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Friday, May 24, 2013

Side Panels



These are the side panels of my Ooze Goose boat build.

The one on the ground on the right is mostly complete. The one on the left is “in progress.”

The rain was just starting as this photo was taken. Everything is now wrapped up in that blue and silver tarp.

Notice my sophisticated boat yard. It's my yard . . . and that's my boat project, so -boat yard.

The last of my deck plates came in from West Marine. The boat will have three water tight compartments: two under the seats, and one between the lazarette and the transom. 8” deck plates will allow access into the compartments.

Two 6” clear deck plates will be used as cabin windows. They will be installed with permanent bug screens and will be able to be opened from inside the cabin.

So far I've built the side panels, a front and rear transom, cabin bulkhead, and a lazarette. The next step is to fit them all together and then the bottom can be attached. By then, passersby should be able to see I'm building a boat without having to ask.

Now all I need is a few breaks in the weather . . .

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. Sweet! I'd like to build something like that in the 20 foot range to go gunkholing in the Laguna. Man what a fun weekend that would be, sail down the King Ranch shoreline, anchor up, break out some Captain Morgan and wet a line for some speckled trout fish tacos!

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    1. Why don't you? I know, I know -time, money and all that. Something like this in 20 ft and you wouldn't want to every go home. It would be home.

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  2. You and Joel are keeping me entertained these days. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Joel has a huge project on his hands and is doing mighty fine work. I'm just dubbing around. That's the thing with small boats, it's something you canp poke around with when you've got an hour or two.

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  3. Looks like it's coming right along!

    I see the spammers are targeting you as well!

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    1. It should start to look like a boat soon. Spammers have been hitting me heavy, but I remove them as soon as I see them.

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  4. Hope the weather holds for you so you can get her it finished. Definitely want to see a picture when she's done.

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    1. 100% chance of rain the next couple of days, but had other things to do anyway. Will keep everyone posted on the boat's progress.

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  5. You got a good start on that boat. Thanks for the pictures and the update on the project.

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  6. Thats a good start. It's just to wet and cold down here as of yet. I'll get my start soon. I wish better weather for both of our projects.

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  7. Awesome project Sixbears! Will you being taking it to Florida next winter or is it for having fun around home? Maybe you've already mentioned this, I have not been keeping up on posts due to time constraints. (Like you said once before, "those of us in colder climates spend three seasons a year preparing for winter".)

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