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While visiting my father in Colorado, we finally started on his Moccasin 2 build with plans we've had for a couple of years. Quick synopsis of the build so far: Bought 4mm Okoume, with a tight grain 16'x6"x3/4" board of fir. We decided with the cost of the nicer lumber in the area, the entire boat would be mostly fir. Easy to loft, and cutout using a circular saw, and Japanese saw for a couple of places where the saw blade was to big. Cut two of the bow sections out together, and then made sure all four matched exactly before going any further. Had to flip the boat twice, because we should have started on the outside for initial seams. For flipping ran cross sections with small clamps securing and then a long board, with a screw into each cross section board. Cracked a forward hull panel, while wiring up bow stem. That right now is epoxied, and sandwiched between a layer of glass tape on each side. Questions?
Well, I finally got around to starting my first boat. I hope that this is just the first. I want to build a Core Sound. I have moved to a place that gets cold in the winter (Idaho from Florida). So, I hope to get this boat or at least most of it done before it gets to cold to work outside. Sorry about the picture quality. I was too lazy to go get a real camera and shot these with my phone. I will not do that again. Graham, building the Diva reminds me of the months working with you. Even the smell of epoxy brings back fond memories. I did get Brian involved when I folded the boat and tied in the bulkheads. I hope your cleanup is coming along. I wish that I could be there to help.