Tunnel King Build

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Craig Aho
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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love your collection of clamps. Nice work.

SJC
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Ok, back to work here. Fillets on the inside of the tunnel and my modified air file to sand a nice radius there.
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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One shot of the glass ready for epoxy and the second is with the peel-ply in place. I think the peel-ply is going to save a great deal of filling and sanding. It leaves a very fine texture in the epoxy that should be very easy to fill.
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Custom Glen L luggage

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And finally a few shots of my custom duffel bag. We make bags out of recycled sails and sunbrella scraps from our business. We had a sail from a Glen L 21 that my wife cut up and surprised me with the bag.
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hoodman
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Do you sell the bags?
Matt

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SJC
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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We do sell bags, each is one of a kind. So no other Glen L bags.

www.sanjuancanvas.com

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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Some progress of late.

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Shear and chine installed and faired.

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outer skin installed on tunnels.

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jprice
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Very cool. I haven't seen one of these builds before.
And only 2 months into it?? You certainly are making quick work of things! :D

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steveh41
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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The Tunnel King is looking great... looking forward to following your build! :D

Also took a look at your SJC website... very high quality work. We may be in need of your services for a riding sail and various covers/cushions for our project down the road.

Best regards,

Steve Hansen
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jenko
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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really nice work :)

SJC
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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This is a pretty simple boat in terms of number of parts. But WOW, I really underestimated the number of screws this boat takes. I decided to use screws rather than ring nails. Everything is silicon bronze, but I have run through over 400 screws and now I have to wait for more to arrive. My plan was to have fiberglass on the sponsons this weekend.

I did route in some limber "holes". The second shot is of the faired tunnel ready for the bottom to be SCREWED on.

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Re: Tunnel King Build

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I made a little progress this weekend.
One sponson bottom attached and faired. What a fast way to build. Cut plywood to managable size, stick it on the boat with screws and glue, cut to fit. I even glue the scarf on the boat during assembly. I use a temporary butt block, screw through the scarf to clamp it and remove the block when dry.
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LSaupe
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Looks great. What did you use (and how) to trim the wood to final dimension after installation?

SJC
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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Here is a series of photos of trimming the starboard sponson.

Epoxy has dried:
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Rough trim with a jigsaw:

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Trim the vertical side with a router:
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Trim the outside with the power plane:
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Then finish fairing with a belt sander:
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Start to finish, about 40 minutes.

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Re: Tunnel King Build

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Here are a few shots of the port side:

ready for final sanding before glass:
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peelply over glass:

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peel ply removed, what a great finish:

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Inspector says "Nice work, now scratch my belly"
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