A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:33 pm

It takes a lot of rum to build a boat. Got to figure it into the budget :lol:


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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by MarkOrge » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:52 pm

Absolutely correct CL. My wife asked about the Bud Light Lime cans in the garage, to which I refer to as "shop supplies - cost of production" :D
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:05 pm

Aluminum cans are bringing $0.68 a pound too, so it's like getting a rebate :D

Worked hard on the Grady today, didn't touch this one. Soon come.
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by gstanfield » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:22 pm

This should be a fun build to watch coming together! :D

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by callyb » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:13 am

As always, I look forward to your builds! I know she'll be a top quality boat. A very lucky owner to be!

BTW, I'll be sending a package to you and Dori tomorrow or the next day. Enjoy it when it gets there!
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:17 am

Enjoy it when it gets there!
Knowing you, I'm sure we will :D Thanks, whatever it is!

Going to start laying out the panels today after I get the GW delivered.
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by wadestep » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:58 pm

Cracker Larry wrote: The cockpit sole is going to be made from recycled old growth cypress and the rub rails and maybe inwales will be ipe.
Wow - will it be finished bright? My dock is ipe, and I've messed around with some scrap. That stuff is sure tough, but HEAVY!!! My samples sink in salt water, even after they were kiln dried.

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by bernd1 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:31 am

Larry,

you are a crazy man :D ......once a day we can read : "Hi folks today I is especially day - the start of my last build because I have now build all bateau boats".

Keep on building - I'm looking forward to this building thread !!!!!!! :D :D :D

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:11 am

Larry,

you are a crazy man
You aren't the first person to say that, Bernd :lol: Just ask my wife!

Wow - will it be finished bright?
Yes the sole and rub rail will both be bright finished. The cypress planks present a little challenge. The plan is to mill them to 1/4 or 3/8 thickness and laminate them over 1/4 plywood (out of the boat), then cut the laminated panels to fit.
That stuff is sure tough, but HEAVY!!! My samples sink in salt water, even after they were kiln dried.
Yes sir, it is tough and heavy :help: Aripeka Angler sent me a piece to do some testing with and I ruined a saw blade pretty quick. I can't rip it with my saws. Can barely cross cut it. The client wants 3/4 ipe, but there is no way that 3/4 X2" is going to make the bend, so we will have it milled for us in thin strips. To keep weight down it may be better to build up 2 layers of the rub rail with 1/4 ply, then use ipe for the final layer. Not sure how it's going to work out yet, but it will :D

Got the Grady White delivered successfully yesterday, another happy customer, then some major storms moved in again. 3 more inches of rain, more flooding, hail, more trees down, homes damaged all around, no power, what a mess. It really needs to quit this cycle :help: Still lucky here, no real damage, but the water is getting deeper every day. This was Saturday, but it's worse now.

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I plan to start drawing frames and cutting parts today, if the creek doesn't rise much higher :D
Completed GF12 X 2, GF16, OD18, FS18, GF5, GF18, CL6
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by topwater » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:21 am

Larry make sure you wipe the ipe down with acetone before you glue it to get all the oil off .
wipe it until the rag comes away clean .
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