Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Back to the duck

I got the fore deck on the boat.  Did this one a little differently.  On the first two ducks I made the deck seam at the cross member   That let a small addition to the side decks at the transom.  With this duck I put the side decks on first from the stern fwd.  That left a about a 6 inch gap at fwd area aft of the fore deck   I cut the deck large enough to fit from that gap to the bow.  The decks are now just 3 pieces.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Slow duck

Slow progress on the duck.  I've had other boats on my mind.  I did get the side decks on.  Need to get some more wood for the foredeck.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Off the forms

I decided to tale the boat off the forms and do the glass work later.  I'll be working on the decks next.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bull nose

Not much done today,  Got the bull nose on and faired the bottom.  Going to Annapolis tomorrow to get some fiberglass.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bottom glued

I got the bottom glued and screwed on.   I used titebond II glue and ring shanked nails around the chine.  In the field I used #8 3/4 inch SS screws.  I ran the router around the edge.  That's one advantage for using glue over resin. You can do the routing the same day.  The other is cost.  I'll make a bow block later.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bottom fitted

Got some wood and fitted the bottom.  Done for the day.

Ready for bottom

I got the sides faired and the bottom stringers in.  I have to get some more wood...


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Back on the duck

I had a few weeks where I had family matters to attend to so the duck languished.  But now I'm back...
I got one side on.  I'm using thickend resin for the sides and I'll use titebond II glue for the bottom.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Big Duck!!

I've got too many boat projects open..  My son Shane and I bought a big boat.  An Alberg 30.  This is a classic sail boat.   We are on target with that boat for an early spring sail. The boat is currently lying in Baltimore right around the corner from the Inner Harbor.  When we leave we will have to take a spin around the harbor...   I'll post pix from time to time.

As for the Duck, I got the shear and chine installed.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Duck!

I had so much fun building the last two ducks that I thought I'd do another one.   Maby  I'll even try this one out!