Friday, October 28, 2011

That's pretty much it!

Had to bring the epoxy inside last night so it didn't freeze. Guess that's pretty much it except for some sanding till spring. :-(

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Not much to show

this week. Been lazier than ole' Bootsy Boy lately. Must be the change in seasons. Body is telling me it's soon time to hibernate. Tucked the car and boat away in barns for the winter. :-(

This weekend I did manage to get the bulwarks tacked into place to see what they look like.

Ran into a small problem with the flare of the bow being a little more than planned. The side panels are off the forms about 5/8" causing the bulwarks to leave a fair size gap. I pulled the side panels back in a bit to reduce the gap.

I'll glue these on next week weather permitting.

Today I got the keel lined up and shimmed and glued down. It's now part of the hull. Not much to show for 4 hrs work but there was a lot of futzin' around to get it all lined up.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Still making baby steps

so slowly things are coming together. Keel sides going up.

Dealing with a few alignment issues between the keel and the hull. No biggie, I'll just spend some more quality time with my belt sander! :-)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Finally got to spend some real quality time

with Mr. Belt Sander. ;-) Five hours yesterday and a couple more this morning. Rounded off all the chines so the glass tape will make a nice easy transition from the bottom to the side panels. Dirty work though. I got sanding dust in places you don't wanna know about! :-)

Once that lil' dirty job was out of the way I started taping the seams. Sheez almost five hours to go around the boat twice (two layers).

I'm gonna be sore tomorrow! Up and down the ladders a million times today. I suppose it's good for me all that exercise. Now to go pig out on turkey!

Happy Thanks Giving everybody! Be well and happy and enjoy your family while you can.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

All stitched up and nowhere to go!

I hope! :-)

Lori & I glued the pieces back together today. A bit more care will be in order from now on. I don't want to have to do this again. Once this round of glue sets I'll sand in between the stitches and blocks and add a layer of tape to make sure it doesn't come apart.

Live and learn. Carry on.......

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sproing! Ah Sh*t!

There's some jobs that I've enjoyed so much I decided, well, the boat decided, I had better do again!

It went off like a shotgun! KaBoom! Scared the crap outta me. I was just getting ready to fill the last few holes before I sanded down the seams for taping. Ah Shit!

You can see where it was the glue that mostly broke and it only pulled away from the plywood in a few places. I guess that's good, the glue is doing it's job.

So from there it was back to the belt sander, grinder, jig saw and drill to get ready to strap & stitch the panels back together. Guess I'll be leaving some stitches in right to the taping to ensure this doesn't happen again. Sucks too 'cause it's getting colder and takes the epoxy forever to kick off.

Back to the drawing board. Standby....