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Congrats to Dave Lott

Post by upspirate » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:26 pm

Congrats to Dave Lott,2 pics and a mention of cold molding clinic on Woody Boater:

http://woodyboater.com/classic-boat-des ... sics-acbs/

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Post by fergal butler » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:33 pm

Nice one well done that man :D

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Post by DaveLott » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:38 pm

OK< WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT take those pictures as an example of how it should look.

Notice the heavy sanding on the chine at the stem. That was caused by overlapping in an area where butt joints are the norm. Due to the heavy sanding that area is now weak. I did that on purpose for the demonstration to show how to NOT do it.

I also left gaps to demonstrate what happens when wrong size planks were used.
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Post by Vlad » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:54 pm

The only thing I see there is only this :D Good job Dave!



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Post by Tim Major » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:36 am

I wood :lol: add my congratulations too Dave, looks like a great group to be involved with. I have just subscribed to their web-letter, after reading this post, as I tend to devour anything that relates to wooden power boats.

Thanks for the link Mr upspirate, greatly appreciated.

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Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:27 am

Vlad wrote:The only thing I see there is only this :D Good job Dave!



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Hello Vlad - There is a pizza place on Grand Lake called Pensacola Pizza with the motto that it has "dam good pizza" using the metaphor that it is located at the dam site. The owner is a opera singer. So everytime we go there or he delivers pizza to our group functions we get a concert from him and he is "dam good". The slice on the picture is his signature "hot and sweet" pizza. I don't know all the ingredients for he covers them with cheese but "dang" it is good.

You will need to get into that plane of yours and go to Langley, OK and get some for yourself.
Dave

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Post by Roberta » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:34 am

Dang!! Now I think I have to do a cold mold project. Fergal's demo on fairing and now Dave's demo!!! And I'm hungry for pizza, too!!!

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Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:55 am

Well, it looks like I may be going to other side for a while :lol: I told the Admiral I would not start another boat until the home was paid off.

Welllllllllll, there is this little boat that I have been wanting to restore for a long long looooooooooooong time. It is the 1956 Chris Craft Capri 21'. I have been looking for a suitable restoration project for years. One fell into my lap over the weekend with all the original hardware and engine and been in storage for 40 years. There is NO rot and engine still runs.

So, I probably will be going on a road trip in a couple of days.

I hope ya'll don't disown me. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:18 am

THIS IS GOING TO COST YOU :!:

PICTURES :!:

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Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:38 am

ok, here are the AS IS photos
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The frame is solid and most of the hull looks good. I believe I will use the planking for patterns and install new planking on the whole boat. The planking had been removed once and reinstalled. Something tells me that new planking will save me a lot of trouble down the road.

The coverboard is missing on most of the boat. What fun! No pattern for the radius!!!

The original owner started a restoration in early 70's and died. It has been sitting like this for the past 40 years.
Dave

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Re: Congrats to Dave Lott

Post by upspirate » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:42 am

Vlad wrote:The only thing I see there is only this :D Good job Dave!



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Dave,Is this the demo you talked about showing how different size planks don't fit???LOL

What needs to be done to the new hull?

Is it an old 6 cyl?

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Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:06 am

upspirate wrote: What needs to be done to the new hull?

Is it an old 6 cyl?
I was just off the phone with the restoration shop selling the boat. They have all the wood. Nothing is missing and they state the wood is solid. Nothing needs replacing.

The engine is the old MBL flathead 6cyl serial number 86750.

The instruments need restoring, the chrome needs refinishing and new upholstery and wiring. Otherwise, I think I found a gem in the rough and not expensive at all
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Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:08 am

And NOBODY had better make fun of me doing a full boat. A bunch of ya'll restore the oldie but goodie engines all the time.

Remember, I have a friend and her name is Gertrude. Do you want in introduction? :roll:
Dave

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Post by upspirate » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:11 am

I don't believe anyone would disown you,it looks harder to restore than to build new to me!!!

I'm sure we can use some tips on steps you do too.

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Re: Congrats to Dave Lott

Post by DaveLott » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:22 am

upspirate wrote:I don't believe anyone would disown you,it looks harder to restore than to build new to me!!!

I'm sure we can use some tips on steps you do too.
And you are probably very correct on that assumption Warren.
Dave

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