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Old 08-03-2020, 08:50 PM
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Easy there Torchie, you might tear something!!
Boat's looking fine!!!
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:26 PM
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Thanks all.
As promised. One of my skinny friends got inside the overturned hull and held the 5200 coated blocks in place while I screwed them down thru the planking.
I will let these cure for a week before I pull the screws out.I know some peple have questions regarding the gaps between the new planks. The gaps should be no less then a 1/16 wide and should be no wider then 1/8 inch.
That being said. It is better to have a little fatter gap then one that is too narrow.
These seams will all be filled with 5200 creating a gasket around the underside and edges of the planks. The wood can still swell and shrink but the seams won't open up.
The last picture shows a portion of the planks on what appears to be an original type bottom.
You can plainly see the seams between the planks. These will close up(mostly) after you soak the boat for a while. But as the wood gets older it looses it ability to swell. Then the bottom leaks.
The boat I'm doing will have whats called a "No soak" bottom. You will still see the seams but just as a line. Not a crack.
That's it for tonight.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Old 08-04-2020, 07:58 AM
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Old 08-04-2020, 10:07 AM
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Nice to have Duke keeping an eye on ya. Glad you're being careful.
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Old 08-05-2020, 07:28 AM
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Started on the final row on both sides of the bottom yesterday.
I had to do some fit work as there was a whoop in the plank that the last one sets up against. Gaps were bad.
This last row will be a*2 piece strake. I didn't use the old plank as a pattern. I''ll just run a pencil mark along the under side of the plank using the chine as a guide, and trim accordingly.
That's all for now as I have a eye Drs appointment today thats has been postponed twice already.
Keep on keeping on.....
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Old 08-18-2020, 09:32 AM
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Planks are all fitted. Marked the outer row for trimming.
Now they all come off again and the underside and edges of the planks all get coated with 2 coats of CPES ( Clear penetrating epoxy sealer). Then I will do the final planks install bedding them in a Layer of 3M 5200 and the 2000 some screws I just ordered.
Keep on keeping on...
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Old 08-22-2020, 03:46 PM
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As promised. Everything off and double coated with CPES on the underside and the edges. The CPES really brings out the grain in the Mahogany. Too bad it's all going to be covered up.
Supplies for the final instal are starting to arrive. That's $700 worth on new screws. Just a bit over 2000.
Once the 3M 5200 gets here I'll get started bedding the bottom planks.
Thanks for visiting.....
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Old 08-22-2020, 05:30 PM
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Man that is s$%t load of work Torchie, looking really good. 👍👍
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Old 08-22-2020, 07:33 PM
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Torchie,

You are an inspiration with the "KEEP ON KEEPING ON" state if mind. That boat is going to be beautiful!!!!!

I was curious and looked to see when your 1st post on this awesome project was....2-16-2017!!!

I have never had the attention span for a project that lasted that long. My hat's off to you.

YOU THE MAN
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Old 08-22-2020, 10:22 PM
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"Torchie the Tenacious"

This thread really belongs in the build section... Tripper?

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