C17 in the bayou

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C17 in the bayou

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:07 am

Planning on doing CC version of this design So today we got started on getting strongback set up and drawning molds the molds took a while to get drawn out but got it done fun to draft the parts out vs the pre cut I think .
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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:10 am

Took a while to get everything thing lined up but it starting to come together
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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:14 am

So me and my dad decided we would cut the molds out off cheap plywood as template so glad we did lil extra work but peace of mind knowing that we didn't mess up the good stuff very easy to transfer the stencil on to the maranti ,on a second note it's been super hot here in Louisiana been in the 90's all week :help: gotta build the boat half naked to stay luke warm :lol: plenty beer a water but gotta do what we gotta do just waiting on sum supplies more pics coming soon
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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by OrangeQuest » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:46 am

Everything is looking good so far! Welcome to the forum!
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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:49 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:46 am
Everything is looking good so far! Welcome to the forum!
thanks
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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Eric1 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 am

Looking good Salty. Welcome to the forum.

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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Rmarsh » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:06 am

Hi Salty: Great to see another C17 getting started, and that you and your Dad will be working on it together. I got a lot of help from my son when we built ours.......he mixed just about every batch of epoxy for it, and we spent many hours together in the shop just pondering...and anticipating.
Your posts and pictures will be part of a journal that others like myself will follow, and that you will look back on with pride and joy!

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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by thb » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:36 am

Hi Salty,

Welcome to the forum. You will enjoy it here as there is lots of help available from folks who have done it.

Your workmanship on the cradle looks real good. How long is that thing? Is the middle bowing down any? An extra set of wheels in the middle might be in order as the weight gets added. A laser pointer might be in order to check for bowing.

Should be a great boat.

Regards
Tom in Steinhatchee

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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:07 am

Salty, welcome to the Builders Forum and glad to see you are off to a good start!! Yes, hot here in Florida as well!! Keep those photos coming and again, welcome to the Builders Forum!! Jeff

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Re: C17 in the bayou

Post by Salty F17 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:34 am

thb wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:36 am
Hi Salty,

Welcome to the forum. You will enjoy it here as there is lots of help available from folks who have done it.

Your workmanship on the cradle looks real good. How long is that thing? Is the middle bowing down any? An extra set of wheels in the middle might be in order as the weight gets added. A laser pointer might be in order to check for bowing.

Should be a great boat.

Regards
Tom in Steinhatchee
The strongback is 18 ft long as in the plans no Bowing I did think about a middle set of wheels but it is braced in between the 2x6's and leveled with laser pointer I dont think i will be need to but easy to add if weight become a issue thanks for you input keep posting
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