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Post by mecreature » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:28 pm

thanks Tom..

I am going to have to suffer through learning finishing tricks as I go..

It always seems when I am done with something... A light bulb pops up above my head and I think of a way I could have done it better... :idea:



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Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:17 pm

That's why we always build another boat :D
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Post by mecreature » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:29 pm

Cracker Larry wrote:That's why we always build another boat :D

true...Dont let my wife hear you say that.

I am cleaning out my bigger out-building and putting in a bigger door... I dont know why yet... :doh:

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Post by mecreature » Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:58 pm

Very nice weekend here in Indiana...

I got the outside 1st round of sanding done.
Skeg cut and glued.
Seat tops butt blocked and glued
Bow deck cut and dry fit.

A couple pics to show progress..



1 gallon of S3 high build primer is on the way. I traded a friend of mine a box of vintage 93 Honduran cigars I have been holding on to but have never smoked so I told him order me the paint and some non-skid additive for my topcoat paints and you get the gars.. Plus some.. good deal.

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Now to cut some battens during the week and maybe get some glued. Foam compartments need to be decided on.. :doh: but its only still April

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Post by mecreature » Mon May 14, 2007 10:20 am

Ok I have some progress


I made some compartment for foam and filled and trimmed them out
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I cut bow deck supports from Douglas Fir glued them on along with some other seat supports and put 3 coats of primer in the bow locker.

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I also glued a blocked of DF inside the bow for the eye bolts.

Drilled, Fitted and pulled back out for priming. holds nice and tight..

more pics in gallery and more to come this week I hople..

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Post by mecreature » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:50 pm

things have been slow on the D-15 building lately.

I have the kitchen all ripped out for a new floor, cabinets, everything is out and new is going in by the end of June.. "is she getting me back for this boat building thing :doh: "

All work and no Play makes mecreature a dull boy...

BUT: it hasn't been a total stand still.

I tried my hand at marinepoxy and mixed filler to cover some tape.
I cut the seats to finish shape and added 3/4 below along with a butt block.
primed under the seats and bow locker again. Primed sides and bottom in front of mid frame.

I had enough woven fabric to glass the floor. (the plans call for it)
Looks Nice IMO..
I might just use antiskid directly on top of it

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the front of the seat got a router ran over the top and bottom with a round over to K/O the edge. with the 3/8 seat and the 3/4 glued below it give it a substantial seat top and grabs nices.

this was a test but it came out nice and clean. I will also do behind the mid frame on the inside of the cockpit. after I get it all glued down I will do the inside of the seats to the longitudinal stringer with small round over and tape it. shouldn't need much attention after that.

I got all the rub rails cut out of the 1/4 inch (there is more scrap then you would think). I got 6 or 7 nice long pieces.

I also made 40 PVC clamps to help hold it all down when gluing..

Now I need some wood filler. might as well... I got to order some quick fair and some top coat and give that stuff a try now..

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Post by mecreature » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:41 am

OK...

I got the seats in and glued.. filled the left over gaps and sanded..

came out real nice..

I ran a round over around the whole seat and sanded smooth and put a light layer of epoxy over the whole seat.

I need to lightly sand the inside.. then install the rub rails..

Still more remodeling so time is scarce..

I did get to take a week and visit one of my favorite lakes in Tennessee..

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Post by mecreature » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:57 pm

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All seats are taped and sanded slightly. It should finish pretty good.

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Post by mecreature » Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:12 pm

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A pic of the ripped 1/4 for the rails and a side shot of the rails installed..

I planed the top and the bottom will need some sanding as soon as I flipped it over to finish the bottom..

I have been sanding probably too much along the way so it shouldn't be long till I am putting big batches of paint on this beast..

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Post by gk108 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:28 pm

Looks good. At this rate you'll be launching in no time. I got mine close to the water Saturday. I was going to go for a little spin with trolling motor only, but the rain got to Lake Miccosukee about the same time I did. She did get to see what a lake is, though. :roll:
Keep on sanding. :D
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