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Jan 14, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Fitting the Sub-Deck


The 1/16 play sub-deck was fitted and trimmed then glued in place. The 3 foreward deck sections will be fitted and glued in next, then it'll be time to build up the deck edges.

PAT
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Jan 14, 2008, 05:46 PM
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This is looking sweeeeeeet....Ivan!
Jan 14, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Ivan, Got the sideboards built up today. With the exception of getting the transom sub layer in place she's ready for mahogany. Now it's getting to be fun!!!!!

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Jan 16, 2008, 10:38 PM
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Adding the Deck Sheer Fill


The fill on the side deck sheers is laminated using several layers of 1/8 X 1/32 balsa glued in on edge, then trimmed to shape and sanded into contour.
Jan 16, 2008, 10:41 PM
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Fitting the Transom Sub Planking


The plywood transom is glued in place, trimmed and sanded to contour.
Jan 16, 2008, 10:43 PM
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Final Prep for Planking


And finally, the entire hull is detail sanded and the minor boo-boo's filled with balsa colored filler. At this point, the hull is finished and we're ready to start the mahogany planking process.

PAT
Jan 16, 2008, 11:08 PM
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Looks great Pat. Congratulations. You gonna slap the Mahogany on as Dumas would have you or try it with proportional dividers?
Jan 16, 2008, 11:17 PM
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Bob, I plan to plank it up as per the instructions. If those curved sideboards are anything like the Typhoon, there will be plenty of dividing, beveling and tapering going on anyway.

PAT
Jan 16, 2008, 11:59 PM
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I see no balsa or other dust anywhere. What do you use when sanding to keep the dust down?
Jan 17, 2008, 09:09 AM
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K, Actually, the pictures were taken after the big stuff was cleaned up. The shop is really small compared to some, so frequent cleaning is the order of the day.

But, one way I've found to keep the dust under control is to carve as much, and sand as little as possible. For shaping the deck edges I use a 1" wide Craftsman wood chisel to "carve" the basic shape, then sand to the final finish using a smal vibrator sander ($9.00 at Harbor Freight). Then once the sanding is done, the bench is wiped down with a damp towel and the floor gets swept.

PAT
Jan 17, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Hatch problem....


Hi Pat,

Your boat is coming along nicely. I still don't know how you work so fast.
The main hatch on my boat "flattened" out all by itself so I went back and added more frames. It cured the problem.This was after it was planked. It might be easier to do this before you plank yours. just a thought....
Harry
Jan 17, 2008, 08:02 PM
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Pat, what are you using to glue your mahogany planking with?
Jan 21, 2008, 10:42 AM
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PAT, looking great, soon the running hardwear will be in her....WOW!...as always incredible!
Jan 21, 2008, 11:41 AM
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Bud, I'll use medium Cya to glue up the planks. The hull will be marked with the plank location and the glue applied there. The plank will be primed with kicker and applied to the preglued surface. Doing that way requires accuracy in putting the plank in place, but after doing a few of these I find it the quickest and easiest to do it this way.

Tug, Once the planking goes on, then we get to started drilling holes in the bottom and fitting the running hardware. Then the fiberglass work can begin.

PAT
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Jan 21, 2008, 09:28 PM
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Planking Has Begun


Got started planking the hull sides today. The first 3 went on nice and straight, but the fourth one was a bit of a stretch, so will start looking for some curved (warped) sticks to do the 5th. So far, so good.

PAT


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