Flying Saucer Build

Outboard designs up to 14'

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mdweber
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby mdweber » Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:49 pm

Hey Miyot,

Did the plans for the fishing boat have wells included? I had been looking for production fishing boats, but am now considering building one!

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:31 pm

mdweber wrote:Hey Miyot,

Did the plans for the fishing boat have wells included? I had been looking for production fishing boats, but am now considering building one!

Not sure what you mean by wells. The motor well or splash well was included in the plans. Its a big project and expensive, PM me for details or further questions.
Dave

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby Mojo » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:09 am

Impressive looking boat. I love the lines and love the paint/timber scheme you have used. Very nice

Cheers
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby Cabron » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:08 pm

Thanks for posting pics of the Rogue. Some interesting lines.

8) Posted in my mental memory bank.

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:09 pm

Some progress pics. Although the plans call for 1/4 inch planking, I'm planking with 3/8 Okoume. It is a little more difficult, but seems to be acceptable. The aft stern section at the transom has a lot of curve. Although the 3/8 may actually go here, a lot of stress would be put on the stringers (chine and sheer clamp). Perhaps enough to break them while bringing the planking in with clamps.

I intend to use the few pieces of 1/4 ply that I have in this area, perhaps two feet or so at the stern. Then run some 3/8 ply scrap pieces I have through the thickness planer and take them down to 1/8 and double plank this area to get the 3/8 I need. I'm having fun now. I kerfed the battens and it worked well, then filled the kerfs well with epoxy and got a good fit to the bottom planking.

My sheer clamps on both sides between frames 4 and 5 1/2 got a little thin due to fairing. I am going to back them up by epoxying on a strip of wood on the inboard side. I think they would be ok if I was planking with 1/4, but clamping in the 3/8 ply risks breakage.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby BarnacleMike » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:30 am

It's looking great! I'm very impressed by your progress, and also certainly by your Ocracroke 24. What a splendid looking boat.
-Michael

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:23 pm

Progress pics. Cracked the topside starboard plank at the bow. I tried to bend it into the stem at the wrong spot and it cracked through a screw hole. I just put some epoxy in the crack and added some bi axial tape to it as well as a strip of tape on the inside. I don't think it will be a problem, although some fairing will need to be done. The crack doesn't go all the way through. Bent the port side plank in without any problems.

With the ply I have available I have to do a lot of but joints. Six planks to do the bottom and at least that to plank the sides.

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby vupilot » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:36 pm

You work fast! Really fast on the fairing. Any chance you might bring a boat and join us at the Gathering in TN this September 19-21

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:37 am

vupilot wrote:You work fast! Really fast on the fairing. Any chance you might bring a boat and join us at the Gathering in TN this September 19-21



I bet it would be a lot of fun, work and family will probably keep me from attending.
Dave

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:27 pm

Some detail sanding tomorrow and Scrap Wood (the boats name) will be ready for glassing. I added some more fairing compound to the bow after these photos were taken. I hope to glass and paint her this week and turn her over next week end. My engine should arrive this coming Wednesday.

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby Cabron » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:58 pm

Looks quite alright. I like it.

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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:41 pm

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Boat is glassed. I used 17 oz. bi-axial glass on the bottom for abrasion resistance. The boat will be run up on gravel and sand quite frequently. I did the bottom in two sheets of glass overlapped 8 inches along the keel and lapped the chines about 4 inches. The sides are 7 1/2 oz glass, also overlapping the chine 4 inches. I used peel ply so sanding is eliminated except for small imperfections and I won't have to fill the weave with epoxy as the peel ply takes care of that.

Tomorrow I'll take off the last of the peel ply, touch up the overlap marks and smooth out the few areas where defects were filled and put on the first coat of primer. Here are some progress pics.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:42 pm

Removing the peel ply.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby miyot » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:14 pm

Turn over day.
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Re: Flying Saucer Build

Postby Cabron » Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:55 pm

peel ply. never heard of it. sounds interesting.

nice work.


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