Boat Building Projects Underway

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Manie B, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. westsail42
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    westsail42 Junior Member

    Nice looking project there!

    I have rolled/tipped a 28 foot hull (not the topsides) with LPU with fairly good results, though it was the Sterling/Detco brand, not Interlux. I did it in one shot, all the way around the boat, with one person assisting. You can roll it in "sections" between hard edges if you don't mind a small tapeline on the corners. These little tapelines cannot be sanded/buffed out.

    Are you planning to paint the topsides with this stuff? If so I might recommend spraying if the topsides are "busy" with rounded edges and corners. LPU is very high gloss and will proudly show off any imperfections such as holidays, curtains, and poorly sanded surfaces. I have seen some pretty ghastly LPU roll/tip jobs done on the topsides.

    Note that the making of a good LPU job is "all in the prep" of the surface. Fair the surface as best you can, with high build primers if necessary. Do one more coat of primer than recommended. Careful sanding up to 220 grit. Sand by hand is preferred over RO sanders (I used a longboard).

    Hope that doesnt put you off ;). Mind you I was somewhat of a perfectionist with this job I did, so my standards were high. If you are not that particular cutting corners may work ok. But keep in mind that, due to the high gloss nature, a "mediocre" LPU job can look really bad, even with the 50 foot test.

    I have also heard that the Interlux formulation is more forgiving with roll/tip than the others, so that may make things easier already.

    Having said all that, I encourage anyone to try a roll/tip LPU job. Its not black magic, you just need patience. Again, a good result is "all in the prep".



     
  2. BurnabyRocket61
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    BurnabyRocket61 Junior Member

    Hello,
    Thanks, for the reply. Very good advice concerning the prep work, and it 's been painstaking, 2 part prime and sand for hours, again and again. Friends have told me, " just paint the damn thing ". But I plan on being buried at sea in this boat, hopefully not for another 20- 30 years, so I have sanded every nook and cranny to the point where the entire boat, is as smooth as a babies bottom, and I would like it to remain that way after the final topcoats.
    I have 6 days starting Oct 3rd to apply the final coats of the 2 part LPU, and the weather is supposed to be good, but after all the time and effort that I've put into this, if there are any tape lines etc. on the final coat, I'll kick myself for not having it sprayed.

    Thanks
     
  3. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    This is a commersial build that I came across a while back. It's a Carolina Sportfisher being built by Jarrett Bay Boatworks for a Nascar driver Jeff Burton. The site has a lot of pics of the construction. The boat should be finished in next february.

    Jarrettbay.com

    Lurvio
     
  4. tiller98
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    tiller98 New Member

    First time posting on this site. I'm excited to be here. I have a few projects underway and I even have a blog, pictures and videos! My very amateur designs include: a 14' power cat, an 18' hydrofoil sailboat, a stand up foilboard (not really a boat) and various other experimental craft.

    http://corycraft.blogspot.com
     
  5. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. sean-nós
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    Some interesting projects, You will fit right in here:D
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Agreed. Welcome Til.
     
  8. tiller98
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    tiller98 New Member

    Thank You

    Thank you all for the very warm welcome. I was hesitant to begin posting as I am such an amateur. Nice to have a warm reception!
     
  9. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Hi, my name is George, I am from a long line of Newfoundland boat/ship builders/captains(400 yrs.) and presently live in Nova Scotia. I am in the process of building/converting a 30ft. ships lifeboat/surfboat into a 50/50 motorsailer. Over the past 25 yrs. i have built/repaired many boats and converted several lifeboats into motorsailers both for personal use and for customers. I have worked in all mediums, wood, metal and RFP. This particular hull is not what one would visualize as a lifeboat, having a medium to fine entry and a canoe stern. I am keeping and have kept good photo records of all my builds and having an instructors background in woodworking/electrical/electronic/ mechanical/welding, as such I am naturally open to offering help and never shy to ask for input. I have finally reached a point in life where my income earning workshop has now become my hobby shop and i finally have the time, reasonable funds, and more than enought boat materials and hardware to build my retirement vessel . Forums are a new thing to me mainly a time issue and i am have been on another forum for the past month but have the feeling its sort of specialized and not as open as i visualized a forum would be. This thread is an excellent idea and the variety and quality of construction is just fantastic, good work all.
     
  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    Välkomna, viking north.
     
  11. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Thankyou, my southern neighbour, It is a great country, great people and nice to see as we used to say in the 60's (more) power to the people. George
     
  12. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    We see a lot of Nova Scotians(New Scots?) here in my town, of bottled water fame.
     
  13. viking north
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    Fiberglass Shelburne Dory Build

    Female mold taken off a traditional Shelburne wooden dory. These dorys were developed locally to transport one fisherman and five lobster traps. The spoon schooner style bow developed to row out thru surf. I built this as my personal exercise rowing machine, it is extremely easy to row and with a set of 9ft. oars regularly maintain an average speed of 3.5 knots over a 5 mile course daily and on several ocassions each summer myself and the Missus will pack a picnic and take a 10 to 15 mile sunday gunkhole.
     

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    Shelburne Dory Project

    More photos of the amazing 18ft Shelburne Dory, The prototype shown in the water has three rowing positions, it was later modified to have two positions only. In heavy winds or with a passenger seated in the stern seat, the best rowing position is forward. I have often rowed offshore in 5 to 10 foot non breaking swells. My future plan is to install a drop centerboard and use a windsurfer fiberglass mast(just happen to barter one) with a loose footed main set forward much like a cat rig.
     

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  15. viking north
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    viking north VINLAND

    Ships Lifeboat conversion to Motorsailer

    THE FOLLOWING BUILD PRESENTATION IS A "AS I DID" ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS AN ENGINEERED REFERENCE FOR AN ACTUAL BUILD. As promised my 2nd. Conversion, 26ft.x8.5ftx5.5ft alum. ships lifeboat to motorsailer, launched year,1992, sold year,2000 for a planned trans Atlantic crossing. Photos will continue to be posted thruout the week as i find time. At this point in the build the hull had been steam cleaned of about 10 layers of white marine paint and was in transport to the shop on Newfoundland's south west coast.Geo.
     

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