16' Gentlemans Runabout #9: Fairing

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Blog entry by ashgrove posted 01-16-2013 09:55 PM 2738 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Side Planks Part 9 of 16' Gentlemans Runabout series Part 10: Bottom Paint »

Planks are now all installed and have started to fair the hull.

When complete we will use antifouling below the water line and then roll the boat over.

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 10:29 PM

Looks good. How many hours so far?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 11:15 PM

Keeping an eye on this, just bought a book to build a canoe and would like to move onto something like this after.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 11:32 PM

Good looking project. You aren’t related to Gibbs are you?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 03:38 AM

Ash- Still trying to pickup termonology.
Is the squarish looking section along the side of the “bottom” /keel considered the water line?
I’ve help build some strip canoes and kayaks but much of the termonology dosen’t translate between the 2.
Looking good so far Ash. I’ll keep watching and learning.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 01:50 PM

looking great

-- Joel

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#6 posted 01-17-2013 04:01 PM

Hi All,
Thank you for the comments, this is my first boat and I have been working on it on and off for the past three years. I plan on starting a 22 footer next and hope it will be quicker the second time.
To answer your question Gary, I am not related to Gibbs but I am glad you are enjoying this project.
To ksSlim the squarish looking section is called a chine which is made of oak to protect the corner. If you look at part 7 of the series you will see where the waterline is and that’s how the boat sits in the water.
Thanks again for taking interest in my project, I should have more updates soon.

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