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Ocracoke 20 in OZ

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There never seems to be a shortage of 'show stoppers' to slow progress of my 20!

I lost my boat work area (garage) earlier this year (to a classic car) and had to construct an outdoor shelter and move the boat build.

Thought I might share this incase anyone is thinking about building an inexpensive shelter for a project.

Asymmetrical bow frame structure made out of decking planks, galvanised roof battens and polycarbonate roof sheeting.

just need to close off the ends now.

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Thanks and thanks Re epoxy - will keep under cloak during the day.

I started marking out some more parts today.

Discovered a small glass cutting wheel works great for making super accurate tracing over the mylar template. I.e. The ones used for stained glass/lead lighting.

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I am stealing your bowed shed idea for a boat/lumber storage shed in back of my garop. Mine will be covered with painted cloth, but I LOVE the curved beam look you came up with.

Thanks for the great idea...

Peace,

Robert

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I am stealing your bowed shed idea for a boat/lumber storage shed in back of my garop. Mine will be covered with painted cloth, but I LOVE the curved beam look you came up with.

Thanks for the great idea...

Peace,

Robert

Sound good Robert - be sure to put up a pic when completed.

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I am stealing your bowed shed idea for a boat/lumber storage shed in back of my garop. Mine will be covered with painted cloth, but I LOVE the curved beam look you came up with.

Thanks for the great idea...

Peace,

Robert

Sound good Robert - be sure to put up a pic when completed.

Fair trade. Thanks again...

Peace,

Robert

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Finishing off Ocracoke Jnr whilst waiting for epoxy to dry on Snr:-)

Planked her with 3mm h80 foam and sheathed with 4oz aerialite surfboard glass. Just need to finish the inside and ready for fairing.

I actually have a scale outboard for it as well which runs!

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What a riot!  I made a model of my Lapwing for my grandson.  Maybe we need a new forum section for "Mini B & B"

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Haha great idea Dave!

So happy to have made some progress!

Jig done

Hoop pine keel done

Stringers and bulkheads cut out

Start assembling soon.

The keel was an interesting introduction to woodworking. Despite obtaining the best timber available, it still had some minor irregularites (bow), however i was able to strategically place the parts (opposing) so that the bow cancelled each other out.

It is perfectly straight.

Being a surveyor i have an OCD when it comes to measurements :-)

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Lowered the keel down into the bulkheads today and it all aligns perfectly!

The lasts few bulkheads going up at the moment and stringers.

The fish have been on which is slowing progress..

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Some more progress!

 

Most ribs are going down easily, however a couple needed some steaming.

 

I used an old pressure cooker heated on a portable gas bbq.  

There is a car radiator hose outlet which feeds steam to a plastic bag tube (vacuum sealer bag roll)

I based it on this method. link below. brilliant !

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50uXPPt8-VI

 

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Plenty of exercise wrestling the ribs on today. Thankfully i havent broken any pieces as yet.

Planning for twin outboards so went a bit unorthodox with the transom construction. Need to carry the reinforcing further across the transom than a single outboard.

Everything slots through then will be cut flush.

The thickness of the transom will then be layered until design thickness is met.

I think this method will be work out easier than notching.

The twins weigh the same as a single large outboard which is good.

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