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#1 oldbilgewater Apr 29, 2012 06:38 PM

Stirling 63' Chris Craft MY by OBW
 
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AS "YOUNGBILGEWATER" I built the Stirling 63 in 1961. I've been so busy,nothing has been built since.So,let me introduce myself.I am "OLDBILGEWATER":)
Today,my trusted assistant is cutting much MAHOGONY,BALSA and "THINGS".
Tomorrow,I will introduce you to my assistant and the fruits of (his)labor.
Lotsa piles of wood & goodies .
But,now it's time for a drink. This supervising is tough.;)
:)OBW:)








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#2 Kmot Apr 29, 2012 07:35 PM

Appleton? Whoa! :p

#3 oldbilgewater Apr 30, 2012 06:43 PM

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OLDBILGEWATER briefing hs assistant and checking parts inventory.
OBW's assistant requests that his identity not be revealed, as he "says" he is in the witness protection program.:eek:
Since 99% of the materials have been cut, construction will begin shortly.;)
All sterling plans have been put in a PDF file.
All traced parts have been put in a PDF file.
All traced parts on the PDF print out on two 36" x 48" sheets.:cool:
:)OBW:)

#4 craig_c May 02, 2012 05:07 PM

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Ok, we be watchin' :popcorn:

#5 oldbilgewater May 02, 2012 06:30 PM

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Bad color/grain/plank embossing on decking. :(:mad::(:censored:
Can't see how to resolve all three issues with pieces from kit.:confused::confused:
Purchased a 1/8" thick GABOON MAHOGONY plywood from (http://www.boulterplywood.com/MarinePlywood_4.htm ) excellent and prompt service.
That takes care of 2 issues (color & grain )
Any suggestions on how to transfer original Sterling planking patern ???????
I do have a method I am testing,looks very promising but, I will await suggestions.
:)OBW:)

#6 Jim409 May 04, 2012 08:41 AM

Yes, I have the same question .
What size sheet of mahogony did you have shiped through the mail as I sure don't need a 4'X8'?? I was thinking if they could cut some 2'X2' pieces maybe??
Jim

#7 oldbilgewater May 04, 2012 09:52 AM

Gaboon mahogony source
 
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Originally Posted by Jim409 (Post 21516408)
Yes, I have the same question .
What size sheet of mahogony did you have shiped through the mail as I sure don't need a 4'X8'?? I was thinking if they could cut some 2'X2' pieces maybe??
Jim

I purchased one 4'x4'x1/8" Okoume Marine BS 6566 Lloyds Approved ply. 28$
One cut............................................... .................................................. ...........1$
Packaging......................................... .................................................. ...........12$
UPS............................................... .................................................. ...............13.15
Total...........................................$. 54.15
It was shipped as two pieces 2 x 4, packaged and protected by a piece of half-inch good both sides plywood. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with the company I noted.(Click on the link that I provided in my previous #5 post) my order was processed and shipped the same day, it arrived the second or third day after that.
While I purchased four times as much as was needed for this kit, I have a use for the rest.
I am sure that if you check on their site, you will see you can get any size and number of cuts you desire. However, be aware that smaller quantities and more cuts will cost you more per square foot.
:)OBW:)

#8 marter1229 May 04, 2012 10:34 AM

Great info ont plywood!

Thank you.

#9 Prins Willem May 05, 2012 07:04 AM

Sterling was never noted for the quality of the wood they provided. That was a shame as they had some very nice subjects. The 63 is a very popular one. I can't count the number of people over the years who talked to the club at events with stories of abandoned Sterling kits sitting in attics and garages because they were such a pain to make with the bad wood.

#10 Jim409 May 05, 2012 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Prins Willem (Post 21524921)
Sterling was never noted for the quality of the wood they provided. That was a shame as they had some very nice subjects. The 63 is a very popular one. I can't count the number of people over the years who talked to the club at events with stories of abandoned Sterling kits sitting in attics and garages because they were such a pain to make with the bad wood.

Thanks for that info "OBW" I could see shipping a couple of 2'X4" pieces through the mail system.

You are right about the poor quality Mahogony wood that Sterling put in the kits as that is the very reason that I have a Corvett without a front deck. Back in the 60's I sent the very poor looking pieces back to the Sterling factory and requested a couple of new ones. Never heard anything back and the 3/4 done boat rests above my ceiling tiles awaiting??

#11 oldbilgewater May 07, 2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Jim409 (Post 21525478)
Thanks for that info "OBW" I could see shipping a couple of 2'X4" pieces through the mail system.

You are right about the poor quality Mahogony wood that Sterling put in the kits as that is the very reason that I have a Corvett without a front deck. Back in the 60's I sent the very poor looking pieces back to the Sterling factory and requested a couple of new ones. Never heard anything back and the 3/4 done boat rests above my ceiling tiles awaiting??

So there's no mistake, I had my shipment sent by United Parcel Service(UPS) not the US postal service.
:)OBW:)

#12 oldbilgewater May 08, 2012 09:15 AM

Now we're starting to get serious.
 
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What more could be said, beyond what the pictures show.:rolleyes:
Let the criticism begin, that's what I'm here for.:D

#13 Kmot May 08, 2012 11:45 PM

Yay! Some construction photos. :D

I think you will need to sand the fuzz off that blue former though. :p

#14 craig_c May 09, 2012 01:59 AM

Yep! He's usin' AMBROID's alright!!! I'd recognize those orange lines anywhere - the man's a purest, lol!!

By the way, OBW, if you haven't seen it already, be sure to check out ClassicBoat's build thread of the 63

#15 oldbilgewater May 09, 2012 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Kmot (Post 21560384)
Yay! Some construction photos. :D

I think you will need to sand the fuzz off that blue former though. :p

I did sand it. Before it was done you could not see the blue.:D
The change in appearance was all part of the changes necessary to remain anonymous in the witness protection program.:cool::
:)OBW:)


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