The Epiphany

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BayouBengal
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Re: The Epiphany

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Looks like you've got it going pretty well. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: The Epiphany

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Out in the sunlight!
Planking is next. What do you suggest for planking width? I have 1/4" x 6 1/4" planking that I'm planning to rip down to 4" and use the 2" remaining for the decking. Also I'm strongly considering doing the planking with a bead and cove (carvel?) edge. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC

PS trimming the okume was a snap using an oscillating multi-tool
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Re: The Epiphany

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Gates Belt drive.
Somewhere, long ago, I read about a nice 6" or 8" Cog belt made by Gates.
It was used in an Ocean boat too.
They had the engine set in on top the Reversing gear.
The drive was a Cog Belt from the output shiv of the Engine, down to the input of the Reversing gear.

What I saw didn't seem to have a tensioner on it.

That would be a quick & dirty way to avoid the cost of a Vee drive.

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Re: The Epiphany

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Another beautiful boat coming together... :wink:
The Bitterness of Poor Quality, Remains Long After The Sweetness of Cut Price is Forgotten...Thanks Dad R.I.P.

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Re: The Epiphany

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Looks good !!

It appears to be a bigger boat in the pictures than a Riviera. How does it relate in size to the Riviera?

Just wondering.

David

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Re: The Epiphany

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The length is 19.5 but the Riviera beam had to be increased appx. 4" to mate with the Century hull. Also modified the deck crown.
Everything "wet" is Century. Basically I used the Riviera plans as the basis to assure the right look. So far, so good.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Re: The Epiphany

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"Planking is next. What do you suggest for planking width?"

It seems there is a build on this forum with a 5-plank topsides. That set of pictures seems to get all the rave reviews.
So, my 2 cents is the topsides planking real wide.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: The Epiphany

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I spent the better part of the day lining off the hull and contemplating the planking. My head hurts!
I had a idea and would like to float it out for comment.
Went to WallyWorld and bought a roll of clear, contact shelf paper. I plan to put it on the hull, trace my lines with a sharpie, remove and use for a pattern.
What do you think? Also any suggestions on joint placement. Should short pieces be toward the bow? I'm also contemplating using racheting tie-downs wrapped around the hull to hold the planks in place while the epoxy sets.
Thanks,
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
Bob Smith
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Re: The Epiphany

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Bob, I think that clear contact paper idea might work. It should get your planks close enough so just some fine tuning with the plane will be all that is required. You may be onto something here. Keep us posted. not sure about the rachet straps. You need pressure along both edges and in the middle of the planks (horizontally). I can't tell you how many staples this took!! I just placed the butt joints so that they were separated by a good distance plank to plank. One up front, next one aft, and the next in the in the middle, and so on. I cut the butt joints, one board on top of the other, with a Power Miter saw. The joints ended up being so tight that they are hard to find. You better get out of that "Thinking Chair" for a while. It will wear you out !!! Good Luck,,,,Neel

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Re: The Epiphany

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Saturday fun time!
appears the contact paper and the straps may work.....We;ll see.
Bob Smith
Chester, SC
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Re: The Epiphany

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Making good progress. Starting on interior. Sanding in this heat is brutal.
Bob Smith
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Re: The Epiphany

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I think this hybrid thing with the fiberglass bottom and wood topsides is a really interesting idea and I could easily see this becoming a trend. The boat is looking great!

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Re: The Epiphany

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I find this project fascinating. The fact that you can come up with and then execute this concept is pretty cool. Like TugMyWay and his just started Gentry, your project exhibits out of the box thinking.

Well done so far and looking forward to seeing how it all works out.
Carl

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Re: The Epiphany

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Thanks,
I'm working on mounting the steering box and having a nice looking column. It's coming together.
The big problem is coming up with a clever name. My wife has nixed all my attempts at a double ententre.
Oh well...
Bob Smith
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Re: The Epiphany

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"Mix N Match"
Carl

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