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Baby Tender #4: Outer Stem Glued and Screwed

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Blog entry by mpmitche posted 04-27-2010 04:05 AM 1137 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Rockers almost ready Part 4 of Baby Tender series Part 5: A little finish »

Tonight I didn’t have much time to work on the boat but I did get the outer stem attached. It still needs to have the screw holes plugged but at least it is on. I used 4 #6 silicon bronze screws to hold it on but had some problems. Because I couldnt very easily clamp the bottom (top sense it is upside down) I tried to pull it in with the screws. This resulted in a couple broken screws. Luckily I was able to drill them out and then use my head. I sucked the difficult screws up first the on my second try and then pulled the top of the stem in with a clamp and add the other two screws. Worked out ok but now I am nervous that I won’t have enough screws for everything else.

Stem

stem 2

-- Mike, Western New York



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#1 posted 04-27-2010 04:23 AM

Looking good…sweet job.

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 04:42 AM

looks great there mitch (?)
silicone bronze is fine if you are going boating in it ,
but you better remove the rockers ,
they will make it hard to row (LOL) !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 04:58 AM

It will be really hard for someone 6’ tall and 180lb’s to row! I think I might get wet if I try it.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 05:05 AM

i guess my point was ,
if it is a baby rocker ,
why the silicone bronze screws ?
and if they are going to be plugged ,
why not deck screws ?

outside of moses ,
how many baby’s got to sea in a cradle (LOL )?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 05:16 AM

I would like to build a real boat some day so I figured I should try to build this close to the traditional method as a way of learning. That being said I have cheated and used titebond instead of epoxy and will finish it bright but not with high dollar marine finish.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 05:29 AM

i thought that may be the case ,
if the kid comes back from his first cruise with some loot ,
you can build a big boat ,
and go get some more loot together (LOL) !!

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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