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  • steve statkus
    Guys, I grew up in Viet Nam and the San Miguel we got was warm and in rusty cans. I d never open another up. Been a fan of Bolger for years and have the
    Message 1 of 19 , Jun 5, 2012
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      Guys,

      I grew up in Viet Nam and the San Miguel we got was warm and in rusty cans.  I'd never open another up.  Been a fan of Bolger for years and have the plans for the mirco and long micro.  Presently going to look at a SF Pelican.  There is a good looking Micro in Florida that I am also interested in but now the Pelican looks to be the more practical and user friendly for lake sailing in Southern Ohio, where I live.  Good luck on both of your projects.

      Steve Statkus

      On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM, John Stiegelmar <jstiegelmar@...> wrote:
       

      Hey Neal,
      I grew up in the Philippines, and you mentioning the cold San Miguel brings back many fond memories. As I kid I would dream of building a boat that I could sail around the beautiful 7000+ islands, go fishing and diving. I will be following your project. I am building a Micro right now, but can never rule out a AS29 in the future (ideally one that would see me back in the Philippines!).
      Set that San Mig down and get building!
      Mabuhay!

      --John



      --- On Tue, 6/5/12, David <dir_cobb@...> wrote:

      From: David <dir_cobb@...>
      Subject: [bolger] Re: AS29 Philippines build
      To: bolger@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 9:30 AM

      Congratulations Neal

      You are now very definitely "in"...

      All that remains is to come out the other side...

      + 1 boat
      - 55 sheets of plywood and a few other things

      Happy building.

      Keep us posted.


      David



      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
      >
      > June 4, 2012.  Official starting date.  Still pretty disorganized!  Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension.  Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
      >
      > Neal
      >




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    • sandidgeneal
      End of week one. It s Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater.
      Message 2 of 19 , Jun 10, 2012
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        End of week one.

        It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.

        After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.

        Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.

        Neal
        --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
        >
        > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
        >
        > Neal
        >
      • sandidgeneal
        End of week two. Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4 X 3
        Message 3 of 19 , Jun 17, 2012
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          End of week two.

          Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!

          Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.

          Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.

          Neal
          --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
          >
          >
          > End of week one.
          >
          > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
          >
          > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
          >
          > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
          >
          > Neal
          > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
          > >
          > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
          > >
          > > Neal
          > >
          >
        • sandidgeneal
          Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat. We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way
          Message 4 of 19 , Jun 19, 2012
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            Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.

            We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.

            Neal

            --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
            >
            >
            > End of week two.
            >
            > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
            >
            > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
            >
            > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
            >
            > Neal
            > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
            > >
            > >
            > > End of week one.
            > >
            > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
            > >
            > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
            > >
            > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
            > >
            > > Neal
            > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
            > > >
            > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
            > > >
            > > > Neal
            > > >
            > >
            >
          • sandidgeneal
            Week 3 Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2 X 30 replacement from 3/4 ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung
            Message 5 of 19 , Jun 23, 2012
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              Week 3

              Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.

              The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.

              Neal

              --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
              >
              >
              > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
              >
              > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
              >
              > Neal
              >
              > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
              > >
              > >
              > > End of week two.
              > >
              > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
              > >
              > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
              > >
              > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
              > >
              > > Neal
              > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
              > > >
              > > >
              > > > End of week one.
              > > >
              > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
              > > >
              > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
              > > >
              > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
              > > >
              > > > Neal
              > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
              > > > >
              > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
              > > > >
              > > > > Neal
              > > > >
              > > >
              > >
              >
            • sandidgeneal
              Week 4 Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and
              Message 6 of 19 , Jul 1, 2012
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                Week 4

                Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and began framing upper bulkheads. Taped the chine with 10" wide 200 gram cloth. Began sheathing bottom with 2 layers cloth, going up to (down to?) more than 3" above the design waterline, which is the line up to which we plan to copper/epoxy before turning the hull. Hoped to glass all in one go, but couldn't. Will have to clean and sand and finish on Monday.

                We may have to suspend the build for a week or two while the steel plates are being fabricated and shipped.

