SS@G Northwind

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SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:06 pm

After looking at Darrels boat today I am going to put a couple other boats on hold and build a ss@g Northwind . It should be pretty neat to paddle them side by side and see how they compare , Both are take offs of the Seawind that Verlan Kruger designed.
:shock: HERE WE GO AGAIN
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by rodot » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:50 pm

I wish you all the best for this build and will follow it's progress with great interest.

I have been on the lookout for some decent quality gaboon ply to build my Northwind and have considered ss@g, but with the amount of panels on this boat, it looks like an awful lot of hard work. Hope you can keep us posted with lots of piccies.

Roger.
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:41 pm

Cut some strips and laid out a couple panels today

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Sure feels good to be making sawdust again
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:45 pm

Rodot
After using ply and then this method the only ply I will buy will be for forms.
Got a couple more panels done today ,thats 4 out of 12 for the hull.
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:27 pm

9 out of twelve panels done.
I was getting sort of grumpy about how long I have been working on these panels and then realized at 9 panels thats 3 perow hulls I have laid out :shock:
I sure do like the wood I picked up .
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by rhutchinson » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:20 pm

Reading between the lines a little, does this mean you won't be tackling Morton's 40' tug boat any time soon? :lol: :lol:

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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:57 pm

I think I have built my biggest boat already , was a 8 ft wide bye 24 ft long alum airboat with a 625 horse motor.
Well I have 10 done as of tonight.
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by rodot » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:15 am

I was getting sort of grumpy about how long I have been working on these panels and then realized at 9 panels thats 3 perow hulls I have laid out
Thats pretty good progress Ron. Just think that if you were using plywood, you would have to cut out 36 panels and then start butt jioning them together.

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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:21 am

YEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA 12 panels done.
Now to cutting out some forms.
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Re: SS@G Northwind

Post by tx river rat » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:49 pm

Got all my forms marked and cut ,all the panels run through the planer
It is going to start looking like a boat shortly.
I love the planer it has saved me at least 2 days worth of sanding and does a slicker job.
Ron
Now the fun part starts

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