Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by willg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:13 pm

It's always great seeing your creativity on this build. I bet you daydream a lot...



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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Rickk » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:41 pm

I looked to see if you've answered this already and didn't an answer: Is the piece going from front to aft across the cockpit just a temporary thing to secure the hull? If not that could be a big PITA when underway 8O :D

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:35 am

Rickk wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:41 pm
I looked to see if you've answered this already and didn't an answer: Is the piece going from front to aft across the cockpit just a temporary thing to secure the hull? If not that could be a big PITA when underway 8O :D
Hi Rickk I answered that question on previous page 8)
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am
I may have missed something, but do the central planks eventually get cut out of the cockpit area?
Yes they will be cut out together with the decking planks, reason I glassed and faired them is because I want to try and save the cut out to make it in to a lid for storage, so cockpit will be protected from the elements and vermin during storage and trailering.

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Larry B » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 am

Yes they will be cut out together with the decking planks, reason I glassed and faired them is because I want to try and save the cut out to make it in to a lid for storage, so cockpit will be protected from the elements and vermin during storage and trailering.
Now that is really thinking ahead, Will save time and be a perfect fit :) Boat is looking great :D
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by gonandkarl » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:03 am

Hi,
I love the seats and the idea with a lid to keep the cockpit safe during transport. Some guy wrote I suppose You daydream a lot. At last a question I can answer: We are all daydreaming a lot whilst watching you building a fantastic boat. We boat builders are a crowd like all others we are thinkers and doers and some with the exceptional talent like yours who do the thinking and doing at the same time and therefore make fantastic progress. Keep up the good work and let us have every second day a picture which we can only dream of producing every second month. With your kerfed seats picture of your previous boat you helped me a lot when I did my bench curves. Seeing your new seats reminded me of that fact.
Greetings from Karl
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:11 pm

Thank you Larry B and Karl

I Put biax tape on all the seams inside and out and also over the kerfs, first thought of covering the seats after this in light woven fabric, but they are already pretty strong now so I'm not sure anymore, what do you guys think?
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jeff » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:16 pm

Nice work Peter!! Those will be good looking seats!! Jeff

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 pm

It should be strong enough. I admire how creative you became with shaping plywood.
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:24 pm

Thx Jeff
jacquesmm wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 pm
It should be strong enough. I admire how creative you became with shaping plywood.
Thank You Jacques, so fairing and painting it is :+1: :+1:

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by jtdums » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:01 pm

Great looking seats Peter. Can't wait to see them finished off. Your work is really inspiring.
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