Pee Wee in Maine

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Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:52 am

Hi, new here... saw a good deal on CL for a 5hp Honda that I didn’t need but bought anyway.

Decided to build a Pee Wee

Got the plans and just getting started. Going to be a ‘scrap pile/lumber yard ’ build as I have a lot of the materials hanging around. And a bit of epoxy from a kayak my son and I made last year... wife doesn’t know what we are up to yet :wink:

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Roberta » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:19 pm

Welcome Aboard!! Should be a fun family project!!

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Mark-NJ » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:26 pm

Very cool! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Where in Maine? I launched my GL build this August in Androscoggin Lake...

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:26 am

@roberta thanks for the welcome. Don’t know what we don’t know but we will figure it out as we go. Hopefully.


Mark... small world. We have a camp site on the water for our travel trailer on the southern end of androscoggin lake.

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Mark-NJ » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:21 pm

We're up north, by downtown Wayne, off Davis Point! We'll be there next Aug with the boat.....I'll give you a ride if you're up there same time!

Ever been up to Androscoggin Boat Works? Chris does some wonderful restoration work. I learned an awful lot from him...

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:08 am

Mark-NJ wrote:We're up north, by downtown Wayne, off Davis Point! We'll be there next Aug with the boat.....I'll give you a ride if you're up there same time!

Ever been up to Androscoggin Boat Works? Chris does some wonderful restoration work. I learned an awful lot from him...

Checked out your build thread, nice job... would love to see it in person. Hadn’t heard of the boat works before. Some very nice boats on their website.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:45 pm

A few late nights and some early mornings and we’ve got all the frame pieces cut and glued up and almost ready to go on the cradle.



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And the filthy workshop to prove it :o

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:05 am

A little more progress.

Decided to make the frame out of 3/4” ACX for better or worse. Seems ok 8) . But the keel was definitely flimsy feeling once I cut the 12* bevel. Decided to laminate an extra 1/4” ply.

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I left notches for the frames to help with alignment. (Seemed like a goo idea at the time) Now I’ve read some people think notching the keel can give a space for rot to take hold.

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I’ve been using the senco composite nails here and there to tack things in place. FWIW they seem to cycle through my standard Senco brad nailer at about 85% if I spray a little oil on the nails every time I reload.
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