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    Oops. Set them up wrong. Center case goes more forward.
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    What are the odd-looking forms in the pics? They look almost like ....chairs?? Pre-installed furniture...?? (I've never built a boat)

    On a slightly more serious note, it looks like it will be a large and significant challenge, and I'm fascinated. To steal James' signature line, fair winds and following seas on you build. I'll be watching.
    Molann an obair an saor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm McLeod View Post
    What are the odd-looking forms in the pics? They look almost like ....chairs?? Pre-installed furniture...?? (I've never built a boat)

    On a slightly more serious note, it looks like it will be a large and significant challenge, and I'm fascinated. To steal James' signature line, fair winds and following seas on you build. I'll be watching.
    Thank you very much. May your sails and your belly always be full. :-)

    Tje chairs were for a reason- figuring out the space for butts as I try to determine where to terminate the cabin roof. Also I wanted to see about my raised cockpit coming and how high to make the cabin roof.

    The rest of today involved sawing and chopping all the notches for stringers. Here are the tools used to true the forms and saw and chop the mortises, minus the spokeshave used for inside curves. Note: the dovetail saw made quick work of the notches. Also the pattern maker’s vise, which I thought would be the least used vise on my bench, is now the most used by far. It was so easy to rotate these forms as I planed/sawed.

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    I’m in the states this week. I stopped by Highland Woodworking and picked up a Rikon 14” bandsaw. FYI- it does not fit in a 15’ UHaul upright. It had to be laid down on the back, which is the only side you can lay it down on without damaging it. I also went to Woodcraft in Birmingham and got a Rikon 17” variable speed drill press. (That was the only one who had it in stock and I was passing through.) I was taking some furniture my grandfather built (recently inherited) to Jacksonville to ship by boat. I decided to road trip it myself and pick up some tools. I also got a nice Barr slick and some other hand tools. My bags are maxed out for the 50 pound checked bag limit.

    So so this morning at 1:30 AM I’m in my hotel and get a message from my wife: “there’s a fire downtown and it looks like it’s close to your shop. She sent a picture and it is the building adjacent to mine. Very sleepless night, but my buddy went and checked on it and the fire was contained to just the top floor of the adjacent building. All my spruce, the brand new outboard, solar panels, and plywood are all in that shop. Had it burned, that would have been horrific. Fortunately for me, all is well. Also, thankfully, the building that burned was vacant.

    I return tomorrow and will start cutting out all the plywood doublers for the ribs. After that, the jig gets built and the masts get built on the jig first, then the ribs go on the jig. I can’t wait.

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    Did you run away to sea? Get shanghaied in Jacksonville? Singing the Blues in the Birmingham jail?

    When do we get some progress?

    (Looking forward to it!)
    Fair winds and following seas,
    Jim Waldron

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    Or at least some credible excuse!
    Fair winds and following seas,
    Jim Waldron

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    I have been quite busy lately. Between my trip, and then all the stuff getting here, I haven't had time to work on the boat. I brought back grandad's architect's model of "Hornet II" that he helped repair when it was stranded in Greenville, MS, and the owner gave him the model as a thank you gift. Also I brought back one of grandad's trophies from the 1927 boat races where he always won first place.

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    One day I would like to build a replica of Hornet II, but she is a river boat with a fairly flat keel and shallow draft. She wouldn't do well in these seas.

    Boat progress soon come, but I'm checking off the honey-do list at the moment.

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    If you can do it for $12,000 US you will indeed be happy. Are you logging your hours to build?
    I would like to build a small 12 fishing boat by traditional methods to join the other 30 at the very bottom of Lake Huron.
    Your build may encourage me.....
    ​You can do a lot with very little! You can do a little more with a lot!

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