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2016
Build Progress

Side panel construction!

The sides of the boat are made of marine ply. Three sheets of 4×8 joined together (4 inch scarfs). Glued and glassed, then glued onto the frames.

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Drive System

Motor looking shiney

Uncle Tim got the heat exchanger back from the radiator guys; it looks amazing. He’s also begun painting the engine block.

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Build Progress

Geeky build details

This is looking down the bottom corner, starboard side, keep in mind it is being build upside down at this stage. Looking at it from this angle, you can see how the frames are constructed to “develop the shape” of

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Drive System

Engine – Yanmar 3GM30f

I found a used Yanmar 3GYM30(f) on Key Largo (craigslist special!).  An older model for sure, but with low hours and being sold by the original owner.   My uncle checked it out and made the deal.  The engine ran

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Build Progress Lofting

Quick update

Once the frames were constructed and glassed, they had to be leveled (unlike a house, leveled against the ground, the boat has to be leveled to the water line which gets tricky with a curved boat bottom and lots of

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Build Progress

It’s a real boat!

I had faith in “the build” and all the work being done, even if it wasn’t very visible.  But nothing can compare to driving up to see my frames all lined up and the gorgeous shape of the boat really

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Back Stories

Box Decoration Update

During this process, I am “build-mom,” fund-provider, and I oversee the budget.  One of the only things I actively get to do at this point is decorating the container.  Below is my work-in-progress, a mural on a piece of ply which

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Build Progress Lofting

It’s all about the framework

The hull frames are the bones of the boat.  Every angle, every cut, must be completely accurate. Frames are lap joined, glued.  Water lines are marked.  It is exacting work. While I love wooden boats, and Bob loves to build

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Build Progress Lofting

Lofting 101

Lofting, per Wikipedia: Lofting is a drafting technique (sometimes using mathematical tables) whereby curved lines are generated, to be used in plans for streamlined objects such as aircraft and boats. Lofting is an art and a science.   The designer’s

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Build Progress Lofting

Yoga deck is born!

The build site is near a main road which connects the North Shore community to the rest of the island, meaning the whole neighborhood rubber-necks the site daily. For weeks I teased the Facebook community with vague comments and photos

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