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 on: June 29, 2015, 07:02:00 AM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by David Nolan
very nice looking boat there.  congrats.  she is a beauty

 on: June 29, 2015, 07:00:52 AM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by David Nolan
It wont collapse.  I guarantee that.  Its pretty stout and then its getting two layers of glass all sides.   drain is Renns patented glass tube I made and 1 inch plug.   The old one never slid around.  we used to put chocks in the deck screwed in on the small boat.  on the big boat, I cant move it really.   the non skid deck makes it stay.  But if ever in a bad sea, Id lash it down to the wides with ropes or straps.   

the old one was sawzalled.   Over time, it sat out in the winter and some water got in.   it got the wood wet and the wood was delaming.   easier to make a new one.   I am using a single piece of 1/4 ont he bottom which I glassed with heavy roving last night.   That stuff wouldnt wet out well until I hit it with the propane torch and then it wet out fine.

The top will be a flip top lid, a single piece of plywood cut at the one third mark.  big enough to get fish and five gallon buckets in and out, and also flip one side open and still have a working surface on the last one third.

its still going to be very light.   Ill put some wood tabs on the bottom for protection on the deck.   

I just got the issue of MAIB.  this dude is making boats this way.  gluing up a bunch of foam from HD with PL.   then jigsawing the boats out of them and sanding the foam.  then he glasses the whole boat and can lift 14 ft boats up with one hand.   fun stuff...

my next project is a small boat cooler for drinks and food somewhere on the stbd side with overboard drain.

 on: June 29, 2015, 06:19:43 AM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by Bigsidny that one of two? Ive seen your fishing photos. Dont you need one per day? LOL And you're a lucky man...I know the reaction my wife would have for building something in my living room!!  Grin

 on: June 29, 2015, 06:17:03 AM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by Bigsidny
Great looking boat! Fantastic job!

 on: June 29, 2015, 06:15:58 AM 
Started by David Nolan - Last post by BobC
That ought to hold some ice and fish!  I've seen similar on some of the commercial rod and reel tuna guys boats.  What are you proposing for a drain?

 on: June 29, 2015, 06:09:57 AM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by BobC
Excellent job, Very nice looking cabin, excellent proportion IMHO. 

 on: June 29, 2015, 02:41:18 AM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by gdwamsley
Nice boat. What did you wind up using for the rub rails

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 on: June 29, 2015, 12:20:24 AM 
Started by AlasKen - Last post by AlasKen
I didn't get out on the water this weekend so decided to take advantage of nice weather and work on my reels.  I used Alan Tani's site, for help.  If you haven't seen his site it has tutorials for servicing and hot roading most any reel you can think of.  I serviced a Penn 209, 2 Shimano Charter Specials, an Okuma T20' Penn 113HLW, and a Penn 113.  I took them apart and cleaned up any corrosion I found, packed the bearings with grease (Yamaha marine grease), greased all screws and interior metal, and replaced the drag washers with carbon fiber washers and greased them with Cal's drag grease.  I am getting a full 10 lbs of drag at strike position with the Charter Specials.  I getting 10 lbs with the Okuma with the drag lever at about 1/3 to the strike position.  I think I was close to 10 lbs on the 209 but was concerned for the rod so didn't push it.  I couldn't find my scale so I used a 10 lb bucket of oats to determine drag.  I tied the end of the line to the bucket.  I then reeled down and tried to lift the bucket off the ground.  I adjusted the drag so I could lift it with my thumb on the spool and when released it would very slowly and smoothly let out drag.  This seemed like a fair method of testing the reel.

I have more reels to go but this was a good start.  I like the level winds on the boat as I often have less experienced anglers and they forget to level the line as they fight a fish or check bait.  I spooled with a braid (50 lb) and then went with ~50' of 30 lb flourocarbon on the 209 and Charter Special.  On the big stuff I have 100 lb braid and 50' of 150 lb mono connected using an Albert knot.  Now I just need to get back out and try to catch some fish.

 on: June 29, 2015, 12:01:05 AM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by Eddy C

 on: June 28, 2015, 11:28:33 PM 
Started by fjolsen - Last post by fjolsen
I pulled the boat out of the shed to install the rubrails this weekend. It's nice to be able to step back and look at the boat from a distance and with paint. I'm quite pleased with it. Should be hanging the outboard this week and then on to rigging.
I hope to splash before the end of July, although I might have said that last year...and the year before.
It'll be 5 years this August since I started. It has been an on and off build with several distractions along the way but I think the end is finally in sight. Someone recently posted something about needing to stop obsessing over the details and finish and get the damn thing in the water so it can be used and enjoyed. That really sunk in with me and now the race to the splash is on!

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