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- I just measured my basement and stuck a scale to the navigator
plans. The pilothouse won't clear the center beam in my basement
even without the keel installed. So the new plan of attack involves
finishing out the two wells getting the decks on, building a cradle,
hanging the keel, stuffing the lead in it then dragging it outside
(hoping the cradle will stay together) for the framing of the house
and the finish. I wrote that like i'd get it all done this week, ha!
If you folks have methodology that worked well, do tell.
- --- Jason Stancil wrote:
> So the new plan ofThe fin keel is about 15"
> attack involves
> finishing out the
> two wells getting the decks on,
> building a cradle,
> hanging the keel,
> stuffing the lead
high. If you put it on
before you finish out the
insides of the cabin, be
prepared for about 1,000
trips, up and down a step
ladder while you do the
inside finish work.
I suggest you consider
finishing the insides of
the cabin before raising
the boat up to mount the
- There is a lot more time than you would think in the cabin top
Jason, which is better spent under cover.
I wonder if it is possible to somehow prefabricate the top while in
the garage, then fix in place later outside?
It also depends on the standard you wish to achieve. If you are
happy to simply bolt/screw plastic windows in mastic on the outside,
you can save a lot of time.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jason Stancil" <jasonstancil@h...>
> I just measured my basement and stuck a scale to the navigatorinvolves
> plans. The pilothouse won't clear the center beam in my basement
> even without the keel installed. So the new plan of attack
> finishing out the two wells getting the decks on, building acradle,
> hanging the keel, stuffing the lead in it then dragging it outsidehouse
> (hoping the cradle will stay together) for the framing of the
> and the finish. I wrote that like i'd get it all done this week,ha!
> If you folks have methodology that worked well, do tell.
I think you're on to something, maybe i'll finish at least most of
the inside before moving on to the keel.
Tell me more about the sagging cabin top. I saw in the pictures
where you had three sticks laminated togather......those things
sagged out? I'm tring to avoid steam bending if possible...what do
you think if i just planed the arch in the tops of the beams and
left the bottom square.....think that would hault sag?
My photos are at:
username is jasonstancil@...
and the password is bolger......i think you asked, i've been posting
so much i'm not sure what i'm replying to.
So when you going to float that thing anyhow? Last i saw the only
thing lacking was the keel, which you already poured the lead for.
What about your sails and rigging? Did you make your own sails or
contract it out? Let me know when you get the rigging figured
out......too many ropes for my feeble mind.
- --- "Jason Stancil" wrote:
> Tell me more about the sagging cabin top.I think that by its very nature wood
expands and contracts with variations
of humidity in the air. The camber of
my roof has sagged down a bit, now
that I look at it more carefully
perhaps an inch. No real harm, the
only 'problem' is that the trim piece
that fits against the sliding hatch
need to be recut. I would recommend
that the detailing of the slides of
your hatch have enough give. Luckily
this is not a crisis for me at all.
But it could have been one had I not
Ironically, had I not enlarged the
roof hatch to be a longer slot
this wouldn't have happened!
Once again, I deviated from a PB&F
plan and find out the unintended
The roof beam was sawn to a curve.
But the roof/ceiling elsewhere is
a lamination of 1/4" plywood with
3/4" stringers inside. That is
what sags a little, probably in
conjunction with the walls/windows
sagging outward a little.
> My photos are at: ofoto.comLooks good! It would float right
now, how can you avoid the temptation!
> Last i saw the onlyI have mounted the keel and
> thing lacking was the keel,
rudder but haven't put up photos.
Presently I am working on remodeling
the bed and repainting a used trailer
to fit her.
The only big thing left is the
making of my polytarp sails plus several
little things and then I can launch.
Plus, a yuloh and/or a motor.
I am in a delay pattern presently because
I have season's tickets to the San
Francisco Giants baseball club, and my
spare time comes in short increments
between games, work and the rest of
The Giants are on a road trip next
weekend plus my kid is with her mother
so I will get in some solid boat building