The Epiphany

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:50 am

Neel,
I've attached a crude sketch but here's the description:
The transition/attachment was accomplished by screwing and gluing a new plywood floor to new main stringers, then bedding a new mahogany chine log inside the remaining FG sides (about 2"). A 1/2" x 1/2" Mahogany piece was added to the outside at the chine for the bottom of the 2 layers of cold-molded okume to rest on (covering the edge of the plies). Every piece up to this point is epoxied, screwed and where not screwed through the FG to wood behind, nailed w/ bronze boat nails dripping with epoxy! The result is a laminated structure with the old FG hull "sandwiched" between layers. The floor, motor stringers and frames become a monolithic structure with the cold-molded skin. the 1/4" x 6" planking was epoxied with pin nails driven through scrap to hold while curing.
The biggies I need to do now are getting the seats out of my head and into the boat and laying on umpteen coats of varnish. I should be ready for an early spring!
Merry Christmas to all,
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by areame » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:02 pm

Nice work! I feel bad you had to chop up the Century, but it's going to be something amazing when its finished. Really cool!

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by neel thompson » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:46 am

Thanks for the explanation and drawing Bob. It makes a lot more sense to me now. Any chance she could make her way to the September Gathering in Tennessee?? Many of us would love to see your fine workmanship first hand. Neel

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:10 am

We are planning to be at the Gathering. We made the 2008 Gathering and caught the "fever".
Happy New Year!
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by mrintense » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:02 pm

This is looking great Bob. Now what we really need is a shot from a bit further back so we can see the entire boat. This is another of those projects that simply amaze me. I get a alll twisted in knots when I have to make slight deviations from the plans. Here you are practically building a completely different design. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:29 am

We're wired! Gauges, blower(s), bilge pump, nav. lights, ignition, starter. I added LED indicator lights for each accessory. All I need now is an interior and 5/6 coats of varnish!
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by garrech » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:22 pm

Wow, great idea!

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:55 am

Seat frames done....Trying to decide on upholstery color.
I have to design/make control console and interior panels.
Lots of little projects to finish.
Will start finish varnish coats as soon as it's warmer.
She will "splash' this spring!!!
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by jeffh » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:32 am

I'm glad to see this project is nearing completion. I've told several people about it. If you bring her to any of the Blue Ridge ACBS events, let us know. I'll be at Lake Chatuge. BTW, did you ever come up with a name?
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:00 am

In a stunning moment of brilliance, diplomacy and dumb luck I decided to name her after my lovely and patient wife.
I cut out the "CENTURY" from the transom vent and replaced it with a piece of laser engraved mahogany. ($15 at the local trophy store).
I'll try to get her to one of the events (for sure the one at Lake Sinclair and the Gathering).
Thanks for your interest.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

PS: The pic is of the nameplate just stuck on. It's not finished yet.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:24 pm

Update:
Early this morning I put the (hopefully) last coat of varnish on the Linda Anne. I can't wait to start putting on the bling.
Pictures when she's dressed.
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by BayouBengal » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:20 am

Can't wait. Post some now and more after the bling.

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by bob smith » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:08 pm

She got her bottom wet!
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Re: The Epiphany

Post by vupilot » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:54 am

WOW! 8) Such a stunning boat you have created! The sleek windshield really adds a lot to the style. Simply amazing, I could look at that all day.

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Re: The Epiphany

Post by mrintense » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:37 am

Stunning, Outstanding. Bob, that is the coolest thing. Very very nice work. Congratulations on a job well done. Now you get to enjoy the fruits of your labors.
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