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    spent yesterday and today planing off approx 300 lbs of lead. Since I opted to pour the keel lying on its side, I wasn't able to build the taper into it. A couple of long days but relatively easy with my new Makita 6.5 amp planer....didn't even need to change out the blades. The really good thing was that none of the little voids on the surface opened up into larger cavities. so far it looks solid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmacc View Post
    I was surprised at some of the large voids in the two professionally cast keels I scavenged. I guess I'll find out when I bore the holes.
    I don't think voids matter at all, just fill them with lead if you want or epoxy .
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    had the neighbor lift the ballast onto the shop floor today. The plan for this week is to somehow inch it into position for final fitting and boring the keel bolt holes.








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    The right kind of neighbour ! Lucky you !

    I going to watch this part with considerable interest .
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    I do like these front row seats. Queue the music and let the show begin.
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    sit it on a bunch of pieces of pipe. you can use the pipes to steer it and it will roll fairly easily with a block and tackle or comealong.

    easy does it though, its heavy...
    Fish and ships or is that chips

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    https://flic.kr/p/xy8P5W

    Here's how I'm using steel pipes to move the keel under the Somes Sound 12.5 that I'm building. It's clearly smaller than yours, so I'm able to do it without a comealong. Once it's under the boat I'm able to "walk it along" the pipes to position it.

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    I went down to the Brooklin Boatyard yesterday, asking for advice on moving the ballast. General consensus was to hire 20 guys or build the boat over the ballast. Well, no money to hire a crew and too late to start over. Then I went down the road to Bryon Reiff's shop which is always enlightening. He does fantastic work! Like the previous two posters, he recommended some lengths of pipe as rollers and taught me about angling them to change direction. So today I cut the 2" black pipe that I used to pour the lead into 12" lengths, dug out the come-along, and got to work..,









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    Make sure it doesn't fall over ! DAMHIK .

    Take care and Good Luck .
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    This is gonna be good. How's the floor Scott, some OSB panels or chipboard sheet to spread weight of rollers out perhaps? Clamp some legs on front too in case it tips fwd
    2c
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    Fantastic! Well done.

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    Wasn't really that hard was it? We move heavy things all the time at our boatyard with rollers, mostly wooden because I have a bunch of old ones my grandpop turned, but sometimes we use pipe.

    My latest invention has been a way to get big oak pieces into the shop from out front in the driveway. We used to use wooden rollers but that was hard because of the sand and then the bridge across the pit. So I came up with using two hand carts, one at each end which at first doesn't seem like it would work, but if you push the handle of the handcart way down it lifts the wood pretty easily and then not only are you on two sets of wheels, but both of them steer. Its one of my greatest labor saving devices yet! I can move a 4 inch slab of oak 24 inches wide and 20 feet long into the shop in a couple of minutes without even getting out of breath...
    Fish and ships or is that chips

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    So big day today....the boat is on it's way south to New Bern,NC. Susan and I will follow on Monday after a sell everything yardsale. I had hoped to have the hull painted by now but ran out of time. Boring out the keel and installing the keel bolts was very time consuming. Nothing about this project ever seems to go as easily as planned. But at least it's headed south before the snow comes.











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    Wow. Congrats on making it this far.

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    Scott: been thinking of you lately. Glad you are headed our way. Look forward to having you in NC.
    Godspeed.

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    just found this thread and read it through from the beginning. great work! look forward to seeing your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil Borel View Post
    Scott: been thinking of you lately. Glad you are headed our way. Look forward to having you in NC.
    Godspeed.
    Ditto...How are things going on your end? Can't wait to see you progress.

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    What are you going to do in your empty build space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osborni View Post
    What are you going to do in your empty build space?
    I was only renting; so it's available for anyone to rent or purchase.

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    So Susan and I made it down to New Bern...all moved in and unpacked the boat. She's settled into her new home which is the same marina where I launched my first boat from so many years ago. It so nice to be able to see the boat from more than a few feet away.






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    Man, I drove right by your Blue Hill shop last July probably 10 times going back and forth to woodenboat. I didn't realize (or forgot) you were there or I would have stopped in. Dang.

    Well, you're in the South now and welcome home.
    Chuck Thompson

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    New here, so just read your Epic. Amazing! Homer's got nothing on you.

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    We're getting settled in. First thing I had to do after unloading the contents of the boat was to fix a leaky cockpit drain and then paint the companionways. We had a few days of rain that necessitated doing some things I had been lax on while the boat was inside the shop. But...I sure do love working outside in a boatyard! It's so nice to have other boats to look at and get ideas from...and other boaters and DIYers to chat with in person rather than just online. I'm excited about building again! The guy in the gaff cutter next to me is making some repairs where after 30 years he developed some rot in his plywood deck and topsides. Just minimal, and not bad at all for a 30 year old plywood boat!




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    Hello Scott

    I've follow your build from beginning. This is the most positive thread I've red!

    We have same kind of hobby, I made lead keel only twice for my boat (gartside 109), first mould, plywood buried in ground, burned because overheated lead, just disappeared. The second I welded 10mm steel plate, it is part of the keel now.

    Hope that you have deep waters, when I look your pics, rudder is as low as keel on your boat.
    We have here lots of shallow and rocks, I have had at least 11 touch on bottom on 5 seasons, then it is good to have some clearance under rudder when you go over boulder.

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    Haven't posted any updates in a while so I figured I'd post what's been going on here in NC. Nearly all the work has been on the interior.... Started finishing off the rode/sail locker then moved to framing-out the head area which included making room for the Nature's Head Composting toilet and fabrication a bench for the seated shower.



    And Susan won't settle for a plain old stainless steel sink....



    moving aft, adding the African Mahogany to hold the mattress in place



    Next aft is the galley...pleased that the oven fits...





    Paint brightens things up...

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    and some fabric to the shower/bench seat....


    and Susan chose "Sand" for the bulkheads..



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    Ordered the Motor (yes motor) so got working on the bed...



    test fitting...



    It required extending the engine compartment into the salon....



    Just fits...




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    Next was putting in the Deck knees which somehow always seemed to be put off for later. Beautiful day outside in the shop.....



    No Bandsaw available but my Milwaukee Sabersaw did a great job...




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    Nice to see the update Scott, she's looking good.The sand colour adds a nice cosy look.
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    Continued with painting, and adding trim....







    Added the electrical cabinet and starting to make some molding....





    Counter top resting in place but not installed yet...And, finally adding the sole....

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    Didn't like the way the icebox face looked painted so I added some more weight





    And a cabinet above the foot of the main Berth







    This area along side the cabinet I believe is the only place I have to mount a heater. Higher off the floor than I like but will add a fan to circulate.



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    More molding. after I laminated it I realized the color was too light. Stain?





    Messy in the forward locker....



    Another beautiful NC day





    This week should be adding the bilge access covers and the mahogany ceiling throughout

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    Beautiful work! And that's a whole lot of work since last fall!! You're really moving.

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    That engine cover looks like it's begging for a digital fireplace
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    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

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    Beautiful, thanks for the update.


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