Got a Rowme on the way...

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Vincentgryan
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Got a Rowme on the way...

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Hi guys,
Last time I posted I was wondering about using 3/8 ply on the sides or the rowme since getting the 1/4 marine ply was hard.
Great news now. I got the 3/8 and the 1/4 and I started cutting today. I got the bot planking transom and seats cut. I'm really excited and hopefully I can get some pace going when I have days off from work.
Vince.

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Just a shot of my first cuts.
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Awesome, have fun!
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Vincentgryan
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Hi guys,
Got a question/ problem.. just going to cut some more pieces and noticed that the plans show 2 outlines for the Bow Seat, 1 is a little bigger and the other has a curved line for the bow radius. I'm not sure which to loft and as ply is gold I do not want to cut the wrong one.
any advice?

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Vince

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Whichever outline is bigger? I don't think you could recut the smaller one and make it bigger. :D
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Vincentgryan
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hahaha good one, quite true. Just worried about the jigsaw chewing up the edges on correction but .... I guess that's the best option.
Thanks.

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lil update... got my side planks and bottom planking butt jointed. Going to let that set up and probably tomorrow evening I'll stich all together. There seemed to be a bit of off measurements (or maybe my hand was shaky) but I think I have a plan to deal with the discrepancies. Also I am waiting for the last moment to cut out the bow seat planking to be sure to get the right cut.
Until tomorrow folks.
Vince

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Hi guys,
Just some pics of where I'm at. Getting a few 3/8s gaps here and there but I haven't done a lot of stitching so I think it's gonna be ok.
Vince.
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Vincentgryan
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Hi,
So last night I closed up 90% of the gaps. One problem I am having is getting the bow seat upright into position.
2 things about it:
- the base of the upright seems a bit wider than the bottom planking space provided
- the top edge of the upright is requiring the side planking to be spread pretty wide given that the breasthook is keeping them in at an apparently different angle.
Any advice such as just forcing it in tightly or adjusting the upright slightly?

vince.

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OoooKayyyyy
I didn't anticipate being so busy with the start of the new school term.
Only managed to get some work in today cutting knees. I've decided to bring the aft seat forward and put a storage bin at the stern.
Cut knees to brace the thickened portion of the transom to the bottom planking. (I don't think I will be getting a 5hp engine... not cheaply available, but seeing 9.9 around)

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