Huck Finn 20. Transoms

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkhead "A" top cleat

Postby jeffmo63 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:05 pm

Assembling bottom frame members onto bulkheads "A."
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Notching bulkheads for sheer.

Postby jeffmo63 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:32 pm

Cutting the notches in the bulkheads for the sheer clamps. I used my bandsaw and a pull saw. I was nervous because if I made a mistake I would have to build the bulkheads over. It turned out fine.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Notching bulkheads for sheer.

Postby Grand Chillin » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:41 pm

looking good Jeff!!! :D I was wondering where you have been
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Notching bulkheads for sheer.

Postby jeffmo63 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:18 pm

Been working at an agonizingly slow pace Chip but I try to do something every day even if it's only to review the plans. Did you scarf or butt join your keel members? How is your Huck Finn coming along?

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Notching bulkheads for sheer.

Postby Grand Chillin » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:47 pm

Jeff, my keels were less tham 16' so I cut them from16' material Your's should be about 4' longer, scarf your material it isn't hard we glued the skeg on the port pontoon tonight :D
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Notch bulkheads for keel/limbers.

Postby jeffmo63 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:46 am

Notching the bulkheads for the keel and limbers. Bandsaw and spindle sander made short work of this.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Notch bulkheads for keel/limb

Postby jeffmo63 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 3:01 pm

Picture is of Bulkheads B. Note taper toward bottom and centerline.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby jeffmo63 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:36 pm

It got up into the low 40s today and I was able to get out in the shop and do some essential housecleaning.

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby jeffmo63 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:26 pm

Pic is of bulkheads B glued and clamped. I also used bronze fasteners (ring nails).
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby Team-M2 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:24 am

Hi Jeff,

This is Michael.
How have you been? How is your boat building project going? Any more progress?

Greetings from Phoenix, life is good here:)

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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:44 pm

Hi Michael, you sure get around these threads. I am well and glad to hear life is good in Phoenix. I've made some minor progress on the boat. I am starting the transoms next. I sure wish I could get the pontoons framed and off the building form. For some reason I put the form in middle of the garage and it takes up a lot of space. Well, thanks for checking in and check back every couple of weeks. Take care.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby jeffmo63 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:53 pm

Latest progress. Bulkheads B are nearly complete. All that's left is notching the chine, sheer, and keel.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby Grand Chillin » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:33 pm

Jeff,

I'm glad to see you are still at it. :D It won't be long now. :wink: I can't wait to see those bulkheads mounted on your building form.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby jeffmo63 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:34 pm

Thanks for the continued encouragement Chip. I will keep at it until she floats although I understand that the finished product is often not the point of building a boat. I've been able to spend a little more time out in the shop lately and expect rapid progress.
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Re: Huck Finn 20 construction. Bulkheads B

Postby jeffmo63 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:42 pm

Well, I knew it was only a matter of time. I cut the keel notches and limbers too deep on my "B" bulkheads. I almost burned the whole project but common sense and a cooler mind prevailed! Rather than rebuilding the bulkheads I was thinking of increasing the depth of the keel notches to a full 1" vice the 3/4" shown on the plan. This change would also require me to cut the stem notch a little deeper. I don't see a reason why I couldn't do this. Thoughts anyone?
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