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Post by Ruagatr » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:41 am

Look great. Building our palm beach hull was the greatest thing my son and i have ever done together. Made us understand the real science of hulls..... Congrats!

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Post by cuban cracker » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Got to do a little work today so here it is.

Started by squeezing the sides together with a handy dandy pipe clamp.

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Once squeezed in place and where I wanted it, I clamped it with vice grips, drilled the hole and hand tight for now.

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Finished look after everything has been tightened in place.

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Tomorrow road trip for some metal to place my horizontal and a pair of triangulations. :thumbright:

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And boy is it deep!

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Post by yobee » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:56 pm

Love it. Keep it up man.
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Post by Larry » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:30 pm

Looking good, I am at the same step on rebuilding my hull. It was a full deck and I am redoing all the metal stucture making it a 3/4 deck with a 2ft bow cap and 12" walk arounds. Also used 2x3 angle on the side instead of the 1" it had so now the boat is 2" deeper all the way around :)

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Post by goldhunter_2 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:46 am

looks good ............. if you can just get your helper (glades cat) to stop slacking off you'll be done in no time..lol
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Post by cuban cracker » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:17 pm

Gladescat! Who the hell is that! Couldn't recognize him if he wasn't standing in front of me. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: He'll be there, its just my fault not giving ample time. So with that being said here is what little ol me did today.

Started to complete the bulkhead. Had to go tool up and made a push out ram to align the top bar of the bulkhead with the deadcenter of the boat.

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Dead on the money. Not as bad as I thought again.

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Once aligned I put a triangulation bar in place and locked it in place. Then I put my vertical bars in place as well.

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Here is the end result and now i'm ready to do the back bulkhead and hopefully sheet the deck by October - early November.

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Post by witchcraft » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:41 pm

Looks like you have it going your way . very nice1
Bet your wife and neighbors want it finished sooner than you do.
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Post by Whitebear » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:30 pm

Just jam up man ! Jam up !
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Post by akblackdawg » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:59 pm

Looking good, really nice job and workmanship. Ignorant question here, not at all use to seeing skinny little boats like that. With the bottom as rounded as it is, how will the boat perform? Does that make it slide better? Can't imagion it would slide better. Just trying to learn more about design of boats. Bud
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Post by cuban cracker » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:20 pm

Did a little work today and finished up the rear bulkhead. Now getting ready to lock the transom in place to the runners and build the engine supports next. Off to the yard to get more material. :thumbleft:

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Post by cuban cracker » Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:51 pm

Today I would like to teach some spanish. "me entro la furia!" Translation: Fury took me over! Got tired of fiddle f!@#ing around with the runner to get them from this

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and finally tried something new to get to this

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an hour later + -.

After that I moved to the stern and put in my gussets and hopefully this week I can get started on the framing so that I can deck her over already.

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Post by Cherpa » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:36 pm

Drain holes, bilge pump, gas tank. Then deck over.
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Post by cuban cracker » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:29 am

Cherpa thanks for the order of things. Sometimes being under so much frustration u loose sight of how things should get done. After I frame I will get with u for the tank builder.
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Post by Cherpa » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:46 pm

Try calling Dave Powell's tank service. 386-690-4770. This is not a local number, but he builds custom gas tanks & rudders.
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Post by cuban cracker » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:06 pm

Got alot done today even with the rain. She is ready to have a tank built and start decking.

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Back to buy some more sheets and start designing my nose and rake.
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Post by Ruagatr » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:04 pm

How did you straighten/level the runners at the front when your fury took over?

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Post by cowtown » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:37 pm

any jacks going in ? ,
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Post by cuban cracker » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:13 pm

Ruagator on the t-bar themselves when the bent to form the curve a dimple forms. With a bucking bar and the gun you work the runner on the port and starboard side of each runner starting from the back moving forward towards the bow. IMO this could of been avoided by making sure that the runners were bent more even or actually even is better. I am convinced that u can bend them to be extremely close because I did it to the 3 bars at my bow. All I bent dead on and they are just as thick as my runners. So I feel a better more even bend would have saved me alot of grief. As to the jack question for now no I don't think this boat needs one.
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Post by cuban cracker » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:03 am

Started the motor stand and here are some photos of what was done.

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Getting the boat itself leveled out to start. Shimmed with cardboard work just fine never moved an inch.

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Hanging the motor a coke can long and coke can wide from prop to deck.

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Plumbing the motor itself. Tricky to get the plums on the center case but got'r done.

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Started to weld. Its coming around.

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Starting to take shape. Nice to see a project to start coming around.

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Finished motor stand. Round tube is sure not the way to go for the first time around. But I like how it looks better than square, not bad for the first time.

Now to start decking the boat. :thumbleft:
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Post by yobee » Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:35 pm

Hey brother, build your rig before you deck it, so you dont get your decks all scratched up when your building your rigging. Looks awesome though, I was thinking about this boat just the other day!
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Post by cuban cracker » Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:20 pm

Yobee thanks for the advice. Makes sense to me. Hopefully I can get started on that soon.
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Post by Striker543 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:14 pm

Was wondering how this build was going the other day. Great to see it coming together. Looks great!

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Post by outlaw38 » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:03 pm

Looks great. Thanks for the build along
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Post by bruceharwell » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:29 pm

CC, Not for nothing, but we always webbed the main angles fore and aft that the engine mount bolts to. In other words, a filler panel from the transom to the rear bulkhead. Riveted or bolted from the runner to the large angle. Better support for the engine and a more durable hull overall. You've done a fine job here. Very time consuming but something to be very proud of for many years. :salute: :thumbleft:

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Re: Boy this rabbit hole is really deep!

Post by SwampNinja » Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:45 pm

Hey. Been following tyour thread. Looks good man. Gotta hit me up when its done. I live in Davie but grew up down there. Would love to ride with you guys and meet the infamous Cuban Cracker and Gladescat.
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