What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:28 am

Jeff

Looks Great!

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby vupilot » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:55 am

Dang! Nice work Jeff! Quite a step up from the squirt build. Thanks for posting.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:26 am

I bought this stencil making kit so that I could make dashboard labels - http://www.martronics-corporation.com/440.htm. While in the back of my mind I worried that I was pretty much throwing $169 down the drain when I ordered it, it actually worked.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:07 am

Jeff

Looks Good! I've been waiting for more pictures.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:56 pm

Yeah, I know it suppose to be a wooden boat, but.....

It seemed like I spent an infinite amount of time designing the interior of the boat. Designing for me means countless hours of pondering, reckoning, and mocking up with plywood since I can't draw worth a flip and don't understand how to use CAD programs. Over and over, it just seemed the size and weight of the wood needed to provide the necessary strength for the expansive engine hatch was an impediment to my desired design aesthetics; so, I decided to build the support out of aluminum. It'll be covered on the top with wood and on the bottom with engine compartment insulation, so for the most part it will be concealed.

I hope not too many of you will poo-poo on me for not being a purist.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:36 pm

Looks good to me Jeff!

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Tony Hain » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:07 pm

Purist! I don't see any motors made of wood.
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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Sun May 01, 2016 7:12 pm

I've designed, redesigned, and partially built about six and half different versions of the rear seating for this boat, and it's probably been the biggest culprit in eating up time in this build. But this rough-in is the final. Now, lots of veneering, epoxying, painting, carpeting, and upholstery left to do, but the design is finally final.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Roberta » Mon May 02, 2016 6:45 am

WOW!! That is going to look very elegant.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby Andy Garrett » Tue May 03, 2016 6:27 am

Looking good! I cant wait to see more!

Reading over this thread (which I had missed) I see that you used Martronics stencils.
I had that kit once--and the etching marking kit with it. We knifemakers use those to etch our maker's mark on the steel.
I never considered that the stencil could be used for 'screen printing'. Very cool!
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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby mrintense » Wed May 04, 2016 5:26 am

Jeff,

I really like the curves of that aft seating. I have been considering curved seating as well as another idea which I'll hold onto for now. Nice thing about curves is they give such a nice finished look to the boat. I am singularly fortunate in that I have 20 4' by 8' sheets of 1/4" poster board that I will be able to use to mock up my interior. I hope I can make mine at least a quarter as nice as yours is turning out to be.
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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby hoodman » Wed May 04, 2016 6:14 am

Man, that is intricate! I really like the looks of it and I think its going to be a really comfy place to chill out.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Wed May 04, 2016 7:05 am

Thanks everyone for all the nice comments.

Roberta - your vocabulary is much more expansive than mine, but yes, very pointedly, "elegant" is the look I'm going for.

Andy - I've got lots of ideas that the Martronics can be used for outside of boatbuilding (and knife etching). For the price, it's a neat little setup.

Carl - on the curved seating, go for it. I've followed your build, you're a patient and exacting craftsman, and I think a curved seating area would be a great touch to accentuate your craftsmanship. Watch some videos on "bent wood laminations", get some scrap 1/8" plywood, and you're ready to go.

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Re: What the Heck, I'm Coming out of the Closet, too

Postby BayouBengal » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:23 pm

Interior finally complete. Upholsterer comes tomorrow and will begin covering all the boards painted cream in the pictures below. Next up, design and build swim deck, then install topside decking and finish; and all the while knocking out my miscellaneous punch list of roughly half a gazillion items. But finally, I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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