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longrod 07-05-2003 11:57 AM

Bottom going on
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.

Hawkeye 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!

juro 07-07-2003 08:24 AM

I have infinite respect and admiration for you guys! Post some pics of the progress when you can.

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 03:44 PM

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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

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 03:54 PM

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Shot 2 - constructing frame 6

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 03:55 PM

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Shot 3 - Placing the frames on the building form

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 03:57 PM

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Shot 4 - Frames up with the keel roughly in place.

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 03:58 PM

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Shot 5 - doing some fairing

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 04:00 PM

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Shot 6 - The sides are almost on

JimW 07-08-2003 04:06 PM

That's amazing. It really puts my backyard boat mechanic antics in perspective.

Hawkeye 07-08-2003 04:14 PM

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shot 7 - the first layer of the two layer bottom is on.

Sprocket 07-08-2003 04:24 PM

Hawkeye - what kind/model boat are you building? Looking great so far!

Hawkeye 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.

longrod 07-09-2003 05:16 AM

Great So Far
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.

Hawkeye 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.

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