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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:59 am 
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I am almost where you are in my build of the free plans. Will be watching yours closely hoping you make the mistakes before I do ;)

I'll start a thread here soon too


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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:21 pm 
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Ooooo, thanks bellybuster. Guinea pig here for aabuse and criticism! lol, use me and abuse me, it's ok

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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:34 am 
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G'day Dicky and welcome aboard mate. Especially welcome to the world of Lakers.

You are going to love this boat. No doubt about that.

Enjoy the build and please continue to share lots of piccies,

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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:00 pm 
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Will do Mick, thanks for the welcome

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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:55 pm 
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Looks like something long and pointy in the making!! And....... Before the comments start rolling out, I have "No" sanding started yet. :wink:

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The dog, Luca loves to watch daddy work, surprised she's not sleeping

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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:34 pm 
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we seem to be at the same step in our builds. I have all pieces for 1 boat cut out and sanded.
I must say I didn't enjoy sanding the panels.
By the pics you are using a much higher grade of plywood that I am


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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:38 pm 
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Not sure if its higher grade or not but I am real happy with the workability of it and it is a water resistant ply from Home Depot. 1/4" and there is no knots in any of the 3 sheets I bought. It was $10.32 a sheet. The one side is pre-sanded and it has almost a reddish coloring to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:17 pm 
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Dickie,

You may already be aware of this from other build logs here but be really careful with the ply when sanding your fillets. The material you are using is quite thick and will be very strong but the outer plies are quite thin and if you sand through them you will have patches of the under ply showing through. I guess this applies to all sanding but I found that it is especially easy to go through the top ply at the edge of the fillets. The timber colour is quite nice so it should be a real head turner when finished.

Your deck panels look to have come up very well 8) .

Are you planning to glass the hull or just tape the seams?

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 Post subject: Re: Dickie's Laker in the making
PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:52 pm 
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Onka, I am planning on glassing the hull with a real pretty natural varnish. Thank you for the words of encouragement and I will be super carefule of the sanding, Thank you

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