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etswaterride
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Location: Billings, MT

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Post by etswaterride » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:49 pm

Hello,
I am from Billings, MT and have recently purchased plans for the Riviera inspired by Midnight Cry built by Dave Lott.
I still say I am "considering" building a boat though I have bought the wood for the frames along with epoxy and a shaper cutter.
I hope Dave is still active (I will investigate his latest posts) as I do believe I need a mentor for this ....Ha ha....seriously!
Look forward to meeting and interacting with the people on this forum.
Trent

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DrBryanJ
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Location: Pompton Plains, NJ

Re: New

Post by DrBryanJ » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:17 pm

Hello Trent,

Welcome to the forum. Dave would be a good mentor. His Midnight Cry is certainly a beautiful boat.
Good Luck with your project.

Bryan
Bryan

Building a malahini "Mona Lisa"

My wife said "If I build a boat, she's getting a divorce."
We're still happily married, but now she just wants "the dam boat out of the garage."

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vupilot
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Re: New

Post by vupilot » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:40 pm

Welcome! Just build a few parts and soon enough they will become a boat.
Good luck!

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Iggy
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Re: New

Post by Iggy » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:49 pm

Hi and welcome.


If you have the wood and the epoxy... you're pretty much started ;)

And while Dave is certainly a great resource for us here, there are plenty of builders still active here on Glen-L to help you bounce ideas and suggest solutions as they come up.
Ian (aka Iggy)
My Malahini Build

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etswaterride
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Re: New

Post by etswaterride » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:33 pm

Thanks for your replies everyone.
Well the epoxy is on its way. I have the frame material (quartersawn white oak) and am using 1/2 MDF for frame templates.
I have spent 3 hours last night transfering frames to trace paper (4 frames) and used carbon paper to transfer onto and cut out the MDF (another 3 hours).
Both of these techniques were taken from this site.....Thank You!!!.....I started by using the tool for pushing screen retainer into
the screen doors as suggested but didnt feel the control I needed so switched to the plastic tip of a mechanical pencil which worked well.
I look forward to gaining the knowledge you have all acquired while building your boats. Please don't mind if I use you all as shortcuts. :wink:
Thanks again,
Trent

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