Biscayne 23 update

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Bob Perkins
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Biscayne 23 update

Post by Bob Perkins » Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:41 pm

Hi All,

I have not posted an update in a while. I've had a lot of slowdown in 2007 causing me to miss ~ 5 months of boatbuilding :(

However - I'm finally in the home stretch and making very good progress.

I've finished all of the hull varnish work, repainting the caulking lines, etc. Recently I have mounted a significant amount of the deck hardware and I've just finished 100% of the wiring.

Looking for a spring shakedown cruise and launch.

Picture of completed Dash Here {Image will not render for some reason.}



More to come..
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Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:34 pm

Bob,

Welcome Back!

Looks Great.

I'm catching up. I need to post more pictures soon.

Bill
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Post by kens » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:10 pm

Thats an awesome build.
I especially like your deck. Nice job of blocking (sanding) there. Are you coming to the next Gathering?

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Post by billy c » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:59 am

hi Bob-
Excellent work :!:
really enjojed your new picts.
looks like an easy go to a spring launch from this point! if our winter ever gives up...
off snowmobiling... lake winnipesaukee has finally frozen over
:D
-Billy

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Post by Bob Perkins » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:40 am

Hi All,

Thanks! I wish I had a wider angle lens so I could get the entire boat in the pic at once. I just hope it looks right in full direct sunlight. Hard to tell in shop lighting what you are going to get (I need to upgrade to color balanced bulbs).

Is there an east coast Glen-L type gathering? I'd love to go - but trailering across the country could be tough :)

I'll be better about posting updates - this year I had plenty of work to do, but very little VISIBLE progress (ie. multiple varnish coats and sanding, yuk..)

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Bob
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Post by kens » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:47 am

The east Glen-L Gathering is in north Alabama in October. Would love to see you there.
http://www.glen-l.com/gathering/index.html

Your project will look even better out in the sun. The shop flourecscent lights show up more imperfections than natural light. If it looks good under flouroecscent lights, it will look dazzling outside.

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Post by Bob Perkins » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:57 pm

A small update -

The cutwater is completed -
We moved the boat back onto it's trailer this past weekend - and I finally got a full picture (from the shop roof) in the daylight.

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/4 ... 2TFi5bt2Pg

Here are a few more - I put the front of the boat in a sling supported by the garage door and a 10,000lb tow strap and eye bolts through the header. The rear of the boat was supported by a hand crank fork lift.

Having the boat suspended is a bit scary - but it was fine.

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/4 ... 2TFi5bt2Pg
http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/4 ... 2TFi5bt2Pg

I'm taking it to an upholster on Thursday

Getting closer....
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Post by John Bowen » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:39 pm

Got'ta love that view from the roof top!! Vary nice, Damn Nice there Bob. Hope to see her at the Gathering come October! That cutwater sure sets the bow of.
One day.

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Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:26 pm

:) Damn! Bob.

That makes me hang my head at my work. :( But, I'm still proud of it! And , Your boat!

I love it! :D

Bill
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Post by billy c » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:31 am

Beautiful work Bob!
love the new cutwater... did you go with the guy from MA for that?
your boat and Bill's are my inspiration to finish my build before the end of summer. keep posting those great photo updates!
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Post by ucb4ume » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:51 am

Absolutely Gorgeous Bob! You are setting the benchmark for home built boats.

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Post by Bob Perkins » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:08 am

Thanks everyone.

I used Mike (cutwaters.com). He did a very good job. It is an expensive hunk of stainless to say the least - but you can't tell it that it was cut, welded, ground and polished. It just looks like it was magically formed.

However - cutwater installation is tricky. I learned the hard way (or at least the do it 3 times way...) You really need to get it fitting as snugly as possible by flexing the sides inward and outward before screwing it down. It wants to constantly change shape as the screws go in..

It looks good from a roof top - and it passes the 6' test. There are plenty of blunders that I wish I had back. Finish work has always been my weakest skill.

My next posting will have upholstery!
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Post by Roberta » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:51 pm

Gorgeous!!! Bob, You don't have any weak skills. I'm drooling.

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Post by leakcheck » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:35 am

Okay Bob, cough it up...who is REALLY building that boat for ya ?? You got a team of pro's tucked away in a closet somwhere or what ??? ...Holy Smoking Joe...that thing is a work of art...I wouldnt even want to get that wet !!

Keep a side arm on ya so the first person that dares step in that sucker with his/her shoes on DIES !

Steve

PS..Now I am NEVER gonna build a boat ! (And if I do, I won't be able to call it a boat now !)

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Post by Butch Barto » Thu Apr 10, 2008 5:59 pm

WOW Bob your boat is a lot like mine hope to see it IN THE WOOD at THE GATHERING this fall

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