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  1. #106
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    Where did the time go? Life got in the way again I guess. Here's a pic of my progress so far. 2nd plank starboard side test fit. Port side 2nd plank sitting on top fits so this one should too. Lots of work with my block plane before I can glue them in place but getting there slowly.
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  2. #107
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    How's the recovery going Roy?

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    Slowly, but I refuse to let it stop me doing the things I love. The sailing club just allocated a spot for my boat so I can take my "interim" rower down and start getting some good exercise. I'm already out on my bike whenever it's dry and not too cold.
    The wherry is coming along and I'm enjoying the challenges a multi strake boat presents. I'll post from time to time but prefer to show the end of each "challenge" because once I get that far nobody will be any the wiser as to what I did wrong and how I hid my mistakes. In the end she'll look good and row well.

  4. #109
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    A little progress
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  5. #110
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    "Be curious, not judgmental." - (Misattributed to Walt Whitman as recalled by) Ted Lasso

  6. #111
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    Every time I get about this far along I start contemplating building another of the same at twice the lengths, heights and widths but not planked any higher than right where you are. I've never done it and doubt that I ever will but it looks so good right there.

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    Far from perfect but after some filling and sanding it should pass muster. Once I've got the outside close to finished I'll turn her over and start on the "furniture". I'm planning to include buoyancy/storage under each end and under the rowing stations. I'm also thinking of full length seats but that will be a decision for later. At this rate I should be able to launch next spring.April 18, 2021.jpg

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    YESSS! Great work!

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    Did somebody say you can't have too many clamps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Morford View Post
    Did somebody say you can't have too many clamps?
    ...wasn't me...

    Looking good Roy.

  11. #116
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    Time out for medical stuff. Getting back now. Recently received an old 4 poster bed. The rails are veneered but the corner posts are solid mahogany. This is very old and I've already cut and planed the first leg. Beautiful colour and grain. It's very dry and brittle but that just means going slow and careful. I plan to use this wood for the breast hook, knees and other parts where I can show off this beautiful wood. Forgot to mention that the in and out wales are installed with whatever the bits are called that make it scuppered gunwales. Pics to follow.

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    Looking so good, Roy. Nice score on the mahogany!!

    Cheers,
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    Some little progress. Next job is to turn it over, fill and sand the hull, add a cutwater and round the bottom corners of the inwales and gunwales. Glass and epoxy for the hull bottom and first strake, prime and paint, brass half oval for the keel then turn it over and an equal amount of work inside. I have a lot of old mahogany, walnut and pine that I plan to use for thwarts, knees and anything else that I'm inclined to "pretty up" with nice old wood. Easier said than done so don't hold your breath for my next post.

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    Looking good Roy, coming right along!

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    There is a lot of recycled wood in my boat. A 100 year old mahogany coffee table, an equally old mahogany four poster bed, a solid pine coffee table and more. Today, a friend who knows I'm a scrounger, brought me a box of pine shelf supports which were surplus to the job he was doing and wondered if I could use them. Silly question! These will be perfect (after a little trimming) between the thwarts and inwales.

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  16. #121
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    Another small step. Today In installed the laminated cutwater. Now I have to start the marathon sanding of the planks.

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    Life keeps getting in the way but here I am today.
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    Very sweet.
    If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott

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    Great work sanding!!!!

    -Derek

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    No pictures today because I'm sure that watching a seal coat of epoxy drying is right up there with watching paint dry. However, the last few days have been very productive and both sides of the hull have now received a seal coat of epoxy. I also purchased some brass bar to protect the keel and spent some time bending it to fit the bow and stern as well as rounding the cut ends. Next step is to sand the grain raised by the epoxy on the port side and then give the entire hull a coat or two of primer. Now I'm enjoying a cool drink while contemplating exactly how to work on part of the inside (between the top strakes and the inwales) which will necessitate creeping under the hull while it's inverted. Lots of fun.

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    Not sure why the picture was posted 3 times. Technology, what can I say.

    I've now completed the primer coat on both sides and spent several hours sanding it back to an acceptable level and ready to paint the final coat. Before that I plan to cut the brass keel strip to shape, drill the holes for securing to the hull and then drill the corresponding holes on the hull itself. Once the final coat is finished I'll fix the keel strip in place and probably (depending on availability) use Dolfinite to bed it down.

    Finally beginning to look like a boat!

  23. #128
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    The keel strips now have all the holes drilled and test fit to the hull with steel screws. I now have to remove the strips, countersink all the holes and then put everything somewhere safe until the hull painting is finished. I'll be fixing the strips with bronze screws because brass screws have a tendency to break with even a small amount of force.

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  24. #129
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    Previous post showed a picture 3 times. This one shows the picture twice. Maybe the next post I'll get it right. Technology and advancing years don't mix too well!!!

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    Today I put the first coat of Interlux white on the hull and, in spite of taking it very carefully, I still ended up with a few small holidays and a couple of small curtains. Now worries, a second coat should fix things and, if not, there's always the third coat!

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    Did I mention that a newly painted hull is like a giant fly trap?

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    oh yeah!
    the hardest part is to just them be...and after the paint is dry those little legs just snap off and you'll hardly see anything in the paint.

  28. #133
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    Well, after numerous instances of life getting in the way, I finally completed the final coat of paint on the hull. No picture because it looks just the same as in post #128 except that the paint is now thicker by a couple of coats. My next job is to leave her on the strongback, crawl underneath and do a lot of filleting that would be impossible once she's right side up.

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    Yesterday I fixed the brass bottom runners with bronze screws and caulk. Then I discovered a major mistake which was easily avoidable. I'll blame my time off for health reasons. I covered the mahogany transom with masking tape when I started painting the hull - 2 months ago!! You all know the rest and no, I'm not going to post a picture - it looks truly awful. Today I'll get working on it with one of the goo removers and once that's all done and cleaned up I can put on a few coats of varnish. Then I can contort myself under the upturned hull and start the filling and filleting.

  30. #135
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    They say that if there are no pictures it didn't happen. So - here we are. The transom now looks half decent with all the masking tape removed. I now have to clean up the painted edge, varnish, varnish and varnish. Slow going but finally seeing progress.
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    It did happen... Wonderful Work!

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    Very nice! Pretty grain on that transom.
    Ken.
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    2 more coats of varnish and probably another half dozen before I reach the finish I'm looking for. Today I also crawled underneath and did some filleting. Once I've completed some work with my block plane and sandpaper beneath the inwales I can do some varnish on the underside before turning the hull over and starting the real work.

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    I've now completed 10 coats of varnish with increasing grits (up to 2000) between coats. It's not perfect but I think I've reached "good enough". Looks the same as #135 but shinier. I'll wait u
    ntil I turn her right side up before a final decision on whether or not it needs any more work. For now, it's onto the gunwales and then planing, scraping, sanding and varnishing the inside parts which will be inaccessible later when she's hull down.

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