Friday, April 22, 2011

Construction overview.

Laurie this is for your power-point about me. If you want I can also let you have the first transom I tried building but realized I screwed up and some fiberglass for your class to see.

Construction steps:

I bought 4 sheets of 1/4" waterproof plywood
  1.  Sheet 1
    1.  Measure outer and innner frame dimensions
      1. cut out to the outer dimensions
  2. Sheet 2
    1. Cut in Half
  3. Sheet 3 and 4 were butted against and fiberglassed to each half of sheet 2
    1. Sheet 3
      1. Side panels bottom panel and stem were measured and cut out
    2. Sheet 4
      1. Bilge panels, transom and remaining stem pieces were measured and cut out
  5. Stem assembly
    1. Each piece was layered, epoxied, and clamped together.
    2. The bevel was drawn and planed down with a hand power planer
  6. Transom assembly
    1. Douglas fir was cut to various dimensions and beveled to fit around the edge of the transom
    2. The motor-board was beveled and epoxied into place last.
  7. Hull assembly
    1. The two center frames were set on temporary structures some distance apart.
    2. The hull bottom panel was aligned on top of the frames and held in place with nails.
    3. The stem was aligned, epoxied, clamped, and permanently nailed with Stainless nails
    4. The Transom was aligned, epoxied, clamped, and nailed into place.
    5. Both side panels were temporarily nailed to temporary blocks attached to the center frames.
      1. They were simultaneously brought together at the transom epxoed, and nailed.
      2. Simultaneously brought together at the stem empoxied and attached.
    6. The bilge were test fit then epoxied and nailed to the transom then stem
    7. the final frame was installed
    8. The seams were taped on the inside then puttied with an epoxy/wood flour mixture along with the stem.
    9. The seams were sanded smooth then fiber-glassed with 6-ounce bidirectional fiberglass tape, the stem got two layer.
    10. several days of curing went by
    11. Each frame was filleted with the epoxy/ wood flour mixture and fiber-glassed
    12. The inner panel seams were filleted and fiber-glassed as well.
    13. The deck, and seats were built
    14. Now it looks like a boat
    15. The fiberglass was sanded to a feather edge
    16. The hull was flipped, sealed, and fiberglass cloth was applied to all of it.
    17. The hull was sanded, primed, sanded, sanded, sanded, sanded etc.
    18. More primer
    19. The new motor arrived at my parents house
    20. Flipped again.
    21. Interior in sanded, corner knees installed sealed, and primed and painted.
    22. Deck and seats stained, varnished and installed
    23. Hull flipped again and painted
    24. Rub rails installed
    25. Bow eyelet installed
    26. Motor test fit.
    27. Finsished

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