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    Thanks all. Can’t quite get her in the crew baggage compartment unfortunately.
    The kit came with an Okume cockpit coaming, but again I’m just not a fan of varnished Okume. I’m hoping this approach will work. Mahogany doesn’t bend very well so the lams are very thin, but that does make them easy to get into place.
    Our daughter came up with the perfect name for her. More on that later......
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    You always do such fine work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Round 2 of the coaming fabrication. First attempt ended in a loud CRACK. Laminations too thick this time they are construction paper thin. Lots of them.
    When you run out of clamps itís time for a beer.

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    Nicest clamp storage facility I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    Thirds actually. The largest part is from cockpit bulkhead to bulkhead, it's about 8 feet long and just manages to stand upright in my basement. Getting ready to put the deck on mine once spring comes. My rebuilding my GP put the wherry on the backburner.
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    beautiful deck!
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    I see a WoodenBoat Launchings hat in your future...looking forward to see how you work the hatch closures.

    You're around 6 feet right? I've been pondering a kayak design for the family, our sons are 6 footers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signalcharlie View Post
    I see a WoodenBoat Launchings hat in your future...looking forward to see how you work the hatch closures.

    You're around 6 feet right? I've been pondering a kayak design for the family, our sons are 6 footers.
    Still fiddling with the hatches. Not set on the design yet. Yep 6’3”.
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    The kit uses a mahogany rubrail. Pretty, but not much in the way of protection. I’m looking for a 3/4 section that will sit over the edge of the deck and extend an inch at most down the side. Maybe hard black rubber as it gets rough at our dock.
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    Would something wood-looking like Trex work for a rubrail?
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    If you are thinking 'black rubber' for a rubrail, could one of those aftermarket tailgate protectors be modified to fit ? (The type that wraps over the top edge of the gate from inside ?) - It seems a shame to have to add something like that to a beautiful boat . . . .



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    You might have some problems with expansion with Trex like stuff. I'd be inclined to look for some used firehose???

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    Mark, any on the water pics?

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    Well I finally got the material for the rubrails. Went with a black UHMW plastic. Ordered it from Global Industrial over 2 months ago, but due to “supply chain issues” it just arrived.
    Stuff cuts and machines very well with standard woodworking tools. Even planes well with a low angle block plain.

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    I cut out the back side to conform to the hull/deck joint, and routing the edges with a round over bit. Plan on attaching with SB screws and black 4200.
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    Nice! UHMW's tough stuff. Heavier than the wood, but takes a beating.

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    That’s why I went with it. Plans called for and kit included mahogany for the rail. Prettier for sure, but not after it gets beat against the dock a few times.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    I haven’t checked in on this for a while. Looks great!

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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Are those rails full length or pieced? Looked at Global's site and the longest I found was 120" by 48" wide.

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    Spliced. 48” pieces.
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    Just ordered the drop-in rowing unit and oars. Was going to get both from CLC, but the rowing units were out of stock for at least a month. Adirondack Rowing has them in stock though. Got a set of carbon fiber Dreher oars from them as well.
    Put the final coat of Brightsides Hatteras off white in the cockpit today. Mount the deck plates on the cockpit tanks tomorrow once the paint is dry.
    Mount the rowing unit once it arrives, put a name on her and it’s time to go rowing.
    Last edited by Reynard38; 04-08-2022 at 05:16 PM.
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    Some progress. Adirondack Rowing doesn’t take cards, only checks (how quaint). Says the CC fees are crazy. Sent him a check, cashed yesterday so the rowing unit and oars should be on the way to me soon.
    Now I’ve got to figure out if I’m going to store her on the dock. I had the Chester Yawl down there until we had a storm Front move through with 55 mph winds for hours. Waves came over the dock, loosened her tie downs which allowed the wind to pick her up and toss her into a piling. I’m repairing the damage now.
    Pondering on a better, more secure storage system for the Wherry. Also need to get a full, tight fitting cover made.
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    I don't blame them for not taking CCs. The fees are brutal especially for small businesses in this time of ongoing inflation.
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    Well they cashed the check last Friday. Sent an email inquiring as to when my purchases would get shipped. That generated an automated response.

    Due to the large influx of calls, emails and orders this spring already, going forward our normal 48 hour turn around time on emails, phone calls and shipments has been extended to five days until April 22nd.

    We will email, call and ship products as soon as we can. Please be patient while we work through this unprecedented very busy early spring season.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Pondering on a better, more secure storage system for the Wherry. Also need to get a full, tight fitting cover made.
    CLC's cover doesn't work for you?

    https://www.clcboats.com/shop/produc...on-wherry.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    It’s a possibility. I’m going to drag her over to my local canvas guy once I get the RowWing installed and see what kind of $$ he wants.
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    Rowing unit and oars shipped today. Issue was boxes for the oars. Understandable.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Very cool
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    Nice! When I tested one at a CLC event it was doing almost 5 kts at what felt like a sustainable pace. Should be fun.

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    Veeery Nice!

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    Looks fantastic
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    Yahoooo!
    Love the deck, hatches, and rub rail.

    Great work.
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    Excellent--really top-notch work, and it's good to see it on the water. Thanks again for this thread.

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    Thank you all. It’s very fast compared to the Chester Yawl. This morning I’m feeling long forgotten muscles especially the top of the thighs. Been a long time since I’ve been in a sliding seat boat.
    It’s quite stable, and handles chop well. I might add either a skew or rudder for crosswinds as it does have a tendency to pivot.
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    No cup holder??

    Looks great!

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