It's been awhile so let's get back up to speed: She:Kon Bateau TW28 modified

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  1. KnottyBuoyz
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    Feel the Itch and Sand it Anyways! :p

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    Cleaning up some of the detritus from this weeks bulkhead tabbing sessions!

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    Even hotter in the shed today. 37C at 14:00 hrs when I bailed. Epoxy was kicking off in the cup before I could get it on. Did manage to get the box keel section final tape in place on the engine compartment side.

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    I managed to get a couple of hours in on the boat this morning. Located Frame B and tabbed it in place.
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    I'll finish that up tomorrow then work on the rest of the bow & Frame A puzzle.
     
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    Have to remove part of the cradle that the boat is sitting in to fit the skeg. So away I go for some 'under the boat' yoga! :rolleyes:

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    It's nasty under there! Like rolling around in itching powder! So off I go to one of my favorite stores for some cheap packing blankets to lay on. Much better than rolling around in the dirt and kat turds! :eek:

    This is the section of the cradle I have to cut out to make room to fit up the skeg.

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    That pretty much summarizes what I put on the latest web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/07/still-at-it.html
     
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    So today I test fitted the collapsible water tank. I think it'll work. It certainly fills up the void space below the engine.

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    Once that was done I jumped under the boat to finish cutting away the cradle so I could slide the skeg in and rough fit it into place just to see how things were going to line up. Pretty close.

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    There's that and a few more musings on today's web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/07/my- ... lanky.html

    Thanks for looking in.
     
  5. skyking1
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    hey Rick, this is great. I love the boat and if you recall I really love the shrink wrap boat shed. Looking very nice indeed.
    Dad and friends built a 24' trawler for his last dream boat, based on the Glen-l Noyo trawler. Your build brings back fond memories.
     
  6. KnottyBuoyz
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    We looked at a few Glen-L designs before we chose the TW28 from Bateau.com. 24' is a nice size boat for sure. Little small for what we want to do with ours.

    In hind sight I wish I hadn't covered the shed in shrink wrap. It just doesn't hold up well enough. It'll be one very happy day the day we get to tear it down! :D

    Thanks for looking in SK.
     
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    So after some thought (which is hard when you only have 2 brain cells left) I figured out how to line up the skeg. Using my trusty laser level I set it up on the long axis of the box keel. Using a plumb bob through the hole for the rudder shaft I was able to locate the center of the rudder shaft and the first alignment hole, at the other end of the skeg.

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    It was so spot on the laser even lit up the plumb bob through the prop shaft hole. Feeling confident I went on to start drilling holes in the bottom of the keel (shudder) and the stainless backing plate and skeg. I laid the 3/16" backing plate on top of the 1/4" thick skeg channel and drilled the holes at the same time. No small feat when all you have cheap tools. I did have titanium bits and plenty of cooling fluid.

    Here's the backing plate in the bottom of the box keel. I would have done more but the bolts I have are too short. The bottom of the box keel has to be at least 1-1/2" thick!!!

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    More tomorrow.

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    good spot for "thick" if you were to ask me :)
    There's no comparison between a 24' trawler and a 28', looking at your boat it is twice as big, usable space-wise.
     
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    I stretched the hull 1 meter (39-1/8") She's 31' 5" length on deck. Haven't measured waterline length yet.
     
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    I think I'll be happy with this!

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    Within 1/10 of 1 deg fore and aft & side to side. Next trick will be getting the rudder shaft vertical.

    Too hot to work out there today. Besides I gotta go to the bank to fix one of their screwups!

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    Standing by.

    It won't be long before you can turn your shed back into tarpaulins. You'll need a lot of grommets.

    Iroquois will be the tarp capitol of Ontario. :)
     
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    It's gotta last a few more years Hoyt. when I'm finished with it I'm going to give it away on the condition whoever wants it comes and takes it down! :p

    PS. I hate the thing with a passion!!! :mad:
     
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    Cooled off just 'nuff to let me get back into the boat shed today. Started off drilling (trying to drill) the stainless plate & channel for the skeg. As it turns out I wasn't using the proper drill bits and chowdered them all to hell.

    Managed to squeeze in some filleting & taping on Frame B. Had to skamper 'cause it was getting pretty warm in the shed.

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    My buddy Jimmy came over to use my vice and we managed to come up with a 'backyard eyeball engineering' solution to his throttle cable! All in all a decent day.

    Few more pics on the web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/08/lit ... ather.html

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    Hacked up Frame A. Top section will provide access to the anchor rode/chain locker. Middle section will likely be just storage and the bottom section a void space. I might be able to squeeze a battery in there for the windlass/bow thruster. Dunno yet.

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    Flew in Frame C to get it located. It'll require some mods to the stringers (I think they're a wee bit too long). Have a crack at that tomorrow.

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    Gotta go buy some coax and a splitter (HoneyDo), the Admiral is buying herself a small TV for her sewing room so she can watch the Olympics as she works.

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    Standing by.

    Wi Fi tv would be the choice to avoid signal splitter.
     
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