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Now waiting on a decent day - temp above 25 - to run the propane heater to get the garage up to temp to pour foam...could have done it yesterday, but I couldn't find my disposable measuring cups to measure the Part-A and Part-B of the foam.

 

Right now it's ready, Styrofoam glued in place, spray foam sealing up openings on the sides, pour-holes cut. I also got the through-hull for the livewell in...5/16" pilot hole followed by a carbide-tipped 1" Forstner bit

 

 

New stickers arrived today too...once the Smoke Gray is on between the gunwale and the upper chine, these go on.

 

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Just now, Jigfishn10 said:

Looks great man, you gonna try mid-week when it gets to 32*ish or push it off til later?

They're saying 32 Monday, 27 Tuesday...gonna shoot for that...gives me two days to get it done.

 

Once that's done...gotta get more 1"x1" angles to start piecing together the main framing.

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On 1/28/2022 at 12:34 PM, MN Fisher said:

They're saying 32 Monday, 27 Tuesday...gonna shoot for that...gives me two days to get it done.

Ken what temp do you need to pour foam in there?

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Needs to be 70+ in the garage - and the hull can't be 'cold' either - reason for the propane heater. Test run this past week when the outside temp maxed at 15...I got it up to 72 inside.

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Finally - last good weather day for a while...we're dropping back into single digits and teens for highs the rest of the week

 

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Finished the pour-foam. Now once I clean the remnants and collect my order from Coremark, I can start building the superstructure.

 

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Got a good start on the main framing today. Aft-most risers and cross-member, 3 sides of the livewell and the starboard-side main hull support.

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2 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Got a good start on the main framing today.

Probably a little easier working on that thing when its warmer out instead of below zero lol

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1 minute ago, gimruis said:

Probably a little easier working on that thing when its warmer out instead of below zero lol

Well, I still have the propane heater and even when it was in the 20s outside, it was a toasty 73 in the garage when it was running. Just took a bit to get my order from Coremark, that's why the delay in starting this part of the process.

 

Prices went up too - still lots cheaper than Menards.

Coremark: $13.75 for a 16' length (they cut in half for free and 8' lengths fit in the truck under the topper)

Menards: $11.68 for an 8' length - so $23.36 for 16'

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Looking good.  Making me want to run by and see it.  I need to build myself a tackle box on the boat this year and was contemplating just using wood since it is easy...but I like what you are doing better.  Planning dry boxes or just flat lids?

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Well, I'm around most days, all day and it's not like Mound is that far from you.

 

Dry boxes - already did a partial test with some scrap. Frame in 1x1 angle, 1/8" HDPE lining.

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Moving along - the rear section framing is almost done...got like 9 short lengths (11"-17") and two longer sections (@34") left to cut and install. Then it's on to the casting deck which is going to be several inches higher than the rear.

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I also got the livewell plumbing connections done.

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That's a 15 gallon 'Fleet Farm Tote'...probably fill it to 12-13 gallons when in use.

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13 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Moving along - the rear section framing is almost done...got like 9 short lengths (11"-17") and two longer sections (@34") left to cut and install. Then it's on to the casting deck which is going to be several inches higher than the rear.

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I also got the livewell plumbing connections done.

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Once you get finished with that, I’ll roll my v bottom up there so you can get started on it……….. 

 

 

its like washing your car on a sunny day when everyone is walking by, they all say “My car is next in line!”

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33 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Once you get finished with that, I’ll roll my v bottom up there so you can get started on it……….. 

I dunno if you can afford my rates, Russ. ;)

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Couple things in the last few days

Rear framing is done - including the supports for the seat base...going with the same setup in the rear as I had in the canoe.

I also laid in two lengths of 1/16" FRP to make a smooth bottom - especially on the port where the rod locker is going...not going to have tubes, just lay the rods in...it's 8' long from the stern-most end to the bow-most end...just have to finish framing the area in the bow. The FRP will be screwed into the metal braces that go from the subfloor frame to the rib ends and a bead of adhesive will seal the top edge to the hull to prevent water flowing in under it.

Front framing has started - right up in the bow are the main supports for the new battery tray, couple of the uprights for the casting deck are in. Once I get at least another pair of verticals in I can mount the P/S hull supports for the deck.

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Before I do more verticals though, I have to at least frame up the storage compartments...these are going to be drop-in units lined with 1/4" HDPE on the bottom and 1/16" FRP on the sides. Need these built next as the framing for the deck needs to be spaced properly for these to fit in. Sized to vertically fit 8-3701 boxes - or any combo of 3700 series boxes not more than an 11.1" 'stack' - 1-3700 plus 6-3701 as an example - space is 11.125" and 8-3701 boxes total 11.04"...slight extra so the boxes aren't tight in the compartment.

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One is done - need to make five more before the deck framing can continue. I'm making them this size instead of fewer/larger as the 5/8" BCX I'll be using as the decking can support a person over this span...but not much larger...so the hatch-lids will be walk-upon safe.

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Okay - so I lied...really only needed one more dry-box framed before I could work more on the front-deck framing. Slowly coming together - got the casting deck starboard main support in...probably work on the port-side tomorrow...after I finish bending the tabs down level on the starboard support.

The two dry-box frames are just sitting in there, still have to get cross-members to fully support them. One box has it's base cut and inserted.

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I’m not allowed to have that much storage, I put 5 million purple worms in every compartment. It’s a pattern I’ve noticed………

 

looking good!!!!

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