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Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:20 pm
by FL-John
I officially started building a boat today! I’ve noticed most build threads seem to start with a fully framed hull. I’m guessing that’s because at this point most people have as many things they don’t know or are trying to figure out as I do. Even so, I figured I start a build thread from the very beginning.

Step one: read boatbuilding with plywood. Check.
Step two: complete honey do list. Check
Step three: Transfer plans to the layout table. Check!
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I used a seamstress wheel to transfer the plans to the melamine board. It was a little hard to see in a few places. I had to use the light on my phone to find some lines but it worked out pretty well. I decided to do 4 frames per side for clarity. Frames 5-7 are shown.

Next step: Cut templates from 1/2” MDF so any screw ups are cheap!

I’m sure tons of questions will be coming very soon!

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:01 pm
by Aussie
Hi,

Good to see another Barrelback started.

I also used a seamstress wheel to transfer all my patterns, works well.

Any questions ask away! There are plenty of Barrelback builders on the forum and a lot of valuable knowledge

Jamie

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:18 pm
by benpetre
Can’t wait to see it take shape!

I am 3 kids, 2 moves and 7 years into mine. Hope to flip sometime before 2025 and finish by 2040.

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:08 pm
by Hercdrvr
Welcome fellow Barrellback builder, looks like you have a fine start there. Is this your 1st boat?
Matt B

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:11 pm
by Hercdrvr
I read some of your posts, this isn’t your 1st boat. Enjoy the build, the Barrelback has a beautiful shape.
Matt B

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:34 am
by FL-John
My only other boat was a stitch and glue kayak from a kit so I think it’s safe to call this my first boat.
Matt, I’ve read your thread many times. There’s a lot of helpful information in there and in the forum in general. I hope I can add as much to this collective knowledge base!

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:03 pm
by FL-John
I actually got off work before dark so started cutting frame templates from MDF. I’ll use a router and a pattern bit to cut the actual frames.
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I even got the boss to help:
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I guess it’s time to get fully invested in this project. I’ve got $1500 worth of epoxy and fasteners in my glen-l cart and I’m headed to the lumber yard on Friday for mahogany. Should have some frames cut by the end of the weekend.

Time invested: 8 hours
Cost: $312 (Plans and MDF)

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:24 am
by Roberta
It makes for a more fun project when spouses both work on it.

Roberta :D

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:46 pm
by Bluesman
Very nice but I suggest some PPE here, wear a mask (if you can't find one make one) or you'll feel all that sanding dust in your lungs.

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:16 am
by Roberta
Dittos on the mask. An occasional quick sanding might not hurt, but there is so much during a boat project that it could be very bad. Many toxic compounds get sanded, fumed, and sprayed and could be dangerous.

Roberta

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:24 pm
by FL-John
I got frame 7 cut today. Waiting on epoxy and fasteners for the final assembly.
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A little wood porn
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Time: 11hrs
Cost: $780(plus $425 of new lumber)

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:54 am
by FL-John
I can’t find anything in the instructions or on the plans about frame fasteners. Searching the forums it looks like nails at the gussets is the way to go. Is that correct? Same for the floor timbers and deck beams?

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:10 am
by Roberta
I clamped and drilled several strategic holes for screws for alignment, then used ring shank nails for the rest. This should be called out in the bill of materials.

Roberta

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:32 am
by FL-John
Thank you!!! If I read the entire instructions... there is a fastening schedule all the way at the back 😀

Re: Florida Barrelback

Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 11:01 am
by mrintense
One thing I did way back then was to spend a few hours just studying the plans and making notes. It's amazing the little tidbits of information in there as you stare at the plans. Some of it's not so obvious at first, it only comes when you realize the cause and effect of various decisions made when the boat was designed.