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Post by Douglas » Sat Aug 27, 2005 1:33 pm

After I built the V12 I wanted to build a Phantom 18 but finances did not allow. So, in the meantime, I built this 17', cedar strip row boat that I'll use to row troll for musky in the fall. (Must build Phantom...)
http://gallery.bateau2.comdisplayimage.php?pos=-5198
http://gallery.bateau2.comdisplayimage.php?pos=-5199



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Post by BilltheCat » Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:57 pm

Now you've gone ahead and done it .... graduated from building a boat to being a boat builder .... and from the looks, a very very skilled one too!

Too nice for fish guts though :P

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Post by LARRY » Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:47 pm

Douglas, that is awesome! Totally professional. Congratulations. I should be so poor. :D

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Post by ross61 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:48 pm

Douglas,

I see you are in Milwaukee, so am I. I would love to come look at both of your boats. I have a FL14 from this site that I built a couple years ago. Trying to decide on the next boat.

Ross

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Post by Douglas » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:10 pm

Thank you Dave for your comments & I agree about the fish guts---Catch and Release!Larry Im glad you like it-material costs were not that bad but the labor, now that's another story! Ross, No problem,e-mail me at Rowhunter@sbcglobal.net Thank you all! Douglas
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Post by Eric » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:35 pm

Very nice strip work, what model boat is that?

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Post by Douglas » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:43 pm

Eric, The hull is a Rangeley Lake boat 17'. I will not upset J.M. and tell you where I got the plans! I will tell you that I was thinking of doing the Scilly Gig whose lines are very similar. Douglas

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Post by Douglas » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:54 pm

Hey Guys,

The only reason I posted these pictures is because all of the procedures used on this boat I learned from Bateau. Epoxy mixtures, fiberglassing, bi-ax taping, fillets with colloidical silica and wood flour, clamping and sanding. Did I forget to mention sanding. No, it's not stitch & glue but everything else relates to brightwork finishing. I hope you all can appreciate. This is only my second boat.

Thanks,

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Post by jacquesmm » Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:23 am

What is funny is that we just have the plans for a Rangeley open on the drafting table.
I am thinking of designing a serie of boats in that style: Rangeley, Mc Innis bateau and guide boats. We would try to offer them in 3 building materials: modified for plywood multichine, wood-epoxy strip and foam strip sandwich.
Those are "in between" design projects that we work on when a big design project is halted for some reason.
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Post by Douglas » Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:34 pm

Jacques, That is very funny.Your ideas sound good to me,I'll be waiting patiently for their release. Douglas

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