ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by cape man » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:48 am

Looking good. Is the deal on the plans similar to here? Build one boat only? With all the time you are taking in getting the stations perfect and now making MDF panels it would be a shame to not make, or let someone else make another. We built 3 cedar strip canoes off of one set of stations, and the last two off the same strong back.


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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:10 am

cape man wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:48 am
Looking good. Is the deal on the plans similar to here? Build one boat only? With all the time you are taking in getting the stations perfect and now making MDF panels it would be a shame to not make, or let someone else make another. We built 3 cedar strip canoes off of one set of stations, and the last two off the same strong back.
Yes, one boat per purchased set of plans. If I wanted to build another Feather Pram, I'd happily pay Iain Oughtred for another set of plans, knowing that I have faired moulds, planking patterns and so on at hand.

However, given what I'm slowly but surely learning about glued plywood lapstrake construction, as a next build I may not be able to resist tackling Oughtred's Acorn rowing skiff.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by BB Sig » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:15 am

That's a beautiful boat! 8O She has nice lines.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:25 am

Nice boat GB!!! Jeff

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by TomW1 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:58 pm

Very nice, GB.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by BarraMan » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:47 am

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Yes, I can see Glossie rowing the Child Bride down the Noosa R to the marina in that, for Sunday morning coffee! :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:01 am

Thanks Barry, Jeff, Tom and Lee. Yes, Oughtred's Acorn Skiff is a beaut. :D

Back to Feather Pram, who Acorn's very plain-jane baby sister ........

I'm aiming for an unpainted natural timber finish inside and out, protected by natural wood oil like Varnol.

So I want to avoid filled construction holes in the hull's planking.

I'm going to try using clamps and wedges when planking, as per the first pic (of somebody else's build). To this end, I've started making up clamps out of scraps from the sheets of pine plywood from which Feather Pram's moulds were cut. Will need at least sixty.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by glossieblack » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:08 am

Got Feather Pram's #3 planks shaped up this afternoon.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by cape man » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:34 am

Good call on the clamps.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

Post by gonandkarl » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:52 am

Hi,
I love your feather pram already and cannot wait to see progress pictures. I have one question : Will you be using epoxy wood flour glue at the lap connections and where they meet transom and bow only and no epoxy coating on the 4 mm Okoume planks just oil ? It interests me because I built children beds for my new born twins grand children which I also treated with 3 coats of linseed oil over 6 weeks. The beds will never be in contact with water contrary to your feather pram. Do you trust the oil to keep the boats planks safe of water ingress ?
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