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    Monthly update - Boat is now flipped and I have found and purchased a trailer! Like finding gold these days
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    Sanding and filling and sanding. ROS (random orbital sander) is your friend.
    Have a safe and
    Happy Fourth of July!

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    Well it's been almost 3 months since last post. And it's been more than a year since starting. Pace set by my son now 18 and a senior in high school. We are getting close though.
    We taped (6 oz x 2) the outer seams and then sanded edges smooth and then glassed whole boat with 4 oz.
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    Some sanding and fairing required before first coat of graphite, but we let the bottom cure more while finishing inside
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    One of the things we are trying to work out is how to finish the bow - breasthook vs foredeck. Planning on bronze bit in post over cleat and chocks
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    One of the things we are trying to work out is how to finish the bow - breasthook vs foredeck. Planning on bronze bit in post over cleat and chocks
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    Planer gave up on the cherry we were planing for the gunnels. Bought in 2007 - needed new belt. I wanted to change the blades too but I have not been able to loosen even one of the many allen screws. Any ideas?

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    jig for scarfing cherry rails
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    Next up are the quarter knees and rails. And foredeck.. And oars... And flipping and second coat of graphite and painting and...

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    Regarding post #41 and the awkward bolts,which way do they need to be turned to release the knives?A manual may be very helpful or maybe somebody has a video on youtube.

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    What I've learned from online is that this DeWalt planer is notorious for overly tight bolts from the factory. Going to try 4 mm hex with impact driver.

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    Been working on quarter knees and rails and foredeck. We have spent some time on the wood type, size, shape of all of these. Going with cherry for knees and rails and a cambered small plywood breastplate.
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    drawing camber with compass technique is very cool. new to me with this build. I would imagine doing a cabin top with changing width and slope would be challenging.
    Is there a rule or formula for calculating the camber % and height for each beam?
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    These beams will need to be mortised with the inner rails and then we will bend 6mm ply over.
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    One of the goals here is to make the aft edge rounded and comfortable for hand hold for pulling boat up on beach trailer etc
    The post will have a bronze bit for anchoring. no cleats, no chocks

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    Having downloaded phone pics from November we have some progress to report. We have the rails on and have worked out the small raised foredeck.
    The rails and knees are cherry - thinking of finishing with cetol
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    clothes pin scarf for inwhale, inner rail, or sheer clamp - no spacers.
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    re-fitting deck beams
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    dry fit of deck
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    and now for some shoulder exercise
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    it actually sands quite easy and we have some warmer temps this weekend so hopefully will be able to put the final bottom coat on today.
    Take care and Merry Christmas! We will post December's pics in 2022. Hopefully a Happy and Better Year for All!

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    Hey, thanks for checking out my thread. Looks like you and your son are doing a nice job. Great project for father/son! I've browsed your thread earlier. Fleet looks like a fine boat. I built a S&G semi-dory a few years ago (see profile pic). Wish I had gone with a v-bottom boat instead. Mine slapped those waves whereas I believe v-bottom would have sliced through them more easily. I like Ross' boats. Looked real hard at his Phoenix and First Mate but Clint's CIY16 won out.

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    You know I think a finer entry boat is more valuable in this present time because of all of the motor boat wakes - those waves really kill your speed. It can get frustrating.

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    Missed a couple of monthly updates so here's three winter months worth.
    In December we got bottom done. I have always used West epoxy with graphite and have been happy with it. I have read a lot of the online debates about it too. Next boat I may go with Coopercoat.
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    Upside down, rightside up
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    put on bow cap over cambered deck beams
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    Stem and post is laminated heart of pine. Planning on boat soup on the post part - cuz varnish wont hold up to friction of lines etc. Anybody have other suggestions for Samson posts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gray duck View Post
    Stem and post is laminated heart of pine. Planning on boat soup on the post part - cuz varnish wont hold up to friction of lines etc. Anybody have other suggestions for Samson posts?
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    That post looks very nice! (the rest of the boat too).

    I feel like I've seen people nail on thin copper sheet (or maybe bronze?).
    Daniel

    Building a Campion Apple 16.

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    January
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    kinda boring month boatwise. too cold. just some sanding and filling - highlght was learning about Bristol Finish for the rails. Used cetol at first and it would not dry over sanded and washed and sanded and washed epoxy. Very frustrating. The Bristol finish (MAS) is the bomb! Two part deal and you can do multiple hot coats. And its fine over 50 degrees.

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    February
    Warming up so getting some more done.
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    Total fair compound
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    March is here and we are currently working on the topsides

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    Topsides are finished and we are waiting on numbers and working on inside
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    Yahoo! Can't wait to see it ripping along.

    Color looks great.

    -Derek

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    Well we took our pictures for registration around 4/20 and are still waiting for our numbers. So giving us some time to fit out the trailer etc.

    Painted the inside, Sand from Kirby paints
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    Put in removable seat with storage box
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    putting on cleats above
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    installed access hatches
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    Removable Box/seat. Box has four little cypress legs (stubby) which are bare so box can be put on fordeck, beach etc
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    Also finished oars-
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    Tried them out on my Cackler (which rows like a dock basically ) and they didn't break.
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    Other project is the guides for the trailer. With those nice cherry rails don't want to use PVC guides so plan is to make something to fit around square metal tubing
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    other project which is in the category of may not work is a wooden tiller extension
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    Default Re: Lillistone's "Fleet" build

    Nice work! I bought plans for this boat last winter. Where will you be using it? I’m in Charleston. I would love to see it underway, maybe get some drone footage. Really looking good!

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    Thanks, FSR. Mostly in the Wando. Most frustrating thing has been waiting for DNR numbers. You have to send in info on build with photos of boat in finished form & color. We did that almost 3 months ago. When we get approval I will try to PM you about launch party - maybe at Hobcaw Yacht Club or Brickyard.

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    We finally got our HIN and registration numbers! Launching tomorrow. FSR you are welcome to come - I sent you a PM. Otherwise PM me and we'll meet up sometime on the water.

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    Launched 7/16/22. Nice day and gathering of friends and family.
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    Last edited by gray duck; 09-05-2022 at 07:37 AM. Reason: maybe over limit of pics

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    Last edited by gray duck; 09-05-2022 at 07:38 AM.

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    Last edited by gray duck; 09-05-2022 at 07:39 AM.

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    Looks fantastic but unfortunately I for one cannot open the attachment links?

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    I think what happened is I went over the site's allowed 5 pics per day. Will try to post more later

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