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Cut out the first layer of 3/4" (I actually used two 3/8 pieces because I am building in place now and they are easy to bend, until the epoxy drys!). The bulwark on the transom is a little different than the rest of the boat in that the first layer extends below the deck and nestles in the transom knee notch (approximately 14" wide in center, down to 13 1/2 at outsides). Next comes the deck beam. The narrow curved piece on the transom is the old one in a position to mark for the new…Continue
Posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:00pm
Jack Long, professional diesel mechanic, and my good friend, came over today and we reassembled my engine. These are notes that I will never be able to keep in my head, so I write them down. First of all let me say something about the process. I have met more fine people with this engine than any other thing in my life, except maybe the boat, of which they are included. But the idea that there is no way to force a time schedule on bonding with and repairing your engine is a valid…Continue
Posted on July 30, 2011 at 10:00pm
In building the transom three sheets of 3/8 marine plywood were used. Originally the outside sheet was mahogany, in case one wanted to show wood, but I did not do that. Cost of a sheet of 3/8" marine plywood in Chattanooga, a few pieces at a time, is $45.00 dollars. I have gotten a quote for $42.95 if I order 30 sheets - which I will probably do because I am planking the hull in two layers of 3/8". My reasons for doing this are that I generally work by myself, or at best with one…Continue
Posted on July 15, 2011 at 4:00am
Located center of old transom by bisecting old knee paint lines. Then drew a couple of perpendiculars out to the sides to see if distance from bottom of luan (base line) was equal on both sides. . Put a couple of screws along center axis to maintan position, then walked to one side and traced, then the other. Checked distance from traced corners to baseline - both identical. Cut out template.…Continue
Posted on July 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment
So I am trying to create this complicated piece of framing for the transom, but the whole port side corner is rotted away. Only the side remains in place. Fortunately I saved the vertical framing off the old transom.
So with some careful measurement from the stb. side and a piece of chine I located the vertical framing's position.
The bottom piece of…Continue
Posted on July 10, 2011 at 12:30pm