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Post by hairymick » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:00 pm

Hi DM,

Primarily a solo boat but the lovely Robin only weighs in at about 48kgs so will be able to double up for day paddles etc. Gonna go with a couble of Matt's sit backers mounted on a basesimilat to Chucks Freedon set up.
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Mick

JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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Post by Kayak Jack » Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:18 am

Well, Mick, you sly fox. Getting brownie points, getting ..... uhh other stuff too, and fishing too!! You are a lot smarter than Chuckie thought you were.

In fact, you're a lot smarter than Chuckie hissef! He's cooking hotdogs for the guys tearing up his lawn! Old boy's slipping a notch or three.
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Post by dangermouse01 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:30 am

hairymick wrote:As a surprise, will be taking her here for a couple of days. Dja reckon there might be a couple of brownie points in it for me? :D :D
http://www.kingfisherbay.com/indexthree.html
I hope there are ALOT of brownie points in it for ya, in one day you managed to give away Robin's age and weight. Hope she doesn't read this thread. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by hairymick » Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:43 am

Hope she doesn't read this thread.
so do I :oops:
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Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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Post by Kayak Jack » Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:42 pm

Well, Mick, bachelorhood ain't so bad. Better'n if you wife is a widow.
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Post by hairymick » Sat Feb 10, 2007 3:56 am

OK, All panels hull are butt joined, Hull stations are doen and mounted on my strong back.

Will check alignment and measurements again in the morning and start stitching :D :D :D

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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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Post by jheger » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:31 pm

Mick:
May be a dumb question but why do you have such big holes in your hull stations?

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Post by hairymick » Sat Feb 10, 2007 4:38 pm

Not dumb at all mate. :D

The truth is, I just don't know. :oops: Thought they might double up or be a little easier to find perhaps? :oops:

More likely just another brain fart :oops: I had lots of them yesterday.

It took me 9 hours to set up the strongback and stations and I am still not happy with it. Will go and re-check everything again this morning before I start putting panels on it.

Before I start the next build, I am going to build a decent boat building bench, 18 feet long with a flat and level surface. My strongback is getting way too heavy to lift in and out of the shed and that 9 hours could have been better spent building my boat.
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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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Post by jem » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:30 pm

Looks like you were taking note from some wood strip building techniques. Wood strip builders who don't wish to use staples put those holes in place so they can use clamps and not staples to hold the strips to the forms/stations.
-Matt. Designer.

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Post by hairymick » Sat Feb 10, 2007 5:33 pm

Now I remember ! :D

I just wanted to play with my new Forstner drill bits :oops:
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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)

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