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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    I made the boat assembly mobile this past week. I used car jacks to mount the entire thing on (3) 1000# furniture dollies in order to maneuver it in and out of my garage or from side to side. Not enough room in the 2 bay garage.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Making the boat mobile has been a big help. Was able to affix both sets of planks to the transom this weekend, whereas before I didn't have room to move...so things are good. Both sides are level, equidistant from the centerline and the boat is starting to look like the plans as well as other Albury 19s out there. Forward progress.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Blog updated - A better process for planking. Rib repair. Thanks to the offcenterharbor.com guys for the tips!

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    18 rows planked up both sides now. Beveling each plank at some point now that I'm dealing with transom curvature and plank twist as they land horizontal to vertical, especially forward of the beam. Current method is to dry fit and clamp up the plank, mark off the gaps, plane, refit and adjust. This takes a long time given that I have to clamp to the rib as well as the planks neighbor below. But it's working out OK.

    Decided to steam and replace 5 sets of ribs, as the planks were not landing normal to the rib, and in some cases I had too much of a gap.

    I also got a helper, a young man who drops by each time my garage door is up. I've put him to work but he still comes back! Forward progress.

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    Various ribs replaced and now back to planking. Planks are landing much better and thus the process is going much faster now. I also ran out of clamp length so I made a bunch of spreader bars to keep planks closed up on their neighbors below. Forward progress!

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Does Hylan specify sheathing the exterior with glass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SScoville View Post
    Does Hylan specify sheathing the exterior with glass?
    In my case, yes he does. I am using douglas fir for the planking and was in contact with him as I planned the materials. Here is his response -

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    D fir is relatively stable, as long as it is tight grained and quarter sawn. But your point is well taken – the boat that I referenced for the plans is glued strip planked with Philippine mahogany which was not sheathed but well coated with Glovit. Over the years, the coating has been compromised in places and there has been some slight separation from the frames at the turn of the bilge.

    I would recommend gluing your planking and then sheathing with glass & epoxy. I’d also coat the inside of the hull with epoxy, especially in the bilge.

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    Started on the sole beams while the hull was still open and I had time before the rest of the planks arrived. I made a jig with heights pre-marked and then used a hot glue gun and popsicle sticks to pick off the contours.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Floor timbers...decided to go with plank on edge at a height of 6". Hull is still opened up so I have room to maneuver. Finding the shape of each via the same method I used with sole beams.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    looking great. nice to see you are still after it.

    jim

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Any more updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uralite1 View Post
    Any more updates?
    Thanks, coming soon. Just ordered my second batch of wood. Still after it though.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

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

    - Change of plans - outer stem, spray rails, guards and transom 1/4" planks will be ash instead of dfir.
    - Prepping the inner stem
    - Removing a knot and reinforcing with oak dowel
    - A jig for staying centered and straight while drilling through floor timbers
    - Ideas from the Reedville boat show
    - Forward progress on floor timbers
    - Finishing exterior hull is in sight!











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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Its looking good!
    Why the switch from doug fir to ash? Just curious..

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Its looking good!
    Why the switch from doug fir to ash? Just curious..

    Kevin
    I just thought it would look sharper with the color contrast. I built a cedar strip canoe a few years ago and used ash for the stems and gunwales and it came out pretty nice after epoxy and varnish.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Done with floor timbers - blog is updated here: https://wordpress.com/view/buildingm....wordpress.com




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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Keel scarfed and placed. Keel shoe and outer stem are next. Blog updated and located here: https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/





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    Keel shoe scarfed and attached. Fit up to stem and keel looks good, blog updated. https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/





    Forward progress.

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    Blog is updated. Starboard side planked out, take two on the outer stem and another order of wood.

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    A finished outer stem. Changed material from dfir to ash and am very happy with the look! Blog is updated at https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/


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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Looks lovely - well done.
    Are you keeping the hull and stem bright - hence the contrast in material?
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    Thanks Gypsie. Am keeping the stem, transom and rails bright with ash. Hull will be dfir.

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    All planked out! Next steps are to overlay the transom with 1/4" ash, plug the screw holes, and make the hull fair.
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    Continued plug installation; bedding compound for the keel shoe; finishing the transom

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    Blog is updated:
    Sanding and planing; finishing the transom; removing moulds and strongbacks; lowering the boat

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Great progress and congrats to getting it off the stongback! That's a LOT of plugs! What did you use for a bedding compound for the shoe so that it would be removable?
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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Thanks Swedishfish. I just used liquid nails, general construction adhesive but it'll give without splintering or tearing the wood.

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    Looking awesome ssvmi91! Very nice to get mobile isn't it?

    Can't wait to see more, especially rolling the hull upright again!

    Keep up the good work (and photos!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssvmi91 View Post
    Thanks Swedishfish. I just used liquid nails, general construction adhesive but it'll give without splintering or tearing the wood.
    Interesting. I was thinking of putting sacrificial shoes on my little fishing skiff for all the abuse it gets as i drag it up the bank and in and out of my truck.
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    Mobility! - out on an inclined driveway and no more sanding in my garage. Blog is updated here:

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    Default Re: Albury 19-9 runabout build progress

    Looks good. There's only one glaring error. You built it at your house and not my house. Otherwise, that's a sweet looking project you've got going there.
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    Thank you Sailor!

    Blog is updated with latest progress - planing and rough sanding is about 75% done - https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/




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    Fine sanding, round1

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    Fine sanding. Blog is updated here: https://buildingmyalbury19.wordpress.com/


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