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Old 07-12-2018, 04:25 PM
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I don't think so. I'm pretty sure a guy owning a roofing company in Norfolk. The hull was laid up in Mike Lohr's shop. Some where along the way the relationship turned and the boat was moved to be finished.

Not much to show, I've been adding stiffness to the jig, building a 55 gallon drum stand for epoxy, adjusting the jig to get the the longitudinals in plane, building a deck to walk on inside and a scarfing jig for the stringers. Should start laminating stringers and keelson over the next week or so.


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Old 07-13-2018, 06:21 AM
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Awesome and ambitious, living in Eastern NC I love going by the various boat builders to watch these cold molded boats take shape.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:36 AM
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A pic of mis behaving a 45 built on VB
I've seen this boat a lot. It's the kind of boat that stands out no matter how much money is docked around it.

This is going to be an amazing journey. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:01 PM
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Kyle, do you know if the name is still miss behaving? If not what's the new name?
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:35 AM
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Wow. Cool project and looking forward to see it progress. Guess it answers the question if you have been fishing.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:04 AM
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In the for the ride.

You'll teach your son more then just fiberglass and boat building in this journey. Good luck.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:26 AM
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Have you decided on bridge layout? I like the jersey cape layout vs the one shown above on the bulkhead. way more fishable.
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Subbed. Can't wait to see this one come together.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by wahoo wacker View Post
Have you decided on bridge layout? I like the jersey cape layout vs the one shown above on the bulkhead. way more fishable.
I'm a big fan of what Xcelerator boatworks did on one of their express boats. It's a center console style helm with 3 chairs across. It's not traditional and you don't get those nice expensive teak captains chairs, but the captain gets excellent visibility when running and watching the spread without all of the wasted space of a single helm chair center console. i think the Xcelerator boat is a mid thirty foot boat so I think you could make it even nicer on a 45.

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Old 07-20-2018, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by wickeyleaks View Post
I'm a big fan of what Xcelerator boatworks did on one of their express boats. It's a center console style helm with 3 chairs across. It's not traditional and you don't get those nice expensive teak captains chairs, but the captain gets excellent visibility when running and watching the spread without all of the wasted space of a single helm chair center console. i think the Xcelerator boat is a mid thirty foot boat so I think you could make it even nicer on a 45.

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Just a random thought, if that's something that interests you, Pompanette (Release would probably do the same for you) make teak style helm chairs for similar applications

Maximus Series Benches - Pompanette World Class Seating - Pompanette, LLC




I'm really looking forward to following this build! Should be awesome! The lines on those hulls are beautiful
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Old 07-22-2018, 04:45 PM
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There is 2 boat Ricky Scarborough built back in early 90's, Ashley Lauren and Why Not. If I finish it out as a express that will be the layout.

There is a raised area for the helm, a bench in front and a bench to port.



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Old 07-22-2018, 05:09 PM
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I was able to evolve from a from a jig builder to a boat builder. The past week or so has been leveling, squaring and making the port and starboard sides perfectly symetrical with relation to the strong back. It was pain staking taking multiple measuments on every station. I'm currently good up until station 8. Blocks at every stringer and keel notch are level to each other, parrallel to the strong back and square to the centerline. The keel is in plane from 21-12 then the curve begins, this boats always had a small keel built on to it. The stringer are in plane from 21-14 then begin there curve. It looks like the outboard will not need to step down to 1x but the inboards will at around station 10. The stem is going to be laminated out of 1/2" x6" mahogany.

After that I began scarfing longitudinals. I did a few for the outboard stringers. Once I got the technique down I did the the keel to station 7. I tried a scarfing jig and a band saw, a skil saw and a planer ended up being the fast way for me. Then I roughed up each layer with a ange grinder and some 80 grit, ace toned them off and laminated them together. It was a bit damp out this morning due to yesterday's rain so I ended up waving a shrink wrap torch across then to warm and dry them up. It was a messy job as I think a 3/16" notch trowel would have been better then a 1/4", lots of squeeze out. Thank god for slow cure hardners it took 1.5 hours to wet out the wood, spread the glue and clamp. I'm using CPD 4528 resin and for now the 4364 hardener, I might go to the 9287 if needed for longer gel times. Boy you need a lot of clamps. Then we've had pouring rain all after noon.
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Old 07-22-2018, 05:41 PM
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Man, this is cool stuff, thanks for sharing
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The more painstaking you are now, the less fairing you will have to do later!
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Crazy, I’ve seen Lady K many a time I believe. She’s out of my home port in Point Judith.
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Originally Posted by wickeyleaks View Post
I'm a big fan of what Xcelerator boatworks did on one of their express boats. It's a center console style helm with 3 chairs across. It's not traditional and you don't get those nice expensive teak captains chairs, but the captain gets excellent visibility when running and watching the spread without all of the wasted space of a single helm chair center console. i think the Xcelerator boat is a mid thirty foot boat so I think you could make it even nicer on a 45.

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Thanks wicket. We actually ended up going to the teak style ladderbacks on that boat. It's a 35' a 45' should be a huge bridge in comparison
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Old 07-25-2018, 09:44 AM
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This is my absolute dream project!! Always said I wanted to build my own express basic and functional like you said. Can't wait to watch the project from start to finish, good luck!!
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Subscribed.....this is awesome, Congrats!
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