hits it.
    Sure is. Now you're going to have to build a big, bronze trimmed butterfly hatch to let those rays in!
    -Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by minuteman View Post
    I saw this last week and thought of the both of you. I'm posting it here to be fair to both Jim and Chris.

    Jim, I can sense how disappointed you are now that you're done with the hull and moving on to the interior work.

    Chris, if one boat project is fun, wouldn't two be better?

    First one to Reykjavic Harbor gets it!



    How hard could it be?

    Kenny
    Funny - that boat looks pretty far gone but I am still tempted. Even given the remote location. Look at that hull! It looks far too elegant for the much more modern house that's on it now. But no - no mysterious workboats from Iceland for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsjpd1 View Post
    Not a bad fit.





    Just needs a little varnish.

    My favorite picture so far is this last one with the hopscotch game taped down.
    I love it.

    Still here, cheering and watching. You inspire, Brother.

    Peace,
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    My favorite picture so far is this last one with the hopscotch game taped down.
    Oh hey - I completely missed that. I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    My favorite picture so far is this last one with the hopscotch game taped down.
    I love it.

    Still here, cheering and watching. You inspire, Brother.

    Peace,
    Robert
    I'm surprised anyone remembers that game.

    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Oh hey - I completely missed that. I like it!
    I nearly did because those panels are really nice.
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    Another look at that boat in Reykjavik:



    From http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/...hp?lid=2227943

    (Sorry for the thread drift Jim - but that canoe stern just demanded another look). I wonder what her story is?

    Edit: One post lists her as "The 1947-built former Icelandic pilot vessel Villi"

    And here is a photo of her in better days:

    Last edited by cstevens; 03-12-2017 at 11:35 AM.

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    Seal her up and sail her back to the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstevens View Post
    Edit: One post lists her as "The 1947-built former Icelandic pilot vessel Villi"

    And here is a photo of her in better days:

    But she was a lot more tired in that pic!

    Sorry - I couldn't help myself...
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    I think I'll stick to just one major refit at a time if it's all the same to you guys.

    Dave, I'd very much like to build a nice butterfly hatch/skylight for the cabin. I'm not terribly fond of square plexiglass hatch that is there now.
    -Jim

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    Looks like it's going to fit (with a little trimming of the aft ends).



    -Jim

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    Your methods puzzle me Jim, make up panels, then check for size. You rely on too much luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewpatrol View Post
    Your methods puzzle me Jim, make up panels, then check for size. You rely on too much luck
    Well, as Napoleon famously said "I would rather have a shipwright who was lucky than good" ("Je préfère avoir un constructeur de bateaux qui a eu de la chance que bien"). But then the man always did have better luck with horses than boats. Something to do with the British I think.

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