I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by watkibe » Mon May 27, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks, Clipper !
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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by watkibe » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:08 pm

Here is the fiberglass taped over the chine joints. The bow joint already has two finished layers. The FG in these photos has now been epoxied in place. When the second layer on the chines is in, I'll post more photos.
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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by hoodman » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 am

Looking good!
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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by mrintense » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:27 pm

Laughing to myself after looking at the photos. Nice work. The laughing is because I remember after I first flipped my hull and started looking at that cavernous interior and thinking just how much work I still had to do.
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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by watkibe » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:11 pm

I'm not laughing yet, Carl. :lol:
I won't turn mine until the topsides are essentially complete, minus the pilot house. When I do, the exterior will be raw marine plywood and copper wires that I will have to try to turn into a boat.
All the interior seams have fiberglass epoxied in place now. At the moment, I have the motor well sides, which I fabricated last winter, lightly nailed and screwed into place. Next step: take them back out, mix, fill and apply epoxy putty, and then fasten them back into place for good. Then it will be time to glue/screw the long beams in place, measure and cut the center beam, and install it. Then the sole and the rest of the motor well.
The design is great; the motor well across the stern forms kind of an "egg crate", a box, that allows for the strength of such a light structure. The forward deck and cabin form another "box" forward, all with an uncluttered interior.
Yes, I admire Glen's work, and that's why I am working on the fourth one of his designs.
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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by watkibe » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:29 pm

I should add that Sam Devlin was the guy who really got me interested in stich n glue, and Tracy O'Brien, both Northwest locals. Carl, one of your old comments refers to some large s-n-g boats being very stout. Devlin has designs up to around 35 feet. He has repaired enough boats after collisions to have real confidence in the strength of s-n-g. My previous s-n-g effort, Pirogue, was very strong. Glen actually acknowledges Devlin and O'Brien for helping him learn to design for this method.
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Re: I will be turning wood into a Cabin Skiff soon...

Post by mrintense » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:21 am

Oh I definitely believe that SNG boats are stout. I have two friends here in Texas who built 28 foot Bluejackets (also SNG) and they are plenty strong. Sam Devlin was one of the first boat authors I read. Ultimately I decided on frame construction, but not due to any concerns about SNG.
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