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Old 09-27-2015, 01:30 PM   #461
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So today's tasks in the shed were fixing a bubble, aligning some stringers and setting some frame/bulkheads in place. Lot of naval gazin' went on with plenty of ponderin' too!



Web log updated: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/09/bubb ... heads.html

Sanding day & possibly bedding the stringers (aft section) tomorrow.

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Good update.Things will start taking shape now.You've come along way.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:28 AM   #463
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Good update.Things will start taking shape now.You've come along way.
Thanks Ben. I just keep pickin' away at it, one small bite at a time.

Morning briefing.

The stringers, like everything else, want to slide down the hull into the keel. With every step I take in the boat they work their way downwards and away from the transom. So this morning I lined them up again and am welding them to the bottom.



Using slow hardener on a cool day so it'll be awhile before I go and put some tape on them. Once this cures up I'll be able to move around the boat without worrying about the stringers migrating to the bilge.

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Old 10-01-2015, 02:19 PM   #464
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Back into the shed after some family business & nasty weather got in the way. Mixed up some goop and bedded the aft section of the stringers in place. This is really hard on my hands mixing glue so I pulled the ole' Lady's hand mixer out of the kitchen and whipped up a few batches!



After some putzin' around I managed to get the aft section of the stringers bedded, filleted and taped (just one layer before my hands gave out).



Fillets turned out pretty good this time. I used a cut up bondo squeegee.



A few more pics & such on the blog update today: http://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2015/10/bedd ... ngers.html

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...so I pulled the ole' Lady's hand mixer out of the kitchen and whipped up a few batches! ....
You're a brave man. lol

Looking good!
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You're a brave man. lol

Looking good!
Looks like it might even have been a family heirloom. Great aunt Hilda's sunbeam!
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Back into the shed after some family business & nasty weather got in the way. Mixed up some goop and bedded the aft section of the stringers in place. This is really hard on my hands mixing glue so I pulled the ole' Lady's hand mixer out of the kitchen and whipped up a few batches!

I like it!

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You know this is gonna cost ya one of them new upright mixers like A cuisinart that I had to buy the little misses a year or so ago. Don't ask how I know, You can guess.

Keep plugging away bud. Your doing great!
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:25 AM   #470
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The rumours of my early demise at the hands a an infuriated 'Kitchen Gadgetista' are over exaggerated! I had you guys going there didn't I? That is a $1 yard sale mixer the ole' Lady picked up for me a few years ago. We've burnt out 2 or 3 so far mixing glue. See the ole' Woman and I have an arrangement. She doesn't mess with my power tools and I don't mess with her kitchen gadgets!

But I have been down for the count for almost 3 days. Inner ear infection. Right side deaf as a post. Tinnitus and pain. On antibiotics now. Shouldn't take too long to clear that up. Managed to haul my butt out to the shed today before the winds kick up. Didn't really feel like crawling around the bottom of the boat finishing the bedding & fillets for the stringers so I decided to lay out a layer of glass on the two aft bulkheads.



These are just offcuts laying around and I had planned to use them for just this purpose. The two aft bulkheads being solid won't hurt from being totally enclosed in glass.



Plenty of neat epoxy rolled on and soaked up by these panels.



Gooped & peel plied. They look a little dry. Dunno why. I dumped extra epoxy on there and squeegeed them well. Gotta keep my eye on them. I did lift the peel ply and the glass underneath is thoroughly soaked through. Could just be that cheap peel ply. I'll be glad when it's gone.

Tomorrow I'll flip those panels over and do the other side.

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I used to get ear infections all the time when I was younger... I feel for ya, man.
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I am dealing with an ear infection in my left ear.I always get them this time of year.Unforunately,do to the medications I am on for my health,I can't take off the top of the fridge medicines.

Now about those bulkheads and stringers. We seem to think alike on those.However,I think I would have made a mess, by trying to install the bulk heads to soon after the stringer installation,in hopes of trying to keep the stringers spaced and in place.
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:34 AM   #473
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I am dealing with an ear infection in my left ear.I always get them this time of year.Unforunately,do to the medications I am on for my health,I can't take off the top of the fridge medicines.
Ear is a bit better. I have my hearing back. Still got the ringing though. No pain now either. Been keeping myself busy (not boat work) making up targets for the pistol range.

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Now about those bulkheads and stringers. We seem to think alike on those.However,I think I would have made a mess, by trying to install the bulk heads to soon after the stringer installation,in hopes of trying to keep the stringers spaced and in place.
That's a lesson I learned the hard way. I have undone much more work than I've showed you guys on the forums or the blog!

I used the bulkheads to help locate the position of the stringers and that's it. Once I had it tabbed in place they aren't going anywhere. Even though there's only 8' of stringer fully bedded, filleted and taped the affect it's had on the structure of the hull is amazing! No more bouncy bouncy wobbly wobbly!

Think I'm pretty much done for the season. Too cold for fiberglassing. Time to start thinking of winter projects & definite possibility of going back to work for a few months to refill the project kitty.

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Mr. SK. Back to work? I thought you were retired.
Ah yes I am. Almost 3 yrs now. I can sit at home on my arse eating chicken sammiches or I can haul my arse to OtterWah 5 days a week! It's the only sure way to avoid the dreaded 'Honey Do List'!
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:05 AM   #476
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Here's a video from a builder in Turkey who has been producing the TW28 design for a few years. They also stretched the hull 2' from what I can tell the extra length went into the forward cabin space.

https://youtu.be/yN80fPjeXxA

Ours will be approx. 1' 5" longer and the stretch is in the main cabin space.

I'm finished building for the season. Brought in the epoxy from the shed yesterday. I may tinker a little here and there but for the most part the building season is over.

I got done pretty much what I wanted to get done this year. Had a slow start to the season but eventually hit my stride about August!

Just wanted to thank everybody who's looked in on my posts here and our blog site. I greatly appreciate the feedback & camaraderie that goes on. It really helps keep the enthusiasm for the project alive!

We'll see you back in the spring!

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I'm not a boat builder by any means, but I think it would look and perform better with a bit of a brow over the front glass. Otherwise there will be lots of light coming in and glare to go with it.

Otherwise Nice Boat!
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We had white sh*t falling from the sky yesterday. High temp was 27 F! Brrrrrrr!

Hard to think that 'season 5' is now over and still working on the hull.



Back to work in 2 weeks to refill the project kitty. Hopefully there'll much more progress next year.

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