Sea Knight Progress

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby upspirate » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:22 pm

nice job

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby darthplywood » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:14 pm

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
Built the 17' Glen-L "Sea Knight"
yet to come...11' Glen-L "Utility"

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby darthplywood » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:38 pm

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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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby darthplywood » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:37 pm

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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Built the 17' Glen-L "Sea Knight"
yet to come...11' Glen-L "Utility"

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby mjggjm12 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:29 pm

Congrats Darth, she looks great!!!!
Currently restoring a FB boat
Have plans for 15 1/2' power/row skiff

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby SeaPea » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:57 pm

Well done Darth! Nice work!

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby fergal butler » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:24 am

She looks great, let the good times begin Image

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby Roberta » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:06 am

Look's Great!!! Very Classic lines!!!

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby Oyster » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:10 am

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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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby jeffh » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:14 am

That top really was the crown jewel. Details please.
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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby upspirate » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:47 am

Looks great! Congrats!!

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

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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby ttownshaw » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:30 am

Very nice indeed!
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Re: Sea Knight Progress

Postby darthplywood » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:17 pm

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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yet to come...11' Glen-L "Utility"


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