Narfi's HC14 build thread - LAUNCHED

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:34 pm

Morning looks ok.

Have a sample of most of the seams glued.
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One problem area near mold A the tape holding the nail came loose and the panels sprung back apart..... will have to figure out what I am going to do there.
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Fuzz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:11 pm

Leave that area until you get things locked in solid. After that you can shape it with a sander. Even if you have to take much of the plywood off it will be ok. You can always do some build up on the back side with some glass.

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:29 am

That's my plan fuzz it already looks better with some glue over the seam.

Today I cut all the zip ties and removed all the spacer nails.
Then removed the duct tape from the outside and put duct tape on all the inside seams.

Cleaned up and swept a bit then had Landon help me flip the canoe over upside down.

Glued all the seams and filled all the holes excluding what the screws are attached to the molds.
Built up the seams a the bow panels that weren't matching up perfectly. Can hopefully sand them down to attractive curves by the time I'm done.

Tomorow I plan to start sanding all the edges to a good radius, pulling the screws and filling those holes. (Hopefully it will hold its shape now that everything is Glued?)


Got an Air compressor from a coworker who doesn't have a shop anymore and wanted to get rid of it. Traded him a 1/2 gal epoxy kit I hadn't used for the model fs19 we were doing last winter for it. Now I can paint here instead of having to worry about dragging it across town to work to paint it.
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Fuzz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:54 am

Starting to look a lot like it might float :D I bet Landon is going to be wanting to try it out pretty soon :lol:

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Eric1 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:10 am

Narfi, She is looking great! :D

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Jeff » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:46 am

Narfi, A huge amount accomplished over the weekend!!! Looks great!! Jeff

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Browndog » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:11 pm

Way to go. A boat is born!

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by bigyellowtractor » Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:21 am

Narfi,

When are you going to stop dragging your heels ?????? :lol:

That's the dog's danglies. Not too shabby, not too shabby at all.

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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by narfi » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:07 am

Thanks guys.
Just not enough time in the day to go any faster and still stay up on work and family.... (wife was upset this weekend I wasn't quite getting that balance right :/ )

Started sanding with my little palm sander. The 6" orbital hasn't arrived yet. Only got one chine done.... 3 more seams to go.

Got the bow curves starting to take shape.

Found one spot that I sanded through the glue along the chine.

Big news... removed all the former screws and it held it's shape :)

Filled the screw holes and the void in the seam I found.

Made my first attempt at a sanding block for the 4" sticky paper I have. (Saw it here on the forum but forget who to give credit to)

Weather report: 10pm 55f rained about 30 minutes this evening but was a nice day. Grilled at work for lunch with my coworkers.(monday/Friday summer tradition for us second summer in a row)
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Re: Narfi's HC14

Post by Jeff » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:36 am

Nice temps Narfi!! Jeff

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