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 Post subject: Stripped NorthWind
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:48 pm 
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After much delay everything is finally in order so I can start the NorthWind as a strip build. I have had the plans for so long I am surprised Matt has not shown up to repo them.
The boat was designed by JEMWATERCRAFT.com as a stitch and glue, but I asked Matt to redraw it for me as a stripper so it will be a one of a kind for now. Matt calls this boat the "Northwind" and it is based off of Verlen Kruger's "SeaWind".
I started by building a new table for the stiffback to mount on.

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I will start cutting out the patterns for the boat over the next few days. I usually take about two weeks or so to get the forms cut out and build the stiffback before you ever start building the boat. This is what you get as far as plans. Each of those patterns will be cut out and glued to plywood to make the form of the boat before applying Wester red cedar strips.

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To make something that will look kinda like this.

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 Post subject: Re: NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:31 pm 
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I really like that split table.
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Can't wait to see this baby.


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 Post subject: Re: NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:38 pm 
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Just read the specs on this baby . . . she is a long and wide one.
Overall Length 17'2
Max. Beam 28.5"
Height at bow/mid/stern
14 / 14.5 / 12"
Recommended total weight on board 175 - 500 lbs
Estimated weight* 50 - 65 lbs.

WOW, can't wait to see this one . . .


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 Post subject: Re: NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:14 pm 
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I used a stiffback when I built the Freedom, But I am wondering what the advantages/disadvantages there is between building another stiffback or mounting the stations directly to the table?
On another note I was in Home Depot earlier and they had some very nice cedar. I picked up Four 3/4x8x12 and two 3/4x8x8 that are completely clear of any knots.

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 Post subject: Re: NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:23 pm 
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Got a little done this evening. Laid out the one foot marks and pulled a straight line.

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Made up a few stations that the forms will mount on.

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Mounted the stations on the table.

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Then pulled some more string lines to make sure everything is straight and level.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:55 am 
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No more progress till Monday. Deer season opens in the Morning and i am about head out.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Got a little more done to the Brazos Cruiser tonight. Started cutting the patterns for the forms out.

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I am using 1/2 inch Birch plywood for the forms on this boat. Gluing the patterns down with Super 77 Spray Adhesive.

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Boy, I sure am glad there is not one more form on this boat or it would have been tough to fit it on one piece of plywood. :wink:

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Rough cutting and sanding the forms.

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Getting the bow and stations 1 and two set in place. Only 14 more to go. Then I can start putting the strips on. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:46 am 
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Darrell gave me a call last night and said "Um.... Matt. There's no station #3 in the pattern set."

My heart jumped in my throat as I looked through the drawing file. Sure enough, no #3 form. Cursing, swearing, blood pressure up, I quickly send #3 off to get printer so I can mail to Darrell. Apologize over and over to Darrell.

So I go to update the master drawing. Slide #3 in where it's supposed to be and..... what the? It's an exact match with #6. That can't be right.... but it is..... wait! There's two #6 stations!

It was a mislabel. Everything was there after all. :shock: :lol:

Yikes! That was a moment to remember.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:07 pm 
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I never thought to look for a double number.

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 Post subject: Re: Stripped NorthWind Finally....
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:40 pm 
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That all makes this statement ......

Darrells wrote:
Boy, I sure am glad there is not one more form on this boat or it would have been tough to fit it on one piece of plywood. :wink:



....slightly amusing :lol: :lol: :lol:

Don't spend too much time hunting Darrell - after seeing your Freedom stripper I think we're all keen to get a view of this one on the water.

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