Neons Sabalo 12

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neon14
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by neon14 » Tue May 22, 2012 8:41 pm

Started tacking the frame together. This took a little while.

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It was tricky because it was still flexible. So I took about ten zillion measurements.

Also got the 4 ply bottom panels glued together.
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The rest of the hull panels will be cedar. The blue ice chest is full of drill bits and the orange bucket is full of brass and scorpions. I hate those things :x

LesForgue
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by LesForgue » Wed May 23, 2012 6:32 pm

I'll be glad when I've gotten as far on my trapper 15 build that you have gotten on your Sabalo. Looking forward to your builder log posts.

also, I like those weights in the photo, one for getting drinks out of and another for paying that eventual water bill into.

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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by Manjimike » Wed May 23, 2012 9:17 pm

Great work :D
Cheers
Mike

neon14
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by neon14 » Mon May 28, 2012 8:01 pm

Started roughly stitching the panels together.
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I am using safety wire. Its what we use on our land speed bike to hold critical nuts and bolts locked in place. Have lots of it and am used to working with it. Even have a cool little tool to twist it.

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This was a pretty challenging little bend right here. I knew it was possible because I have seen it done on this forum.

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This is just a crazy pic. Its hard to believe it was just flat panels.

Now its time to start ripping some strips :D

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PiratePete
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by PiratePete » Tue May 29, 2012 3:09 am

It's magic how flat panels make such fine shapes.

Looks like a well set out workshop with some fun toys to boot. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by OnkaBob » Tue May 29, 2012 4:23 am

That ply must be made of rubberwood! :lol:

Looking good anyway.
Cheers, Bob

Laker 13 - christened and slimed (just).
Laker accessories underway.

woodman
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by woodman » Wed May 30, 2012 7:40 am

That is some nice luan you picked up their Neon...Man after helping a guy build his boat with 4mm Okoume you wouldn't believe how flexible that stuff is almost to much, trying to keep the panels fair was a challenge...With luan being stiffer you don't have that problem...
Beautiful work... as usual...

JayM
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by JayM » Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:46 pm

Looking good, neon! Can't wait to see how you do the cedar strips for the upper panels.

Jay

neon14
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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by neon14 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Cut all kinds of strips the other day.
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Think I got a good selection to choose from. Ran the table saw and vacuum for 3 hours. Made a lot of saw dust!

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Got to working on my wood strip panels. I told myself that I was never going to do this on the floor again. I lied. One of these days I am going to build me a nice long low table just for doing stuff like this. One of these days.

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And its planer time! I love this machine! Well, I really like it :D It freaks me out every time I use it. I am amazed at how much wood shavings it produces. I am glad when we build this shop we put the large double doors on it. Sure helps out in situations like this.

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Yea, beats the heck out of the old orbital sander. But dont worry orbital sander. You will get plenty of hours of sand time on this boat lol

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Tomorrow I will cut these out and hopefully start gluing the boat together. I am dreading trying to get all the panels true. Its prolly going to take a while. I have only build one other stitch and glue boat before, and it was much simpler.

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Re: Neons Sabalo 12

Post by woodman » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:12 pm

I'd plane them on down to 3/16...to get rid of some weight....

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