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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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:15 am

Got the frames aligned pretty well. But didn’t get the chines quite right. Not enough twist or wrong landing spot on the stem...added a tapered shim.
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Started the fairing.Itis kind of addictive and enjoyable. Though the plywood is a bit of a pain to plane. If I did it again I wouldn’t use the plywood for the keel, shears or chine.

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby PeterG » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:25 pm

Looks great, another Made In Maine boat!
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:56 pm

Thank you... already planning the next one. And then the dream build :D
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby PeterG » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:44 pm

I see you have already fallen down that slippery slope of boat building, already thinking about the next builds. Go for it. It's all fun!

I hope to have my Malahini on Mousam Lake near Sanford, ME by spring 2019. Got an enormous kit of parts right now, waiting till spring for my space to assemble it. :D
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:41 am

PeterG wrote:I see you have already fallen down that slippery slope of boat building, already thinking about the next builds. Go for it. It's all fun!

I hope to have my Malahini on Mousam Lake near Sanford, ME by spring 2019. Got an enormous kit of parts right now, waiting till spring for my space to assemble it. :D

Yep, when I was looking for kayak plans I came across ken bassett’s rascal and was hooked. Hoping to start that next year but we are planning to sell our house first so it might be a while... I’m making my boat parts list now for Santa. :wink:
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:41 am

A little more progress. Batters installed, limbers cut and some shims here and there to make things a little straighter. Definitely learned my lesson to assemble things with enough tolerances to be able to plane to the final shape.

Hope to start the side planks this weekend.



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Wavy lines in the chine near the transom
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Playing with microspheres and a shim to straighten it out
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby JimmY » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:25 am

Moving right along. Looks nice so far.
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