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Discussion Starter · #41 · (Edited)
Sorry for all the posts just breaking up the pictures.

The keel has been fitted to the frames.
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This is the stem notch in frame A. It is tapered to match the stem profile. My cabinet maker rasp is my favorite tool right now.
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The stem is fitted at this point. Working on fitting the harpin to the sheer profile.
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Used almost every clamp I have.
I ended up using 6 pumps resin and 3 pumps harder mixed with 404 and wood flour to glue up one harpin. The mixture was thick peanut butter.

I'm not an epoxy expert but that was what I figured was required.

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I have been fitting the chine for last few days. The process has been testing my patience. Trying to get the joint at the stem to match up and be symmetrical between and two sides. I read the books on the process but there doesn't seam to be an easy way on this process. Just trial and error.
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There is still a small gap but I think it could be filled with thickened epoxy. I am going to see if I can get a tighter fit just not sure if it will be successful.
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It is pretty close on both sides. (You can see I cut a notch in the stem at the first frame. Just getting ready for fairing.)
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I am lucky that I was able to get 18 foot strips of mahogany. I didn't have to scarf two pieces together.
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There is still a small gap but I think it could be filled with thickened epoxy. I am going to see if I can get a tighter fit just not sure if it will be successful.
I have built exactly zero boats, but my understanding is that a small gap is sometimes preferred so that the layer of thickened epoxy isn't paper-thin. I think that uniformity is probably more important, as well as keeping everything as square as possible.

Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will chime in. I'm enjoying watching the step by step; thanks for sharing!
 

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After a little more fitting I decided that it was good as good as it was going to get.

I used a couple of screws to hold the chine in place during the glue up.
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After the chine being clamped in place over night the wood held its general shape when I took the clamps off to begin the glue up.
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All glued up.
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Been awhile since the last update. Family vacation, work trip, blah blah blah.

I attempted to install a stringer. I dry fit it before I had tapered the notches in the frames. (Very bad idea by the way). Overnight the stringer gave out.

After lots of consternation I gave it another try last night and it held up. Tonight all four stringers have been dry fit.

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Well this post will be a public service announcement. Take my advise always be careful when working with wood that has been bent around a curve and is "loaded" with tension.

A couple of weeks ago I was glueing up the side stringers on my build. In order to get the epoxy on the joint I backed out the screw attaching the stringer to the stem. I them made a mistake when screwing it back in. I grabbed my drill and started screwing it without holding the board. In an instance the board split and "unloaded" on my arm.

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Luckily there is no permanent damage but it hurt for 1.5 weeks.

Always make sure you are holding onto a loaded board to control it in the event to breaks loose.

Now back to the build.

Three of the side stringers have been glued in. Not the prettiest fillets but they should work. I plan on cleaning them up.

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The inter stringers are also glued in.
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I haven’t updated my post in a while. Been working on and off on the boat. I have most of the stringers installed;however, I have had a lot of trouble bending the inter-most stringers. I have snapped them every time I tried to instal them. Some snapped while dry fitting. When I finally thought I had a set that would work I epoxied them in. They snapped also.
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It looked like I was going to make it with this one...
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and then it broke.
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I think I have to use lamination to make the curve.
 

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