I am at 324 Hours on this build and the boat weighs 1150 lbs. I have made good progress the last few weeks. I will say again this is much harder that building furniture. Every piece that goes on the Boat is either curved or at a compound angle....
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Location: Suffolk VA
I am a retired construction engineer, I worked as a construction manager for a major tire maker. I am a instrument engineer but the last 10 years I did quite a lot of mechanical projects such as piping systems and HVAC.
I have been working with wood for 52 years. I started in Industrial arts class in the seventh grade, been hooked ever since.
After retirement I moved to Virginia to be close to my wife's family and love the coastal area. I built a new shop shortly after moving and I am still working on it. I think it will always be a work in progress.
I spend most of my time fixing things around my house, my other house, my mom's house. my sister in laws house, you get the idea. I'm handy so I never run out of honey dos.
-- John, Suffolk Virgina
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I have 266 hours in the build so far, and the boat weighs 982 lbs. Since my last update. I have added a coat Epoxied to the inside of the boat and two coats of Rustoleum Marine paint. This wore me out. The epoxy can’t be sprayed so you ha...
19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #8: Getting the boat ready for paint, Painting, flipping the boat over.
I am at 200 hours on this build and the boat weighs 835 lbs. After putting all the epoxy on the boat it had to be sanded. Epoxy is not self leveling. It orange peels very badly. I sanded for two days. Epoxy is very hard after it cures. A...
I am at 180 hours on the build and the boat weighs 835 lbs. Since my last update I have added another layer of fiberglass to the entire boat and 3 coats of epoxy filler. I had some issues with the epoxy fill coats, the epoxy I am using is 6...
I am at 153 hours on the build and the boat weighs 805 lbs. In my last post I had finished installing all of the plywood. The bottom plywood still needed fairing to the edge of the side plywood and to the same angle as the side plywood. I had p...