Bama Build D15

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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by Fuzz » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:25 pm

Nice start. Need to tell us more :D Every one here loves our boat porn.

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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:50 pm

well, I got off on the wrong foot when I disregarded everyones advise and used exterior plywood for the sides......and also went to 3/8" instead of 1/4....and then decided to use 3/4 marine on the bottom for oyster shell interactions.
I unknowingly make a tragic error by taking the shipyard guys advice that the epoxy was 3:1 instead of reading the directions. it was 2:1, and the result was that the boat joint separated when I bent it up for the lacing. This was my attempt to fixing in place. Little did I realize that I would be fighting that decision for the rest of the build. :oops:
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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:55 pm

I should have re-cut, but I would have lost interest in the build by going backwards, so I plowed ahead.
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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:59 pm

glued and taped. one side sheared up pretty as you please, the other side looks like a hunchback. All the pics from now on will be portside. :wink:
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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:02 pm

then after almost smooshing one of my kids on the flip, I really went off the reservation. Sorry Jacques, I've mangled your design

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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:08 pm

I missed the nesting and shorted the front piece. used 3/4" scrap for buttblock, and then realized there were places for water to pool, so ended up epoxing the whole thing. That locker is stout!
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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:11 pm

this is where I'm heading with the bow. wish I would have rounded the opening edges
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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:12 pm

that damn mid-splice is screwing with me. of course the frame didn't fit, so I knocked it out, and filled the void the mucho resin

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Re: Bama Build D15

Post by KENBOUCHER » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:16 pm

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