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: Bottom going on

07-05-2003, 11:57 AM
Well the boat should make significant status improvement today. The bottom is being mounted this afternoon.
I hope to have the sides on tomorrow afternoon.

07-07-2003, 08:20 AM
The sides have been on our boat for a while and the bottom went on this weekend. After a bit of fairing I will be applying the fiberglass. Progress seems to be in spurts but having the bottom on is huge!

07-07-2003, 08:24 AM
I have infinite respect and admiration for you guys! Post some pics of the progress when you can.

07-08-2003, 03:44 PM
Ask and you shall receive. Probably more than you wanted;)

Bcasey feel free to delete if I've cluttered up the place to much.

shot 1 - Transfering the plans to the wood

07-08-2003, 03:54 PM
Shot 2 - constructing frame 6

07-08-2003, 03:55 PM
Shot 3 - Placing the frames on the building form

07-08-2003, 03:57 PM
Shot 4 - Frames up with the keel roughly in place.

07-08-2003, 03:58 PM
Shot 5 - doing some fairing

07-08-2003, 04:00 PM
Shot 6 - The sides are almost on

07-08-2003, 04:06 PM
That's amazing. It really puts my backyard boat mechanic antics in perspective.

07-08-2003, 04:14 PM
shot 7 - the first layer of the two layer bottom is on.

07-08-2003, 04:24 PM
Hawkeye - what kind/model boat are you building? Looking great so far!

07-08-2003, 04:31 PM
It is a LaPazz 22 extended to 24. Designed by Ken Hakinson.

It will have an 8 1/2 foot beam, I/O alpha 1 gen 2 engine with about 180 - 200 hp at the prop, 100+ gal total feul tanks, and will weigh in at roughly 3,000 lbs.

07-09-2003, 05:16 AM
The boat is moving along and looks great.
How long before you begin fibreglassing?
I just flipped the box keelbox and will be adding sides shortly.

07-09-2003, 08:20 AM
I am in the midst of final fairing - a very detail intensive job. I'm hoping to put the first coat of epoxy on on Saturday and if I'm lucky the fiberglass as well.

07-09-2003, 08:25 AM
I've learned a lot of boat terms in my building adventure but I haven't run across keelbox. What is that?

07-09-2003, 10:01 AM
More closely refers to sailing than powerboating; watertight enclosure which allows hoisting/lowering of weighted keel through bottom.

07-09-2003, 08:16 PM
Wow, awesome pic's Gregg and Mike! Looking good, let me know if you ever need a hand. Keep the pic's coming.

07-12-2003, 07:46 PM
It is different. This is baseline construction where the bottom is made then is made then a box like frame is added then the sole. The boat is self bailing with the sole above the waterline.
Everything is built off this base- sides quarter seats and, my favorite, casting deck. It is very straightforward construction.