John's New Boat Progress

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John's New Boat Progress

Post by Johnlanark » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:58 pm

Simon posted a pic on the old site, here's a couple of update photos if I have followed Simon's instructions correctly. The boat is a 20ftx 4ft 6inch Herreshoff style from a plan in MIT Museum , and will be called "Corra Linn" after a waterfall on the River Clyde near my home. Work has stopped for the winter with the oak coaming part laminated, as it's too cold for the epoxy glue - and also for the builder. The clothes pegs have been returned to the washing line bag.

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Re: John's New Boat Progress

Post by PeteThePen1 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:23 pm

John

You have done a super job with the boat. The fore deck looks magnificent and the seams appear to be very consistent. That was a job I found very difficult.

I look forward to seeing further progress.


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Post by 87gn@tahoe » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:50 am

What a beautiful job you're doing...

Any pictures/description of the machinery?
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Re: John's New Boat Progress

Post by mcandrew1894 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:52 am

Looking awesome John!

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Post by farmerden » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:14 am

AHA ! How many noticed the mirror imaging done with the grain? I thinks this man is a carpenter-plus!! nice work John.Den
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Post by piet schuurs » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:49 am

Beautifull boat John. nice work.

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Re: John's New Boat Progress

Post by Johnlanark » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:01 pm

Thanks Pete. I spaced the deck joints with scraps of 4mm ply with parcel tape protection against the glue, held vertically. They are not all that consistent close up - you are right, it is a tricky job to do well.

Thanks also Den and well spotted. The teak veneer for the deck came in strips about a foot wide, and comprised consecutive slices from the log. When I offered up two pieces to think about making the covering boards, the bookmatching potential was too obvious to ignore! Isn't boatbuilding great fun. John
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