17' 0" Freedom

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Jim Dodd
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:10 pm

Looks Great Randy !
It's always a relief to get past the bilge, and laying strips on the relatively flat of the football.

I always enjoy fitting strips, and closing the football !

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:20 pm

After a few weeks away from the shop, I got back at it yesterday. Should have the hull closed in next weekend.

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Cruiser » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:13 pm

I like the variety in the strip coloration ..... good job book matching


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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:48 pm

Finished closing in the hull today. Also got outer stems mortised and epoxied in place....

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Cruiser » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am

Time to make some shavings and sawdust, looks so good Randy. The stems seem to be fitting really well.

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:31 pm

The stems fit ok. Got them faired today. Hope to get the rest of the hull faired and sheerline cut next weekend. Then on to glass!

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:41 pm

The Fairing looks great ! Randy. It looked like a lot to remove earlier !

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:37 pm

Yeah, there was quite a bit to take off. But the fine precision tools I used make pretty quick work of it (belt sander followed by sharp block plane)
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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Tue May 01, 2018 11:13 am

Ready for glass.... but my stirring companion is not available Saturday. Will probably have to do it solo...


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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Tue May 01, 2018 5:28 pm

Cardboard ! Yes ! Not only does it keep the floors epoxy free, but it makes it a lot more comfortable to stand !

I mix and glass by myself, but a good helper is worth the wait !

Looking forward to seeing that hull wet out !


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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Cruiser » Tue May 01, 2018 7:39 pm

Looking forward to seeing the final wood colour, I think you did a great job with the shading.


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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Sun May 06, 2018 2:28 pm

two coat of epoxy on so far....

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Cruiser » Sun May 06, 2018 8:37 pm

Looking awesome Randy, nice job.


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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Jim Dodd » Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 am

Looks great Randy !

single layer on the bottom ?

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Re: 17' 0" Freedom

Post by Patricks Dad » Mon May 07, 2018 12:03 pm

yes, single layer of 6 oz E-glass. It wet out really slow (or maybe I'm just getting more impatient in my old age).
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