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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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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #16: Crack in Fiberglass on Transom

04-30-2017 09:07 PM by English | 2 comments »

Over the summer last year I noticed a crack developing beside my outboard on the transom. The crack is where a butt splice was on the transom when I originally built the boat. I had built the transom for a 20” motor and when I received the motor it needed 21 3/4” to get the cavitation plate even with the bottom of the hull. I considered several options for the repair. I considered removing the plywood off the entire transom, removing the 2×4 and the 2×8 an...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #15: Perfomance Update.

09-18-2015 09:33 PM by English | 7 comments »

I wanted to update my blog to let folks know that I had performance issues with my flat bottom designed boat. I believe I caused the issue by adding so much weight forward in the cabin and pilot house. The boat had a real control issue. It would not steer well at low speeds. The boat would just seem to slide sideways instead of turning. In reverse there was no control at all. The front of the boat would fish tail back and forth banging the dock on the way out of the ramp. I contacted t...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #13: Finished Painting and trimming out Boat

07-04-2015 10:25 PM by English | 8 comments »

I have 718 hours in this build and the boat weighs 1703 lbs. Over the past Month I have finished painting the boat, Installed the rigging, Completed the wiring, installed the cleats, U-Bolts, Windows, seat boxes. The boat is very near completion, The first picture in this segment is where I am now. The first task I had this month was to make a rub rail. The rub rail is fitted near the top of the Hull and is the point that “rubs” the dock or other boats and absorbs the bl...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #11: Closing up the decks, Getting the Rigging Ready.

04-29-2015 01:37 AM by English | 3 comments »

I am at 408 hours on this build and the boat weighs 1,237 lbs. I have been working on closing up the decks and getting everything ready to glass the topsides and paint. Progress seems slow but as I look over the pictures for this segment I see that a lot did get done. Conduits have been run to panel areas in the cabin. I installed two bilge pumps, one on each side of the keelson that separates the bilge area. Each pump is spliced into the power feeds using butt splices...

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19 foot Offshore Power Dory Build #10: Completing the Cabin and Building Pilot House

04-10-2015 12:57 AM by English | 8 comments »

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. Each piece has to be hand fit. Many trips into the boat and back to the saws. All of the cabin roof supports are installed and the interior cabin wall is in. All of the interior cabin walls are in and wiring for the cabin lights is install...

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