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    Default Building the NINA MARIE

    I've enjoyed the photo journals of other builds on the forum, and thought I'd post mine as well. This build is based on the Glen-L Fancy Free design. The hull is faithful to the design, but I've modified a few things from there.

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    Please do.
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    Frames on building form.



    Chine logs, sheer clamps, and inner keel.



    Side and bottom battens.


    First layer of bottom planking.


    Planking complete.


    Hull glassed.
    Last edited by notorioustinman; 03-30-2010 at 01:21 AM.

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    Copper bottom and topsides primered.


    Hull righted with stemhead attached.


    Inside hull.


    Chain locker primed.


    Vee birth.


    Settee.
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    Stemhead primed.


    Berth primed.


    Settee primed.


    Sub-decking.


    Galley.


    Cockpit.

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    Footwell and lockers primed.


    Galley and locker doors.


    Laminated roof beam gluing in form.


    Roof beams, cleats and inner corner-posts.


    Ply side cores and tongue and groove sub-lid.


    Bead-board and a little varnish.

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    Outer veneers and corner posts.


    Corner detail.


    Fiberglass.


    Rub rail dry-fit and companionway roughed out.


    Companionway fitted out.


    Decking in progress.

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    Footwell trimmed and deck seams paid.


    Handrail fitted and portlights roughed out.


    Mast tabernacle and decks sealed.

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    Ooooh, I am enjoying this, keep them coming please!!!!! Lovely work!!!
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    Wow Sweet!

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    Nice!
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    Amazingly neat work ! Do you make dust? Way to go :-)
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    nice to see some good joinery practice. Cheers

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    Beautiful job! How long has it taken you? I used a mast tabernacle on a boat of mine and it worked out great. Makes stepping the mast a one man operation.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
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    Very nice.
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    Nice work! Is the tabernacle called for in the design?

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    I started building on 12 FEB 09.

    The tabernacle is my own design, extending compression to the keel. The original design called for a permanently stayed, roof stepped, aluminum stick.

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    Thank you all for your compliments and encouragement.

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    Cockpit ready for paint and varnish.



    A peek below.



    View from my favorite spot.

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    Very beautiful boat wow. Great workmanship too.

    When you say on one photo, "decks sealed" what is it that you are putting on the wood?
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    VERY nice work!

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    I payed the deck seams with graphite and epoxy, then flow-coated the decks with straight epoxy to seal the wood. After a light sanding for tooth, I will lay up seven coats of varnish, wet sanding between coats.

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    Lid primer.

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    That is one sweet boat and an excellent build...well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notorioustinman View Post
    I payed the deck seams with graphite and epoxy, then flow-coated the decks with straight epoxy to seal the wood. After a light sanding for tooth, I will lay up seven coats of varnish, wet sanding between coats.
    Probably stating the obvious, (but just in case you've been somewhat blinded by the beauty of the finished decks), I assume that you will include some non skid of some sort on your varnished decks? They will be treacherous otherwise.
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    yeesh - nicely done!
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    Outstanding work!

    Looking forward to the sailing photographs!
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    I wanted portlights like these, but did not like the price for having them cast.
    So I decided to build my own.


    Portlight patterns.


    Three 1/4" ply layers laminated to cabin shape.


    Sanded and shaped.


    Epoxy encapsulated.
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    Coated with epoxy and bronze powder, and on the boat. They cost about seven
    bucks each to build.


    A closer view. They still need to be finish sanded with 500 grit. I'll leave them
    to patina naturally.


    NINA MARIE's ships bell has arrived.
    Once you've gone the distance, go the extra mile!
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    That is a fantastic solution for the portlights, I love them!! Well done indeed!!
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    I have no photo updates, but thought I'd share a funny story. For kicks and giggles, I clamped NINA MARIE's ship's bell to the tabernacle and ran a long lanyard to the mooring bitts so I can ring the bell now and again. Silly, but that is merely the prelude to today's story. It was a nice sunny day; warm and breezy. I opened every door and window in the shop, and set to taping off the boot top for paint. I was just finishing the stemhead, when my dog came charging into the shop, and that durn bell topside went to clanging like there was no tomorrow! Scrambling out from under the boat, I tripped over the dog and barely caught sight of the hind-end of an absolutely terrified squirrel as he leaped from the bow, out the door and across the street, miraculously being missed by two cars passing opposite directions the moment he crossed. He must have jumped onto the boat to get away from the dog, and landed right on that bell's lanyard! When I looked back to the deck, I saw that poor little rodent had left me a gift. That's right, you guessed it! Contrary to definition, the NINA MARIE has a poop-deck forward. I am humored now as I write this (though I nearly had a coronary at the time) and can't help but wonder if our little squirrel has stopped running yet.
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    So forever more to be called the poop deck?? Nice story Mathew, gave me a giggle anyway.
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    Well Gentlemen, the broken back is healing quite well. Thank you all so much for the support and best wishes. I have really missed working in the shop. I've been back at it for a full week now, so I will post new photo's soon. I have set a new launch goal for July 4th.
    Once you've gone the distance, go the extra mile!
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    Quote Originally Posted by notorioustinman View Post
    Well Gentlemen, the broken back is healing quite well. Thank you all so much for the support and best wishes. I have really missed working in the shop. I've been back at it for a full week now, so I will post new photo's soon. I have set a new launch goal for July 4th.
    How did you get a broken back?? Was it the Squirrel incident??
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    Good to see you back in action. I've always liked that design.

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