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Boy this rabbit hole is really deep!

Post by cuban cracker » Tue May 31, 2011 6:58 pm

Once upon a time i bought a project to rebuild

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Then a very wise man said to me throw that sheet away and save your self the headaches. So i said yes sir. And I took my rebuild down to the last piece.

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Got her loaded up in the pick up.

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And took a ride to her resting place. :salute:

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Rest in peace old girl.
So as soon as the weeping was over "lasted about 10 seconds". :lol: Got started from scratch and here is where I am at. Thank You Don Davis for the advice and help to get her started. :cheers:

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Almost finished bucking the runners all the way to the bow. More pictures will follow. Hopefully will be done by the end of summer.
I took the RED PILL and am staying in wonderland to see how deep the rabbit hole goes!

And boy is it deep!

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Post by akblackdawg » Tue May 31, 2011 7:22 pm

Looking good. Must be nice to have the knowhow, skills tools and shop to do a project like yours. The first pics I thought was my boat when I got it. Bud
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Post by yobee » Tue May 31, 2011 7:30 pm

Oh hell yeah! Love it! First boat and you built it your damn self! I realllyyyy want to build my own hull and I think my next one will be my own. You're gonna be proud of that thing. Sounds like you are getting some real good tips too. Keep us posted cubano!
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Post by ffcracker » Tue May 31, 2011 7:52 pm

Better hurry up, wifey is surely on your a$$ over taking over the back porch, I speak from experiance. Looks good. :D :D
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Post by Nozzle Head » Tue May 31, 2011 7:59 pm

Nice looking job, :cheers: :cheers:

beats the heck out of my first attempt :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by bruceharwell » Tue May 31, 2011 8:42 pm

CC, ya did the right thing. You'll be much more satisfied with this new build.

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Post by Cowboy Rock » Tue May 31, 2011 9:04 pm

Cubana,,, great job,,, i am envious of your talents,,, Wish I could weld that good,,, keep us posted,,,

Nozzle Head,,, your a hoot,,, reminds me of that homelite chainsaw motor and my Dads shop fan,,, lol Dad was not a happy camper when he had to drag his shop fan out of the fishpond,,, ahhhh,,,, those were some great days,,,
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Post by glades cat » Tue May 31, 2011 9:17 pm

Once upon a time... :lol:
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Dude, help me post this picture of you with that hook in the corner of your mouth.
It's priceless.
Look at you now. Building your own cotton pickin boat...every airboaters' dream.
Let's buck some more rivets this week and get a move-on it. :cheers:
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Post by nomad41 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:41 pm

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Post by glades cat » Tue May 31, 2011 9:45 pm

Thanks Nomad.

You know, that's exactly how I got hooked.
A friend from work, Bob Burkett, took me froggin' one night...the rest is history.

I ain't found the back side of that rabbit hole either. :lol:
We're in deep.
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Post by Nozzle Head » Tue May 31, 2011 10:01 pm

Cowboy Rock wrote:Cubana,,, great job,,, i am envious of your talents,,, Wish I could weld that good,,, keep us posted,,,

Nozzle Head,,, your a hoot,,, reminds me of that homelite chainsaw motor and my Dads shop fan,,, lol Dad was not a happy camper when he had to drag his shop fan out of the fishpond,,, ahhhh,,,, those were some great days,,,
Well with a porch drawn carriage that is that fine, i just had to put a smile on some faces around here.
Seams to be far and few between in a industry-hobby-ocupation that gets way to serious in some aspects and not enough in others.

Besides, I love hooters!! Hoot Hoot

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Post by cuban cracker » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:30 pm

Got the runners fully bucked in place.

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Got to do some adjustment to the front to get it straight. Going to have to take it to someone to get it done I don't have the equipment to get that done.

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Next step is to get the bulk heads done and the transom to runner tie in.
I took the RED PILL and am staying in wonderland to see how deep the rabbit hole goes!

And boy is it deep!

