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    Sounds like you all had a great time. Plus, lots of progress! What I would call a good day.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    It was, Rich. So nice to see the odd shaped bits and pieces go together and then look like a boat.
    Today I spot welded the seams and tomorrow will remove the wire ties and lay down a fillett.

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    nice job. it's great to see friends get together and work on something. i know as i get older it happens less and less-just passed the 3/4 century mark.

    jim

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    I hear ya Jim, so many of my old friends have crossed the bar and I am thankful for the ones who are still here. Those two in the pics are my neighbors and we get together every morning for coffee. We all need that I think.Funny thing, little by little we are picking up strays. Some old duffer comes into the store where we gather and his wife dumps him in one of the chairs with a cup of coffee and goes off to shop. We usually invite him to join us and next thing we have a new member. Last one was a retired university prof with some great stories.
    Took the stitches out of BUNKY II and was surprised at how stiff the little welds of epoxy I put between each stitch made the hull.
    I am waiting for a delivery of glass and tape so I can get back to the inside of the boat. The plans do not call for glass on the inside of the hull sides but having seen what happens to the inside of a plywood hull when it is hit from the outside, I am glassing it in and out.

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    Taped the inside seams at the chine and stem. Chine with 3 inch eglass tape over a fillet and two layers of 6inch, 12 oz biax in the stem. Next step will be to glass the inside and then put in the seat frames. Sorry no pics today.
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    Inside all glassed.
    P1010001.jpg
    Glass laid out so that the chine gets an extra layer.
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    Did the transom next day. Amazing how much stiffer the hull is becoming.
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    Not happy iwth the design that calls for a wide gap where the transom joins the side of the hull.
    Not easy to get the fillet to keep from sagging in a half inch vertical gap, but was finally successful.
    Today I will dry fit all of the frames and seat supports and maybe even spot weld all in place.

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    Hey! It looks like a boat!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    All frames and seat supports in place, anchored with fillets and ready for taping. Here is a view from the bow
    P1010001.jpg
    and here is one from the stern
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    and another
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    after reading the thread on flotation in a LYS I have decided to make the areas under the seats into airtight lockers. The plans call for them to be filled with closed cell
    construction foam and then sealed up with no access. The plans state that water will
    find its way into those compartments in time so seal them well with epoxy to prevent
    rot. The Peeler as designed has virtually no storage and I will use the space under the
    seats for various odds and ends. They will still act as flotation unless holed and since there
    are five of them I shall not fear. I have begun looking for hatches.

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    All of the bulkheads and seat supports now filleted and taped in place
    and the boat has been flipped over so I can tape the chine.
    The process of flipping went very well. I have a come-a-long hanging
    above each end of the boat. I bored two holes, one in the stem where
    the bow eye will go and one in the transom where the thru hull drain will go.
    I must have guessed well where the balance point would be. Very easy flip
    to do by yourself.
    P1010001.jpg
    Before I tape the chines the excess bottom needs to be planed off
    and then the hard edge rounded so the glass tape will lay tight to the hull.
    This process creates a lot of nasty dust as it is some plywood and some
    epoxy and glass. I will be very happy when it is over.
    P1010002.jpg
    I think it is time to change the blades in my electric plane. Aaaaarrrggh.
    This pic from the manual shows the excess that needs to be trimmed off the bottom.
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    sorry, tried to make the attached thumbnails go away, but they resisted, and I gave up.
    I tried to post a shot from the build manual showing how the sides and bottom fit.
    Last edited by Oldad; 04-10-2018 at 06:48 PM.

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    How'd I miss this thread? You've been busy Grant! Love the re-purposing.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Happy to have your input Garret. Tomorrow I am going to try to replace the cutters in my
    cheapo Hitachi power plane. It has worked very well for me, but the combination of glass
    and epoxy might be too much for it.

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    Amazing find. No less than two youtube videos on how to sharpen the cutters in my Hitachi power plane.Not generic videos, but for my exact planer. Amazing.

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    Power plane did not work out so well in the end had to use sawzall. Finished up with bench plane, rounded chine to accept 12 oz. biax, taped chines and bow, glassed transom. Need to sand hull sides to get rid of orange peel effect. 36 grit on my 7 inch sander barely cuts it. Eager to get passed this part.

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    Thanks for the story and photos!
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donald branscom View Post
    Thanks for the story and photos!
    More to come, I hope! Next week my son will spend a day or two at my shop and I am hoping for a quantum leap forward. For the rest of this week I will concentrate on sanding the orange peel and filling the weave on the chines and transom.

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    what brand epoxy? tough stuff if 36 grit is having a hard time with it. looking good overall.

    jim

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    The epoxy I have used for years is Marinepoxy sold by Bateau.com. Tough as nails, yet flexible.

