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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:22 pm 
nice job


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:14 pm 
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jeffh wrote:
Nice going! After seeing Roberta's tonneau, I really decided I wanted to get one for my Malahini. I was going to use Sunbrella. What did you use?


Jeffh, i used "Cotton Duck 10oz Pearl Gray" marine grade canvas. THis is the same stuff that was used by lot of boat manuafacturers in the 50's and 60's and its the same stuff my grandfather always used. It seems to hold up very well, but you are limited on the color with this fabric. (i think it only comes in Pearl Gray and Off white). The main reason i chose this is because i have seen it used on all of my grandfathers boats and it works great.

I have used sunbrella on other boats I have owned and it works good too (plus..you can choose from just about any color in the world). I think sunbrella is a little more expensive.

I got everything i used (snaps, thread, and fabric) from Sailrite:
http://www.sailrite.com/Cotton-Duck-10oz-Pearl-Gray-36

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:38 pm 
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Soloboat wrote:
that is absolutely beautiful. could you give some details of the glass installation I need to install windshield and I am at a loss.


For the glass installation we pretty much just took a router and routed an edge around the inside of the frames (the windshield frames were about 1 inch thick and we routed in about 1/4 inch).

Next, we routed out a small groove around the inside edge where we could insert the window gasket.

Then you can get the glass custom cut so that it sets in on the routed edge. this picture shows the routed edge that the glass sets in on. If you look inside the routed edge you can see the groove that the retaining glass stripping goes in to.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:37 pm 
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okay boatbuilding friends, as of today, i consider the Sea Knight build to officially be done.

it took 2 years and 2 months.

my wife took these pictures today!


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Congrats Darth, she looks great!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:57 pm 
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Well done Darth! Nice work!

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:24 am 
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She looks great, let the good times begin Image

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 am 
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Look's Great!!! Very Classic lines!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:10 am 
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Love the look! When you have some time please provide some details of the buggy top, including some close up shots if at all possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 am 
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That top really was the crown jewel. Details please.

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:47 am 
Looks great! Congrats!!

What one is next???!!! :wink: :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
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Very nice indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: Sea Knight Progress
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:17 pm 
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upspirate wrote:
Looks great! Congrats!!

What one is next???!!! :wink: :D :D


thanks for all of the compliments. I definitly could NOT have done this build without the forum!

as to whats next? i have about 3 different ideas rolling around. I bought plans for the 11 Foot Utility a few months back, i may get started on that because i want a small boat for my kids to use as they get bigger. I would really like to build a small center console to take to Florida for fishing so I will soon be buying the plans for the 15' 9" Foot Console Skiff. I think it would be fun to give Stitch and Glue construction a try.

I will get started on one of those two boats very soon once i make a decision.

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