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OD18 Progress

Post by PatrickO » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:30 am

Have been able to get some things done. Am currently ready to turn the boat and start fairing the hull. Have the console built. Still need to fair and glass it and install hardware. Will get some better pics tomorrow.
Will be posting new pics in my album.
This is a big 18' boat. At least it seems bigger than some other 18 footers I've been in. Looking forward to getting the hull glassed.


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Post by tech_support » Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:42 am

lets see some pictures. Better yet, bring it to the meeting in Sebastian.

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Post by Dane_Ger » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:05 am

PatrickO . . . Keep up the good work!

Note to self . . . try to do as nice a job on my rubrail as PatrickO did!
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Post by tech_support » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:18 am

PatrickO posted pictures in the gallery -nice work. The rubrail will look nice.

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Further progress

Post by PatrickO » Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:45 pm

Got the rub rail finished off. That seemed like a milestone passed.
Posted some more pics.
Working by myself, I am trying to flip the boat to start on the hull fairing. Got it halfway with the assist of an old a-frame I used to step the mast on my sailboat.
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Now that I have it this far, not sure how I'm going to get it the rest of the way w/out turning it into 1000 pieces of scrap wood. :doh: I'll have to use some American ingenuity.
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Rollover completed

Post by PatrickO » Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:42 pm

Solved the "by myself" rollover problem. Lots of rope, a muscle car, block and tackle, and leverage. Give me a lever and I'll move the world.
Posting pics now. :P
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Re: Rollover completed

Post by attownsend » Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:02 pm

PatrickO wrote:Solved the "by myself" rollover problem. Lots of rope, a muscle car, block and tackle, and leverage. Give me a lever and I'll move the world.
Posting pics now. :P
Really nice looking job,be proud man!Evild.Build on dude!
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Back to work

Post by PatrickO » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:09 am

Have been out of town for almost two months with family business. Am now back to work.
Got the hull painted, rolled and on a trailer. Started glassing the inside seams and should have that finished tomorrow.
It's time to install the chase tubes. I have some 3" electrical pvc, sched 80 that actually measures 3 1/2" OD. Should I use this or go with something smaller? A 3 1/2" hole in my 5 1/2" stringer seems really big and doesn't leave much stringer left.
Uploading some pics tonight.
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Oh yeah

Post by PatrickO » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:34 am

Also got the clamping board installed. Built this from clear heart pine 4 quarter ten ft. long. Milled it to 3/4", cut it in half, and laminated together wiht the grain turned opposite. Turned out nice and sure stiffened up the back end.
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Post by FLYonWALL9 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:36 am

Patrick,

Fine looking boat and nice work. Enjoy the build

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