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Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:42 pm
by John56
Thanks Billy. I'll scarf as I go. I would rather handle short boards than one long one.
First layers of sheer installed today.

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:41 pm
by John56
Questions about Battens.

1) Do I cut notches to leave Battens just a little Proud?

2) After viewing Alycats issue with getting a couple battens to mate to stem, I wonder if starting Batten install from Stem first is a way to do it?

Comments?

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:19 pm
by alycat
Mine were a little proud in spots, but I used a rasp on the notch to bring it to its final resting place. For the stem area I eyeballed it, when I notched the stem for fairing guides I have them set a hair to far forward, but I think it will be fine when the shaping starts.

I think once everything is faired properly all the plywood will have a full contact with the battens and frames.

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:30 pm
by John56
Bumping for my favorite nephew, who is taking over the build.
Go Nat!!

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:52 pm
by John56
So, after a couple years of being in a slump, and the thought of that dang boat beating me. I called my nephew and asked if he still had it. He said it is still sitting in his shed. Never touched it.
I told him to bring it back. I'll finish it or die trying.
Nice to be back.

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:55 pm
by tysman52
Welcome Back! Git r done!

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:38 am
by mrintense
Good for you John. I know the feeling. I have been dealing with my enthusiasm going up and down on my Vera Cruise. There are times when I feel she will never be finished. But like you, I can't bear the thought of having this beat me. I want to finish this boat. Too far along now to give up. Best of luck to you and it helps to post updates regularly on the forum.

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:46 am
by BayouBengal
Congrats on your resolve, John. Post new pics as soon as possible.

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:09 pm
by John56
Thanks Ya'll. Man, I am really behind after looking at others starting builds about the same time as me. But, I can learn from their work.

First step before boat comes home is to turn shop back into a dry dock. Got some tools (big ones) to move around again. Might sell my 8ft cabinet saw. A smaller hybrid should do I think, and give me a little room.

If I recall, I think my next step was the plywood board purchase. The sticker shock was a big hit.

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:21 pm
by John56
Well, it seems 1/8" marine plywood is not exactly stocked at the local hardware store here in South Georgia.......

I found a few places on the net, but shipping cost is crazy. Was hoping I could find something within driving distance of Douglas Georgia. Like Savannah or Jacksonville. Haven't found anything.

Anyone know of something that I missed? Or can you all suggest a place to buy it from and maybe make a one time load.

Thanks,
John

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:46 pm
by lakeracer69
Try World Panel. I think they are in Baltimore. Get all you need shipped. "Buy once, cry once"

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:07 pm
by Bill Edmundson
John

We are all facing this. I bought from Homestead in Ohio. If you can buy all at once you get a discount. That discount was more than shipping, to the a local terminal and local tax. That even covered renting a truck to go get it..

Bill

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:46 pm
by John56
Thanks folks. Got business web links to try?
To be honest, I stopped the build 3 years ago after a cancer issue. I'm good, and doctor told me to get off my pity party and start living again. Best talk I ever had with someone in my life.

And after starting fairing I also learned that I suck at sharpening planer blades...... :lol:

Re: Barrel Back Build

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:18 pm
by John56
Just got my plywood today. Tried Homestead, but shipping was $300.
Ordered from World Panel Products and shipping was $100. 3mm Okoume, was $48/sheet. Shipped from Florida, no sales tax. I'm pleased.
Dang, that is some thin stuff!!