Knots - OD 18

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Knots - OD 18

Post by Knots » Sun May 25, 2014 9:43 pm

Hello all,

So somewhere late summer 2012, I decided that it would be a good idea to build a boat. This is my first go at one from zero. I have done some repair projects it the past but never a new build. I have never found the time to post my progress but now I am going to, this should help give me the last push I need to finish her off! And I know you guys like pics, I defiantly like to see the way ya’ll do things, it has helped give me ideas.

This project was planned for a year and going to be a simple tiller steer build but somewhere along the way it changed;

Well here it is from the start...

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I was thinking about getting the CNC kit but there is a supplier of good hydrotec with in an hour’s drive so this was the more economical option, but to be honest though the marking and cutting the wood out was kind of fun.



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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Knots » Sun May 25, 2014 9:49 pm

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Marking out the bottom & sole

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& the side pannel / sheers
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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Dougster » Sun May 25, 2014 9:52 pm

Good to see another Texas build thread :D Nice go on the Hydrotech. You don't need a kit. Folks ask me if I build with a kit and it's nice to say no. Cuttin' out the panels is fun. Takes a few days and saves more than a few bucks. Where 'bouts on the coast are you?

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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Knots » Sun May 25, 2014 9:54 pm

Uppercoast

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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Knots » Sun May 25, 2014 9:59 pm

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Stringers... spliced plywood, my cutting skills have impove significanly since this, but that woodflour glue can fix up just about anything and make it right!

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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Knots » Sun May 25, 2014 10:29 pm

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Making a mess is always fun :lol: cut out the sheer

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Test fitting stiggers to floor

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Gluin' the stringer to the bottom panel


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This is pretty much what the dog said a this point... if only he spoke English,

"Aw man you are still working on the boat"?

"What is your problem dog"?

"It's like 100 degrees and, and there is a perfectly good couch in the AC, just inside"

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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Cracker Larry » Mon May 26, 2014 6:24 am

Welcome aboard, Knots. Good to see another OD18 being built. Good choice of boats too, you will enjoy it :D
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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Knottybuoyz » Mon May 26, 2014 7:52 am

Welcome to the asylum Knots. Going to be nice to see another one come together. I couldn't help but compare our plywood stacks. :lol:

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I will give you that my stack includes 18 extra sheets of 1/2" plus all the MDF forms for the strongback but it is a striking comparison! 8O Everything below the blue arrow is boat!

Anyhow, build on. Looking forward to seeing yours come together.
Yours Aye! Rick
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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Dougster » Mon May 26, 2014 8:48 am

You got busy! It's fun seeing 'em come together. Tell Dog he gets to go with you on trips and he'll be there supervising every day.

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Re: Knots - OD 18

Post by Knots » Mon May 26, 2014 6:29 pm

That is a stack of wood 8O
I did end up getting more wood once I started the inside, but that was the BOM wood.

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