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    Default CLC Expedition Wherry

    Wanted a sliding seat boat that would handle some rougher water. Kit came a few weeks ago, but I was tied up in airplane school. Started today.

    How it arrives.

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    Glued up the puzzle jointed planks today. Feels like cheating itís so quick.

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    Looking forward to this build! With its lots of photos, hint hint...

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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Following!
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Me, too!

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    Fantastic, that should be a fun project.

    My first build was a CLC Northeaster dory.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    I was just reviewing the first pictures of my build...gluing up those planks just flat makes it feel real. Thanks for letting us tag along!

    Ken
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    Been 13 months since I started assembling my CLC Waterlust expedition canoe kit. I just might start a thread here of mine own about that rather than hijack Reynard38's.

    We can let his first picture stand for what mine would have shown; I received my kit in February of 2017, it took that long for me to get my 'boat shop' ready. As with his kit, mine came in one BIG box - wood bits innit - and a smaller one with the other stuff.

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    Fight Entropy, build a wooden boat!

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    Planking hung, stitching finger tight.

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    Tomorrow finish the stitching and then flip and jig it up square in preparation for gluing the seams
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    Looking good! You're fairly flying along!

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    It certainly goes together quick. I’m expecting the glass and finish work will take a big percentage of the total time.
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    Jealous. Have fun!

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    That's a quick start!

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    Just about done sanding the exterior. Next up is the interior then glass.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Looking good !!!!

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    That's a beautiful hull!

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    Looks great!

    You’re off & running, maybe 50% done!!

    Just the other 90% left before you launch’r!

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    You're flying along! Looking good!

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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Sweet looking hull! Does it take a drop-in sliding seat rig like a Piantedosi?
    BTW, I'm still envious of your shop!

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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    Sweet looking hull! Does it take a drop-in sliding seat rig like a Piantedosi?
    BTW, I'm still envious of your shop!
    It does use the Piantedosi. Enjoying the shop a lot.
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    Bonded the skeg on. Obviously the hull exterior is now glassed.

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    Also I’m not a huge fan of varnished Okume. Rather bland looking. I recently picked up 2 large boards of what appears to me Honduran mahogany or something close to it. I cut a 1/4” thick slice of it for the transom as a veneer.

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    Starting to think of finishes. Varnish does not fair well here. Hull will be painted, possibly in a pale, antique yellow. I’ve got something else in mind for the decks....
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    Great, rolling along.

    You are going to finish with plenty a winter weekend left. Then what are you going to build!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard38 View Post
    Hull will be painted, possibly in a pale, antique yellow. I’ve got something else in mind for the decks....
    Funny that.

    For my Waterlust I went with Kirby's Classic Yellow for the hull with the top strake / panel bright red.

    Deck's pale, antique yellow w/coaming picked out in red too.

    Anxious to get it launched but not while the snow's still falling, worst of this winter not yet begun.

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    It’s already warm enough for boating most days here. Took the powerboat for coffee and a haircut this morning. Was a bit brisk, and breezy on the way back (30 knot gusts).

    Next project? Hmmmmm......
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    Final (hopefully) coat of epoxy on the hull. Added a strip of Zynole for abrasion protection.


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    One more coat to go on the transom to fill the weave.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    Beautiful shop!
    What is the metal lathe? Atlas/Craftsman 12"?

    Randy

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    Thanks, South Bend 9”.
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    Default Re: CLC Expedition Wherry

    I dunno how this was off my radar until today, but I love it!
    I'm currently experiencing higher than normal volume of human interaction, and appreciate your tolerance of my intolerance.

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    Got a coat of Interlux epoxy primer on it before I had to head to work.
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    I love that you have 5000lb boatstands supporting 50lb of boat
    I'm currently experiencing higher than normal volume of human interaction, and appreciate your tolerance of my intolerance.

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    you move faster than I do. Of course mine has been stalled for the last six months while I decide on a few details. I build mine to plans and made a few changes along the way.

    As she sits now and will continue to sit until the basement warms up some.

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    To give you a hint on the change I made:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    I love that you have 5000lb boatstands supporting 50lb of boat

    Can’t be too careful!
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    You people and your spotless, dedicated 30 x 20 foot boatshops and loads of tools.

    I do everything on the floor of my garage, or on sawhorses outside in the front yard.

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    You sawed it in half? Easier to store, load, unload and get out of the basement. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gib Etheridge View Post


    You sawed it in half? Easier to store, load, unload and get out of the basement. I like it.
    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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