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Old 07-08-2015, 07:37 PM   #281
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Have you thought about your choice of bilge coatings?I think now would be a good time to prep for it.What do you think?
Oh I dunno. Probably the same primer I used on the bottom then paint over that. Once I get some structure in I'll have a look see what I can get.
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Wise guy!

I wanted to build in aluminum but it was well above my pay grade.

I'm sure there are bigger boats built using this or similar methods. Would I do it again? NO! But we live and learn.

You can fix pretty much any screw up with enough epoxy & fiberglass!

Spent 2-1/2 hrs grinding my sins away with my new 'Mini WMD'! What a great tool for gobbling up bad fiberglassing!



I have one of these flappy style discs on my 4" grinder and it has a ravenous appetite! The little 2" disc on the die grinder was the perfect tool for grinding out the bubbles. Probably saved me a couple of hours with my head stuck in the keel. A right angle die grinder would have been even easier.

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Working smaller sections that I can handle easier. Hope is to spend more time building than fixing up screw ups! We'll see how it works. So far so good.



Just one 4' section done along the starboard side. Getting hot today so called it quits at 11:00 when the temp in the shed hit 33C. I'll try to get 3 x 4' sections done tomorrow. I did do the back end of the keel in smaller sections and it worked out fine.



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Another 12' section of the keel done. Going to try to wrap up this first layer in the box keel nonsense in a couple of days.



Next step will be bottom on the port side. I have to order some more glass for the starboard side.

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That is a lot of glass going into your boat.Does the plans call for all of this glass reinforcing?
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That is a lot of glass going into your boat.Does the plans call for all of this glass reinforcing?
Yup. Three layers inside. 17 oz 45/45, 12 oz 0/90 & finishing cloth 8-10 oz plain weave.

Bottom panels will get 1 x 33 oz triax & 1 x 12 oz 0/90 and that's it.
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Yup. Three layers inside. 17 oz 45/45, 12 oz 0/90 & finishing cloth 8-10 oz plain weave.

Bottom panels will get 1 x 33 oz triax & 1 x 12 oz 0/90 and that's it.

WoW! Thats way more than I thought.Your hull in gonna be 1.5 inches thick when you're done.
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Are there going to be any stiffeners like mini bulkheads in that keel?
Any ballast .. probably not thinking of the speed of this hull.
Perhaps a little bulkhead and an intermediate shaft bearing?
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Are there going to be any stiffeners like mini bulkheads in that keel?
Any ballast .. probably not thinking of the speed of this hull.
Perhaps a little bulkhead and an intermediate shaft bearing?

You mean Rick?
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Eric can call me Ken if he likes Ben!

It's a little bit too early in the morning to put on my thinking cap without coffee so I did a lil' doodle.



There are 4 divisions of the box keel at frame C, E, F2 & G. The frame just aft of F2 by 8" is there to accommodate the Python Drive (Pythondrive The ideal flexible and vibration-free drive unit).

Ballast will be dependent on trim and an inclining test. Most of this model that have been build have all been light int he bow. I'm estimating 1500 lbs.

Warning! Drawing is not to scale and was produced without the benefit of caffeine.
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LOL


Have you decided on ballast type,lead,sand,concrete,steel,feathers?
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Have you decided on ballast type,lead,sand,concrete,steel,feathers?
Lead. So far I have 467.54 lbs.



That's 'nuff to make 18386 50 Cal (178 grain) musket balls.
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1/2 forward section of the box keel glass laid out.



Epoxied & Peel Plied.



That's all I could get done this morning before I had to leave on a humanitarian mission to help a friend out. Other side should get done tomorrow morning.

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Are you planning to cast that lead into shape?

Good work getting that glass laid in.
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Are you planning to cast that lead into shape?
As you see it. Stacks well. Once boat is finally trimmed out I'll epoxy it into place.

First layer on box keel done! Yeah!



Not pretty but I can live with it. Got some cleaning up to do on the bottom panel, port side, then it'll be ready for glass & goop!

Few more pics & nonsense on the latest blog update: M/V She:Kon: 2 Day Update
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I don't know about epoxying everything is place.I find that I change stuff to much to do that.

Looks purdy gud to me.Ain't gotta be show car purdy.Good enough to hold bilge coat and shed water to the bilge pump.
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Removed the uprights & cross bars from the rolling frame. Thank The Maker they're out of the way. It'll be pleasant 'Not' smashing my head on them constantly!



Birds Eye View



Port side bottom panel will get glassed next. Just have to go round with the sander and dress up some fabric edges & shiny spots.


It'll be a 'Big Pour'. IIRC the time we did the outside bottom it took 11 hrs & 3 1/2 gallons of epoxy and that was with a helper mixing goop.

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I f*cked up. A couple of years ago. Now it's come back to bite me in the arse!



Web log updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/07/expe ... stake.html

I'm going to go sailing with Cap'n Morgan.
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While waiting for supplies to arrive I did a lil' bit of work on the stringers in between rain storms.

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