Nomad Reconstruction

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Nomad_19
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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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Update:

Turned the old lady over on Saturday after Thanksgiving and now have all of the fiberglass cloth and resin residue removed. Next step is to repair skin and keel area, then its onto fairing. I think its going to need a lot of epoxy and filler just to get it fair. Hoping to be glassing in January.

Big surprise...my father cheated, in a big way. This boat is skinned in AC exterior fur plywood!!! It's lasted 40 years though...

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My current ride is a 1963 Thompson SeaLancer "Miss Morning Wood"
Re-building "The Betty Boop" a Glen L-Nomad built by my father in 1973
Have plans for Vera Cruise and Double Eagle....maybe someday.

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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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Nice clean up work Luke. Hopefully repairing the outside will be a bit easier. Not so many nooks and crannies to deal with. Restorations are one of those tasks that are every bit as fascinating to watch as new construction. Always a pleasure to see someone's work brought back to life and given a second chance.

What we need is someone to figure out how to restore us. Then we could be as fresh as our boats! :D
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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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The exterior ply was probably of higher quality in 1973 than the stuff we have available today. What thickness is it?
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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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i'm just glad to see that the glass came off without taking the out veneer of the plywood off with it!
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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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Nice Boat... keep us posted...



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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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hoodman wrote:The exterior ply was probably of higher quality in 1973 than the stuff we have available today. What thickness is it?
3/8" Bottom and sides, doubled 3/4" for the transom.

While making repairs to the skin under the inside forward battens I suspected that the plywood wasn't marine when I found voids larger than 1/8" wide.

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Luke Hargenrader (nomad_19)
My current ride is a 1963 Thompson SeaLancer "Miss Morning Wood"
Re-building "The Betty Boop" a Glen L-Nomad built by my father in 1973
Have plans for Vera Cruise and Double Eagle....maybe someday.

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Re: Nomad Reconstruction

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Thanks for documenting this here on the forum. We all have seen new ones come together but its really great to see what one can expect from the test of time. I'm really enjoying the updates.

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