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    Once a project has been completed I like to look back at photos of the very beginning. I usually find myself wondering where I got the energy. I hope you have lots and the job progress smoothly.

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    Hey, that building site looks familiar...

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    I'm kinda worried about the van across the street.... Can never refuse free candy

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    I look forward to what your big shed develops into

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    What's the design? I'm not so sure about the Lowe's grade plywood. Fiberglassed inside and out?
    Whatever the case, it looks like you're having fun, which is certainly a good thing!
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    In case it is indeed to be glassed inside I have found that it is much easier to glass the inside of the pieces on the bench. It works best to pre-bend to the approximate bend or just a little more before glassing to avoid putting the glass under compression when it's bent into place, which would be counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingchrs View Post
    And who's the Chewer-in-Chief of (hopefully only) offcuts?

    Nick

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    Steven and Mary's Trever

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    Bolger nymph, so far aprox $50

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    Well done! Paint it well and keep it dry. Looking forward to the progress!
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    I’ve got some clear pine 1x4s just inside the boatshed. And a whole bunch of clear fir 1x2s in the garage. Up by the ceiling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickW View Post
    And who's the Chewer-in-Chief of (hopefully only) offcuts?

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    It's the world famous Trevor's stomping ground. But it does not look much like him.

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    Here he is again, supervising:
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Hey, that building site looks familiar...
    so does the dog
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hikingchrs View Post
    I am guessing that is UltraPly XL underlayment. I built a boat using RevolutionPly underlayment. Didn't work out for me. But I think yours is a superior product and may work fine.

    If I did it again I would apply poxy/FG to all surfaces before assembling, and seal all penetrations (screw/bolt holes etc.) with poxy.

    My RevolutionPly underlayment rotted to pulp after only 2 years. The rot occured at unsealed penetrations.

    Regardless, enjoy the build!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo 'Poxy View Post
    I am guessing that is UltraPly XL underlayment. I built a boat using RevolutionPly underlayment. Didn't work out for me. But I think yours is a superior product and may work fine.

    If I did it again I would apply poxy/FG to all surfaces before assembling, and seal all penetrations (screw/bolt holes etc.) with poxy.

    My RevolutionPly underlayment rotted to pulp after only 2 years. The rot occured at unsealed penetrations.

    Regardless, enjoy the build!

    Buying cheap ply and covering it with very expensive epoxy seams like very poor economy to me.

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    I did a drive by yesterday, but there didn't appear to be any work going on. I had a short time between medical appointments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tink View Post
    Buying cheap ply and covering it with very expensive epoxy seams like very poor economy to me.
    Chris lives aboard, so his dinghy will suffer the ravages of the dinghy dock all day. The dinghy is somewhat sacrificial. Not the place for $200 a sheet gabonranti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    Chris lives aboard, so his dinghy will suffer the ravages of the dinghy dock all day. The dinghy is somewhat sacrificial. Not the place for $200 a sheet gabonranti.
    Plus they are going cruising in the fall. Sorry I missed you Gereth. Swing by again soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tink View Post
    Buying cheap ply and covering it with very expensive epoxy seams like very poor economy to me.
    That is what my experiment concluded.

    My hypothesis was, slather it in enough poxy and glass and it can survive anything. I was wrong.

    But, according to Edison, I did not fail. I succeeded in discovering a way that does not work.

    Most importantly, I had fun experimenting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo 'Poxy View Post
    That is what my experiment concluded.

    My hypothesis was, slather it in enough poxy and glass and it can survive anything. I was wrong.

    But, according to Edison, I did not fail. I succeeded in discovering a way that does not work.

    Most importantly, I had fun experimenting.
    I live my life but that Edison quote.
    Some good stuff on your blogs, I wish I had the discipline

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    Chris hasn’t been able to take any pics because he’s all gloved up for the goop spreading.

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    Looks good, the next stage will determine the longevity of the boat. If you can 110% seal the ply so no water gets it should last a while. Lots of coats of epoxy on the end grain around the gunwale.

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