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  1. Ocracoke 256 #3

    The teak strips are 2" wide by 3/8 thick, we bought them already milled . As far as Iroko I don't have any experience with it, I know it is a substitute for teak and I know it is a little different to work with. Most builders use teak so I guess that is the tried and true material, I know it is about 50% cheaper but personally would stick with teak. I am sure like anything else there are people that love it and have used it and some that don't. Do a web search and see what happens.
  2. Ocracoke 256 #3

    We have been installing all the shinny stuff and almost done with the plumbing. We are starting pulling wires and getting ready to start on the T-top.
  3. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Thanks I am really happy with the way the boat has come out so far, the pictures don't do it justice. We started on the rigging and wiring I am really nervous drilling holes just don't want to screw something up. Hope to hang the engines next week also getting ready to start on the T-top and upholstery. Todd you are going to have to make a deal with wife she might need more shoes or maybe something in gold, you can incorporate it on the total cost of the boat. Will post some more pictures the beginning of next week. Thanks again for the comments.
  4. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Thanks for the comments, I think you are being far too kind. We still have a long way to go I enjoy you built and I really like what you are doing with yours. I keep thinking what are the challenges you had to deal with where you are located you must think way ahead of the built to have what you need on hand to complete your project. Thanks again
  5. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Getting close, here are some pictures from this weekend. Teak is 99% done, hatches fitted, 99.9% of painting done except the water line we will do that when everything is installed and the boat water tested. Hope to start wiring and plumbing and installing motors and electronics this week.
  6. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Got the interior final painting done over the weekend, we are going to do the non-skid next day or so and start installing the hatches and hardware.
  7. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Moving along, getting closer each week.
  8. Ocracoke 256 #3

    The shop is not mine but a friends he is letting us use it and he is doing the final hull prep and painting for us. He is a very professional boat builder and we are very lucky to be able to work along side of him. The deck hatch on the forward compartment between the bench seats is going to have a SS piano hinge on the side, the hatch for the bilge on the stern is going to have a catch type flange with a 1/4 turn handle so there is no hinge I decided not to use a hinge I would rather be able to remove it and set aside if I had to open it out at sea it would be safer than having it close on me like I had it happen in the past on other boats. I am making an L type Stainless bracket that I can slip under the rear lip and latch down.For the rest of the hatches we are using SS piano hinges. Thanks
  9. Ocracoke 256 #3

    And then we had to do some touch up to get it perfect ( or really close to that....) teak is great but a lot of work
  10. Ocracoke 256 #3

    got the teak deck sanded
  11. Ocracoke 256 #3

    An update
  12. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Thanks Alan
  13. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Made 2 of these a few weeks ago, cut them on a water jet out of 3/8" aluminum and going to either polish them or maybe powder coat them ( silver) I am also thinking I should clear coat them. Planning on mounting them on either side towards the back, probably use a drill and tap the back side and use a hidden screw from the back that way they will look clean and less of a chance for water to get through.
  14. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    How are you planning on getting the controls and power to the engine? or engines? We went through the top of the platform so we did not have to step over the engine controls , I had mixed emotions about going through the back of the transom, didn't want to loose the space for a fish box or storage. Just curious, enjoying the updates on your built.
  15. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Thanks, I enjoy your updates on your project also.