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Re: Small Clam Skiff

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  • Bryant Owen
    Cool!!. Pics!! Must have construction pics!! Gad, Paul, you re really up and running on this one. Do you have insider knowledge that the Rideau will be open
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 15, 2008
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      Cool!!. Pics!! Must have construction pics!! Gad, Paul, you're really
      up and running on this one. Do you have insider knowledge that the
      Rideau will be open early this year <G>>

      Bryant

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Paul McLellan" <paulmclellan@...> wrote:
      >
      > Progress is fast on this boat. Yesterday I assembled the sides, transom
      > and frames. I did it upright on two saw horses and dry fit everything
      > first. It went together like a dream, with no adjustments required.
      > Then I took it apart, cut the notches for the chines, gunwhales and
      > limber holes and glued it together. This is a good looking boat for a
      > box. The sheer lines and forward rocker are sweet and it looks better
      > than I thought it would. This morning I removed all the screws and
      > will start to glue in he chine logs and prepare for the bottom. I
      > think a layer of 1" llumber for the shoe then glassed AND a 2 x 4
      > sounds interesting and I will consider this. Since I am a use to
      > destruction type and beach boats under all sorts of circumstance, the 2
      > x 4 would be sacraficial and provide significant area for side drift
      > and turning. It would also sit well on the trailer.
      > before assembling, I had faired the sides, frames and glassed both
      > sides of the bottom so very little finishing will be required to meet
      > my orange peel standard.
      > All in all this boat has been a great experience, cheap so far and will
      > make a great work boat.
      > I had considered putting about 3 inches of rocker aft since it will be
      > a hull speed boat most of the time but declined. I do see a lot of
      > merit in this approach for someone who wants a larger, practical human
      > or electric powered craft.
      > Build on but use your boats. regards Paul
      >
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