Eric's C21

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Wed May 16, 2018 4:01 pm

Capt UB wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 3:36 pm
Thanks Eric and JM.

The C17 has a style line... I need to reread the plans again (C17). I now know!!!

So, your transom has clamping boards on the bottom of the transom, the plans on the FS14 (my build), they are on top for for making the transom thicker for mounting the outboard.

Your boat is looking great Eric. I found working on the inside more fun...
Thanks Capt. UB. I think it will be once I get past the stringers.



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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 am

I'm filling in the gap at the bottom of the transom this morning.

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A couple of things I've discovered working on the inside so far.

1. About the time you get to moving along good, nature calls.
Bucket will fix this. :lol:
2. Eze Fillet gets warm 42.31 seconds after it goes in a ziplock bag!
3. Progress is measured in inches. It doesn't seem like much work is getting done but I know it all adds up.
4. No matter how much stuff you have ready, what's needed will be on the table 20 feet away from the boat.
5. Did I mention the phone??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jeff » Thu May 17, 2018 10:55 am

Yes, it is always something!!!! But progress is progress!! Jeff

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Fuzz » Thu May 17, 2018 6:32 pm

Yes sir working down in a big hull can sure add a layer of complications. As soon as the stringers are in laying a piece of plywood down to walk on and set stuff on sure helps. Walking around on an angle all day sucks. Makes me wonder about those folks and their blow boats :help:
It is a huge challenge getting all the stuff you need close at hand and not being in the way. And as previously said climbing in and out a zillion times slows you down and drains the old battery bank. I got faith you will get er done :P

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by topwater » Fri May 18, 2018 6:42 am

# 4 got me every time :wink:
Novi 23 finally launched !

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by glossieblack » Fri May 18, 2018 7:37 am

An unavoidable penalty for building a bigger boat. But once she's built, the frustrations will be quickly forgotten :)
Completed R13 two part nesting rowboat. ST 21 under construction .... where seeking perfection is recognized as the enemy of the good.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 pm

Thanks for the comments Friends. I started with some sanding today.
I had to round over the style line and the clamping board to the foam.
After that I pulled fillets all around the transom. I may come in in the morning and put on the tape.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jaysen » Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm

Eric1 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 pm
I started with some sanding today.
Let's start the bets with "some sanding" meaning "between 60 and 90 minutes". Who wants to specify a different time window?

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by pee wee » Fri May 18, 2018 1:43 pm

Your build is coming along nicely! and of course you started off the day with some sanding, kind of like when they made us start off the day with calisthenics back in scout camp!

I have to ask- why is the bottom of the transom thicker than the top? Is it in expectation of a bracket, a place to land the deck, or is that just what the C21 plans call for?
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri May 18, 2018 1:49 pm

Jaysen wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Eric1 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:13 pm
I started with some sanding today.
Let's start the bets with "some sanding" meaning "between 60 and 90 minutes". Who wants to specify a different time window?
How did I know you would see this? LOL It was about an hour and a half. :lol: :lol: :lol:
pee wee wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Your build is coming along nicely! and of course you started off the day with some sanding, kind of like when they made us start off the day with calisthenics back in scout camp!

I have to ask- why is the bottom of the transom thicker than the top? Is it in expectation of a bracket, a place to land the deck, or is that just what the C21 plans call for?
Thank You PeeWee :) .
The plans call for two clamping boards.
I assume to accommodate USCG requirements for the rated outboard size.

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