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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    The heat has been relentless here lately. Yesterday mercury topped out at about 104F with himidex. Going to be hotter today! :rolleyes:

    I managed to get in to the shed for a couple of hours this morning to get Frame C lined up along the 'BASELINE' as Jacques instructed. I seem to have had a brainfart and forgot all about the 'BASELINE" so not it's written in big letters on the inside of the hull! :eek:

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    It's a bit of a beast to wrestle in to the boat and get it lined up. It's heavy and awkward. Lopsided. I've already had it in and out twice for trimming and will have to do it again to get it right.

    More musings on deviating from the plans on today's web log update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/08/at- ... peril.html

    Standby....

    PS. Connor Daniel Laporte (ETA end of September 2016). My first Grandchild! :D
     
  2. KnottyBuoyz
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    We finally got some relief from the heat. Very comfy, but lil' muggy, 19 C (66 F) in the shed this morning. Set to work getting Frame C fitted. No more big gaps and dead nuts on the baseline.

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    Set to work filleting & taping the frame.

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    I'll fillet & tape the other side tomorrow. Wee minor adjustment to the stbd side but that'll happen tomorrow as well. Admiral came out to survey the workings and strategize her sewing work space. Think we got that worked out and it'll be a nice feature once it's done.

    Other than plenty of sanding up and down the stringers for the last layer of tape that's about it for today.

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  3. JR-Shine
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    Looking good Rick!
     
  4. KnottyBuoyz
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    Thanks Joel.

    Just some misc. stuff going on.

    Got myself some 3/8" Cobalt drill bits to tackle the remaining holes on the stainless steel skeg. Cut through that stuff like a hot nail through cream cheese! :p

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    But who knew a 3/8" SS bolt won't go through a 3/8" hole! :confused: Now I need a reamer to open up the holes. Frig.

    Got a call from the mechanic working on our 4 cyl Yammy. He got it started. Just wanted to warm it up to change the oil. It ran away on him! Zoinks! Nothing hurt. He got it shut down by choking it out. Governor & fuel injection pump is seized up. *sigh* That's gonna cost a B.O.A.T. to fix. Oh well better than having to buy a new one at $4K US.

    Fabricated a small bulkhead to go in the box keel in front of Frame E. This will form a nice little dry storage area.

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    Went looking for the floor panel that'll go in here.

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    And it's under a pile of crap in my leanto. *sigh*

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    If it weren't pouring buckets outside I'd be in there after it. We desperately need the rain so I guess I can put off that activity for another day.

    Project Manager (Ginger) and the Project Director (Grey Tom) came out to inspect the workin's!

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    They both barked some orders and left me to my own devices.

    I did get Frame A located and will likely start fixing that in place soon. So friggin' much to do I can hardly wrap my head around it! :rolleyes:

    This time last year I was laying in the fabric on the inside of the hull.

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    The progress is slow but steady. You can't rush perfection right?

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    Standing by.
     
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  7. M&M Ovenden
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    You need a better mask. Really.

    Mark
     
  8. KnottyBuoyz
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    Hi Marc

    I have a 3M but the head strap just broke. Waiting on a replacement.
     
  9. KnottyBuoyz
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    Puttered around this morning. Got the engine bay sanded. Not gonna fair it. No one will ever see it anyways. Had to put the engine template back in to locate where I can put the drip tray.

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    Puttered around some more and made some brackets for the drip tray. By the time I got back to the boat it was HOT!

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    35 C that's 95 F. Nope, boat shed closed!

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    So I gave it a good shot. Tried to make a tool to install the cutlass. Making a very long story short I ended up in my buddy's repair shop to get it pressed in.

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    More meanderings on the blog update: https://she-kon.blogspot.ca/2016/08/the ... times.html (included Youtube video)

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  11. KnottyBuoyz
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    Stern bearing carrier assembled with Spurs line cutter attachment.

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    Doesn't look like I did any damage to the cutlass installing it like a gorilla on crack! :p

    https://youtu.be/8FJJysKxphU

    Taking the rest of the day off.

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  12. hoytedow
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    This was Goober. He used to supervise my work until a neighbor lady sent him to Cat Auschwitz.
     

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  13. M&M Ovenden
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    We have extra 3M masks and straps here if you need one.

    Mark
     
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    Sorry for your loss Hoyt. :mad:
     

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    Thanks Mark. I'm good for now.
     
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