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Thanks, Clipper !
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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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Looking good!
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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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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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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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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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I got the motor well sides glued in finally ! For so long they were just set in place. The first (bottom) photo shows them, with the little jig I made to help during the glue up. Second photo is devoid of religious content, haha, it's just the top view of the motor well sides. Third photo is just because my wife has an eye for the dramatic, which makes the boat look pretty cool. I got this done before the current spate of medical appointments.
Next up is beefing up the fillets and then adding BA FG strips on the joints. Then I can move on to the long beams.

Say, I have a question: Should I be installing drains (scuppers) through the transom in the splash well ? If so, it looks like now is the time to do it while there is room before building the splash well. Also, I am not even sure what to call them, but there are metal thimbles that act as pass throughs, or scuppers, in a bulkhead or such. I think they come in 2 parts, and screw into each other; and they are bedded in goop. What are they called, and who has them ? I hope to find them in bronze, as that is part of the design theme I want.
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watkibe, Most marine supply have drain tubes. I have not seen bronze tubes. Usually in brass. I think they are 1 1/4 ". I plan on two at the bottom of the splash well through the transom.
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Not quite sure what you have in mind...

Bryan is referring to drain tubes something like this https://www.boatdesigns.com/Drain-Tube- ... /05%2D514/

When you mention bronze I think of garboard drain plugs like https://www.boatdesigns.com/Bronze-Garb ... 05%2D676B/

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Thanks, Tom and Bryan for the replies !
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Your boat is really coming along and looks great! I hope you don't mind if I use this quote as I think it's a great one--I would give you credit, of course:
"Good work comes from experience. Experience comes from bad work. Never be afraid to try, you may surprise yourself, even if all you learn is how to do it better next time."

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Thanks for the kind words, Gayle. Of course you may quote me; I am flattered that you think I'm quotable, thanks !
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Its been a tough year: I have lost almost 70 lbs, and the doctors don't know why. Of course I am much weaker, I am down to my jr hi school weight, and I'm 66 ! They did find one thing, a pre-cancerous pancreatic cyst (that is not making me lose weight !?) that should remain benign disease for about 3 years, so I want to get my Cabin Skiff built before I'm 70. Or dead.
Anyway, enough whining.
The long beams are screwed down, needing only to be taken out, epoxy applied, and screwed back down. The keel upright, forward bulkhead, and the aft bulkhead will all be gotten out soon. It seems like all my building lately has been "epoxy oriented", putting together pre-cut pieces. I haven't actually cut any wood in a while, so I am looking forward to it. I have plenty of big okoume plywood scraps that I can use. More sawdust !

I am hanging on to my motivation to get this boat done: LAUNCH BEFORE DEATH !!! :lol:
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I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues and pray that they are able to find out why you're losing the weight.

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