                Neal
                --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
                >
                > Week 3
                >
                > Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.
                >
                > The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.
                >
                > Neal
                >
                > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                > >
                > >
                > > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
                > >
                > > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
                > >
                > > Neal
                > >
                > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                > > >
                > > >
                > > > End of week two.
                > > >
                > > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
                > > >
                > > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
                > > >
                > > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
                > > >
                > > > Neal
                > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                > > > >
                > > > >
                > > > > End of week one.
                > > > >
                > > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
                > > > >
                > > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
                > > > >
                > > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
                > > > >
                > > > > Neal
                > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                > > > > >
                > > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
                > > > > >
                > > > > > Neal
                > > > > >
                > > > >
                > > >
                > >
                >
              • sandidgeneal
                ... Here is what Ronie has been up to... Finished the bottom glassing. Drew the steel plate positions on the bottom and got the actual dimensions. Scribed
                Message 7 of 19 , Jul 7, 2012
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                  --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
                  >Week 5

                  Here is what Ronie has been up to...

                  Finished the bottom glassing. Drew the steel plate positions on the bottom and got the actual dimensions. Scribed the bottom curve on four pieces of 1" wood. Also, made up patterns for 2 additional steel pieces along the outboard side of both centerboard slots. Sent these up to my partner in Manila for fabrication. Cut and framed the rest of the upper bulkheads. Built the "anti-plumping" bulge for the forward bottom. This consists of ten layers of 1/2" ply in concentric rings. The bottom 6 are about 5" wide. The top 4 are solid. It is now shaped up and glued in place, ready for covering
                  >
                  > Week 4
                  >
                  > Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and began framing upper bulkheads. Taped the chine with 10" wide 200 gram cloth. Began sheathing bottom with 2 layers cloth, going up to (down to?) more than 3" above the design waterline, which is the line up to which we plan to copper/epoxy before turning the hull. Hoped to glass all in one go, but couldn't. Will have to clean and sand and finish on Monday.
                  >
                  > We may have to suspend the build for a week or two while the steel plates are being fabricated and shipped.
                  >
                  > Neal
                  > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Week 3
                  > >
                  > > Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.
                  > >
                  > > The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.
                  > >
                  > > Neal
                  > >
                  > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                  > > >
                  > > >
                  > > > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
                  > > >
                  > > > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
                  > > >
                  > > > Neal
                  > > >
                  > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                  > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > > > End of week two.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
                  > > > >
                  > > > > Neal
                  > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > End of week one.
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
                  > > > > >
                  > > > > > Neal
                  > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > > > Neal
                  > > > > > >
                  > > > > >
                  > > > >
                  > > >
                  > >
                  >
                • sandidgeneal
                  Week 6 Glassed and faired-in then anti-phlumpping bulge under the bow. Built the Tortoise tender. Made it wider than standard as suggested in the AS29
                  Message 8 of 19 , Jul 15, 2012
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                    Week 6

                    Glassed and faired-in then"anti-phlumpping" bulge under the bow. Built the Tortoise tender. Made it wider than standard as suggested in the AS29 plans. Suspending the build while waiting for the steel plates. Ronie will be repairing some rot in a friend's dive boat.

                    Neal

                    --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                    > >Week 5
                    >
                    > Here is what Ronie has been up to...
                    >
                    > Finished the bottom glassing. Drew the steel plate positions on the bottom and got the actual dimensions. Scribed the bottom curve on four pieces of 1" wood. Also, made up patterns for 2 additional steel pieces along the outboard side of both centerboard slots. Sent these up to my partner in Manila for fabrication. Cut and framed the rest of the upper bulkheads. Built the "anti-plumping" bulge for the forward bottom. This consists of ten layers of 1/2" ply in concentric rings. The bottom 6 are about 5" wide. The top 4 are solid. It is now shaped up and glued in place, ready for covering
                    > >
                    > > Week 4
                    > >
                    > > Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and began framing upper bulkheads. Taped the chine with 10" wide 200 gram cloth. Began sheathing bottom with 2 layers cloth, going up to (down to?) more than 3" above the design waterline, which is the line up to which we plan to copper/epoxy before turning the hull. Hoped to glass all in one go, but couldn't. Will have to clean and sand and finish on Monday.
                    > >
                    > > We may have to suspend the build for a week or two while the steel plates are being fabricated and shipped.
                    > >
                    > > Neal
                    > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                    > > >
                    > > > Week 3
                    > > >
                    > > > Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.
                    > > >
                    > > > The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.
                    > > >
                    > > > Neal
                    > > >
                    > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                    > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
                    > > > >
                    > > > > Neal
                    > > > >
                    > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > End of week two.
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
                    > > > > >
                    > > > > > Neal
                    > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > End of week one.
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > Neal
                    > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > > > Neal
                    > > > > > > >
                    > > > > > >
                    > > > > >
                    > > > >
                    > > >
                    > >
                    >
                  • sandidgeneal
                    Still waiting on the steel plate delivery, but with the floods in Manila and Luzon, we decided to turn the hull and proceed with what we can. When the plate
                    Message 9 of 19 , Aug 12, 2012
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                      Still waiting on the steel plate delivery, but with the floods in Manila and Luzon, we decided to turn the hull and proceed with what we can. When the plate arrives we will flip the hull over again for the installation.

