If Only This Boat Was In Wood

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Jones
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If Only This Boat Was In Wood

Post by Jones » Thu May 01, 2008 6:55 am

Maybe some of you... and I'm guessing lots of you... keep that "dream" boat in the back of your mind to build someday. When I started building the BoJest , it was done as a "practice" build to eventually build the Noyo trawler. I still like the Noyo and my preference is to work with wood, but I glanced upon the Eureka:

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It's all of the Noyo plus a commanding increase in displacement, nearly double, and only with a 2' increase in beam & LOA. I talked with Glen about the Eureka being converted to a wood build but he was quick to point out that it would require too much deviation.

Still... a very worthy and capable vessel.
Avoid Haste.

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Post by gregggrundon » Mon May 12, 2008 6:24 am

You know Jones, welding... Might not be a bad thing to know (if you don't already, I mean) What the heck, if you love the boat, build it out of popsicle sticks if that's what it takes. :P
I can't mig weld, yet. But there's a boat out there I'd be willing to learn it for. JMHO.
:roll:
Gregg
Jolly Roger 30'(Extended)
Marshall Islands, R. M. I.

Jones
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Post by Jones » Mon May 12, 2008 7:54 am

gregggrundon wrote:You know Jones, welding... Might not be a bad thing to know (if you don't already, I mean) What the heck, if you love the boat, build it out of popsicle sticks if that's what it takes. :P
I can't mig weld, yet. But there's a boat out there I'd be willing to learn it for. JMHO.
:roll:
Gregg
I like to weld... just haven't learned how to weld fiberglass :!:


:wink:

Since you've mentioned steel, some of the designs sure turn out nice, don't they? The "shrink wrap" process described in the Hankinson plans is interesting to view.
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Post by gregggrundon » Thu May 15, 2008 1:13 am

Well I guess I mean... you just gotta learn to one-off...

Goood luck,

Gregg
Jolly Roger 30'(Extended)
Marshall Islands, R. M. I.

Jones
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Post by Jones » Thu May 15, 2008 7:55 am

gregggrundon wrote:Well I guess I mean... you just gotta learn to one-off...

Goood luck,

Gregg
I've been looking at just that, mostly with C'flex FG panels. At first glance, it looks as "involved" as making a boat from wood?
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Post by gregggrundon » Thu May 15, 2008 11:10 pm

I've always flelt like these were the lesser of the evils. I know what wood is / does. I know the hows/ whys of fiberglass boats. It's the Iron/ Alumininum. that intimidate me.

Gregg
Jolly Roger 30'(Extended)
Marshall Islands, R. M. I.

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