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    Default Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    I just started building an Albury 19-9 runabout. About halfway through building the moulds. I built a canoe earlier this year and found lots of online reference material, but not so much for building a runabout. So this blog & pictures are for folks who build this type of boat later on. My plan is to finish it by July 2016, using carvel up to the spray line, then lapstrake up to the sheer. I would call my skills novice to intermediate.

    Thanks to the folks on woodenboat forum who've answered my Albury 19-9 questions in the other threads. I'll maintain this one from now on. Wish me luck!

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    Blog updated - new post is "Placing the first mould and planning materials"

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    Blog updated - new post is "Aligning the moulds"

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    Beautiful boats. Yours should be particularly pretty. Have you been to "Man O War". We have a forumite who lives there "Bahma" I think.

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    Blog updated - new post is "Placing moulds 12 and 14; fixing problems with lofting and moulds 8 and 10"

    https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/

    Steve

    Thanks Hwyl, appreciate it!

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    Blog updated - new post is "All moulds placed and aligned; checking the buttocks lines; preparing for the transom and bow stem

    https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/

    This is my first boat- constructive comments are welcome!

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    Hallo Steve,

    the Albury runabout is a pretty boat. Very interesting to see the build process on your blog. What about the lofting issue? Did you find a solution? Hard to analyse the problem from the distance, but if you got fair lines on the lofting ground, don't care to much about the given offsets. Some differences are quite common. Recheck the lines you worked out for fairness and hold on to them when you set up the moulds and the strongback.

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    Thanks woodyboater21. Originally it was very obvious something was wrong. Mould 10 basically had a divot between the sheer and WL12 points and the batten wasn't even close; I faired it anyway, assembled the mould and put it on the strongback - really bad. I was stuck so I contacted the designer, Doug Hylan, who checked the WL24 and WL18 dimensions and gave me some options (he's very helpful and prompt in replying). It turns out I was about an inch off on the WL24 dimension. So I took that into account, made a new grid and re-lofted. Now everything is lining up.

    Steve
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    Great to hear that you're on track again. I ordered a set of plans for the Point Comfort some weeks ago from D.Hylan and can't wait them anymore. But according to the USPS tracking, the package is now in Transfer in Australia (!?), then maybe will go to New Zealand and the Antarctic, and maybe from there directly via Cape Horn post office to Austria finally. Welcome to the 21st Century ;-)
    Good luck with you're further steps and keep us updated.

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    Woodyboater21, keep us updated when you start your build!

    Albury 19-9 blog is updated - new post is "Building the steambox"

    https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/

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    Finished the bow stem fixture from yesterdays post. I got the idea from another thread, much appreciated!

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    Steve
    Last edited by ssvmi91; 12-29-2014 at 05:09 PM.

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    Hi Steve.

    Enjoying your build. I've long-admired the Albury.

    You might enjoy this link, which shows the Albury under power in a variety of situations. http://tour.offcenterharbor.com/outb...mpaign=Docking

    http://tour.offcenterharbor.com/outb...mpaign=Docking


    Disclaimer: the usual; I have no stake in the linked promo.

    Kevin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Hi Steve.

    Enjoying your build. I've long-admired the Albury.

    You might enjoy this link, which shows the Albury under power in a variety of situations. http://tour.offcenterharbor.com/outb...mpaign=Docking

    http://tour.offcenterharbor.com/outb...mpaign=Docking


    Disclaimer: the usual; I have no stake in the linked promo.

    Kevin
    Thanks Kevin. That's a nice looking boat and she handles well - pretty nice to see an end product look so good. I hope mine turns out like her!

    Steve
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    Got some of the major structural pieces and steamed the bow stem this week. Blog is updated at https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/. Life is good!!

    Below are nine 3/8" laminations that are getting some extra steam at the curvatures.


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    Blog is updated. Encountered an alignment problem with the rabbet slot on a mould. My new keel won. Also finished steaming all the parts for the bow stem and liner.

    Steve
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    Modified the plan a bit and installed rib-bands this weekend - just got the marine plywood for the transom which requires D-fir planks to be attached with epoxy. I decided to epoxy as much as possible at one time - so I'll epoxy the transom, stem and stem lining next. Things are getting serious, but I’m learning a lot and thoroughly enjoying it. Forward progress.