                      Filleted and taped along the chines and lower bulkheads. Ran tape over the plywood joints on the bottom. Temporarily erected the bow uprights and the stern transom. Began the cockpit well and engine mount.

                      Neal
                      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
                      >
                      > Week 6
                      >
                      > Glassed and faired-in then"anti-phlumpping" bulge under the bow. Built the Tortoise tender. Made it wider than standard as suggested in the AS29 plans. Suspending the build while waiting for the steel plates. Ronie will be repairing some rot in a friend's dive boat.
                      >
                      > Neal
                      >
                      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > >
                      > >
                      > >
                      > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > > >Week 5
                      > >
                      > > Here is what Ronie has been up to...
                      > >
                      > > Finished the bottom glassing. Drew the steel plate positions on the bottom and got the actual dimensions. Scribed the bottom curve on four pieces of 1" wood. Also, made up patterns for 2 additional steel pieces along the outboard side of both centerboard slots. Sent these up to my partner in Manila for fabrication. Cut and framed the rest of the upper bulkheads. Built the "anti-plumping" bulge for the forward bottom. This consists of ten layers of 1/2" ply in concentric rings. The bottom 6 are about 5" wide. The top 4 are solid. It is now shaped up and glued in place, ready for covering
                      > > >
                      > > > Week 4
                      > > >
                      > > > Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and began framing upper bulkheads. Taped the chine with 10" wide 200 gram cloth. Began sheathing bottom with 2 layers cloth, going up to (down to?) more than 3" above the design waterline, which is the line up to which we plan to copper/epoxy before turning the hull. Hoped to glass all in one go, but couldn't. Will have to clean and sand and finish on Monday.
                      > > >
                      > > > We may have to suspend the build for a week or two while the steel plates are being fabricated and shipped.
                      > > >
                      > > > Neal
                      > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Week 3
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.
                      > > > >
                      > > > > Neal
                      > > > >
                      > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > Neal
                      > > > > >
                      > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > End of week two.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > Neal
                      > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > End of week one.
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > Neal
                      > > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > > > Neal
                      > > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > > >
                      > > > > > >
                      > > > > >
                      > > > >
                      > > >
                      > >
                      >
                    • David
                      Congratulations Neal I m looking for photographs. Are there any? David
                      Message 10 of 19 , Aug 13, 2012
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                        Congratulations Neal

                        I'm looking for photographs. Are there any?

