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  • Andre Basso
    Another update on my Piccup: http://umveleirosimples.blogspot.com.br André. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 159 , Mar 19 6:49 PM
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      Another update on my Piccup:

      http://umveleirosimples.blogspot.com.br

      André.


      On 27-02-2013 21:33, Andre Basso wrote:
      > Mike,
      >
      > Thank you very much. Clear as crystal. I must say that your job in the
      > boat is outstanding ! All panels match perfectly. Very impressive.
      >
      > I started thinking about names but nothing came up to my mind. I have
      > to find some source of inspiration. Maybe something popular here....
      >
      > All the best,
      >
      > Andre.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > On 25-02-2013 23:45, Mike wrote:
      >>
      >> Andre,
      >> The second layer of fiberglass on the seams really stiffened up the
      >> entire hull.
      >>
      >> Also I had used sureply plywood which is slightly under 1/4 inch. I
      >> expressed some concern about that on the forum and Nels and several
      >> others gave me several options to consider one of which was to use
      >> thicker fiberglass cloth if I was going to cover the bottom to make
      >> up for the difference in the thickness. I used 10 oz fiberglass to
      >> make up for the difference in the thickness and I made sure that the
      >> boat was level as often as possible.Once the seams both inside and
      >> out cured it really stiffened up the hull. I left the boat upside
      >> down dropped the temporary form out, filled the screw holes in the
      >> bottom with resin and filler and then covered the entire bottom panel
      >> and most of the bilge panels with 1 piece of the 10oz fiberglass
      >> cloth and then left it to cure. I also modified the table it was on
      >> so that when it was upside down it was actually resting on two 2x4's
      >> that were short enough to fit inside the hull but long enough for
      >> both of the tops of bulkheads A and C to rest on and made sure that
      >> it was level.
      >>
      >> Once that cloth cured the hull was solid with no twist. I then put
      >> the knees in at the bow and stern and that really just locked
      >> everything together.
      >>
      >> I ripped the gunnels out of a twenty foot 2x6 so that their was
      >> plenty of flex in them at that length and only slight resistance when
      >> I attached the inner gunnel to the hull. I shimmed the hull level on
      >> the table with some old cedar shingles I had laying around just
      >> before putting the gunnels on and kept checking for level and twist
      >> as I went along.
      >>
      >> Hope that helps.
      >>
      >> Regards,
      >> Mike
      >>
      >> --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com>,
      >> Andre Basso wrote:
      >> >
      >> > Mike,
      >> >
      >> > It's good to know that my humble blog has someway motivated you !
      >> I'm a
      >> > collector of building pictures as a source of information and how
      >> to put
      >> > things together. Yours are awesome ! They motivated me back ! A very
      >> > complete set ! It's also fun to notice different technics and building
      >> > sequence among builders. By the way I have a question regarding your
      >> > sequence: it seems the temporary frame B was off when you laminated
      >> > first gunnel. I thought that the gunnel itself was a vital structural
      >> > component and should be done with temporary frame B on to avoid hull
      >> > twist. Maybe you have reached strong stability just with seams cured.
      >> > Could you comment a bit on that ?
      >> >
      >> > My enthusiasm is truly real, but I must add that I'm kind of under
      >> > pressure too. As you may have noticed by the pictures, I'm building
      >> the
      >> > boat in a house that is empty and will be refurbished. The owner
      >> kindly
      >> > offered the space in this meantime but I'll have to move for sure
      >> in the
      >> > near future. Will enjoy the space as much as I can to evolve
      >> quickly and
      >> > go the furthest possible.
      >> >
      >> > Thank you for sharing your pictures. Have you chosen a name for your
      >> > piccup?
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > Andre.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > On 25-02-2013 00:41, Mike wrote:
      >> > >
      >> > > Andre,
      >> > >
      >> > > Your enthusiasm motivated me to put up my build pictures. Hope to
      >> see
      >> > > more of yours and to get mine done within the next two months.
      >> > >
      >> > > Regards,
      >> > > Mike
      >> > >
      >> > > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com
      >> <mailto:Michalak%40yahoogroups.com> ,
      >> > > Andre Basso wrote:
      >> > > >
      >> > > > Hi Mike,
      >> > > >
      >> > > > I don't have Michalak's book but I'm reading carefully Piccup
      >> building
      >> > > > instructions. Thank you for the tips. Very helpful. I'm kind of
      >> anxious
      >> > > > to see if all that plywood I cut will fit in the boat nicely.
      >> > > >
      >> > > > The ride has been a wonderful experience ... I guess It will be
      >> hard to
      >> > > > stop ;)
      >> > > >
      >> > > > Andre.
      >> > > >
      >> > > >
      >> > >
      >> >
      >> >
      >> >
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      >> >
      >>
      >>
      >



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    • John Boy
      Thank you. For some reason, my Chrome browser stopped translating.  Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 159 of 159 , Sep 1, 2013
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        Thank you. For some reason, my Chrome browser stopped translating. 

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