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Building a 25' Ply on Frame Cabin Cruiser #17: Progress. Halfway through resining the S/C

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Blog entry by AlTriolo posted 08-06-2017 10:37 PM 2845 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My “tools of the trade” for final prepping include belt sander, dremel max, and block sander. (Beats the last build when I was using a steak knife!)

Rather than measure the S/C on the starboard side to the frame, I compared the heights (C/L to S/C) with the port side. If they were within an 1/8” of each other, I called it satisfactory and screwed the S/C in. When I got to the stem, I realized I’d cut my rail a tad short. No problem. Instead of cutting a notch in the stem, I shaved the S/Cs and screwed them directly in. I will add some wedges behind them for added support. I am leaving the stem flat to receive an outer stem.

Looking good!

Time to back out the S/C and screw back in with resin. I’ll complete the task tomorrow. After vacation, it’ll be time to fair!

Oh yes, I almost forgot. It wasn’t all smooth sailing. I found my line off a bit and needed to wedge one frame. I also cracked a seem on the transom when warping it into place. I’ll be grinding resin out of it after the plywood is installed. I’ll then patch it with some thickened resin before adding foam between the frames and another layer of ply on the inside.



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English

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 01:20 AM

Al,

It’s starting to look like a boat. Looking good. It’s going to be a big one.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 02:15 PM

Hey Al, this is looking great! May I ask why this blog entry isn’t included with your other serialized build blog posts?

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 08:32 PM

Thanks, Cap! I missed that and have updated yesterday’s posts.

Al


Hey Al, this is looking great! May I ask why this blog entry isn t included with your other serialized build blog posts?

- CaptainSkully


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