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    Mould rework; properly plotting and accounting for the 45 degree line and buttocks lines



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    I figured out my second wood materials list. Some dimensions are different from the prints due to beveling and laminations but this list should fit out the exterior. Also uploaded a reference pic with the different terms pointed out for any who may need it - thank you Mr. Doug Hylan (designer and plans owner) and Albury Brothers Boats, Man o' War Cay, Bahamas for use of the print in doing so.

    https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/


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    Made the transom knee and assembled the transom. Transom is 3/4" marine ply with 1.5" Dfir planks attached.

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    Placed the transom and inner stem. First permanent parts of the boat are in place. Forward progress.

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    Well, you now have both ends, just have to fill in the space in between...
    The important thing is that you keep at it. Enjoy!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Steaming and placing the ribs. Watched and applied a video from "Tips from a Shipwright" on using 6mil plastic instead of a heat box. Big difference and significantly more effective that the steam box.

    Blog is updated at https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/


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    Increased the pocket size for rib steaming; using a flexible metal plank under the ribs to better distribute the pressure while bending over the moulds.

    Blog is updated at https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/




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    Really interesting to follow your build. Thanks for sharing.

    By the way... did you see the video about the Shannon One Design. There is a thread in the build forum about it.
    The steamer in the video is made from an old oven pipe or so and then just heated on the open campfire.
    Great to watch.

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    Need some input on scarfing the keelson, keel and keel shoe. The three will eventually be epoxied, bolted together and put in place as one piece. But I plan to scarf each of the three at different points. Seems to me that this would be stronger than only having one scarf. I've read that scarf ratios should be anywhere from 4:1 to 10:1 so I'm asking for some help - what's the right ratio for a boat almost 20' in length? The keelson is 1 1/2" thick by 4 1/2" wide and the keel is 1 1/2" thick by 2 1/4" wide. Thanks

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    All rib steaming done; gluing port and starboard ribs alongside each other as another check on lofting. Blog updated:

    https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/

    Also looks like my keelson scarf ratio will be 8:1

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    Hand scarfed the keelson using an 8:1 ratio - final overall scarf length was 12". Dry fit went well, just finished epoxing the keelson. Also went ahead and epoxied the keel and keel shoe as one unit while I had the epoxy mixed. Blog is updated:

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    Blog updated - Cutting and permanently attaching the keelson, transom and inner stem

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    Blog updated - first garboard strake and preparing for the floor timbers https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/




    Last edited by ssvmi91; 09-26-2015 at 02:52 PM. Reason: adding pictures

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    Blog is updated - fine tuning the starboard garboard, cutting in plank landing on the inner stem and transferring starboard garboard bevel to the port side

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    Blog is updated - Permanently attaching both garboards; measuring and cutting out floor timbers

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    Looks fine! Good luck with your next July launch plan.
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    Blog is updated, planking from the sheer line up and all that goes along with that.

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    Blog is updated at https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/

    Here's the summary, as I continue planking and double checking symmetry along the station lines:

    7 rows planked up from the starboard sheer, 2 on the starboard garboard and just a couple rows from the port sheer so far. I can fit up, drill holes and epoxy about one row per weekday (4-6 per weekend) given the number of clamps I have and other obligations. As another check on symmetry, I rigged up the device below, which I’d seen in various posts about lofting, in order to ensure the two sides would be symmetrical. I really should’ve done this in the lofting stage myself, but better late than not at all. I did have to add some shims under the port side ribs at various points. This is my first wooden boat build and I'm learning through trial and error a lot of times. Plus I always intended for this thread to be a reference for future AB runabout builders.




    I will need to remake some ribs too. One of my problems has been ensuring a 100% flush fit between the ribs and plank curvature, especially near the bow. I can induce with clamps up to a certain point, but as you can see from the picture below, some of the ribs just aren't cutting it so I took them out. I will probably end up doing the same with stations 11 and 12 too…there just isn’t enough contact area. So my plan is to bend the ribs in once the hull shape is set. I've seen this on many restoration videos and a couple other websites. I’ll leave some plank spaces for clamps at select points. Not ideal but reality. One nice thing is that I can see the sheer line shape now and I like it.


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    This is my first real boat building activity and I got some inspiration this past weekend, some of my Grandfather's tools. A big plus. Learning more about planking, scarfing and other things too. Life is good!

    https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/

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