A Cracker Built GF18- Finished 6/28/15

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:50 am

Will do, John, thanks.


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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:21 pm

Marked and cut out the 3 layers of 1/2 for the transom, the bow transom and all of the permanent frames today. Started the day by changing the blades on all of my saws with Freud Diablo finishing blades, and they were long overdue for it! They cut real nice again :D It's probably been 3 boats since we had any new blades.

First marking of new wood always needs documenting :D

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So does the first cut.. this wood is almost too nice to cut. Measure twice :!:

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2 of the 3 transom layers...

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Everything labeled and stacked out of the way...

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Need to make 2 temporary molds also, but need a trip to Lowes for a sheet of MDF . Tomorrow is another day :D
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by spotsy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:59 pm

It has begun... This is the third build I have tracked with you. I've never been less than impressed. I really can't wait to see this one come together.

I wish all of your OD18 build pictures would magically reappear since I am about to start one. That build thread was the Bible of boat building.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed May 01, 2013 8:19 am

Thanks Spotsy. I've still got all the OD18 pictures, but it would take weeks to reload them. Let me know if you want to see anything specific and I'll dig it up.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by AtTheBrink » Wed May 01, 2013 10:37 am

Larry, feel free to send that rain over here. We sure could use it!
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed May 01, 2013 12:06 pm

Wish I could, Mike. Just got back from Lowes with supplies and the mosquitoes are so thick under my shed that by the time I unloaded a sheet of MDF I was covered :help: Had to run for the house! Dangit man! They've been bad all week, but now they are terrible 8O It's going to be a rough summer with all the standing water in the swamps.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by peter-curacao » Wed May 01, 2013 12:40 pm

Maybe this helps?

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed May 01, 2013 5:16 pm

Thanks Peter 8) I've never seen that before, but I'll sure have a couple of them fermenting in the morning. I'll report back :D

Finished with transoms, frames and molds. The temporary molds are from MDF. It's hard to find decent wood that is inexpensive. We're just going to throw it away, but it has to be straight and strong for a month or so. Not much else suitable.

Hardly photo worthy but I have to take a picture of something. Save all of your pointy triangles from cutting the frames. We will use them tomorrow for laying out the side panels. Don't burn them yet :wink:

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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by gstanfield » Wed May 01, 2013 5:24 pm

Is the hull stitched together yet? I suspect you've spent too much time sleeping and eating and not enough time boat building :D
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Re: A Cracker Built GF18

Post by Cracker Larry » Wed May 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Should have it painted by the weekend, George :lol:
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