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Old Mar 07, 2013, 12:49 AM
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Looking good.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:33 AM
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haha I found ya Looks great man!
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 03:04 PM
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Designing and laying out the fore and aft bench seats.





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Old Mar 17, 2013, 03:51 PM
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With the basic bench seats laid out it was time to ballast to the water line. Disadvantage of a flat bottom boat is limited space to place ballast. The fore bench seat base and the aft raised deck provide the space for 16 pounds of BBs. 24000 BBs to be exact. After distributing the BBs I pour/brushed resin over the BBs to glue them in place.





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Old Mar 22, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Very nice but a little smaller than we where use to.When where you in and where did you serve?? West coast for me, DD`s
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 05:38 AM
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Very nice but a little smaller than we where use to.When where you in and where did you serve?? West coast for me, DD`s
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Tincanrider - Served 1983-2007. Started on LPD 15 (600 psi plant), CHENG on FF 1079 (1200 psi plant), other ships include LHD, LSD, CVN. exclusively an eastcoast sailor. Still miss those days even though it was tough work keeping those plants running. Although I was never enlisted, the highest compliment I ever recieved was when a an enlisted engineer asked me " Sir when you were enlisted, were you a BT or an MM?" Love you guys. Thanks for your service shipmate. Keep the screws turning and the lights burning!
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 06:45 AM
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Looks great oldnavy! Can't wait to see her on the water.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 06:45 PM
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Looks great oldnavy! Can't wait to see her on the water.
Thanks. I'm hoping maybe this Sunday the weather will nice and I can do an initial sea trial.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 10:00 AM
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Havent seen you in a while any updates on the boat?
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Old Sep 03, 2013, 08:03 AM
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Very impressive. The mechanical aspects as well as your buildings skills are truely amazing. I will check back to see the sea trials video. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Sep 27, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Well my busy summer with other activites has wound down and time to get back to boat building. Actually I have done some work since my last post, but just did not have a chance to post. I have had her out at least three times on the water, but don't even have a photo let alone a video. That will come. Could not be more pleased. Steam plant runs great. I think speed is just right, maybe a tad fast at full throttle, but always better to have more than not enough. Not happy with the whistle. Too finicky and just not loud enough when it does a have an audiable tone. I have adjusted it hundreds of times. I need a differernt style I guess. Anyway here are a few more build photos. Still a long way to go but that should keep me busy of the winter.

Hull painted
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Some internal detail in the aft seating area
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Laying out the forward deck
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Foredeck outlined in mahagony, ready for bass wood planking fill.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 06:17 AM
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Foredeck inlay

Well I finally got off my butt and contacted Rich at MACK Products to order black styrene strips to simulate the caulking. ( Just realized 1 year since Hurricane Sandy devistated NJ and MACK Products)

Outlining the inner foredeck with black stripping and center deck plank in place.

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I decided to run the deck planks parallel to the outside hull instead of parallel to center line. Fitting each plank. takes about 10 minutes per plank to get the nice tight fit.

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And the completed foredeck with a very light protective coat of spar varnish. The port and starboard plank alignmentt ended up about a 1/8 of an in off, but I'm still pretty pleased with the results.

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Old Oct 29, 2013, 09:31 AM
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WOW Im jealous, really nice work!
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Old Oct 30, 2013, 10:22 AM
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Very nice wood working!

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