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 Post subject: Freedom with a stripped top
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:05 pm 
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Ok, I finally got some piccies downloaded to Photobucket, so here goes!

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 Post subject: back to stupid questions again
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Ok I'm an idiot. Can't get the copy / paste option to come up when I right click on the direct link below the pictures on photobucket.
Any suggestions??

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Maybe this will work?
The lofting, joining, and stitching took about 12 hours(including coffee breaks)

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I started out using fender washers for spacers. After assembling the next set of panels without spacers,I went back and removed all of them. The panels stitched up just as advertised. My hats off to Matt for making plans where things fit the first time.

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Once things were stitched I comandeered the painter's area for the "dookie schmutz" portion of things.

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I think everyone has seen enough pictures like this to know it's a typical build up to this point.

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Once the hull was glued up I made a strongback from scrap lumber for holding the strips of the deck in place while I was laying them up.
You can see the temporary framework covered by a sheet of visqueen plastic. That was to keep the wood glue from dripping into the hull.

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I used western red cedar, and redwood for the deck. All of the wood was salvaged from an old bench seat from a hotel sauna, and a construction site scrap pile.(free for freedom!!)

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I nailed the strips with wire brads until the glue dried, then pulled them and held my breath.(hoping the thing would hold it's shape)
I took the dimentions from Matt's revised deck and rounded them off to get the form shape. The lines of the finished boat (from looking at it from the side) are pretty much the same as the lines of the revised standard ply deck.

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This is a picture of the "saturation coat". I posted this one to show anyone unfamiliar with epoxy that it will bring out the beauty of the wood without having to stain or pre treat it with anything. (thanks to the southern paddler!)
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