SH14 Starting a new Sharpie called Little Mae

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:31 pm

Weekend update.
To cold to do any fiber glass work, so I spent most of my time laying out and cutting out the seats, CB, CB case, knee boards.

I started to work on the Rudder but found some confusing things in the plans for the rudder and rudder cheeks.
Post a question in the sail boat builders section for the forum for help.

No new picture, sorry.



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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:58 pm

Ok all,
Some more work done.
I cut out all the parts, Rudder, CB, CB frame, Seats, Knee board.

All the fiber glass is done, 2 coats on all seams on the outside.

Getting the seats to fit was a major chore. Had to keep adjusting until finally they fit.
The Mid seat side pieces has do be cut off because the cut out for the frames was so large it went beyond the side piece.
I will have to put in some for decoration if I dont like the straight look.

The CB portion of the seat is to long on purpose. I did not want to cut it until I knew the size and where the CB frame goes in.
So in the pics it looks long and uneven, that is just a work in process.

CB frame is next, need to cut the frames and the bottom.

It is coming together. Ran out of wood flour so I need to hold up gluing the CB, and rudder together.
I ordered some more along with some fairing compound.
Before I put in the seats and CB case I want to clean up all the edges while it is easy to get to them.
Pics in the galley, link below.

http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=48336

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by gstanfield » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:18 pm

Looking good, you'll have her on water in no time!

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by bondo » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:17 pm

Nice work MWhiting04. You sure are getting after it. Looking good too.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:08 pm

Some more work this weekend.

I measured and cut out he CB slot in the bottom of the boat.

I then placed the CB case and CB in place to see how it looks.

I have some planning to do on the frames and CB case to get a better fit, but it look nice.

This is all that I can do this week. I am out of town this week.

http://gallery.bateau2.com/displayimage.php?pid=48366

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by Stuff » Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:47 am

Î am impressed with your work. You are moving really fast. At that pace you will be done by the summer. 8) It's looking great. You are ready for the AD16! :D
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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:12 pm

Let me get this one in the water and learn to sail before I think about AD16.
That is a bigger, longer project.
Love looking at others progress on theirs.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Wed May 08, 2013 9:18 pm

No updates in a while. Been away and wife has a new project for me.

I was able to glue the CB halfs together and started on the CB case.
I got over anxious and almost made a big mistake. I cut and started to glue 1" spaces all the way around the frame.
Got them epoxied up and glued. Went back out about 30 minutes later and realized that I put a 1" space on the bottom section.
So I made a 1" box with not gap for the CB....
The glue had not set yet and I was able to remove the bottom one. Whew....

Going to put the CB together after I epoxy the inside and out of both sides, maybe two coats on the inside because it will be a wet area.

No new pics, sorry. Maybe over the weekend I will have CB case in and have a new pic or two.

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri May 10, 2013 8:35 pm

A little more progress.

CB Case was coated with two coats of epoxy on the inside and glued together.
Glued the Sleg together.

Maybe tomorrow dry fit and trim the CB case to size.

I did pick up a trailer. Found a trailer that fits our need.
It is a lightweight trailer for a 14' boat. It has a flat deck on the rear so we can carry lumber also.
I need to build two bunks on the deck that are removable.
I will post a picture when the sun comes up.
I did have to rewire the entire trailer but that was not too bad.
All for $400.

Mike

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Re: SH14 Starting a new Sharpie

Post by MWhiting04 » Fri May 17, 2013 10:38 pm

Ok back at it again.

CB case was put in place tonight.
Tomorrow I will flip it over and clean up the inside and epoxy the seams.

I am making some small changes to the middle seat now that I have had a chance to look at it.
I plan on making the center case the total width of the center section, no over lay or need for cleats there.

I am dreading all the sanding that I have to do. Isn't there a spay on smooth finish that covers all the bumps and valleys...lol

Oh well, it wont do it by it's self.
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