Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by kens » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Congrats on the flip.
Isn't it funny how the mental anguish is always bigger than the flip itself? :roll:
That makes the beer taste better afterwards. :D

Mattresses, padding, or old tires,,,,,the K.I.S.S method, works every time. :lol:
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by mrintense » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:46 pm

Congratulations Roberta. Now the real fun begins. Boat looks beautiful. :D :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by neel thompson » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:24 am

Really nice Roberta.... Now the clock is running......369 days left to get her finished and down to Tennessee!!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:45 am

Thanks Everyone!!! It was an amazing experience. We all thought it might be a struggle, but once the bow shear rested on the futon mattress, the weight basically disappeared and the boat was lifted straight up. Not a creek or a groan came from the boat (or anyone lifting either,LOL). It was one solid shell. It was a really well concerted effort as the builder (me) helplessly watched on awe. What an experience!!!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by jenko » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:40 am

Looks fantastic Roberta

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by mike961 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:10 am

Nice looking boat :)
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Bill Edmundson » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:31 pm

Roberta

Now the question is where to work next? This always a difficult question. I know you want to see the lines of the boat. But, it may be much easier to do mechanicals and electrical with out the decks in place. Make the engine hatch as big as you can get away with. Take that from Butch B. and me.

Damn! It looks great!

Wish you and Rich were headed down for G-8. (I haven't given up on you, yet.)

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:40 pm

Thanks, Everyone!!!

Bill, I started doing the fairing on the harpin and shears. My plan is to get the really nasty dirty stuff done now, clean up the interior, seal the bilge area and paint the inside of the hull. In concert with that, I will be prepping the areas for and putting in the fin, water pickup, rudder box, strut, and prop shaft log. I will also be dry fitting the rest of the shears and the cowl clamps for the aft part of the deck. This way I can leave the deck open for the engine and mechanicals. I want to get as much of the messy woodwork done before I seal the bilge and paint and start the mechanicals. Then the finishing won't be so messy after the motor and mechanicals are in.

I'd love to get down to the G8. Just not possible this year. :( :( :(

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
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Built Zip "Oliver IV", Super Spartan "Jimmy 70", and Torpedo "The Glen L".

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by lawrence_junk » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:16 pm

Roberta:

Please post a photo of the boat from the stern forward. I'm dying to see what the hull looks like from the stern (what with that unique design).

Thanks,

Larry

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:07 pm

Here's a RR quartering shot. I'll get some more later this week as I fair in the frames and put on some test shears .

Roberta :D :D :D :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Ronb172 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:55 pm

Amazing Roberta. It was such an honor to meet you and Rich at Lake Powell.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by rbrandenstein » Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:21 pm

Congratulations on the flip.
I, too, am extremely interested in how the stern will get developed. I look forward to all the details of the unique shape.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Riff » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Congratulations on the flip :)

I've just read the whole thread, and what a beautifull work of craftmanship.
Stunning lines :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by Roberta » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:20 am

Thanks, Everyone!! My enthusiasm is growing more each day as I now can focus on new things and not be sanding all the time. The extra work involving the split sides and stepped decking is compensated by the openness into the hull for engine and mechanical installations. I'll be able to get most everything done in the interior of the hull before closing up the sides and the deck. The boat is really big (for me anyway) and it is so much easier not to have to lean over and down into the bottom of the boat.

Yesterday was spent cleaning up glue dobbers, knocking off the ends of raptor staples that did penetrate the interior of the side planking, some more fairing, and vacuuming out the hull. Today I want to drill the holes for the drains in the transom and install the tubes and seal up the areas in the interior where the rudder block, strut, fin, and pickup screen will mount.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Post by mrintense » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:38 am

I can certainly understand the increase in enthusiasm. I so much want to get past fairing and skinning and get the hull flipped. Everything I dream of doing on this boat is predicated on the hull being finished. I didn't realize when I started that it would take so long to get to that point. I've done some serious soul searching and evaluation and I cannot realistically expect to flip the hull before the end of next summer. So that is my goal now.

Anyway, didn't mean to hijack your thread. Your boat is looking beautiful Roberta and I am glad that you can get to do the more fun things in the build. I look forward to seeing the progression.
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