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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Some Assembly Accomplished



I finally got a chance to work on my boat project.

This is a shot from the bow. The boat is upside down. Notice the prominent bow transom.



Looking from the stern to bow. Here the stern transom, lazarette and cabin bulkhead are visible, along with that massive bow.



While it's upside down and all open, the mizzen mast step will get installed between the stern transom and the lazarette. After that the bottom of the hull goes on and it should start to look more like a boat.

While it's all opened up some hard to reach places will get epoxy and fiberglass.

It's only a 12 foot boat so it's easy to flip over. I had it on its side when setting the cabin bulkhead in place. That made it a lot easier to get a tight fit as gravity was working for me.

Unfortunately, between the weather and my schedule, I won't be able to get back to it until sometime next week.

-Sixbears

18 comments:

  1. Even a land-lubber like me can see a boat in that, Sixbears!

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    1. I was looking forward to this point because it starts to look boaty. It's encouraging.

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  2. Looks like it's all coming together! Way to go, my friend!

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  3. Way cool. You haz some mad skilz man.Something I sure as hell wouldn't even attempt.
    I did have to chuckle just a tiny bit when I first looked at the bow.
    The first thing that came to mind was Landing Craft!

    It's going to have one of those pull up Center Boards?

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    1. Skills? Naw, it's because I'm an English major. I can read the directions.

      It is a landing craft -for the invasion of nice beaches and secluded islands.

      Yep, center board. That way it can float in a just a few inches of water.

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  4. Good job, Sixbears! Where are all the clamps?

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    1. Screws! Most of which are staying in. I've a few that will get removed before fiberglassing, but most are in for good.

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  5. That bow transom is big! Makes it look like a landing craft. Nice to see some pics Sixbear. Jobg well done so far me thinks. Looking forward to seeing float, and to find out how well that hull behaves in the water.

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    1. Yep, it's huge, and it's more heavily constructed than what the plans called for. Knowing me, that big bow will take some abuse from hard landings, and rocks.

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  6. Where will you mount the .30 cal?

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    1. Right next to the grenade launcher.

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  7. Just like I'd dreamt about. Pretty soon.. Taking the kids on that will be a blast!

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  8. Lookin' good Sixbears! You'll be ready for the Texas 200 in no time : )

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    1. Darn tempting. At least one of these has done the TX200.

      I could drop the lovely wife at the in-laws in East TX and go play.

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