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Jim Dodd
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Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:33 pm

Just started a build. I designed and cut the forms in March, 2000, but didn't build. I was digging through some forms and found it.
So here I go again ! I tell my Wife, that it keeps me outta the bars ! Ha !
Here's a few pics.ImageImageImage
It will be a 16'4" solo. Plenty of tumblehome, flat bottomed, with some flare. Stemless, or the Minnesota method of stripping.


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Re: Nokomis

Post by Patricks Dad » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:46 am

the 2nd form in looks a bit low.
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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:46 pm

Optical illusion, created by the form spacing strip, that is twisted.
I fishlined them all, and they are right on.

I need to post a better pic !

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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:29 pm

Here's where I'm at today, and a shot of what the tumblehome will look like.Image Image Image


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Re: Nokomis

Post by Patricks Dad » Fri Dec 11, 2015 1:29 pm

Wow! You're quick. Great progress!
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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:02 pm

I probably should have started this thread under the Non-Bearmountain designs thread ?

If you could move it Randy, I'd be OK with it.

It's up to you.

Thanks !

Jim
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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:30 pm

I've had a lot of distractions lately. Here's where I'm at.
I tilt my strongback to make it easier to glue and strip the football.Image


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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:58 pm

Centerline cut
I like to stop stripping a few strips short of center. It makes it easier to fit the last strips.
And it's my last chance to fit a feature strip in the bottom.
Here's a pic.Image

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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:52 pm

I was told on another site, that in Longfellow's poem. Nokomis was the Grandmother of Hiawatha, and daughter of the Moon.

So to fill in the last few strips, I will incorporate a moon design.
Here's where I'm at today.
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The dark strip near the center, looks out of place. It was the first strip off a plank, and therefore weathered dark. Once sanded, it should match the strip opposite of it.



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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:38 pm

Glued up and cut out a panel, and a moon For Nokomis.
Everything needs to be fitted.
Here's a pic of what it will look like.Image


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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:37 pm

Have staples pulled. Hull is faired, and about half sanded.
Here's todays pics.ImageImage


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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:17 pm

One more.
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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:35 pm

Finished rough sanding Nokomis outside today. Unbelievable nice weather !
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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:21 pm

Staple holes filled, and hull sanded.

I'm going to try Peel Ply over the cloth after the first wet out coat.

Has anyone tried that on their hulls ?

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Re: Nokomis

Post by Jim Dodd » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:29 pm

Peel Ply came in today. Laid out 6 oz E-glass, two layers, one over the football area.Image

Stick with marker, to locate where I trim the extra cloth layer. I put a small dot, every foot or so, and just trim, dot to dot.Image

Tools I use to wet out.Image


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