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Post by cntry141iq » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:03 pm

.............. Cubana,,, great job,,, i am envious of your talents,,, Wish I could weld that good,,, keep us posted,,, ...........

looks like rivets to me .... just a thought
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Post by grant » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:11 pm

cuban cracker wrote:Got the runners fully bucked in place.

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Got to do some adjustment to the front to get it straight. Going to have to take it to someone to get it done I don't have the equipment to get that done.

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Next step is to get the bulk heads done and the transom to runner tie in.
If you have the tools to buck those rivets, you have all you need to straighten those runners. Except maybe the knowledge !
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Post by BATTLE READY » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:57 pm

On the top of the runner there should be a indentation every 4 inches where the t-bar was bent to make the curve of the front of the boat. Put a bucking bar on one side and the rivet gun on the other and dolly the indentation out and the t-bar will straighten out and conform to the curve you want. Remember a little goes a long way, go easy.


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Post by Nozzle Head » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:23 pm

BATTLE READY wrote:On the top of the runner there should be a indentation every 4 inches where the t-bar was bent to make the curve of the front of the boat. Put a bucking bar on one side and the rivet gun on the other and dolly the indentation out and the t-bar will straighten out and conform to the curve you want. Remember a little goes a long way, go easy.


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Would that be the same as drilling the rivets back to the flat and screwing a strong flat tbar one step ahead of each rivet, repeating to bow?

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Post by BATTLE READY » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:01 am

nozzel head, I dont think it is the same thing but the end result may be the same.

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Post by cuban cracker » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:16 am

Battle, thanks for the tip. I will give it a try and see if i could get it done. Will have to give it a try next week though. Thanks again for the information. :thumbleft:
I took the RED PILL and am staying in wonderland to see how deep the rabbit hole goes!

And boy is it deep!

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Post by GIMAMMOTH » Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:02 am

LOOKS GREAT , cant wait to see it done..
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Post by Cowboy Rock » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:27 pm

So ya'll see what happens when ya' Old n' Senile??? lol Blind in 1 eye, and cant see outa the other,,, My tongue must have been wrapped around my EYE TEETH,,, Anyway,,, I am still impressed by the boat Cuban is building,,, Wish i knowed how to work Aluminum like that,,, :cheers:
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Post by cntry141iq » Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:30 pm

LOL we all have those gotcha moments ... they just seem to come along more often these days ... and yes lots are envious of his work I am sure ...
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Post by cuban cracker » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:34 pm

Well happy Labor day to everyone! Called my buddy over to lend me a hand and here we go. First we clamped the rear of the side rail, measured the height i wanted and clamped it in place all the way to the point where it curbs down and back towards the hull.

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Then we started to drill holes. After the drilling we put glue behind the rail and did the process all over again to get the rails in place. Once that was done we started to buck the rivets.

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Bending the runners I had to use the reciever from my truck and is was a hassle to do it that way. An experience though, "a little goes a long way" was told to me and unfortunatly I didn't listen and sheared the the angle like it was paper. I think what happened is that I had heated it up a little with propane and that broke it down some and what can i say. I will either weld it or leave it alone. Its all dependent on how it aligns when i fold the sides up.

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Once the sides were bucked in place we moved to the rear. Measured the inside width from side to side cut it down and notched the rear rail to fit in like a glove.

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Then we went ahead and clamped it in place and bucked it place. Barely used any cleco's to hold her in place.

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So needless to say, we had a very good day got even to buck in place the bars that will hold my bulk head in place and here is a look at the finished product for the day.
Front of boat where rail meets the bow. (Just got to mold it in)

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And the overall look at the boat with the rails in place.

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All this was done in my own high-tech shop.

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:cheers: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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And boy is it deep!

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Post by goldhunter_2 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:39 pm

boats looking good, and gotta love that shop at least you have shade....lol ............... I am just waiting for cooler weather...lol
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Post by T-REX » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:17 am

And you got that motor right next to the new hull ready to go!
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Post by glades cat » Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:35 am

Lookin good Rich. Did you rivet the front bulkhead already?
The sides sure took shape when you added the gunnel top rail.
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