Flying Saucer Build

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miyot
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Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:50 pm

Flying Saucer set up.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby BarnacleMike » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:55 am

Congratulations! Looks like you're off to a great start!
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby travis24 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:52 am

I remember that stage! Keep up the great work and have fun with your build. Any questions just ask many inspiring minds on this site.

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby mdweber » Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:54 pm

Looks great! Are you going gusset-less?

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:34 pm

mdweber wrote:Looks great! Are you going gusset-less?

I may put gussets on. I used half lap joints. I'm just not in the mood to fool with them right now. I started the build last Monday and I'm on a push to plank the boat. I may add them after turnover. I lowered the transom an eighth of an inch today that took out a slight dip in the keel. I have installed the chine logs today as well. The chines took longer than I had planned as I had trouble locating their position on the stem.

The plans give their approx. location but they would not fall there and maintain a fair curve. Anyhow I settled on a spot and got them fastened. Tomorrow I'll install the sheer clamps and begin fairing. A bearding line and accurate chine location would have saved a lot of time. Thanks for all the nice comments.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby gdcarpenter » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:37 pm

For what it's worth, I went with gusset less half lap joints on the frames on my ZIP and she's still holding together! With half lap joints you essentially have a 2 ply plywood gusset built into the joint since the lapping pieces are perpendicular to each other.besides, it looks 'cleaner' :)
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:57 am

Thought I'd throw in a pic of my last build. I'll continue posting progress pics of the Flying Saucer as well. It is the Ocracoke 24
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby mdweber » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:11 am

Wow! That boat is beautiful!!!! What is the design.

I knew you must have built a boat before when you said it only took you a week to get where you are.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:25 pm

Thanks mdweber. Its a Carolina Flaired Sportfisherman. The design is the Ocracoke. Here are some update pics.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby Mojo » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:26 am

Looking good mate!

What are you thinking for an engine?

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:42 am

Mojo wrote:Looking good mate!

What are you thinking for an engine?

Cheers
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Thanks Mojo. I believe I'll put a 25 hp Merc on her. I looked around some and could not find a short shaft with controls. So its the Long shaft Merc. 4 stroke.

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby BarnacleMike » Fri Aug 08, 2014 1:32 pm

Looks like you're making great progress! Congratulations!

Are you building it to standard length, or are you stretching it?
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:08 pm

BarnacleMike wrote:Looks like you're making great progress! Congratulations!

Are you building it to standard length, or are you stretching it?


Hey BarnacleMike, It will be standard length. I have an older trailer it will fit and I didn't have the lumber for the stretched version. Although I'm trying to do a good job, I'm not building it like the other guys are. It will be sort of a beater boat. I'm using up the materials left over from my last build so it has lots of different wood in her. I have enough paint, screws, lumber, etc to build the boat. But its all left over scrap pieces. But it is good wood.

I intend to put a windshield on it with just enough roof to cover two passengers. A two seater bangabout fish and utility. The forward end will be decked but the aft end open. A little protection because I'll use her a lot during the winter months. Thanks for the nice comment. Don't get me started, I'm long winded.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby Cabron » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:14 pm

Looks great. You do build fast.

How about a couple pics of your other boat? I would love to
see it greater detail.

Cheers.

:)

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:33 am

Cabron wrote:Looks great. You do build fast.

How about a couple pics of your other boat? I would love to
see it greater detail.

Cheers.

:)

Josh
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