TRR LAKER 15' 5'' A

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TRR LAKER 15' 5'' A

Post by tx river rat » Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:33 pm

Matt
Thanks for getting these to me so fast.
Well here we go again a Laker 15 5 is about to be born.
Tomorrow will go get the wood and start cutting and laying out the hull.
I am getting excited already , oh before we get to far into this it will be my standard build. :lol: .
Off to the box store and then the fun starts.
Ron

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Post by tx river rat » Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:43 pm

Got some time to work on the 15 5 today. I am going to show some pics of the layout just for the new guys.
First layed out the twelve inch lines on the ply
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then measure of the points from Matts Plans I drove finishing nail in at the intersecting points and then used a piece of molding to follow the curve, clamping them to the nail
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the last pic is after the lines are scribed on the ply

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Broke out the ole jig saw and started cutting ,got sides and bottom cut and sanded smooth, stations cut out, I am ready to start splicing the
panels,will try to do that and a little stitching tomorrow
Ron
PS I know this is cheap laun but it sure has some pretty grain to

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Post by tx river rat » Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:47 pm

Panels sliced

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Post by tx river rat » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:04 pm

Moving right along got the stations stiched in

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another angle

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started stiching the bottom on
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Man this thing is long and lean just looks speedy sitting there

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Might get a little of my filets run tonight.
Matt which splice should I measure back to set my seat of off the bottom or side splice.
Ron

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Post by jem » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:35 pm

From the bottom splice looks like it's the sweet spot. But test it before permanently attaching to be sure.
-Matt. Designer.

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Post by tx river rat » Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:59 pm

Filets run on outside and inside

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cutting bulkheads for cockpit
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Post by Earvin » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:44 pm

Looking good Ron. You are right it does look long, lean and fast 8)

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Post by tx river rat » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:01 pm

Got the inside glassed , end pours in,started fitting the decks , tacked them and pulled them off, glassed the backside.
Putting decks on and glueing them

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trimming and sanding decks to shape of the boat

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Is looking long and lean
more latter
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Post by jem » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:06 pm

Everyone needs to know what's going on here:

I only provided Ron the drawings for the lower hull. He's installing the deck by hand and by eye. And doing a mighty fine job of it!

That boy has got some skills! 8) 8)
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Post by tx river rat » Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:31 pm

Matt
Thanks for the thumbs up.
I went and took the measurements I cut off 2 1/2 inches in height on the nose and tapered that back to nothing at 52 inches from the nose.
that gives about a 9 inch height on bow and stern, bye not peaking the front deck I lost a little over an inch in height and bringing the deck to a point gives me 3 3/4 inches of sloop from the cockpit to the nose that should be plenty to shed water from a wave, and I am hoping the lower profile and being balanced from front to back on the decks will cut weather cocking to a minimum, and help some more bucking head winds.
We will see
Ron
Ps I think the asymetrical and the decks are goig to give this yak a lot of eye apeal

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