22' longboat refit

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Pengreg01, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Pengreg01
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    Hi All

    I have a new blank canvas.

    It is a South African surf boat from around 70's or 80's

    Interesting clipper bow - anyone recognise her shape?
     

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  2. Pengreg01
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    and so it begins

    modified my trailer and picked her up with the JD

    my apologies, those first pic files are huge, trying something different
     

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  3. Pengreg01
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    Decided to start with the out-wales. using 75 x 38 Saligna. Here using a scarfing jig to join 4,2m lengths. Also testing my steam generator
     

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    like the steam rig how is it working out?
     

  5. Pengreg01
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    Hi Mickyryan - seems OK. It is very easy to check and add water.

    Have scarfed up my planks (now 8,4m !) Used Polyurethane glue.

    Bagged them up for steaming in place. Letting them sit with some water in the bag for a day or so to increase the moisture in the wood

    Frankly if this works I'll be as surprised as anyone - but worth a shot

    I think I must transfer this thread to timber boatbuilding, its all going to be timber now
     

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