Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Aussie » Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:11 pm

Craig,

Congratulations on the flip....Big achievement and a great feeling isn't it?

Now the fun really begins with the top deck....

I am at the stage of about to stain the cover boards and king plank on my Belle...

Your boat is looking great...

Jamie

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by FFRCOBRA » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:39 pm

Aussie wrote:Craig,

Congratulations on the flip....Big achievement and a great feeling isn't it?

Now the fun really begins with the top deck....

I am at the stage of about to stain the cover boards and king plank on my Belle...

Your boat is looking great...

Jamie
Thanks Jamie. I've been closely watching your build. It seems like the top deck moves a little faster than the hull. I'm a little concerned on how you blend the cover boards and the filler strips under the cover boards with the arc of the transom. Seems like you would be fairing away most of the outer filler strip and some of the cover boards. Is that right?

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Aussie » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:11 pm

Hi Craig,

Yes you do have to remove a lot of material from the outside edge of the cover board. I used a hand plane and took my time (still have a bit of fine tuning but think it is looking close).
All up only took about 1 1/2 hours to shave off and rough sand with orbital.

Still have to route out the top edge and install a fill strip.

Jamie
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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by FFRCOBRA » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:48 am

Bill Edmundson wrote:I think I've seen those pictures before! OH! wait that's not my Cobra!

Bill
Hey Bill, I know that Skip (sscobra) has a Cobra in Texas, but I didn't know you did too. Wooden boats, cars....I guess we have similar 'likes'.

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:48 am

Actually, I had an AH-3000 1967. Cool car. Don't leave home without Phone money. Too much prince of darkness (Lucas) electrical.

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by FFRCOBRA » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:36 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:Actually, I had an AH-3000 1967. Cool car. Don't leave home without Phone money. Too much prince of darkness (Lucas) electrical.

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Ha Ha. Very funny!

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by boisebrit » Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:16 pm

Bill,

Thanks for all of the pictures I am building a key-largo in Boise, Idaho and about to get to the very boring plywood stage and all your documentation is of great help.

I saw your post on the 1967 Healey and the prince of darkness. I have a 1960 BT7 and with no humidity here and new wiring a lot less issues, starts first time even after a month. Just in case you ever have another lucas wired car I have included a link for a replacement smoke kit.

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm

Thanks for the photos and information.

Bryan

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:33 pm

Bryan

I'm glad to hear when any of my chattering is help to someone. We do get off topic a little around here from time to time with cars and airplanes... It does help to get to know each other.

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by FFRCOBRA » Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:44 am

Well, I was making such good progress. Engine was installed. All seats were built. All ceilings were built and installed in all cockpits. Engine hatches were built. Plywood sub deck was built and installed. Covering boards had been shaped. All mechanical components had been purchased (huge pile of brand new parts). I had just stripped everything mentioned above out of the boat to wire everything and stain/varnish everything.
I really could see the end in sight. I was hoping to complete the entire project by mid to late summer.
Then this.....Image

Torn rotator cuff, but once in there they repaired a torn bicep tendon and bone shaving??

Looks like my project will extend into next winter.

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by jenko » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:56 am

bad luck, hope you heal quickly

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Post by Bob Perkins » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:21 am

Bummer man...
Get better fast!
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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Bill Edmundson » Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:48 am

I did the rotator cuff/tendon a few years ago. It was my right and I'm right handed. The tendon had happened long before and attached itself to the bone. The doctor left saying he'd more warm if tried to move it. It takes about 6 months to get the arm usable and about a year to get all the way back.

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Roberta » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:30 am

Get well soon!!! I feel your pain, sort of!!! Recovering from knee replacement in January. Glad I don't have any major projects.

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:04 am

Speedy recovery to you! Enjoy the forced relaxation...

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Re: Belle Isle in Chicago build thread (with a few pics)

Post by FFRCOBRA » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:51 pm

After the flip I had started doing as much of the heavy lifting as I could before my shoulder surgery. Surgery really sidelined this project for months but building parts ahead of time allowed me to do things like stain and epoxy everything before it went back into the boat.
So here is an update:

First thing was to set the motor inside the boat. I bought a chain hoist from Harbor Freight. Made the job very easy considering I would install and remove the motor about a dozen times over the following year.

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