Barrel Back Build

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby John56 » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:42 pm

Thanks Billy. I'll scarf as I go. I would rather handle short boards than one long one.
First layers of sheer installed today.

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby John56 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:41 pm

Questions about Battens.

1) Do I cut notches to leave Battens just a little Proud?

2) After viewing Alycats issue with getting a couple battens to mate to stem, I wonder if starting Batten install from Stem first is a way to do it?

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby alycat » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:19 pm

Mine were a little proud in spots, but I used a rasp on the notch to bring it to its final resting place. For the stem area I eyeballed it, when I notched the stem for fairing guides I have them set a hair to far forward, but I think it will be fine when the shaping starts.

I think once everything is faired properly all the plywood will have a full contact with the battens and frames.
Will Manwaring
Shreveport, LA

Barrelback 19' stretched to 20'

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby John56 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:30 pm

Bumping for my favorite nephew, who is taking over the build.
Go Nat!!

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby John56 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:52 pm

So, after a couple years of being in a slump, and the thought of that dang boat beating me. I called my nephew and asked if he still had it. He said it is still sitting in his shed. Never touched it.
I told him to bring it back. I'll finish it or die trying.
Nice to be back.

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby tysman52 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:55 pm

Welcome Back! Git r done!

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby mrintense » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:38 am

Good for you John. I know the feeling. I have been dealing with my enthusiasm going up and down on my Vera Cruise. There are times when I feel she will never be finished. But like you, I can't bear the thought of having this beat me. I want to finish this boat. Too far along now to give up. Best of luck to you and it helps to post updates regularly on the forum.
Carl
a.k.a. Clipper

Crafting a classically styled Vera Cruise named "Some Other Time"

Clipper's Vera Cruise Build

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby BayouBengal » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:46 am

Congrats on your resolve, John. Post new pics as soon as possible.

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Re: Barrel Back Build

Postby John56 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:09 pm

Thanks Ya'll. Man, I am really behind after looking at others starting builds about the same time as me. But, I can learn from their work.

First step before boat comes home is to turn shop back into a dry dock. Got some tools (big ones) to move around again. Might sell my 8ft cabinet saw. A smaller hybrid should do I think, and give me a little room.

If I recall, I think my next step was the plywood board purchase. The sticker shock was a big hit.


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