Hell, slap some paint on her and let's go fishing! Just kidding, looking good, and you are making good progress, it's a marathon not a sprint!
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Thanks Cannon. Looking back through your build... you were sprinting. Boat building definitely cuts into fishing time.
Looking good. You are at the point I stressed out about the most and found it was nothing at all to get the bottom on. I pre-marked all of my screw holes and wrote out the gluing process in big words on a sheet of paper and taped it to the wall rather than looking through the book while scrambling around. My electric drill burned out and then my battery went dead in my portable while screwing it down. Still had plenty of time to borrow a neighbors drill to finish the screwing process.
Thanks GS. I didn't stress to much getting the bottom glued up last night. I was working by myself so there was alot of running back and forth. The worst part was trying to get a swig of beer every now and then.
Nice work. Shop space looks great!
Thanks Paul. Shop is 36 X 16... and I wouldn't want it any smaller.
I ended up dry fitting the stringers and installed all the screws to make sure everything was the way I wanted it. Worked out fine and with cordless bit driver it was not a hassle. If you want more time with the epoxy you could use the e-bond slow hardener. I think they just came out with a fairly slow hardener, I used aero and had enough time. I had 2 helpers that day.
Looking good. I think the standard size jumbo is now probably 24-26'.
Thanks elk. The epoxy worked out great and I was able to get a pretty good stringer fit. (One side is off by a 1/16th at the stringer horse. lol) I think you're right about the 24-26' Jumbo.
Here are some measurement just for reference later:
I added a couple of feet to my bottom panels on top of 3 full sheets. I believe the bottom panel total length was around 24' 5". I only cut off 2 to 3 inches hanging past the transom. I bought 22' LVL stringers and cut a little less than a foot off. I also used a full 9" stringer height.