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    Default Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    My thread is back to where it was but there may be one or two photo's out of order.

    I hope others go to the effort but I realise my thread is only three pages long and it just took me a couple of hours so I shudder at some of the really large and picture intensive threads.

    Funny thing is that I was just about to pay for a piad subscription to Photobocket because the adds were driving me crazy, but thankfully I didn't as the Smugmug site is add free and doesn't cost a great deal for me on the basic subscription.

    Now back to what I enjoy - which isn't the computer.

    Mark

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    Default Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    I managed to get the first coat on the sheer plank, caps, rub rails etc. But it is perhaps a bit cold and the epoxy was thick so I have a few runs to clean up before the next coat.




    This is one of my row locks showing how the colors are going to show through. Also showing is the limber hole through to the bottom.



    and finally the breasthook



    There is still lots of finishing needed to go but I am very happy with my timber choices and how they are starting to clean up.
    If I am lucky the rain will keep going for the rest of the weekend so I can stay in the shed working on the boat rather than in the garden building garden beds.

    Mark

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    Default Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    Mark and family

    She is beautiful, the eye follows her lines in a pleasing saunter. And the cap on the breasthook is WOW!

    Thanks for sharing the photos

    Kent and Audrey

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    I have had some time off for the school holidays and thought I would be able to smash out the boat work but alas - sick kids, cold weather, a broken tank pump, broken bore pump, and a beautiful wife telling me it is time to make a garden bed - all conspired against shed work and now I have started to come down with whatever the kids had....just in time to go back to work tomorrow!

    This was taken about an hour ago so I am not sure when I will get into the shed today. Since I am up to varnishing I might forget about this morning and just go into town with the wife for a coffee and try this afternoon.



    This is the start of the garden bed for the wife so far - funny that I have been bleeding money for the yard and she doesn't mind that but just one order from Classic Boat Supplies and the inquisition starts - but she asks so nicely:




    I managed to get the first coat of varnish on the top sides yesterday but it has shown up some flaws even I can't ignore and there is a couple of places where I need to take it back and re-apply. Funny how these areas didn't show up during sanding and now stand out big time. Anyway overall the first coat look great to me and shows how dark my timber choices are. The cream paint will be needed I think to offset this darkness.




    In respect to how much effort I am going to put into the final finish...I know the term workboat finish is frowned upon by some on this forum but I am showing this boat warts and all and I am just as proud of where I have had to fix up a mistake as to when something fitted perfectly - the below photo of one of the oar locks is case in point. I chipped a big piece out of it and after retrieving my chisel from across the yard repaired it using one of the West systems colored fillers with my intent all along to not hide the mistake. It is smooth and not structural and I figured that if I tried to hide the error it may have looked like a bad tattoo cover up. Thus I will be more than happy with the two foot standard of finish.




    I do like how the transom is coming along - the middle bit will be a Norglass Marine paint and the tint is called American Cream:



    This is the first try at Parel Beads. These are made out of West Australian Jarrah and as I have never used a lathe before I am being assisted by an enthusiast from work. I think these may have to be rounded a little more but on the mast they seem to roll quite nicely. These are just finished in a protective furniture wax rather than varnish. I am wondering if for routine maintenance that the wax is the way to go since it can be very easily applied after each outing rather than varnish which is a bigger task for the end of the season.




    I would also like to congratulate all those who are resurrecting their posts since the Photobucket controversy. I hope everyone can get back to where we were just a couple of weeks ago. I know in another thread some people were highly critical of how difficult it is to put photo's on this site but I think it is straight forward once you have done it once. Hopefully we just get to steady state and Smugmug stays as easy to use as it currently is.

    Mark

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    Not much has been happening because of a spate of wet and cold weather but I have managed to get some coats of paint on my boat. Unfortunately there are a fair few issues in my finish which I am going to have to address once the paint hardens and I can sand it back in a few spots. The worst was condensation on my shed roof dripping on to the still wet paint over night. Other problems are mainly runs from epoxy I missed until the gloss paint showed them all up to laugh at me.

