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    Default Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    My Apple Pie build.

    Not meant to be pretty, but minimalistic - light weight - and tough by using basalt/innegra.

    I need a tender that is small and light, but can carry 2 people, and to be abused by banging into rocks and dragging it up the beach to the high tide line (I'm in the Pacific Northwest - in Canada).

    It will be for this boat:

    https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...0&d=1566435164

    which was (re)built here:

    https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...ect-40220.html


    These are the plans:
    https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/00.../ApplePie2.pdf

    Big thanks to Chuck Merrell, and Atkins from where the design was graciously borrowed.

    The start:

    IMG_2293.jpg

    Build is in progress, more to come soon.


    Thanks for your interest.


    Cheers,
    Chris
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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    Apple pie is a practical design which carries a good load. In the process of converting mine to a nester since she was a bit in need of rebuilding anyway.

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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    Quote Originally Posted by solitude View Post
    My Apple Pie build.

    Not meant to be pretty, but minimalistic - light weight - and tough by using basalt/innegra.
    Interesting mix of materials! I did have to look up innegra though. Interesting.

    And that Duckworks article about the design was great! Thanks!

    Looking forward to watch it come together.

    Eric
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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    Let the wrestling match begin..... got zip ties? got Joubert Oukume marine ply?
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    taking shape...
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    Fumed Silica Filet
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    Heat lamp
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    Flipped
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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    Hmm... best way to deal with zip tie removal?
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    sanding
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    sanding - went very aggressive with rounding the edges, but she will be strong
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    Innegra and Basalt 7.8oz twill
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    Innegra doesn't sand well - it fuzzes up, and well, if you know what I'm taking about, you know what I'm talking about
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    Edges are all overlapped - corners will have 4 layers ( 2 x bottom, 1 x side, 1 x bow or stern)
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    All the white areas are sanded thru, and fuzzed up. Aesthetically, this is a nightmare/disaster, but it doesn't matter - not trying to be pretty - won't be faired/painted anyway. The fuzz, when epoxied becomes a crazy hard non-skid texture.

    I will use this unwanted feature/property to my advantage on the inside floor of the boat by making a non-slip surface.
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    Bottom is done, with a bit of grippy bits where the sanding was a bit too much.
    I'm pretty sure I'm going to leave it this way, at least for now.
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    The inside. The 60" width of the fabric is *just* barely wide enough for one piece application.
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    Inside.
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    Next up is the inwhales, and outside rub strip. And seats and oarlocks....
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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    It sounds a lot like kevlar, but not so pricey? It looks to be bulletproof. Literally.
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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    Quote Originally Posted by solitude View Post
    My Apple Pie build.

    Not meant to be pretty, but minimalistic - light weight - and tough by using basalt/innegra.

    I need a tender that is small and light, but can carry 2 people, and to be abused by banging into rocks and dragging it up the beach to the high tide line (I'm in the Pacific Northwest - in Canada).

    It will be for this boat:

    https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...0&d=1566435164

    which was (re)built here:

    https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...ect-40220.html


    These are the plans:
    https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/00.../ApplePie2.pdf

    Big thanks to Chuck Merrell, and Atkins from where the design was graciously borrowed.

    The start:

    IMG_2293.jpg

    Build is in progress, more to come soon.


    Thanks for your interest.


    Cheers,
    Chris
    Hi Chris,

    Good choice for a small dinghy. I may have posted something on this before, but I'd like to add a bit about Chuck and Apple Pie, and mention another offshoot of this design. I met Chuck first in 2000, at the Port Townsend boat show when a gang of the now-defunct Bolgerlist members got together in person, he and Bill Samson drove up from Seattle and I crossed from Victoria in my own boat. Chuck had a long history around boats and had several designs to his credit, including several for Bill McKibben, who was also from Victoria. After Chuck designed Apple Pie, then Peach Pie, I asked him if it could be shrunk down to 6 feet, as I wanted a small, light dinghy I could carry in the forward part of the cockpit, with me in the after half. He had the design done by the time he replied to my email (and before I had given him the actual cockpit dimensions) so after shortening it another two inches, I built it using 1/8" plywood, six ounce glass and epoxy. I glued in 3" wide strips on the bottom to imitate floorboards and add some strength there, and I think I had to use heavier ply and/or stiffeners for the single longitudinal seat. The design was a great success, it would carry one or two adults, rowed easily, towed well and weighed in at 15 lbs. Another friend built one out of 1/4" ply and added a sail rig - that worked too.

    After a while I traded mine away as my knees were going and I couldn't comfortably fold up and fit in a six footer any more. She subsequently broke her tow line while my friend was occupied with some rough weather in his 29 footer, and was not recovered.

    Chuck succumbed to cancer a few years ago, I'm glad at least one of his designs is still being offered and built. BTW, the six footer design was named Apple Tart, following the tradition. If anyone is interested, I might have both the Peach Pie and Apple Tart plans somewhere on disc - I believe I salvaged them when my old computer went away.

    Jamie

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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    I appreciate your post Jamie. Wooden boats are always more interesting when there is the story behind it.
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    Default Re: Apple Pie 2 - Lockdown Build

    What happened to the build? I've had these plans for years. I'm thinking about building her and putting a small sail on her for messing about in small coves.
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