Seattle Barrelback progress

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aprox. We planed to a finished thickness. My goal was to use thick material on the top deck so, I can sand and refinish the top if I ever have too. I can measure the total thickness tomorrow.

I made cuts in the covering board so I didn't have to use (or edge glue the covering board) as wide a material. I would do those joints a little different next time. They turned out well, but I think they could have been better. I would have done a fancy joint rather that a straight chop.

Once I had the material I glued them up on the boat before I glued them down by using plastic on the boat, and using the boat as the setup guide.

I hope that is clear...

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Great, thanks. Look forward to seeing it finished.
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Been Making progress.
I have the holes drilled for the exhaust trumpets, and I'm finishing the varnishing on the interior ceiling material.
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Looking good! I liked this part where things started happening faster...
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Very nice!!! This is my favorite phase of the building process, too.

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You should see the cut-water....
Still working on it.
I need to drill the mounting holes and finish polish.
I'll post pictures soon.

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I outsourced 2 things.. The cutwater and the upholstery.. (The cutwater guy was driving distance at the time)
Cool that you are doing it!
Let see a few pics of that work in progress.
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Bob, I will take a picture of the cut water.
Its taken a lot of work. I probably have 80 hours in it...
I didn't really keep track, we made a test out of steel, before the stainless, just to check the pattern.
If I didn't have a very rounded prow, a more conventional cut water would have worked. It will be unique. I think it will look good.
If it doesn't, I will go with a stem bead style. The rub rail mounted well.

I'm working on the lifting eyes now, Got some great advice on the bottom mounts and they will work well.
I have to put all this in before I put in the exhaust....

I'm getting close.
Everyone's commented on how things speed up, and how they like this part of a build. I couldn't agree more. It truly fun at this stage.
I'm getting ready to do the upholstery....

;)

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Sweet! Like those exhaust tips, really really nice. Looking forward to seeing the cutwater.
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Here are some pictures of the cut-water. It is still a work in progress.
I'm ready to drill the mounting holes and polish. This took alot of work.
Made a test one out of mild steel first.
The stainless had to be TIG welded.

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I had missed this it seems - wow!

Nice work sir.. that's a lot of hours.. again .. this part of the build is so fun.. one.. visual progress.. two.. ability to demonstrate progress. 12 hours of sanding and finishing means nothing to the casual observer.. (really? looks the same as last time I saw it...grrrr)

Home stretch!
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Thanks Bob. I appreciate the comments, I was wondering what you thought. You've been such a help during this process...

The cutwater is pretty art deco, very fluid. It took ALOT of my autobody experience to figure out how to make a flat sheet into it.
I want to see it finished and polished...
This is kinda of like a Fairliner, from Olympia, Wa, a builder in the 50's, very rounded shapes....

I have a question for you, did you bed the cutwater in caulk? I was thinking of using 4200 to bed it....

Hope everything is OK with you.

I was suppose to crew on a boat this summer from Cape Cod to Sag Harbor, a friend of mine, but I don't know the status of the trip because of all the issues.

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I would not use 4200 if you ever want it to come off.. It says its not as sticky as 5200 - big fat lie..

The stuff you are supposed to use is called bedding compound. Dolphinite is the old timey brand.. Interlux makes some too.
Most deck hardware where you don't want water getting it is done this way. Its all over my sailboat.

Go to the cape and crew! You will be in a crowd of less than 10 people :P

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Very nice, I’ve been admiring your work.
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Beautiful work on the cutwater Robert. Like Bob says, you have good visual progress and you can take pride on the effort you've put into it even if someone less knowledgeable doesn't appreciate the amount of time it took.
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