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 Post subject: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:57 pm 
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OK, I'm finally starting the thread on my Wadefish. I got the plans, read them carefully several times, and started making some sawdust :D .

It's going to be strip, stitch, and glue method, primarily out of western red cedar. I'll be using some other woods for accent. All internal parts (non-showing) will be plywood.

Here, I've cut out all of the plywood pieces, including the jigs for the bow and stern.
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The cockpit frame test fit.
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I have also since cut the reinforcing strips for the top of the cockpit frames and glued them into place, and have glued the whole assembly together but haven't taken any pics of that yet. Maybe tomorrow. Still need to add fillets to the frames. I have started laying out the hull sections on heavy paper to use as patterns. I also started cutting some strips last night. The circular saw method seems to work well so I will probably continue to do them that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 2:34 pm 
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A couple of more pictures.

Laying out patterns.
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The cockpit frame with reinforcing strips glued on. I plan to mix some epoxy and add fillets to the cockpit frame tomorrow.
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I have patterns done for most of the panels. When I get ready to start gluing cedar strips together, I will tape the patterns together to make full length panels. Then I will set up the 16ft table, lay the patterns out and put clear plastic on top. Then start fitting the strips together. Now to go start ripping some more strips.

Jay


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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:50 pm 
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Starting that s s @g sure slowed the sale of the marine plywood down. :lol:
Looking good
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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 6:03 pm 
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looking forward to watching the steps and progress of your build , especially the final project when you paddle it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Thanks, guys. I just hope that it comes out as nice as your builds. I've learned a lot reading your threads.

Cut some strips today but still have quite a few to do before I can start gluing them together.

Jay


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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:08 pm 
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OK, I have made some progress.

I got the panel made up for the cockpit floor sections. I used WRC for most of it with an accent strip down the middle of mahogany. It's a little blotchy bacause I wet it to swell some nail holes closed.
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Next, I laid out the pieces with the patterns I made.
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Test fit them in the cockpit frame.
The whole thing:
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Rear
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I have a long weekend and vacation next week before going camping Thursday, so I hope to get a bit more done then.

Jay


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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:50 pm 
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Thats looking really good!


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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:51 pm 
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looking sweet jay!!!! you plan on keeping the accent strip throughout the centerline.

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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:59 pm 
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That looks sweet.

Hurry up & finish it I can't wait to see the rest of the boat. :D :D :D

Hmmmmmmm I might just have to make one for my wife. . . . . . . Is 3 Wadefish too many for one family. . . . . . . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Jay's Wadefish 2.0
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:30 am 
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Thanks, guys.

DannyBoy, yes, I'm planning on the accent strip at least through the cockpit and tankwell. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do with the decks or hull. This is the first time I've ever done anything with strips, so I'm kind of feeling my way through. Been looking at at lot of other strip boats for ideas, but I don't want to try to get too intricate for my first one.

PiratePete, you know you can never have too many :D

Jay


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