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Old Feb 28, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Scratch Sterling Catalina

Well I finally started the Catalina on Februray 1st. This is going to be a slow build. Getting old I guess. This boat will be 42". I should have blown the plans up to 50" but this is still a pretty good size. Thanks for looking.:
Doug
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 11:17 PM
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You're off to a fine start, Doug. Sounds like a good idea to have a stronger keel. You will be building in 1:14.3 scale, a good choice. Having seen your work on your earlier Sterling models, I'm going to be eagerly following this project of yours. Thanks for taking the time to share your progress with us via pictures and text; you're a good instructor.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 12:13 AM
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I'm watching this build.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 01:20 AM
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This thread added to WOODIES: Wooden Pleasure Craft Build Logs listing.

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 02:12 AM
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Hi Doug, Firstly, thanks for allowing us to watch your build.

Secondly, is there some instruction that tells you how to lay out the risers on your building board? Give you the height of each? Or did you have to calculate all that from something?

Thanks, Barry
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 07:41 AM
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Hi neighbor !!!!

Well almost neighbor. I live due west of you in Pa. Will be starting my second Stirling B11M soon . Last one 1960-61. (don't ask about that one) Have a honey do list first ,but,still have time to watch you. I like what I see already.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 08:28 AM
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OH BOY, Im watching this, great start.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Hey thanks guys. I do appreciate all of your comments.
Craig thanks for putting my build on your tread.
Barry interesting question. Take the measurements for the stations from the full size side view then lay them out on the building board. On the side view draw a datum line 3/4" to one inch above the highest point of the deck and run it out the full length of the boat. Make sure that the line is square and parallel with the highest point. Then take your measurements from that line down to where the deck sits on each frame. That measurement is the length of the leg on each frame. It does get a little confusing because you are working upside down so it difficult to visulize how the deck steps down. It will be more clear once you start to lay out your lines. Just be accurate with your measurments. I have been following your 63 build and man that interior is killer. You havereally nailed it. Your work is nothing short of spectacular. I am enjoying watching your build.

Hey Bilge Where in Pa? I am in central Jersey. Waiting patiently for your build to start. New Sterling owners are always welcome. I see you are already collecting info on equipment for the build. Good way to start.
Doug
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Hi neighbor

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Hey thanks guys. I do appreciate all of your comments.
Craig thanks for putting my build on your tread.
Barry interesting question. Take the measurements for the stations from the full size side view then lay them out on the building board. On the side view draw a datum line 3/4" to one inch above the highest point of the deck and run it out the full length of the boat. Make sure that the line is square and parallel with the highest point. Then take your measurements from that line down to where the deck sits on each frame. That measurement is the length of the leg on each frame. It does get a little confusing because you are working upside down so it difficult to visulize how the deck steps down. It will be more clear once you start to lay out your lines. Just be accurate with your measurments. I have been following your 63 build and man that interior is killer. You havereally nailed it. Your work is nothing short of spectacular. I am enjoying watching your build.

Hey Bilge Where in Pa? I am in central Jersey. Waiting patiently for your build to start. New Sterling owners are always welcome. I see you are already collecting info on equipment for the build. Good way to start.
Doug
NEAR QUAKERTOWN (about 60 miles,as the crow flies) I'VE BEEN IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS MANY TIMES. Colts Neck Inn, Delicious Orchards,
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 04:03 PM
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Got the stuffing box mounts made and mounted today. I would like to get the shafts and motors installed before the planking goes on. It depends on how impatient I get but it is easier to get the alignment right when everything is open.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Another watcher here,but I have to ask, a small cardboard box with a toggle switch and a piece of tubing coming out of it has my curiosity.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Nice pickup Ronkat. That is a put together fan that I use to blow the CA fumes away. Over the years working with the glue my system is gettng more sensitive to the fumes so this is something that seems to help. It is a simple thing, a six volt motor with a small fan powered by a six volt gel cell blowing thru a plastic drinking cup with the bottom cut out. Good eyes Ron. Hope this helps.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 04:06 PM
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Got back to work and made some progress on the transom. I think I will start to plank and work out motor mounts after it is cut loose from the board. Thanks for looking.
Doug
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Old Jul 02, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Sorry for the long delay in posting pictures. I got a new computer and needed help uploading pictures. Finally we had to call in the big guns (our daughter) to get me on the right track. I think that I am on the right track now. Those of us of a certain age will understand. I will post more pictures soon.
Doug
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