Flying Saucer - Southern Style

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Flying Saucer - Southern Style

Post by Wood Nut » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:07 pm

I believe it is about time to start a post on my Flying Saucer build. This project was started about April 2011 but quickly got put on the back burner because of other priorities. So what is there to do while waiting for a hurricane to make landfall? Get restarted on building your wooden boat. I hope now that I have gotten restarted I continue to make steady progress. I have not given myself a schedule or completion date as I just want to enjoy the journey.

Here are a few pictures.

Back in April 2011 I worked on making the stem, breasthook, transon knee and gussets before the project got put on hold.
my son helping drill the gussets
my son helping drill the gussets
While waiting around for hurricane Isaac to make landfall I worked on laying out the frames on the worktable and made patterns for the frames.
frames laid out on worktable
frames laid out on worktable
patterns for the frame parts
patterns for the frame parts
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Re: Flying Saucer - Southern Style

Post by Wood Nut » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:11 pm

And of course I do have some of the required building supplies.
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Post by TUGMYWAY » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:19 pm

Looks like you have a good supply of motors to try!

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Post by travis24 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:06 am

Keep the young buck involved and correctly taught the boat will be built in no Time !! :D :shock: :lol: Travis
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Post by Roberta » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:10 am

You and your son will have a wonderful time building and piloting your Flying Saucer!!! Have fun!!!

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Post by Wood Nut » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:25 am

Thanks all,

Having the young one involved is half the fun. He is already asking me to build him his own Tubby Tug! :D :D :D
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Post by BarnacleMike » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:50 am

Oh yeah... My kids have begged me for a Tubby Tug, also! I know the feeling!

I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of your Saucer build... Are you building it to 12' or are you going to extend it?
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Re: Flying Saucer - Southern Style

Post by Wood Nut » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:47 pm

I more than likely will stretch it to about 13'.

Here is the motor I have for it.
'56 Mercury Mark 30
'56 Mercury Mark 30
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Post by Wood Nut » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:03 pm

As I was cleaning up the workshop today (so that I can actually work in it) I have been thinking about the transom cutout and motorwell size. I plan on using a Mercury Mark 30 (30 HP 15" short shaft) on it but want to have enough clearance if I need to put a newer motor on it.

The transom cutout per the plans is about 12" wide. This seems a little narrow even for the Mark 30 as the control cables are on the side and may rube during a turn. What has others done for the transom cutout? I am thinking about 24" would be good.

According to the "Transom Motorwell Dimensions & Details" the recommended motorwell size is 22" deep x 33" wide x 6" min clamping. I am thinking about 18" deep x 33" wide by about 7" clamping area. 18" because of the available room between the transom and the back cockpit. 33" because I will more than likely need the clearance for steering (need to look at that closer). Also 33" would put the motorwell sides over the battens. 7" to miss any mounting holes for the motor. Any thoughts on this? What size have others done on a Zip or Flying Saucer? The motorwell dimensions do not have to be finalized until after the flip so I have plenty of time. Just trying to think ahead.

Thanks for any input.
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Re: Flying Saucer - Southern Style

Post by Wood Nut » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:57 pm

Finally got around to gluing the frames together. Next will be laying and cutting out the transom parts. I got sidetracked with home repair and improvements after hurricane Isaac. Hopefully I will be picking up the pace on the build since the major work on the house is completed.
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Re: Flying Saucer - Southern Style

Post by Roberta » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:25 am

Glad you're back in business, Charlie!!

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