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Old 02-04-2019, 11:28 AM
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I wish I was your next door neighbor. You have my greatest admiration. Beautiful.

.....when I saw the transom....it moved.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:31 AM
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This boat is turning out to be much more than I was expecting when I started following this thread over two years ago.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:41 AM
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That looks phenomenal. hopefully you do the boat name in Gold leaf. Such a sexy classic look.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:59 AM
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I’m loving it
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:14 PM
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Wow. The curves at the bow tow rail are the sexiest lines I've seen in a while.

Does the block turn back to the stern slightly?
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Old 02-05-2019, 04:01 AM
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Gorgeous!
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:36 AM
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Late to the game, but sub'd to see her through. Looks amazing.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:47 AM
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She's looking fantastic! Great work!
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:57 AM
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thanks for sharing the latest progress ;cant wait for the next pics .
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rrhyne View Post
Does the block turn back to the stern slightly?
I think what you are seeing is the effect of the crown in the deck. The rail and block top are milled to follow the crown of the deck and the aft facing edge is straight to mimic the profile of the hatch.

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Old 02-05-2019, 12:40 PM
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Wow, this is really coming together fantastic. Kudos on your joinery skills. I've got to imagine getting to this point gives you both a sense of accomplishment and an extra boost of energy to push through to the finish line.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:01 PM
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Wow, this is really coming together fantastic. Kudos on your joinery skills. I've got to imagine getting to this point gives you both a sense of accomplishment and an extra boost of energy to push through to the finish line.
Completely amazing, I love the wood on the transom and bow. Well done sir, well done!
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:22 PM
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Man the wood really looks great!! Keep it up and she will be in the water soon. Rag’s
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:47 AM
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Wood looks amazing. This boat is turning into an art piece. I'd be planning on expanding my living room so I could fit it in so I could look at it all the time.
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:11 AM
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Can you give some details on how you did the wood on the transom?
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:57 AM
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You sir are prime example of a man who refuses to "someday, someday" his way through life. Cheers
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by inboardman View Post
Can you give some details on how you did the wood on the transom?
Sure. The transom was glassed as a part of the hull sheathing and the surface was faired to provide the best support for the planks. This would hopefully yield the most true wood surface to minimize thickness reduction during post lamination fairing steps.

The transom is made up of 3 planks. I roughly shaped the bottom and top planks to the boundary edges and then spilied the butt joints and fastened them together using battens with hot glue. Now they could be handled as one. Made it easier to fine tune the fit and install.

At this point it was time to fret and overthink the installation process for a couple of weeks........ There was one very good outcome from this. I had nearly a full case of sticky tape left over from some jobs a few years ago and I was recently having a lot of trouble getting my bags sealed. Turns out sticky tape becomes less sticky and more firm as it ages. I finally looked at the case for a date code and found it's a bit older than I thought. Bought some new stock and most of my (bagging) problems went away.

Installation was a bit of controlled chaos with an army of one. Applied sticky tape to the perimeter of work area and stuck down one edge of the bag. Acetone washed the back surface of the planks to remove surface oils. Troweled on thickened epoxy to both surfaces and stuck the planks in place using some sticks to roughly position and bend the planks around the curve of the transom. Stuck a couple squares of sticky tape on corners to prevent damage to the bag and pulled the bag down and sealed it. Pulled a vacuum, ran around and fixed a couple of leaks, panicked when I found the plank position wasn't quite right and holed the bag in the process of moving it. stuck little blocks of sticky tape around the damaged area until it looked like the underside of a high school desk (gum, you remember), then I was back in business.

Pulled the bag the next day, used a heat gun on the strips to remove them, sanded and faired the teak. I'm using Awlwood system for a finish. Yellow primer as first coat, lightly sanded, then two fill coats of clear gloss top coat to fill the grain. That has been sanded and I'm in the process of adding 8 more coats to build the recommended final film thickness. I created a couple of defects in the process, but I think it came out alright.

Is anyone else allergic to teak dust? If I'm exposed I will have flu like symptoms for a couple of days. I realized I had become sensitized a couple of years ago so I moved outside whenever I was milling it. Even then I had problems during a big project. Now I use a dust mask even outside.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:28 PM
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It’s been a while since I’ve messed with any teak but the smallest amount of Awlfair dust kicks my ass. Boat looks amazing.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:51 PM
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Welp, the wife gave me a decent honey-do list before she went to work today. Found this thread and haven't finished a single task on the list.

This build is amazing. Subscribing to watch it finish up! Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:33 PM
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Great progress. Been watching since day one.
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