                        David

                        --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@...> wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        > Still waiting on the steel plate delivery, but with the floods in Manila and Luzon, we decided to turn the hull and proceed with what we can. When the plate arrives we will flip the hull over again for the installation.
                        >
                        > Filleted and taped along the chines and lower bulkheads. Ran tape over the plywood joints on the bottom. Temporarily erected the bow uprights and the stern transom. Began the cockpit well and engine mount.
                        >
                        > Neal
                        > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Week 6
                        > >
                        > > Glassed and faired-in then"anti-phlumpping" bulge under the bow. Built the Tortoise tender. Made it wider than standard as suggested in the AS29 plans. Suspending the build while waiting for the steel plates. Ronie will be repairing some rot in a friend's dive boat.
                        > >
                        > > Neal
                        > >
                        > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > >
                        > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > > >Week 5
                        > > >
                        > > > Here is what Ronie has been up to...
                        > > >
                        > > > Finished the bottom glassing. Drew the steel plate positions on the bottom and got the actual dimensions. Scribed the bottom curve on four pieces of 1" wood. Also, made up patterns for 2 additional steel pieces along the outboard side of both centerboard slots. Sent these up to my partner in Manila for fabrication. Cut and framed the rest of the upper bulkheads. Built the "anti-plumping" bulge for the forward bottom. This consists of ten layers of 1/2" ply in concentric rings. The bottom 6 are about 5" wide. The top 4 are solid. It is now shaped up and glued in place, ready for covering
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Week 4
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and began framing upper bulkheads. Taped the chine with 10" wide 200 gram cloth. Began sheathing bottom with 2 layers cloth, going up to (down to?) more than 3" above the design waterline, which is the line up to which we plan to copper/epoxy before turning the hull. Hoped to glass all in one go, but couldn't. Will have to clean and sand and finish on Monday.
                        > > > >
                        > > > > We may have to suspend the build for a week or two while the steel plates are being fabricated and shipped.
                        > > > >
                        > > > > Neal
                        > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Week 3
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > Neal
                        > > > > >
                        > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > Neal
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > End of week two.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > Neal
                        > > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > End of week one.
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > Neal
                        > > > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > > > Neal
                        > > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > > >
                        > > > > > >
                        > > > > >
                        > > > >
                        > > >
                        > >
                        >
                      • mrprecise44
                        We have not heard from you in a while. Nice to hear anything about another AS29 coming together. Congratulations from California! I am going to build one in
                        Message 11 of 19 , Oct 5, 2012
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                          We have not heard from you in a while. Nice to hear anything about another AS29 coming together. Congratulations from California!
                          I am going to build one in about a year hence. Several projects to complete before my build.
                          Questions:
                          1. Is there a compelling reason for outside steel plate ballast, versus the original lead ballast inside?
                          2. Could you post a pic of the anti-phlumphing bow addition?
                          Thanks
                          John
                          ----------

