Reefie's LB26

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Reefie's LB26

Post by reefie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:46 am

Hi Guys,

I have made a start on my LB26. I have completed all the temporary molds and have set them up on my jig.

I should be able to start planking within the next few weeks.


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Its such a beautiful hull shape.


Cheers,

Reefie



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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by glossieblack » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:41 am

reefie wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:46 am


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Its such a beautiful hull shape.
Welcome to the forum Reffie. :D

To my eye, the LB26 is about JM's prettiest boat. I'll be following your build with interest and pleasure.
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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by Browndog » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:16 am

That is quite a compliment coming from Glossie who is building one of the prettiest and most interesting boats any of us have ever seen. His "Rat Rod" finish is better than most of our final finishes.

I've been extremely impressed by the ambition and ingenuity of the Australian Builders on this forum.

Best wishes for a fantastic build. It looks like you are off to a great start. Especially like your use of lots of lasers!

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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by cape man » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:28 am

Will watch with intent! This will be a great build!
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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by Eric1 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:14 am

I have looked at the study plans so many times. I'm thrilled to watch one come together!

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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by topwater » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:26 am

Nice start and excellent choice of boat. Are you lofting this :?: In one of the pic"s it looks like you lofted the stations.
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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by Dougster » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:16 am

Boy that is a beauty. I'm amazed at how many stations it has; almost looks like a more traditional plank over frames build at the moment.

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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by reefie » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks all for your welcoming, kind and supportive words. Its a big project that will require a huge amount of devotion to see it through.

Yes Topwater I lofted the station dimensions as the plans gave measurements to the outside of the hull, and these had to offset by the hull thickness. I did this on a sheet of ply, and then took the new offset dimensions and transferred these to the actual molds. Also, the plans sheet can be referred to as required throughout the build.

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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by Fuzz » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:57 pm

Welcome to the fun Reefie :D Looking at the transom mold this is going to be an inboard? Do you have the power picked out yet?

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Re: Reefie's LB26

Post by peter-curacao » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:20 pm

That looks like a super clean start

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