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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #10: Sidewalls and Cap

11-04-2017 02:56 PM by ccarrington | 0 comments »

he sidewalls are attached to the ribs with glue and screws and bent into shape. they are made from 3/8” plywood. They will get one coat of glass after fairing and sanding. The cap has 1×4 lumber bent to the hull on both the inside and outside. The tops are made from 3/4” plywood cut into sections and hen planed and sanded to shape. They are all filled, sanded, and epoxied. coming along nicely. for now i am leaving the back 2 feet ...

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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #9: Foam and Floor

11-04-2017 02:45 PM by ccarrington | 0 comments »

All of the space between the hull and the floor is completely filled with foam minus the back rib. The floors are 3/4” plywood that will get two coats of glass after sanding and fairing

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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #8: Pilot House and Casting Deck

11-04-2017 02:40 PM by ccarrington | 0 comments »

The horizontal framing was done with 2×4s and the vertical frames were made with 2×3s. everything was glued and screwed into the framing ribs of the boat. there will be a walkway around the outside of the pilot house and the casting deck is raising up 1/2 inch each frame brace going forward so all water will run back. next the house was skinned with 1/2 inch plywood. the top has a 1” taper from center to sides.

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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #7: Paint and Flipping

11-04-2017 02:32 PM by ccarrington | 1 comment »

two coats of primer and 4 coats of marine paint. not perfect but nothing is. it should be good enough. Built a frame around the boat to help control while flipping it. I had some videos of the flipping but i can not figure out how to post them. it took about 10 guys and a truck and alot of ropes to get it over.

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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #6: mounting bracket, glassing keel, priming

09-01-2017 03:12 AM by ccarrington | 1 comment »

After building the engine bracket, the first step was to glue and screw it level to the transom. At this point, it is just 3” exterior screws. Then plywood was put on the frame in the same manner as the boat. 1/2 inch for sides and 3/4 for the bottom and back. Then everything is sanded and fared smooth. Next it is wrapped in two coats of fiberglass including all the seams so it is one with the hull and sanded smooth. My plan is to put 8 long bolts through the f...

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Key Largo Carolina Dory Build #1: Design and getting started

08-14-2017 05:38 PM by ccarrington | 0 comments »

This will be a build log of my Spira designed Carolina style dory. I am building it in my back yard with my brother Scott. It is a flat bottom outboard power dory. It was designed to be 24 feet long but i will be stretching it to 26 feet, adding a wooden engine bracket to the back, plywood floors, and a doghouse/pilot house in the very front of the boat. The first step was seting up a jig and starting to cut out my ribs. l built the jig on a 4×8 sheet of plywood with a 2×3 for the ...

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15 Ft Power-Drifter Fishing Boat, "Tiger Lily" #2: Change of Plans and Doing a Jig

01-18-2016 04:22 PM by Tomato | 5 comments »

Entry on 1/18/2016: Watching some Disney this weekend I have come up with a name. She will be called, “Tiger Lily”! After getting some quotes from the lumber yard it occurred to me that, since I can’t get 4×10’s, I will have to scarf more than one joint to get the planking and board lengths for the 16.5 footer. This will add significant extra cost with a lot of waste. I decided to go to the 15’ version and, even though I’m losing about two feet o...

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15 Ft Power-Drifter Fishing Boat, "Tiger Lily" #1: The plans are in!

01-15-2016 08:42 PM by Tomato | 5 comments »

Entry on 1/15/2016: Hi everyone! I am an avid steelhead fisherman in Southeast Michigan. The rivers down here are a little difficult to drift a float like I would prefer. It’s hard to get into a good hole due to lots of overgrowth on the banks and the majority of the river being private property. My solution is the Power-Drifter from Glen-L. It will allow me to slow my travel down the river, hotshot, fly fish, or drift with a spinning combo or centerpin. I will also get some good ...

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Sailboat #2: A Puddle Duck Racer #13: PDR Dolly...and new shop!!!

01-10-2016 04:31 AM by Napaman | 14 comments »

Well…I was not going to post this…but since it has been so long…maybe it was time to share the good news…after a few tough years we bought a new house.. and.. there is lots of building room! My shop space doubled…and i can SEE …because my electrical works…before I ran my shop from an extension cord connected to the house 30 feet away… This is my first woodworking in my new shop…it will allow me to easily move th...

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how should I merge pieces of TEAK? (for boat deck/cockpit grates)

09-24-2015 03:25 PM by cdavissf | 9 comments »

Hello fellow “woodies” I am not near the craftsman many of you likely are, but I am hopeful this community can help me find a solution to my project that I can apply. Effectively, I am building teak deck grates for an antique 1956 22’ shepherd runabout boat. the grates are going to be laid over top of the existing marine plywood subfloor and are purely for looks. I have 3/4” spacing (as well as thickness) on the grates surrounded by 2 1/2” border. Eve...

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