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Lapwing #20 aka Hirilondë

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HI All,

 

I'm just starting a CS 15 build and I've been gaining a lot from these discussions.  

 

In the plans, Graham specifies a brass strip to protect the keel.  What would you think about substituting the rope trick for the brass strip on the keel?    Two things come to mind:  I'd guess the keel suffers abrasion more than impact, and the brass strip might be easier to replace.

 

Bob

Low friction is good on the keel to help in loading on a trailer.  I like hollow-back stainless for the keel because its stronger than brass. 

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I have solid half oval bronze on my Spindrift.  I inherited the material at work, it was used (as if that matters).  It is wonderful, but would cost a fortune to buy new now.  Gonna do some scrounging before I get to that point.

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Meester-

You may want to do a search for "half oval" as there has been good dialogue here in last year regarding what to put on the keel. In a nut shell, my takeaway from those discussions is that it is a sacrificial piece, solid stainless still is the best but most expensive option and the best source is Hamilton.

More detail in the searches result I am sure.

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Meester-

You may want to do a search for "half oval" as there has been good dialogue here in last year regarding what to put on the keel. In a nut shell, my takeaway from those discussions is that it is a sacrificial piece, solid stainless still is the best but most expensive option and the best source is Hamilton.

More detail in the searches result I am sure.

 

Hollow back stainless is plenty strong enough for any of the boats we discuss here and its far cheaper and much lighter weight than the solid stuff.  After 14 years on the keel and rubrails of a 2000 lb boat, it still hold up fine except for some scratches and solid stock scratches just the same. 

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I certainly wouldn't be substituting a brass strip on the keel for the rope trick mentioned above. 

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I have been buried under snow for almost 2 weeks.  I had to dig my way clear to get around and to the boat shed.  This is after the first storm:

 

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Scarphed  8 sheets into 4 long ones.  If anyone wants to look at scarphing pictures I posted them in the Main Forum in a thread about scarphing that someone else started.

 

I have cut out and fabricated all of the components for the jig.  Here are some photos of it dryfitted and clamped.

 

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Tomorrow I will finish  truing it all up and start gluing and tabbing all the pieces together.

 

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At least 2 feet of snow and temperatures  from single digits up to almost 30 sometimes.  I was able to keep the shed warm enough to cure the tabbing on the jig, but figure I am out of the epoxy business out there for the time being.

 

I have cut out and dry fit the garboard and #7 for both sides. I have tweaked the garboards to almost ready to glue

 

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I will get back to this at some time as Mother Nature allows.  In the mean time I will build more pieces like the rudder/tiller and centerboard/trunk, both of which have been started.

 

 

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I feel for you with your weather situation, I kinda moan at the weather here in Texas, but realize how lucky I really am.

My metal 30 x 14 shop has no insulation, heating/cooling except box fans, and yet I,m able to work quite often,

I count my blessings.

 

MM

 

Approx 130 hrs into this build to date

 

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I live at the base of the mountains, so we escape all the snow, when it happens, but we do get chilly. The ski resort up the hill from us is closed. No snow and no rain again this year. :(

It's "real" work rather than the elements that keeps me from my kayak project.

Boat's looking nice, though, Sir. I'm unfamiliar with the plans. Do you spile the planks to the little notches, or are there patterns?

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Well, I have been working on the boat the last couple weeks, but not to the schedule I would have chosen.  This has been the coldest snowiest winter in many years.  I have made the rudder and tiller complete, just needs some finish paint.  The center board and partially built trunk are awaiting a hull to scribe it to.  The gutter systems for the seat hatches are made and will be sanded and primed soon.

 

I did get some hull work done over the last 2 weeks, but not nearly what I would have liked.  Here I am torturing the garboards into place so I can tweak the fit.

 

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I even had a barely freezing day when I could heat up my shed enough and epoxied them down together.  Yesterday I wrestled with #7 and finished tweaking/fitting them and glued one down.  I wanted to do them as a pair also, but couldn't figure a good way to clam to the stem both of them together.

 

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Oh yeah, it seems my boat number has changed.  Thanks to a kind offer by Dale Niemann, who has owned plans for a while with no schedule to build yet offered to trade numbers with me.  My boat is now #3.  B&B boats are numbered in order the plans are sold, so they do not necessarily reflect the build order at all.  I am not sure how many of the 20 plans sold have been built, but likely not even half as of yet.  Anyway, it is cool to have a low number, and thanks Dale.  Now to figure how to change the title of my thread.

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It has been a tough winter, been working on parts.  I finished all 3 hatch gutter systems and primed them ready to install.

 

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Temperatures in the 40s and 50s this week.  It's a heat wave!  This gave me a window to pattern, cut and install both #6 strakes

 

starboard:

 

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port

 

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Going to have some money generating work coming in, but will continue progress some how.  Took my almost 2 year old grandson out to the boat shed this weekend.  He recognized it as a boat.  Now I have additional motivation to continue.

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It looks like spring is really trying to get here.  I have had a few good days for working on the boat.  I finished installing both #3 strakes, so 12 down and 4 to go.  At this point I was worried about the last 2 strakes fairing into the inwale properly.  So I took the boat off the saw horses and with the help of my wife we flipped it and put it on the trailer.  In this position I did the filets and tabbing in the forepeak to the forward bulkhead.  I then sealed everything below the 3rd strakes with 3 coats hot.  I did the same in the 2 stern quarter compartments and along the transom between.  I sealed both quarter compartments 3 coats hot as well.  I replaced the temporary brace to the stem with the permanent deck beam and installed the inwale.  I patterned and dry fit strake #2 and developed the clamping system I will use to install it fair and set up for the sheer strake.  Tomorrow I will flip it back onto the saw horses to finish the planking and seal the bottom.  This boat is so light I have no issues flipping it back and forth.

 

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I like how it sits on the trailer.  I will get 2 more rollers for the center line.  This way the boat can rest on all 3 and balance to the bunks.  I am still thinking on what to do to support the centerboard.  What have others done for this?

 

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