    This photo was as the tape was starting to come off a little while ago. I still have to do more coats on the green hull color:



    and the interior - really dusty brightwork sorry. The color was a bit more off white on the color card than it is dry, but my wife said it is fine as it is so I guess it stays:



    seats are going to drive me mad I think. All the same batch of wood, all the same type of tree, but distinctly different shades after the first coat of varnish. I'll see how they look once a couple of coats dry but I may ditch the lighter planks and try again, again!




    I also started to mount the rudder hardware prior to refinishing the transom. I want a bit more security than the four screws in each fitting as I am sure they could pull out if I hit a submerged item or grounded suddenly. I have a tube of 5200 and was thinking of using that - is it recommended?



    Mark

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    Ahoy Mark

    She looks awesome, the colors really pop! Really like the green y'all chose and the bronze bits are great accents.

    For your seats, I like seeing the slight differences in the shading, the important thing will be what your Skipper says that she likes. As the Builder you might be too close to this part and could step back a bit, squint at it through one eye and decide that it fits just fine.

    As for 5200 on the fittings I think all that would do is peel off the top layer of ply. You might consider screws with acorn nuts. For our boat I was content with wood screws because we will be rowing and sailing in chest deep water most of the time, over a sandy bottom. If something were to knock off the rudder, say like a dolphin or mullet, we could row the 200 yards back to shore...or walk.

    Time for you to start figuring out how you are going to keep your rudder and centerboard down. And to figure how much of different size line you need for rigging, an amazing amount of 4, 6, 8 and 10mm for a small boat. We found a Sta-Set vintage line from New England Rope that we liked. Here are some of the sizes we tried.

    10mm
    bow line
    stern line

    8mm
    Mainsheet
    halyard

    6mm
    parall for boom
    beckets
    lug lacing
    downhaul
    reef lines
    centerboard uphaul/downhaul
    rudder uphaul/downhaul
    sheet bridle
    tiller tie
    sail ties

    we ordered over 200 feet of line, and had some left over, but not a lot.

    plus you'll be rounding up leathers, blocks, cleats etc...

    Fun times!

    Kent

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    Default Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    thanks for the feedback Kent, I had never given the line any thought at all so that is something else to add to the list.

    I think you are right about the seats and apart from one of them I am hopeful that they will darken a bit. The leathers are another thing I have never tackled before so I am not sure if I should get a kit or try from scratch. I figure I need four - two for the oars when I finally stop thinking about them and make them, and one for the boom mast point and another on the yard mast point. Make that five - I forgot the point where the mast goes through the mast partner...hell the little jobs just keep coming.

    For the oars I have plans for 8.5ft versions - is this about right for this boat?

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwethers View Post
    thanks for the feedback Kent, I had never given the line any thought at all so that is something else to add to the list.

    I think you are right about the seats and apart from one of them I am hopeful that they will darken a bit. The leathers are another thing I have never tackled before so I am not sure if I should get a kit or try from scratch. I figure I need four - two for the oars when I finally stop thinking about them and make them, and one for the boom mast point and another on the yard mast point. Make that five - I forgot the point where the mast goes through the mast partner...hell the little jobs just keep coming.

    For the oars I have plans for 8.5ft versions - is this about right for this boat?

    Mark
    Howdy Mark

    Just here to help

    As for oars, I talked to our friend who has rowed his P14 over 1200 miles. He started with 8 foot, used those for quite a while and cut them down to 7 which he likes better. We are liking our 7.5 footers so far, rowing from the forward station. So maybe start with the ones that you want to try out and you could cut them down as desired.

    Cheers,
    Kent and Audrey

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    Default Re: Penobscot 14 in Canberra Aus

    "seats are going to drive me mad I think. All the same batch of wood, all the same type of tree, but distinctly different shades after the first coat of varnish. I'll see how they look once a couple of coats dry but I may ditch the lighter planks and try again, again!"

    I've done a fair amount of wood working, and one thing I always remember is this: You can solve a lot of "problems" by making things look intentional. For instance, alternate your colors so that it looks like that's what you intended all along. You have one that looks the lightest, make it the leading (or last) edge. Good work!

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