Roberta's Torpedo

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby cusoak » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:15 pm

Great progress Roberta. This boat has great looking lines. Going to be fun to watch this being built.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby cusoak » Sat Oct 19, 2013 4:40 am

Roberta. I found these pictures of Ventnor Boat on the Century boat site.
I thought I had seen a boat simler to the one you are building
Disregard the spelling on the picture.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:50 am

Yup!! Those are the lines that caught my eye with the Torpedo. Not quite at complicated as the Ventnor but close enough. Thanks!!

Roberta :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby SeaPea » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:57 am

Thanks Roberta, I'm enjoying watching your Torpedo come together!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks, SeaPea!!!

Over the weekend Rich and I went over the framing once more and carefully plotted the keel, chine, shear and deck beams on my work table. I wasn't totally happy with what I plotted on the hangar floor, so I wanted more accurate measurements. We plotted out frames 5-8. Mostly things were pretty good, but I did change frames 5, 6 and 7 to get the shears and chines to jibe. Once I had all the elevations plotted, I was able to adjust the points to plot a nice fair line with the chines and shears in both planview and profile views. The keel and deck beams were also set at the correct levels. Using these new measurements I redrew the frames placing the shears and chines in the new locations. I believe that these frames will now blend into 7 and 8 and should be good from stem to frame 5. I will do the same for frame 1-4 at a later date.

Once I have all the frames checked, redrawn as I see them, and verify that they all fit into the framwork, I will be forwarding my marked up patterns to Glen and Gayle. I can't guarantee I am totally true to what Glen had intended, but it will be very close and should fit together the way it was intended. Plus I will add a little of my own artistic spin on it. :D

Today I cut out the parts for frame 6 and marked up the deck beams for frames 4, 5 and 6. Tonight I'll get Rich to help me cut some board so I can cut the frame parts for 5. Later this week I'll be cutting wood to make the motor stringers and extensions.

Roberta :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

Postby cusoak » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:50 pm

From reading your posts you are making great progress.
Looking forward to seeing it on the build frame.
Jeff
Ps Roberta. I now have a picture that I want to use for my avatar. I can size it to the 200x200 but can't get resolution correct. Any help here. Thanks

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:18 pm

Thanks, Jeff!! I really don't know how to get a decent picture in there. Any nice size just seems like it's too much KB or the resolutions stinks.

Roberta :D
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby jeffh » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:18 pm

Hi Roberta,
I lifted a few Ventnor photos off ebay a few years ago.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby jeffh » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:19 pm

Two more. I know you don't need any ideas with your skills and imagination, but I had the photos and thought I'd post them just in case.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:01 pm

Jeff

I'm sure that will set Roberta's head spinning!

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Old aussie » Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:21 am

I can see why they are called Torpedo that's what they are shaped like .love your work Roberta.....

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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:52 am

Thanks, Jeff and everybody!! That's pretty much what the Torpedo should look like except the transom is not rounded in the corners and the sides flair up a bit. I've seen that boat before and am toying with the idea of the fish bone design of the deck boards. Not sure I want do do that much hair pulling. :lol: But it looks cool.

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

Postby Steve S » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:29 am

If anyone can do it, you can Roberta. You do great work.
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Re: Roberta's Torpedo

Postby Roberta » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:40 pm

Busy day today. Cut out the frame 5 pieces, cleaned them up and planed 5 and 6 pieces to finished thickness. Then I ripped some 3/8" plywood using my new Rockler straight edge and a circular saw. The Rockler straight edge is a really nice tool for 90 bucks. you can do up to 104" with it. I used the 12" by 96" piece to make the frame 5 & 6 gussets. Making 14x12 and 9x12 inch pieces (4 ea.) I transferred the shape on the top ones and cut them out four at a time.

Then I ripped a 3/4" piece and made the floor timbers for 5 & 6. Frame 5 was cut as drawn, but I raised frame 6 three inches. That timber was drawn at 9 1/2" above the keel. Placing it on the motor stringers, it was too tall. I'm pretty sure Glen meant it to be on the stringer extensions (flat spot noted on the extensions next to stringers) so it made sense to make the timber 12 1/2". I made the edges that run along the outside of the frame members a little proud. I'll sand that flush after they are assembled.

Tonight Rich and I will cut out the deck beams for Frames 6 and 4. Frame 5 runs into the cockpit and only has short beams to the carlings. I may have a slight delay before being able to assmble things as I am waiting for more epoxy, so tomorrow I'll clean up the deck beams and check things out in the aft section.

Roberta :D :D :D :D

Note on Frame 6: I made the floor timber 12" from top to keel point. I also added a 1 1/4" step where the stringer and the extension join that the timber sets on in the build form. Floor timber could be made 13 1/4" and omit the step. Revised 12/13/2013
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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

Postby cusoak » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:02 am

Roberts
I have a version of your straight line cutting tool for the had power saw.
I took my mounting base and drilled it to hold a router.
I then can mount my router with a flush trim bit in it and trim the wood on a couple of boards and then end up with a prefect glue joint.
FYI.
Jeff


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