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Thread: A Beg-Meil for Boston

  1. #106
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    Default Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    !!!

    Mike

  2. #107
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    Default Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    With the boat safely back in the shop, I have started the interior work For no particular reason, I have started with the aft-most bay. This will be a foam-filled flotation chamber. Before it gets closed out, I will locate and install the rudder hardware (pintles) and coat all the interior surfaces with neat resin.

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    This evening, I bonded the cleat that will tie the aft deck to the transom. It was too stiff to bend, so I had to steam it (vigorously) to form the camber. Even so it retained some spring back. A few clamps hold it in place while the epoxy cures.

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    More to follow...

  3. #108
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    Default Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    Hi All,

    I haven't posted any photos recently, so I thought I would share some recent progress.

    After much scraping and sanding, I painted the cockpit. I used a light grey from Kirby. It went on very easily. I hope it lasts as well as it handled.

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    I installed the seats made from some nice Cypress I bought in Annapolis.

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    I fitted and installed close-outs for the forward flotation chambers. The holes are are access ports so I can inspect/maintain these spaces.

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    The epoxy is still curing on these two.

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    I'm starting to shape the Samson Post. This is one is cut from a clear Mahogany 4x4. The lumber yard was quite proud of this piece. The cost of wood is scary right now.

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    Sorry about the rotation of these. I can't seem to control it.

    Soon, I'll start the deck. The first task will be to fabricate and install the longitudinal stringers that form the interior edge of the cockpit and support the coaming.

    Regards,

    Dean

  4. #109
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    Default Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    Lookin' good, Dean!
    "George Washington as a boy
    was ignorant of the commonest
    accomplishments of youth.
    He could not even lie."

    -- Mark Twain

  5. #110
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    Default Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    Progress has been slow, but steady (at least recently). The plywood decking is down and about ready to receive the glass. I plan to use 6 oz. cloth set in epoxy.

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    I also just laminated a blank for the tiller. Layers of ash and mahogany laid up on a mold based on a template from Vivier. Lot's of shaping left to do once its fully cured.

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  6. #111
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    Default Re: A Beg-Meil for Boston

    Looking very nice! The Beg-meil is one of my favorite boats. I know the Ilur seems to capture most of the attention on this forum but I like the looks of those side decks. Keep up the good work!

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