Intro and a Southern Sabalo

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3rdcoastkayak
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Type of boat I like: Sabalo 12

Re: Intro and a Southern Sabalo

Post by 3rdcoastkayak » Fri May 08, 2020 6:36 pm

It has been a while but I have been making slow but steady progress on the sabalo. At this point I have managed to get the interior support together as well as the cockpit. Duck tape was my clamping friend in the cockpit.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PHOru- ... p=drivesdk

Here is what the hull looks like loosely wired together. I was glad that those pieces of plywood I cut were not actually a 3-D replica of The Eiffel Tower or some other historical building. Those curves had me doubting for a while.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PrrncA ... p=drivesdk
Life is too short to fish from an ugly boat

Cowbro
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:58 pm
Type of boat I like: Blue fin

Re: Intro and a Southern Sabalo

Post by Cowbro » Fri May 22, 2020 12:47 am

3rdcoastkayak, any more progress? I am curious how that blue is going to look with some epoxy and glass over it.

3rdcoastkayak
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Type of boat I like: Sabalo 12

Re: Intro and a Southern Sabalo

Post by 3rdcoastkayak » Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 am

No glass progress yet and I am not excited about that part since I have never done it before. I am afraid if the blue does not look good it will be the fiberglass applicators fault. Here is a tip for everyone. When the plans say "wire loosely" that means contact is not desired. I am pretty much stitching this boat for the second time. The lines weren't right, too much tension in the wood, now things are looking better. Work has gotten busy so the kayak work has slowed a bit. Hope to get back on it soon.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PrrncA ... p=drivesdk
Life is too short to fish from an ugly boat

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