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great work

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Thank you for the kind and encouraging comments!!

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Super nice! What do your friends know anyway--you're the expert!

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HaHa....thanks, I have to control my superiority complex just in case I make "a" mistake!

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Well time is no friend of mine I guess.
I actually took 2 years to finish the outside of my build due to a crappy first application of epoxy.
I had to sand the sides down to bare wood and re-stain......twice!
I finally gave up on the epoxy for the sides as I just could not make it work.
The bottom has glass and epoxy as well as several coats of varnish.
The sides have at least 20 coats of varnish but I guess 8 to 10 of those were sanded off between coats so a net of 10 to 12 coats.
Here are some pics as well as the flip.
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I wished I had not included the dark pieces of wood but that is wood. All I can say is that both sides are the same :D
I have not worked on it this year :oops: but am having a stainless cutwater made up with an eye bolt included.
I may get that put on before the snow comes, which begs the question.....how to attach?
I would appreciate any and all recommendations!
The eye bolt is actually a stainless u bolt welded and polished into the cutwater so it will be bolted through the bow.
I really want to stay away from putting 20 screws on the perimeter of the cutwater into my bow but maybe that is inevitable?
Thanks for any and all advice!
Trent
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Hi Trent,
I really want to stay away from putting 20 screws on the perimeter of the cutwater into my bow but maybe that is inevitable?
Every cutwater I have seen is attached to the boat with screws. They are normally attached with short #6 stainless screws. If you want to go with the classic look, get straight oval head screws. If you are having the cutwater made, it will probably come with the screw holes already drilled and counter sunk. I got my cutwater from cutwaters by mike. He said to use beeswax between the boat and the inside of the cutwater, and in the screw holes. That's what I did. If you look at page #14 of my build in the link below, you will see how I attached mine with the screws. Transom bands are normally attached with screws also. By the way your boat is looking really nice.
Jim
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Boat looks great Trent.

Extend the eye bolts through the stem and use a big plate washer and nuts on the inside to take the load from the eye bolt. I've never seen a cut water without little screws to hold the edges down.

Tom

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I'd say that finish was worth the wait (and effort)! 8)
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Nice job Trent..... Now for the fun part

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Beautiful hull.
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Jimbob wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:22 pm
Hi Trent,
I really want to stay away from putting 20 screws on the perimeter of the cutwater into my bow but maybe that is inevitable?
Every cutwater I have seen is attached to the boat with screws. They are normally attached with short #6 stainless screws. If you want to go with the classic look, get straight oval head screws. If you are having the cutwater made, it will probably come with the screw holes already drilled and counter sunk. I got my cutwater from cutwaters by mike. He said to use beeswax between the boat and the inside of the cutwater, and in the screw holes. That's what I did. If you look at page #14 of my build in the link below, you will see how I attached mine with the screws. Transom bands are normally attached with screws also. By the way your boat is looking really nice.
Jim
Thanks Jim,
Much appreciated!
We have a stainless steel shop in my home town he is fabricating my cutwater and i am sure he is not drilling holes.
I hope i can do this myself without too much problem.
I presume i will need a special bit. I will ask the man if he has one to puchase.
Thanks for the link i will check it out after replying.

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TomB wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:37 pm
Boat looks great Trent.

Extend the eye bolts through the stem and use a big plate washer and nuts on the inside to take the load from the eye bolt. I've never seen a cut water without little screws to hold the edges down.

Tom
Tom, this is what i had planned but I could not find a bolt which was long enough.
I was planning on either asking the welder to extend the bolts or "cutting" the stem thickness down so I can put a plate, washers and nuts on.
I dont know at this point how much i would need to take off to fit but if i recall it was about a half inch.
How do you feel about that?
I think I know the answer but at the same timeI have a hard time trusting "butt" welds on bolts.

Thanks for the compliment!
Trent

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Hercdrvr wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:32 am
Beautiful hull.
Matt B
Thank You Sir!
Trent

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JimmY wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:14 pm
I'd say that finish was worth the wait (and effort)! 8)
Thank You,
I hope it hold up.
Trent

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