Redneck...10 hours and $75.00 start to finish

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by lewisboats, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. lewisboats
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    Yes...I know...no pictures! BUT I have another update. I have blown both the build cash ($85 now) and the time (about 11 hours) but I have the wales on, a bottom rub strip installed, a seat installed and the inside and outside caulked and filled. I have been dodging the weather and my jobs and working right up until I have to cover it and I haven't gotten any pictures taken. Not really exciting stuff...looks like it was a guest target at the St Valentines Day Massacre for all the holes and screws caulked but otherwise it is as you see it above. I expect it is about ready for painting when the caulk cures. I will probably exceed my target of 2 hours of actual painting but it should be water worthy by 15 hours of labor. I should have budgeted 15 hours and $100 for the build. I expect that with some help I could have come in at 10 hours or under but some things just take more than twice the time without that pair of helping hands. I would say the boat weighs in at about 60 lbs right now so with paint it should hit about 65 lbs. I'll weight it when I am done to see just how far of I am on that figure too.
     
  2. wardd
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    sounds like a military program, cost overruns and behind schedule
     
  3. lewisboats
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    I was Gov't property for 20+ years...hard to get out of the system you know!
     
  4. Petros
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    Naw, if it was military it would be millions of $ over budget and years behind schedule. Or if you want to schale it down, the $75/10 hour boat would come in at $7,500,/ 10,000 hours, and weigh in at about 4 tons. That is what happens after all those high priced lobbyists convince the congress that their client's latest wiz-bang accessory must be including in the purchase.
     
  5. messman
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    That is what happens when the brass gets involved. If they left it to the enlisted man it wouldn't be nearly as bad. :D

    Enlisted?
     
  6. lewisboats
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    Yep! Retired E6
     
  7. wardd
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    I got to E5 before I decided not to stay in, in 1967
     
  8. lewisboats
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    I did a bit over 4 years in the AF, then around 6 in the active Army and finished in the Army Guard. Been out for ohhhh... 5 1/2-6 years now.
     
  9. lewisboats
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    Some more work this morning...finishing up the caulking the inside (I missed a couple of spots) and added a couple of smaller skids on the bottom. Here you see the seat installed. Most of the caulk I used cures clear so you can't really see all the stuff slathered in there. I used some stuff called PolySeamSeal. Claims it is a caulk and glue in one. With a couple of coats of paint over it I expect it to do fine...sure is a pain to get off the skin (don't go shirtless when caulking and if you do...shave first!!)

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    Here is the outside with the skids on it.

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    and a Profile shot:

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    I am planning on leaving the wales bright...and I have two choices of paint color. Which would go best do you think...opinions please.
    Exterior / Interior
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    Almond / Almond
    Vermont Green / Almond
    Vermont Green / Vermont Green
    Almond / Vermont Green

    Vermont green is slightly more olive than Forrest Green


    You have until Tomorrow 10 am to voice your opinion
     
  10. srimes
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    Vermont Green / Almond
     
  11. messman
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    Ditto, Vermont Green / Almond
     
  12. wardd
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    a very nice boat but could you scale it up to 250 feet?
     
  13. wardd
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    I'd paint it razzle dazzle
     
  14. lewisboats
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    The only surface combat this will see is with a few wayward geese...think I'll skip the Destroyer cammy....thanks anyhoo... ;) :D
     

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    watch it with the geese , I have a pet goose
     

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