                          --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "David" <dir_cobb@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > Congratulations Neal
                          >
                          > I'm looking for photographs. Are there any?
                          >
                          > David
                          >
                          > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Still waiting on the steel plate delivery, but with the floods in Manila and Luzon, we decided to turn the hull and proceed with what we can. When the plate arrives we will flip the hull over again for the installation.
                          > >
                          > > Filleted and taped along the chines and lower bulkheads. Ran tape over the plywood joints on the bottom. Temporarily erected the bow uprights and the stern transom. Began the cockpit well and engine mount.
                          > >
                          > > Neal
                          > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > Week 6
                          > > >
                          > > > Glassed and faired-in then"anti-phlumpping" bulge under the bow. Built the Tortoise tender. Made it wider than standard as suggested in the AS29 plans. Suspending the build while waiting for the steel plates. Ronie will be repairing some rot in a friend's dive boat.
                          > > >
                          > > > Neal
                          > > >
                          > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > >
                          > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > > > > >Week 5
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Here is what Ronie has been up to...
                          > > > >
                          > > > > Finished the bottom glassing. Drew the steel plate positions on the bottom and got the actual dimensions. Scribed the bottom curve on four pieces of 1" wood. Also, made up patterns for 2 additional steel pieces along the outboard side of both centerboard slots. Sent these up to my partner in Manila for fabrication. Cut and framed the rest of the upper bulkheads. Built the "anti-plumping" bulge for the forward bottom. This consists of ten layers of 1/2" ply in concentric rings. The bottom 6 are about 5" wide. The top 4 are solid. It is now shaped up and glued in place, ready for covering
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > Week 4
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > Finished the bottom planking. Cut the centerboard slots. Pre-cut the glass cloth for sheathing. While waiting on arrival of more epoxy, cut out and began framing upper bulkheads. Taped the chine with 10" wide 200 gram cloth. Began sheathing bottom with 2 layers cloth, going up to (down to?) more than 3" above the design waterline, which is the line up to which we plan to copper/epoxy before turning the hull. Hoped to glass all in one go, but couldn't. Will have to clean and sand and finish on Monday.
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > We may have to suspend the build for a week or two while the steel plates are being fabricated and shipped.
                          > > > > >
                          > > > > > Neal
                          > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > Week 3
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > Removed the timber buttstrap from the lower side panels and scarfed up a 3 1/2" X 30' replacement from 3/4" ply. Erected the lower bulkheads. Sprung the two 1 1/2" X 1 1/2" chine log timbers around the pre-notched bulkheads. Installed side panels. Installed bow and stern transoms. Glued on the first layer of the ply bottom and about half the second layer.
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > The project is now recognizable as a boat, as opposed to a pile of lumber! Some people have mistaken it for a speed boat. They asked Ronie what size engines we were going to use. He told them twin 250's.
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > Neal
                          > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > Ronie erected the bulkheads today. Now I can really get an idea of the true size of this boat.
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > We have a concrete floor in the shed, but it is in no way level. This was no problem for a clever Filipino. Ronie drew a centerline on the concrete then drew the bulkhead stations. He erected verticals, temporarily braced, at each station, then screwed the bulkheads to them. He used a 12 meter length of clear 3/8" hose as a level.
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > Neal
                          > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > End of week two.
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > Bulkheads have been framed and beveled. Chine log timbers scarfed. Screwed up the full length buttstraps, however. Made them of 3/4" X 3 1/2" luaun. After gluing them to the side panels, I realized that the grain was running in the same direction as the joint. I contacted my partner (boat, not life!), Juny Binamira, who is a pro builder and designer. He said of course the buttstrap can't have the grain running along the joint. I said Bolger's plan wasn't clear on this. He said Bolger was known for not suffering fools lightly. I said, hey, I think that's a hidden dig at me!
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > Tomorrow will chisel off the luaun butt and make one out of 3/4" ply.
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > Juny has found copper powder in Manila and we will make up our own copper epoxy for the bottom.
                          > > > > > > > >
                          > > > > > > > > Neal
                          > > > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
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                          > > > > > > > > > End of week one.
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                          > > > > > > > > > It's Sunday and my builder Ronnie and and I took the day off to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight at a local movie theater. Manny is a Philippine icon and he fought well, but, alas, there is no joy in Mudville tonight.
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                          > > > > > > > > > After one week, we have concreted the shed floor, built a long bench for scarfing,etc., cut out the lower side panels, upper side panels and lower bulkheads, picked up some of the dimensional lumber that I am having sized from rough 3"X8"X14' kiln dried white luaun. We are preparing to scarf the full-length chine logs and buttstrap.
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                          > > > > > > > > > Just ran into a snag that demonstrates the problems of building a boat in paradise. I was so fixated on the steel plate ballast bottom that I did not notice that I need about 70 1/4"X4" ss carriage bolts, washers and nuts. I contacted Specialized Bolt Center in Cebu and they said they could get them for me in 8 days. The price: $450 US! Went on-line and found them for about $45, so I will have to order them first thing tomorrow morning. Shipping may cause a bit of a delay, but, O well.
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                          > > > > > > > > > Neal
                          > > > > > > > > > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "sandidgeneal" <nsandidge@> wrote:
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                          > > > > > > > > > > June 4, 2012. Official starting date. Still pretty disorganized! Concreted the floor of the building shed, picked up my ply (55 sheets 1/2", $33/sheet), and arranged to have some kiln-dried luaun that I had previously bought for $1.60/board ft cut and finished to dimension. Now sitting by the pool drinking a cold San Miguel, thinking "what the hell did I get myself in to!"
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                        • Mark Albanese
                          Well, the suspense must be intolerable for at least one or two of you. No chance to test this week tho. Too bad, cause it s been pretty warm and breezy here.
                          Message 12 of 19 , Oct 7, 2012
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                            Well, the suspense must be intolerable for at least one or two of
                            you. No chance to test this week tho. Too bad, 'cause it's been
                            pretty warm and breezy here. A note, the new ballast in the heel
                            makes swinging up even easier.
                            Mark
                          • John Kohnen
                            I can hardly wait for your report. Did you notice that Sage is the cover girl for Jim M s latest newsletter? ... http://www.jimsboats.com/ ... -- John
                            Message 13 of 19 , Oct 7, 2012
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                              I can hardly wait for your report. <g>

                              Did you notice that Sage is the cover girl for Jim M's latest newsletter?
                              :o)

                              http://www.jimsboats.com/

                              On Sun, 07 Oct 2012 00:13:57 -0700, Mark A wrote:

                              > Well, the suspense must be intolerable for at least one or two of
                              > you. No chance to test this week tho. Too bad, 'cause it's been
                              > pretty warm and breezy here. A note, the new ballast in the heel
                              > makes swinging up even easier.

                              --
                              John (jkohnen@...)
                              We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the
                              same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his
                              wife is beautiful and his children smart. (H. L. Mencken)
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