Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby upspirate » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:02 am

Simple thought.... when you start working on the inside and you will be getting in& out alot, take the wheels off and let the trailer sit on the hubs.

Won't hurt anything, and certainly lower height makes getting in & out easier!! :wink:

Looking great Bob, great progress! :D

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Great idea. I sure like being able to move it around at will though.
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby vupilot » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:10 pm

Wont be long now Bob. Looking great. :D

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby upspirate » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:37 pm

BobWillson wrote:Great idea. I sure like being able to move it around at will though.


The hubs will still roll if you have a concrete floor that won't be damaged by the metal hubs

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:08 pm

I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:40 pm

I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. My computer crashed and had to set up a new one which takes a little bit of work. Didn't loose any data and continued to work on the Ark.

I thought that the fairing of the carling with the sheer would realy be a fun project. Knew I needed a large plane to bridge the space and knew I had one somewhere. Found what I thought was my father's plane but realized it was my grandfather's plane ( His name was stamped on the side.) who was a cabnet maker in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada. The plane is over one hundred years old. Was still sharp - timed myself and was finished in 40 min. Had tears in my eyes when i finished the job. Dad died in my arms 30 years ago giving him CPR. He was my best friend.

Grandfather Edmond Willson's Plane
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The side decks were made with 3/4 White Oak and went on easier than I thought. When splicing together a tired to do it at the stern straight section of the hull with a 45 degree angle since that is what my miter saw cut. Worked fine. It takes 24 clamps and my wife to do the job. ( She can now say she helped build the boat) I V cut the bow and used epoxy with saw dust from the oak for fill as needed.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby upspirate » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:44 pm

Bob, it's looking great and I appreciate the personal story about your family. :D

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby Lowka53 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:46 pm

8) looking very good Bob I can't seem to find the blade for my big Jointer plane I do have some of my grandfathers tools as well they are very special to me. even though I cut off the tip of one of my fingers when I was 16 with his jointer :oops: :cry:
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:48 pm

The Fore Deck was fun. I still haven't sanded it down yet. Because of the bow rise the second rib was low so I shimmed up either side of the center oak plank and use 3 inch wide planks on either side. The Ridgid oscillating edge sander was a great and the joints were perfect. I sanded a 4 degree edge on the inside of each plank for a perfect fit.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby jprice » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:14 pm

It's great to see the family legacy live on in the things we're doing today.
And it's true, they just don't make "them" like they used to.
My grandfather was a plumber, and I inherited a lot of his tools. I don't use them often, but whenever I need them, they're rock solid.
I smile whenever I use them...

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:14 pm

A great big HOW and THANK YOU for the great work at Glen-L and Darla for getting the strut, Placed the strut in the mock-up and took it over to Jim who is working on the motor mount and placement. Will bring everyone up to date on that adventure next week.

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Placed the rudder and Stuffing Box in place. Cutting a hole through the hull the first time was measured and remeasured and thought about for quite awhile. Used a 1 1/2 inch Forstner Bit. Used the bubble level on the drill. Then realized that the boat also needed to be level so didn't make that mistake. I planed the oak afterward to set the proper depth. Used 3M 5200 for glue on all the thru hull fittings. Added the two eyes for the stern tie downs. Thru hull dran plug also went in and the placement for the sump pump.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:36 pm

Finished rudder insertion. Set 90 degress off from top so screws so they would not meet. 3M 5200 for sealant.

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This is all I can add tonight. If I try and add more the program just stops ? Will try another picture of where I am tomorrow.

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:07 pm

For some reason I can no longer post any pictures of the constrution? If anyone can give me the reason why please let me know. Have finished the boat with sanding and paining left. Have recieve the mock-up of the electrical motor mounting. Will go over the the electrical propulsion thread that I started and see what happens there.
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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby Oyster » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:13 pm

For kicks try another thread. I take it that you are using the same links and format on the computer?

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Re: Lo Volt Willson Construction 12

Postby BobWillson » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:13 pm

Tried new thread ---No go :( Will keep trying :)
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