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    thx,

    jim

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    Just ordered two quart kit of Total Fair from Jamestown to fill the slight blems left after sanding with 36 grit discs made in Germany. They cut way better than the previous discs made somewhere else.
    Progress and lifted spirits that come with it. After the fairing will come 3M high build primer and then paint. Yea! I am only shooting for a three yard finish so should be easy.

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    Front, back, & side? Or do you have another yard?
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Front, back, & side? Or do you have another yard?
    Ha, good one... actually maybe even just one yard finish, it is starting to look pretty good and the Total Fair might just make her presentable, but I dont want to get too cocky just yet.

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    Between Beauty and the Beast I got her pretty smooth.
    Here they are
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    Got the sheer strake glued on, so happy I have lots of clamps
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    The pvc ones are especially good as they seem to exert just the right amount of pressure
    and do not squeeze out too mcuh of the thickened epoxy.
    Here she is before the sheer strake, looking nearly smooth enough, but not quite.
    P1010012.jpg

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    Looking good! Should be a sweet looking little boat.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Sheer strake and outwales epoxied in place. Son James was the extra pair of hands that made it possible
    P1010002.jpg

    Excess at bow will be trimmed latebr /> P1010003.jpg
    Next day I used my scrapers to clean up any grungle (grungle, an obscure nautical term)
    The well sharpened scraper takes nice clean feathery shavings of cured epoxy for a nice smooth finish
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    Here are a few of the scrapers I use for various profiles, very handy when working with epoxy.
    To be effective they must be kept sharp.
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    Danged attached thumbnails. Can't seem to get rid of them
    Next day I flipped her over. The method was a come a long at each end of the boat.
    Fortunately I hit the balance point just right. One at the bow eye and one where the
    transom drain will be. She went up and over without any drama.
    P1010011.jpg
    You can see the two come a longs. After the flip I move them out of the way
    Here she is in the air just after turning.
    P1010013.jpg
    The plans call for "canoe" type gunnels. While attractive, I am not building a canoe
    and choose to simple put inwales and move on from there.
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    Inwhales installed last night, will remove clamps later today and fair up any places that need
    the touch of my plane. I'm sure there will be a few places—and more than a few runs to scrape off.
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    Transom knees installed, rails rounded over and problem of boarding ladder solved
    with a beautiful Garelick transom ladder. The extreme flare of the sides of Peeler made
    using my over the gunnels ladder a problem, plus there is no room for storing a ladder
    on such a small boat. This new one will be a dream. Permanently installed, flips down and
    extends well below the water line. Can be deployed from in or out of the boat. Great for an unexpected swim. Here is the up position (roughly where it will go)
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    and here it is deployed... now to finish the boat so I can install it.
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    Ha ha, just noticed the cured epoxy on the toes of my shoes.....

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    The boatbuilder's version of:





    I like the ladder!
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    Wholesale Marine $130 and free shipping. All stainless and built like a brick out house.dl
    A bit early, Garrett, but are you going to Mystic again this year?
    BTW, I enjoyed the tape.

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    Not sure - though I'd say chances are agin it. If this silly house wasn't taking time, I'd be over working on my boat - which I need to do & probably will be instead of Mystic.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldad View Post
    Wholesale Marine $130 and free shipping. All stainless and built like a brick out house.dl
    A bit early, Garrett, but are you going to Mystic again this year?
    BTW, I enjoyed the tape.
    I might be getting one of those for my plywood powerboat. When I built it 20 years ago, I could re-board from the water by myself. Not so much anymore!
    I haven't been to the boat show in something like ten years. Maybe this year.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    I will start a thread on Mystic I guess. Rich, if you are thinking of going it is a good time to make a reservation.
    Yes, when I was much younger I would not hesitate to clamber in over the gunnels... not gonna happen now.

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    Quarter knees are in, nothing fancy
    P1010001.jpg
    seats roughed out and scribed to fit
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    once cut along scribed lines, it should fit
    there seems to be just enough room to eliminate this overlap
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    (it did)

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    I like the curved seats. Classy!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Seats have been scribed and trimmed and now fit beautifully.
    Built the center console, installed the bow seat and generally seeing some progress.
    P1010002.jpg
    P1010005.jpg
    bow seat (loaded with tools, sorry)
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    you will notice I decided to forego the rather fussy
    breast hook as designed. Not really set up for a bow cleat. The
    cleat will fit on the inside of the stem.I used the heavy rope
    in the pic above to help me decide how long the steering cable
    should be as it laid nicely in place compared to my tape which
    is stiff and does not follow contours as well.
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    and I was able to score a triangular bow chock which will sit
    directly on top of the stem and is almost exactly the same
    dimension
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    The bow seat is huge so I will divide it with a curved partition, the front half
    will be an open anchor locker. Curiously the plans make no provision for
    storage and I am not fond of things underfoot, especially in such a small
    skiff as the Peeler. I checked with a friend, ex USCG, and asked about
    putting the running lights on either side of the center console and he
    thought that might just work.
    The all around light will be back by the transom as usual.
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