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By neon14
#1783337
Finished filleting the frame to the hull. Moved on to the cockpit area.
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Some pretty snazzy fillets :D

Still need to glass the frame to the hull, that will be fun :lol:
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By neon14
#1784011
Worked on the decks today.
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And temporally fit the tank well in place.
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Picked up this seat at bass pro this morning. Its a canoe stadium seat. 44 bucks and weighs #4.
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Thing has a storage pouch on the back, even has a drink holder :D
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By makenmend
#1784034
Super near fillets (the holy grail of S&G)

Got plenty of that to do when I flip the sailboat (not as easy as a kayak :roll: )

Like the way your capping the gunnels with the deck extentions to.

MM
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By neon14
#1785721
AyJay, I was somewhat inspired by your sabalo. Thats one sharp looking boat! Building one of these is quite an ordeal, lots of parts and pieces to fit together. I have been making a strong push to get this boat fully assembled and get to the finish work. I'm almost there :D

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Glassed the under side of the cockpit the other day, also glassed the underside of the tank well and decks. Oh yea, I also glassed the frame to the hull!!!

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This just felt strange cutting holes in the bottom of the boat.

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Made a pretty big mistake here. Glued the rear deck on upside down! Now the underside is bare wood :cry:

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Getting really close! Just a few more pieces to glue on. It was hard to make myself stop and plan out the internal bracing and stiffener for all the accessories. But I did. Took pics and documented measurements for all that stuff.
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By neon14
#1785933
Gave it a quick sanding on the upper parts this morning just to get a look see at what I got.
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Time for the finish work!

Sand-a-thon!

Sanding Olympics!

Sanding festival!

LOL before I get ahead of myself there is still some more glass work to do, I guess I am just prepping myself for the...........sanding :lol:
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By neon14
#1789933
Test ride!
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First fish!
Its a nice looker :D It paddles like a dream also.
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This boat paddles so nice. And it is fast. Super stable. Every thing I thought it would be. Great boat!
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By awoodman
#1790002
Darn good looking boat..make you want to hang up the paddle boards?

Looks like you will be needing to graphite the bottom pretty soon..
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By makenmend
#1790049
"Looks like you will be needing to graphite the bottom pretty soon.."

My thought to, hate to cover wood up but it's the way to go.

Good to see you out and using that good looking boat, and sliming her to, well done sir.

MM
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By neon14
#1790481
Ok guys I will order some graphite for the bottom of this thing. In fact might as well get enough for all the boats.

HG, that seat is working out good. I just mounted it in the boat yesterday, going to give it a test this evening.
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By neon14
#1791094
Seat mounted, homemade foot pegs, and some handles to help carry it with one hand.
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Started working on a paddle.
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Oh look! I just happened to have a birds mouth paddle shaft already build from last year. That will save some time!
By Iamdamoder
#1791097
Nice work. Are you really going to sit down and fish for a while? You must be getting old. :o Hey whats in the Zoom bag.
By Iamdamoder
#1791124
neon14 wrote:4" rubber lizards, killin em this summer with those things :D


SSSSSHHHHHHHHHHH don't say it outloud. :lol:
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By awoodman
#1794019
Neon I got a question...when padeling..does you're mind wander to future projects? After all.. you have entered into the elite group of sculptures with a function..... :lol:

Nice talking with you.

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