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Stevenson Projects Weekender Sailboat Build #8: Bottoms Up--Bottom is Done!

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Well…we celebrated the 4th of July by gluing up the boat bottom…my wife helped me which is truly appreciated!!! And yesterday, Joey, my friend and colleague came over and we put on the stingers…On Sunday we got a later start and the patio really heated up but we made it…the bottom felt solid…and with the stringers on it continues to feel more rigid…

Tomorrow we leave for Southern California and VIVA Las Vegas for about 10 days…so no updates for a while.

In this first picture I am trimming the side panel put on the day before because it acts as both a bottom-side panel joiner and stringer…

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Next are two shots from either end…
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Today I hope to make the “deadwood” and do all the measurements and marks so that as soon as we return I can have a boat building party and getting this thing in 3-D…

I also need to improve the cart…I want to re-do the cradle pieces…if I can do that I am dying to put the keel up on the cart and maybe the bottom just to see how it looks…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007



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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 1505 days ago

So far so good. Can’t wait til the end.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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lew

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#2 posted 1505 days ago

Looks like it’s coming along nicely, Capt. Matt!

Have a great time in LV.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CaptainSkully

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#3 posted 1505 days ago

Awesome! It’s really coming together. BTW, make sure to stay on the sidewalk in Vegas. In July, the asphalt is like molten lava. Have fun, see you when you get back. Let me know when you need some help and I’ll try to fit it into my schedule.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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majeagle1

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#4 posted 1505 days ago

awwww, and I thought you might have taken your new boat and gone sailing for the 4th !!! LOL

Lookin good Matt, can’t wait for the 3d…............ good luck in Vegas…....... maybe when you come back you can retire for life !!!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#5 posted 1505 days ago

Looking forward to more pics…have fun -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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Napaman

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#6 posted 1505 days ago

haha…no gambling money left Gene—-unless they will accept plywood for payment at the black jack tables I definitely have a lot of scraps…this trip is all about the kids—-staying at the Mandalay Bay so we can play in the amazing poolssss all week…

Chris—-send me a PM of your cell again…I would definitely love some help when we have to lift the boat onto the keel and put on all the parts…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Karson

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#7 posted 1505 days ago

Matt: Lookin grate. Have fun in the water.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 1505 days ago

cool project Bud

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Ben

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#9 posted 1502 days ago

Love it Matt! This is truly an amazing project.

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wseand

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#10 posted 1502 days ago

Looking good.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1502 days ago

Looking good, Matt.

Lee

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Mark Shymanski

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#12 posted 1501 days ago

Looks great, good to read about your progress. Enjoy the poolssss :-)

-- "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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#13 posted 1499 days ago

We just started working on our Weekender at the end of May.

We are on Facebook with a fanpage ”Gwenivere, Stevenson Weekender II” and are posting picts there. We didn’t use Marine Plywood for this project – she’s going to be a trailer queen, so we are going to be thorough about the fiberglassing part and filling in all voids in the wood. I think we’ll do OK. This has cut the cost considerably, although we are in for a lot of sanding. We have just installed the seats this week and will be working on the cabin this upcoming weekend.

I look forward to following your progress.

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JohnAndLaura

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#14 posted 1499 days ago

I will have to show that one to my hubby…he’s building the boat – I’m just doing the sanding!!

Actually, this is one of my favorite photos, I can’t remember where I located it but I did post it to my photos on my facebook page b/c people were asking what the boat would look like when it’s done. Hope you don’t mind – would love to make certain you get proper credit, tho. What’s the name of your boat and I can link to your site if you would like.

I really like how you squared off the cabin. We were going to do that but John forgot and cut the cabin as the plans instructed. Oh well – it’s not a tragedy.

Your Weekender looks fantastic and I love the color of the sails!

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Napaman

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#15 posted 1493 days ago

Have not read all your recent comments—-catching up since our return…but just took time and read your entire facebook blog and checked out a lot of rolly’s photos…on your fb link…

interesting modifications with the lack of aft-deck—-to widen the cockpit…

ok…when I wake up tomorrow I will catch up and read all your comments here…(sorry)...

But I am back from vacation…anxious to get moving again…

Matt

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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