Summer Breeze Sailboat #2: The build begins

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Blog entry by Dan Lyke posted 05-29-2012 04:15 PM 3556 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Plotting and strategizing Part 2 of Summer Breeze Sailboat series Part 3: Closing in »

Blessed are the queue jumpers, for they fill a 3 day weekend and leave our hands covered in glue:

Charlene and I started construction on the hull this weekend, in luan and redwood. We think we’re building a fairly robust hull, but we are going to glass the seams, and we’ll probably end up building a few extra ribs to brace the bottom a little more robustly.

We got the sides cut and fitted, and the bottom glued on but not yet trimmed. There’ll be a bunch of scraping to remove squeeze out, because we want to varnish or oil the inside, but the hull is starting to come together.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#1 posted 05-29-2012 09:27 PM

Looks like good progress. Remember to keep lightness in mind. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 01:32 AM

is this stitch and glue? looks good…keep up the good work…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Dan Lyke

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#3 posted 05-30-2012 08:00 PM

Jack: Yep, thanks! We decided this morning we’re going to epoxy and glass the corners, but are trying to keep everything else pretty clean (though we’ll probably add a few more ribs).

Napaman, nope, it’s got beveled chine logs, glued with PL Premium, with brass screws.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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