Freedom with a stripped top

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Post by AustinPynes » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:25 am

You and all effected by the disaster will be in our prayers here in Austin, Texas.
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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:41 am

Just wanted to give an update. Although the flooding handed another setback to this build, I was finally able to get back into the shop and make a bit of progress.
I'm hoping my camera was actually recording the pictures I took as things progessed. We'll find out shortly.
I'll try and post those piccies tonight. She's out of the shop and back on her perch atop the camper. All that's left is the rigging and a few cosmetics in the storage areas.
Stay tuned for some actual paddling pictures, she'll be in the water this week-end. :shock: :D :D

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Attaching the top to the hull

Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:19 am

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This hopefully shows a bit of the glass tape running the length of hull.

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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:28 am

Then came the coaming.Image

I used scrap 3/4" redwood on the underside of the deck to support the style of coaming I was trying to make.
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After smoothing off with a sander, I started with the riser part of the coaming.Image

I tried to match the striping in the deck, but the cedar I had left didn't match very well in color. The original was lost in the flood.

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I can give you some lip about lips!!

Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:39 am

After cutting the risers off evenly for length I applied the strips for the lip.Image
I then used a little pull saw to rough cut the lip to aproximate shape.
Final shaping was done with a sander.[/img]Image
The tape was in preperation for applying some dookie schmutz to the underside of the lip for strength.Image[/img]
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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:49 am

Next came the hatches and paddle.Image
I used the cut out from the cockpit for the paddle blades. the stick is just a closet rod.

The hatches un-nerved me. I was very hesitant to cut into ImageImage
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Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:05 am

Initial rigging was done at the houseImage

I should add that I used Rustnoleum Spar varnish and it scared me a bit when it took 2 1/2 days to dry. THAT scared me!
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Then it was onto my $25Image work truck, and down to the river.ImageImageImage[/img]
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Post by zeb » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:10 am

WOW
FANTASTIC work Lee
Thanks for sharing 8) 8) 8)
All The Best
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Post by Jimmy W » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:33 am

Beautiful boat, Lee. Great work.
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Post by hairymick » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:24 am

She's beautiful mate. The boat's not reall bad either :P

Nah mate, just kidding. Sue's boat is stunning. When are you going to build yours. :P
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