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  1. Spindrift 12 build log

    Can't see any screw-ups from here. Nice work.
  2. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Lenm, I've seen it both ways. Smooth is the look I want, so I'll be installing ceilings. It's the last large scale fairing project and honestly, I'm not looking forward to it.
  3. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Argh, last couple of days that's been about right. But usually I do my thinking when I'm suppose to be working on it. I can turn a five minute job into 3 days with all my obsessive need for perfection. I never achieve it, just aim for it.
  4. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Thanks Kennneee, They are going every which way. I need to do an as built drawing for future reference. Meant to do it before I covered everything. Excluding tank fill/vent plumbing, everything else that passes through the foamed areas will be housed in a conduit. Keeps the water out and if I have to add or change a system, the process is easy.
  5. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Chris, Just pm'd you about visiting the build.
  6. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Installing flotation foam. One more thing that should only take a couple hours but somehow takes 2 days. The B and B guys recommend rigid foam glued to the bottom of the sole, but with all the piping below there was just no way to make that work. I really struggled with leaving it out entirely. Ended up pouring obviously, but left channels connecting the limbers to maybe allow drainage. If something happens do I want the boat back? Would I rather have it go to the bottom? I know all the positions on floating boat easier to see, blah, blah.
  7. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Compartments finished painted, all the conduits complete.
  8. Outer Banks 26 #1

    Nice work on the furniture pieces. I would use tenons (loose or sawn) on that work too. Not the place for biscuits.
  9. An other OC20 build !!

    I've considered trying that method too, particularly around the areas where you are blending glass overlaps. Just sanding off peaks in the application should produce much less work and less material usage in that area. Possibly using smaller v-grooves in the field. In the end I was worried about secondary bond strength in the unsanded valleys so I've never tried it.
  10. Outer Banks 26 #1

    Making great progress. Nice workmanship. I like the domino's too, just could never get past the price on festool machines. I stick to biscuits.
  11. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Really coming together. Can't wait to see the power installed.
  12. Ocracoke 24, Lucky#13

    Are you still going with a bracket mounted engine? There's a lot of ways to finish that up depending on your use, expectations and aesthetics. I like plenty of toe space at the transom so when leaning against the bolster i'm not angled any more overboard than I have to be, so I wouldn't put a bulkhead at the transom. Others want storage and mechanical systems space back there, so they determine the machinery and layout then build to house it with room for maintenance. Here's a couple of cockpits transoms laid out the way I prefer them . Even though these are much larger boats they still incorporate functional design that can be adapted. These all have tuna doors rather than storage.
  13. An other OC20 build !!

    Nice work on the glassing. It's hard to get the scale on the dingy. 7' maybe. Will the oc20 be on a mooring? It's pretty.
  14. OK256 in Vanuatu

    You're making such great progress. Love the engine selection, can't wait to see it in the water.
  15. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    Met Graham, Alan and the whole (most of) B&B crew at the Mystic wooden boat show yesterday. Wife and I had a pleasant chat with Graham, Alan was busy chasing around 12 or so builders constructing 6 boats during the show. Everyone was diligently spreading goo and sticking parts to their soon to be boats. Checked back at the close of business (for the day, 2 more to go) to see how for they got. Graham was happy with the progress. Boats where looking like boats.
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