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Maybe the beginning of a larger project #23: Pintle cut, gudgeons mounted!

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Blog entry by Mark Shymanski posted 08-17-2013 04:16 AM 914 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well made a bit of progress today.

Glued this down a couple of evenings ago and could finish mounting the locker bulkhead this evening.

I’ve added the lid for the locker. I’m not impressed with the fit of the lid but I figure I’m spending too much time on it fiddling and I might just fiddle myself into winter without getting 816 wet.

I’m telling myself its for ventilation so the locker doesn’t get musty:-) I did deliberately leave a bit of a gap at the bottom of the bulkhead to allow any water that may get inside to drain.

As I was sanding everything down in preparation for painting I discovered I’d missed taping and epoxying a corner. I had wanted to glue the gudgeons on this evening so I just mixed up a little bigger batch. Just previewed the blog and realize the glare of the wet epoxy looks like the fabric isn’t thoroughly wetted. It is, I had to double check though. I am having some weirdness where the last picture keeps popping into random places in the blog…if you’re seeing two gudgeon pictures my apologies but I’m about to lose patience trying to fix it:-)

After a bit of head scratching on how I was going to hold the gudgeons in place while the glue hardened I came up with this. I did run the pintle rod down the holes just to be sure things lined up. Next time I may drill the holes post gluing them on; I’m not sure if that would work better.

This boat business is getting expensive, I had a hitch installed on the RAV today now I can go looking for a small utility trailer to move 816. I am already thinking the RAV is too small to pull a bigger boat….hmmm maybe I need a pickup to…now wheres that winning lottery ticket:-) ?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2



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shipwright

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 05:37 AM

Looks damn good. Stop fiddling around and let’s see her sail!
(to be taken as words of encouragement and not a suggestion that you should do shoddy work)
BTW, I’ve had the same thing happen with last photos in blog entries. The spare one usually pops up at the top of the page for me. You just have to go back in and delete it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Mark Shymanski

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 05:46 AM

Thanks Paul. I am really looking forward to getting it in the water! Tomorrow is completing the rudder, and painting then get 816 out of the shop, lay out and fabricate a sail and figure out the rigging. Oh yeah I have to mount the leeboard maybe on the larboard side:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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stefang

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 08:00 AM

I can’t wait to see it on the water!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 08-17-2013 04:24 PM

You and me both Mike!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Napaman

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 01:32 AM

I saw the pictures on my phone—-but just had time now to read the story…looking good…

I may have asked this, but: did you glass everywhere? outside? inside? or just tape around corners and edges?

This time I will click on “watchlist” so I will see your answer…

matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Mark Shymanski

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 01:35 AM

Hello Matt,

I just glassed the edges and joints. The tanks are glassed at their corners and joints so they have glass on the outside and inside. I want to be sure they stay water tight:-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Napaman

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#7 posted 08-18-2013 01:40 AM

it looks like there is a dry sheet of glass sitting on the tip of the side. I guess that is just plastic lining?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Mark Shymanski

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#8 posted 08-18-2013 01:42 AM

That’s a piece of poly that I was using to wet and position the glass. Actually pieces of poly have been enormously useful in this build.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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