Eric's C21

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:17 pm

It is good you are still busy at work but have time to do a few things to your build. Glad your Dad is feeling better, meds or no meds. As far as rambling goes, it is good to plan ahead, takes the guess work out of what's next. It also beats talking to yourself. Sometimes I argue with the voices in my head so I post it on here in hopes you guys will help me win!! :)

Enjoy your weekend.
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by piperdown » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:22 pm

Glad to hear your dad is doing better!

Every little bit makes the boat go forward.

When I saw those machined parts I thought they looked somewhat familiar but I haven't worked on diesels in a long, long time. :D
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by AmbitiousRookie » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:32 pm

Is that bigger one cast and it look as if the shipped it to you with rocks lol

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:59 pm

AmbitiousRookie wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:32 pm
Is that bigger one cast and it look as if the shipped it to you with rocks lol
Believe it or not that customer machined it on a Nakamura. I was shocked.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Jeff » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:26 pm

Good talking to you today!! Glad you Dad is better!! Try and have a good weekend!! Jeff

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:20 am

Well Guys I have been abandoned by my girls today. Seems going shopping with Nana trump working on a boat! :lol:
I'm not one to sit around so I'm doing what I can today. I mixed another 5 oz. batch of epoxy and taped the second side of frame G.

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While that's curing I cut out the weep holes in the other frames. Then I had the idea to seal the holes with some fiberglass tubes left over from rocket airframes. These will get epoxied in place. I don't think it's needed but I figure it couldn't hurt. Water will get into my bilge as I plan to allow a drain for the anchor and rode between my inside stringers. I freaking hate mildew on my rode.

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I'll cut the tubes about an 1/8" proud to allow for a good fillet. Then place them into the frames.

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Time to get in the boat and fit the frames. That's all I'll get done today. More to come....

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by Eric1 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:10 pm

Frames fit fine so I went back to weep holes.
The fiberglass tube inserts are cut and epoxied in place.

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Re: Eric's C21

Post by glossieblack » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Very nice precautionary detail. :D
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by piperdown » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:53 pm

That looks very good!

Love the attention to detail and how everything has it's place. Beautiful work!
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Re: Eric's C21

Post by joe2700 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:03 pm

Eric1 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:20 am
Water will get into my bilge as I plan to allow a drain for the anchor and rode between my inside stringers. I freaking hate mildew on my rode.
Have you considered making the bottom of the anchor locker above the waterline and draining though the hull? Not sure you'd want all the muck from an anchor making it's way into the bilge if you can help it. A small through hull with a directional cover is pretty common.

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