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Dumas 19ft Racing Runabout
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Apr 15, 2007
, 10:27 PM
Joined Jul 2006
Here are the lastest pictures. I have been working on this the last two weeks, after work and on the weekend.
One thing I suggest if you are building this or any boat like it: make sure the orientation of the frames that are visible from the cockpits. I inadvertently glued both frames for the front of each cockpit facing the wrong way. As this does not affect the construction (as they are symmetrical) it does affect the wood grain that is visible from the cockpits. I'm a little bummed that I let that happen, but I will have to make the best of it.
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finished bondo shaping, ready for primer
deck frames and hatch constructed, awaiting cockpit side installation
another view of deck frames
Rear cockpit sides installed after staining with stain provided in kit. Definitely looks orange!
Front cockpit side; frame 4 is one that was glued "backwards"--the grain is different than that of the sides and did not stain as well as the sides
Ready for floor fittings then subdeck install...