cracker box - is born

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Looking good, it wont be long now till you will be sitting in her making engine noises :D

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- rebuilt PCM 302ci (220hp) marine engine is now almost complete, just a few miscl. items to take care of
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first layer - 1/4 marine ply epoxied and fastened with silicone bronze screws
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screws filled

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second layer of 1/4 inch marine ply being dry fitted
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filler is sanded
Started prepping for second and final layer of 1/4 ply on the bottom while making sure not to place silicon bronze screws where strut and fin will be installed later.

pic of marine certified plywood label on my sheet goods
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Look's Great!!! Nice work!!

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Looking good, she looks longer in your photos than mine did :D

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Coming along nicely! However, when it comes to fairing the joints, I think you are at risk of missing some low spots with that distracting background ;-) :lol:
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Hull planking, 1/4" by 6" wide Mahogany epoxied and stapled with nylon staples

laying out my boards on paper attached to my hull, maximizing full length boards as well as proper placement of the side planking scarf joints
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The white residue you see above the boards is scrapings/shavings that came from cleaning the squeeze out of epoxy that had adhesive filler mixed in which makes the epoxy look white.

Raptor staples were mostly used but I also had to use regular steel staples in curved or compound curved areas where more holding power was needed.
I used hockey skate laces to staple through, making removal of the steel staples easier without damaging the mahogany plank surfaces.
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All planking of hull complete; routing of edges and sanding remains.
Yes, I mean lots of sanding!?!
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Looks awesome! Your not the only one in sanding hell.
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I'm going to guess by the weatherstripping looking white stuff around the sheers that you vacuum pressed the mahogany to the ply? Do you have any pictures or details of that?

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Think that may be tape that he stapled through.
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