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April 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Starting the Second Hull

Because the move of the Hull went so quickly, we were able to immediately start on the second hull. In the span of 3 1/2 days, we were able to assemble the back bone, assemble and install the bulkheads, assemble and install the stringers, and dry skin the lower hull. WOW!!! Part of this speed was born from the experience gained on the first hull, the fact that the parts were cut on the CNC for the second hull, and having Chuck's set of experienced hands. This same process took me 2 months on… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on April 3, 2009 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

Moving a Hull - Scary

Again, Chuck and I devised a way to move the hull out of the shop so that hull 2 could be started. We devised a plan to use two 1000lb furniture dollies so that we could roll the hull outside. We both question the stability of the hull while on the dollies, but decided to give it a shot anyway.

We jacked up the hull in one location and inserted a dolly under the hull stand with Melissa's help, then repeated it on the second stand. Then we strapped it all together. We contemplated… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on April 3, 2009 at 7:40am — 1 Comment


With a visit from Chuck for a couple of weeks, we were able to blitz through an enormous amount of work. He being an experience cabinet maker made our tasks much easier. We were able to finish the upper stringers, put on the upper hull sides, and epoxy glass the upper hull sides.

We were able to work together in unison without much communication. This made the work go smoothly and quickly. tackling any problems that arose were usually… Continue

Added by Budget Boater on April 3, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

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