A Laker for the Goat!

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A Laker for the Goat!

Post by Goats » Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:10 am

Hello folks,
I have started my free laker and thought I would try to share own little way. I decided to build it before I build the t-v. I have already built one sg boat but I didn't do it like I want to do the rest. I used butt blocks and didn't use wood flour in the joints. just resin and glass. I thought that building the laker the way ya'll do it will be good experience for future boats. And Texas River Rat, I guess I will be one of your posse. I am using luan and poly. Cheap and easy to find. I can hone my skills on it before I go to the high dollar stuff. Anyway, back to the boat. I cut the panels Sunday and Monday. Started gluing the panels today. I will post some pics as soon as I have something to look at. Everyone get ready for questions!!
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Post by Kayak Jack » Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:34 am

Goats, you may want to back channel both Texas River Rat and Hairy Mick. They have the experience with these boats, and both tell uproarious tales.
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Post by Goats » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:55 pm

Ok. I finally got to take some pics. I have the bottom hull stitched and started gluing. I hope my pictures will work. If you see anything that looks wrong please let me know. Here is a pic down the hull.
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One of the splice.
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And a quarter shot.
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This stuff is WAY too addictive!!! :lol: :lol:
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Post by hairymick » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:24 am

Goats,

You do nice work mate. 8) and you are going to LOVE you Laker - no question. They are great boats.
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Mick

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Post by bronco302 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:04 am

Lookin good

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Post by Kayak Jack » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:08 pm

You're correct - building and creating is addictive.
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Post by Goats » Mon Sep 08, 2008 10:36 pm

Ok folks,
Got to do a little more work and had a setback. Got it fixed though. When I went back to take out the stitches the panels fell apart! I didn't saturate the seams. :oops: After sanding out the old glue I saturated restitched and then decided to glue the inside. Took the stitches out tonight and it stuck!! :D Glued the rest of the seams and waiting for the glue to cure. That is almost as fun as waiting for water to boil! I can see my wife fussing about the herd of boats in my barn already. :wink: Here are some more pics.
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Post by Oldsparkey » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:47 pm

Goats wrote:Ok. If you see anything that looks wrong please let me know. Here is a pic down the hull.
You said to let you know if we see anything wrong. Not sure about the rest of the crew but I noticed one discrepancy in your pictures that needs to be corrected.

The working area around the boat is way to clean , neat , organised and maintained. :lol: Looking Good.

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Post by Goats » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:42 pm

I wish you would explain that to my wife!!! :D According to her, That area is bringing down the property value. :? I think she doesn't understand that a boy needs a place to play. 8)
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Post by Oldsparkey » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:44 pm

Goats wrote:I wish you would explain that to my wife!!! :D According to her, That area is bringing down the property value. :? I think she doesn't understand that a boy needs a place to play. 8)
I will argue/fight with Bull Gators , Wildcats , Lions , Bears with tooth aches , ticked off rattle snakes and rabid , door to door , sales men but there is no way I would ever disagree with a wife or female , that my friend is a no win fight right from the start.
With my wife , I say , Yes Honey or just nod and then instantly forget what she said which is usually ... "You have to many boats " then I make anouther one. :lol:

Chuck.
PS. We have been married 43 years so she knows I am not listing to what she says.
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