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  1. GREAT I BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF PRAYER LETS NOT LET UP SHE STILL NEED OUR PRAYERS
  2. We do not have much room on either side I am doing it in a greenhouse with growing tables on either side. I rolled a 6 foot table up and moved all the blocks and stuff holding the table. My cradle was built on 3 blocks high about 24 up from the ground I put 2x10 across the front back leveled it than ran 2x12 long ways then set the cradle on the 2x12 with blocks under the middle so we had no sag. what I would like to do is flip it over on its self letting it rest on some 2x8-10 running from side to side I have now lowered it to 2 blocks high. I needed enouph room to get under it early on. I have a tablet with a camera if I knew how to do it I would put some pic on but I am not much on the new world of electronics. I took pic early on with a camera. I have the bow parts fitted and covered with 2 coats of epox as well as most of the other ply wood parts. on the underside. I do not want to put any of the deck parts on until the end. I would like to support it with a board just behind the front bulkhead and just just aft of the rear bulkhead. Thanks for any comments Just another comment I have never been on a sail boat and know nothing about sailing so latter on I may come calling on some one to explain what is it all about McDermitt
  3. I AM GOING TO TRY AND TURN THE HULL OVER SOME TIME THIS WEEK IS THERE ANY TRICKS OR SIMPLE WAY OF DOING IT OTHER THAN BRUT STRENGTH. I AM HOPPING TO HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER FELLOWS HELP ME I AM AFRAID TO JUST ROLL IT OUT OF THE CRADLE ON TO SOME B OARDS THAT ARE THE SAME HEIGHTH AS THE CRADEL THE BOW IKS IN A DEEP CRADEL THE STERN IN A SHALLOW ONE . I HAVE NOT TRIED TO MOVE IT PER SAY. I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HANG A PULLEY FROM THE TOP OF THE GREENHOUSE AND PUT CHOKERS AROUND IT WITH A 2X4 SPREEDER BAR BUT I DO NOT KNOW ABOUT RIGGING IT I HAVE THE INSIDE BASICLY DONE EXCEPT FOT CENTER BOARD TRUCK AND SEATS WHICH I FIGURED ON DOING THIS WEEK BEFORE TURNING ANY HELP APPRECIATED
  4. If I did not make some fillets large enough along the side and bottom but have fiber glassed them. I put three strips of glass ( one down the middle and one on either side . I half lapped them.) Can I sand the edges and the tape to rouph it up and them add a larger fillet. The original fillet was made with thickened epox and them the glass was added about 6 hours latter. Some paces the tape looks different some tiomes it does not wet well regardless of how much unthickened epox you put on it. it has some on and in it but not a lot. Not much on computers > do not know how to put a photo on here I got some pic in camera but do know how to do it. Thanks
  5. Carla is going into the hospital at Duke Univ. in the next few days (fri. I think) for back and neck surgery. May be we can pray for the Doctor to have the good lord assisting them in there work and she has a good outcome and a quick recovery. Both Carla and Graham have been good to me and I am sure it has taken a toll on Graham
  6. GREAT I WILL GIVE YOU A CALL BEFORE I GLUE ANY THING I STARTED THIS BOAT AS A PROJECT TO STAY BUSY BETWEEN JOBS I DID NO RESEARCH EXCEPT A COUPLE ARTICALS IN WOODEN BOAT mYDAD WAS A FISHERMAN AND ALWAYS HAD A BOAT HE WAS WORKING ON BUT AS A KID I WAS NOT INTWERESTED I ANY THING LIKE THAT WISH I HAD PAID ATTENTION TO SOME OF THE THINGS HE TRYED TO TEACH ME I WAS RAIZED ON THE PANAMA CANAL BACK IN THE 40-50S WAS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE THEN
  7. thank you al when I tried to do some fillets I made a mess I ended up having it every where but where I wanted it just small drops or globs here and there it was thick enouph but I hit the sides or places and it stuck some times I misse43d scraping it off I have watched the video and learned from it. there are places where the front bulkhead, temp center bulkhead and back does not just fit tight lice most a 1/8 inch gap if that much is that a problem When I tried a fillet I used the mixing stick from hobby lobby about 3/4 wide I put the epox in the slit then used the stick both vert. and horz. along the grove to form it and wipe extra off then went back with a rag. after it dryed some I took a orbit sander and went over the ebge and any extra came of as little small bears like salt real white how far wrong am I my next steps will be do the inside chime edge and take out wires and redo it and front bulkheads with center frame in. I am building this in a plastic cover greenhouse and gets real hot by 10 AM until about 5:30 in the eve even with shade cloth . Need to have it where I can move it out by fall when we start our geranium crop for next spring Thanks for any comments
  8. I see where CLC has empty calk gun tube you can load with thickened epoxy has any one used these and how do you load them and how well do they work. I was thinking it might be a way to do some of the filleting in the front where space is limited and hard to get to keel batten since it takes a lot.
  9. I am attempting to build a core 17 in Carrollton, Ga .west of Atlanta. I do not have much for instructions or information is there any one in the area that has built one. Carla and Graham have been a lot of help but without some pic and specific instrutions it is pretty hard to understand some of it like putting in keel batten and sizes of fillets. I have no idea of the hull number if there is one I bought the kit last summer Thanks Floyd McDermitt
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