Done Stringing

November 23, 2014  Hours spent building to date:  372

Stringers complete

Stringers complete

Ray came over and we laminated the port stringers and aft sheer clamp in record time.

I had hoped to have the   ready for planking (or sheathing I guess is more accurate) by Thanksgiving, but the forward part of the sheer clamp still has to go in, and it’s pretty tricky.

No building next week since we are going to Oxford, OH to pick up son John, then on to Champaign, IL for Thanksgiving with Molly’s brother Tim.

That's me making a tiny adjustment to the sheer clamp landing

That’s me making a tiny adjustment to the sheer clamp landing

All Clamped Up

All Clamped Up

A few waves, but not bad

A few waves, but not bad

Stringers give the bow some real definition

Stringers give the bow some real definition

Stringers from the stern.  I love this shot, it's what a plywood boat in frame is supposed to look like.

Stringers from the stern. I love this shot, it’s what a plywood boat in frame is supposed to look like.

Stem glue-up.  Richard Beck is probably throwing up, but some biax tape and another 1/2 pound of epoxy, and it'll hold.

Stem glue-up. Richard Beck is probably throwing up, but some biax tape and another 1/2 pound of epoxy, and it’ll hold.

 

 

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6 comments on “Done Stringing

  1. Eric Brazil
    November 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Great work! It’s starting to look like a boat. 372 hours well spent. We just returned from four days in Ohio and had the good fortune to fly out of Columbus the night before the airport was totally snowed in. (We were there to see grandson Tim dance — the Ohio State U. dance dept.’s big fall recital.)

    Incidentally, our son Dirk is the new city manager of Davis, CA.

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  2. Mark Smaalders
    November 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Paul, very nice work. I have of course built her in my head, but it’s great to see her taking shape.

    By the way, don’t be too hard on Richard, he’s a cabinet maker, he can’t help himself ….

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  3. Tiernan Roe
    December 4, 2014 at 4:35 am #

    Hi Paul,
    I’m just as fastidious with my sheerlines and have a very small shop. When building upside down I find if you take lots of photos with the camera close to the floor you can then turn them right side up on the computer screen. Saves your neck and keeps the sawdust out of your hair.
    With the photo upside down the boat is right side up and it gives a much better idea of the sheer. I sometimes use photos to double check fairness etc. It is amazing how looking at photo shows things up that you don’t see in real life. Of course cameras can distort reality but if you bear this in mind and use them as a backup I find them helpful.
    As with all boatbuilding if looks right it is right,
    Keep up the good work.
    All the best,
    Tiernan Roe

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    • memsahibsvoyage
      December 4, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      Great idea. When we do the flip over, I am going to take a bunch of shots from a ladder and at a distance to see how we’re looking.

      Love the Ninigret. I am a big Atkin fan, and Taris is in that tradition.

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  4. Richard Beck
    March 16, 2015 at 11:04 am #

    I was reading your blog and really enjoying watching your progress and your writing style, when up pops my name!!

    You give me far too much credit. Wholesale numbers of hours has a way of making up for lack of expertise!

    Sounds like you are really enjoying the build. Before you know it it will be ready to splash.

    Richard

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  5. memsahibsvoyage
    March 16, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

    Never enough credit due to Beckon — it’s the best amateur build going right now. And I mean amateur only in the sense of you are not getting paid anything but satisfaction to build her.

    Hello to Jane. Documentation of THE POUR was great.

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