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Old 04-13-2015, 10:56 AM   #241
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*Yawn* Rip Van Winkle is awake!

What a lousy start to the spring. Snow, rain, hail, sleet and more rain. The ground under the boat is soaked. It'll be awhile before it dries out enough to be able to walk on it.

I did manage to get into the shed this morning to fix an air leak in one of my air lines & make myself a new filleting tool.

There's a few more pics & details our blog which I just updated:

M/V She:Kon: Yawn! Is it time to wake up yet?

Now I go see what everybody else was up to this winter.

Cheers!
Good post.Never thought about using a cue ball before.Interesting.You are a pioneer Rick.

I didn't get anything done over winter.My doctors don't like how my back issues are progressing and my weight loss has stopped.Since they advised me against boating,again,I bought a brand new motorcycle last month.I have 8, so I need to make some hard choices.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:05 AM   #242
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I came down with a major case of 'LazyAssedNess' which has kept me out of the boat shed for awhile.

Anyhow, back at it yesterday and today getting stuff cleaned up & ready for more filleting & taping.

Workbench clean up was task #1



Little more stuff on the web log which I just updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/05/ther ... xcuse.html

Thanks for looking in. Cheers
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Just caught up to this build: Very impressive especially in the conditions you have. Can't wait to follow along to see the end result!
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Old 05-07-2015, 12:18 PM   #244
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Filleted the joint between the hull sides and the bulwarks. One layer of tape over that, wet on wet. I don't think this joint needs more than one layer. It'll get a couple more when the decks go on plus it's a lapped joint that was securely glued.



Having to ease myself into this. Didn't take long for the carpal tunnel to start acting up again and I was only rolling out epoxy on the tape. Sheez. Wearing a back brace this year that appears to be working really well so far. Getting old suks!

Tomorrow I have a little work to do on the stem with the sander then I'll tape it up real good and tape in the thruster tube.

Standby..
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Good to see ya back in the saddle Rick. Too many newbies underestimate the time commitment involved in these projects. It's refreshing to follow a build where the builder acknowledges the down time. Keep at it.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:50 AM   #246
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Anywho, I forced myself to haul my lazy ass out to the shed this morning. I have been puttering around in there. Little sanding here. Little taping there etc. Today's plan was to tape the stem. First chance to use the 'constant radius fillet tool' I made a few weeks ago.



I have to say it worked really well.

Web log updated with a few more pics etc. http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/05/majo ... y-ass.html
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Boat Shed Crime Scene. Camera catches moment of Boat Builders death.



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Old 05-24-2015, 02:38 PM   #248
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Are you hanging around with Peter?He's wearing off on you.lol
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Got a few more seams taped today. Won't be long and I'll be working with my head in the box keel. Not really looking forward to that part but it's gotta be done.



I used the cue-ball fillet thingy again. This time I just laid down a bead of epoxy glue over the old fillets then laid on the tape. I went over the tape with the cue-ball after. It made a nice smooth fillet. Let it set up a bit then epoxied the tape. Seems to have worked pretty well.
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Looking good Rick! Good to see you back.
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Looking good Rick! Good to see you back.
Thanks dimer2.

I think summer has finally arrived. I started out at my normal 9'ish and it was a comfy 70 degs F in the shed. By noon it was hovering around 80 F and at 14:00 it was well over 90 F in the shed. I tried to get the entire perimeter taped & epoxied but fell short when the heat got the best of me and the epoxy. I gave up when I started spilling epoxy all over the freaking place.



At least I got about 5 hrs in on the boat today. That's more than has been the norm lately. Felt like I had a lil' more stamina today. Will just keep pushing and get as much done as I can.

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Good progress.You must have eat your Wheaties that morning.
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Good progress.You must have eat your Wheaties that morning.


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I knew there was something to it.
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The wife took this picture this morning. Another one of those 'WTF have I gotten myself into?' moments.



I made a real mess in the box keel the other day so I was in there today sanding. PITA!



So as you can see I don't fit in there very well.

Web log updated: M/V She:Kon: Out with the old

Lots more sanding in my future. Standby....
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Could you lay some thin ply across the box keel and put a cushion on it to lay on?Is the keel to deep to do that?
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Could you lay some thin ply across the box keel and put a cushion on it to lay on?Is the keel to deep to do that?
See, this is where I wish I had 5 or 6 grandchildren of various ages & sizes do do this kinda work for me! The lil' ones you can hang upside down by their ankles to get into the really tight spots!
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See, this is where I wish I had 5 or 6 grandchildren of various ages & sizes do do this kinda work for me! The lil' ones you can hang upside down by their ankles to get into the really tight spots!

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