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Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

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I finished prepping my nesting bulkheads.  First of all, I didn’t want exposed screws poking into my butt, so I’m going with glassed/over T-nuts.  Once I got my holes drilled (in the correct locations), I put the two pieces together, & trued up the sides, one to the other.  The Quick Connect parts don’t get installed until much later.  To keep the two parts aligned, I have added four 1/4” screws to act as locating pins.  I’m within an hour of going 3D, but the holidays are about to kick in.  

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Our best friends dropped in between the holidays.  I took advantage of the extra hands.  We went 3D, and put her on saw horses, once everything was snugged up a bit.  Today, I installed the second nesting bulkhead, and ripped & dry-fitted the gunwales.  She’s coming along.

 

I thought of a name— “Schizo”.  (Split personality). Maybe that’s too intense.  What do y’all think?

 

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But I like it.  Unfortunately, I had planned on this boat being painted navy blue and gray.  Pea Soup Green is already in use.

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Well, I’ve managed to sneak in an hour of boatbuilding, here and there.  I’ve gotten my gunwales glued on.  Today, I transferred her to my boatbuilding horses.  I got her all levelled, checked for twist, and did my tack-gluing.  In a day or so, I can start taping!

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The last few days have been chock full of “other stuff”.  But, I did manage to make up a mast tube.  I know that this is gilding the lily on an 8’ pram, but it is part of my current plan, anyway.  Today and tomorrow I hope to fillet and tape seams!

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