ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Make sure you take any subsequent pictures from the same location and vantage point. I'm watching the grass grow in the background... 8)


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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Nice! How many more planks to go?

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cape man wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:48 am Make sure you take any subsequent pictures from the same location and vantage point. I'm watching the grass grow in the background... 8)
:lol: :lol:
Fuzz wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:45 pm Nice! How many more planks to go?
Only the #7 planks each side - the sheerstrakes. :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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A 6'8" pram dinghy has no right to pass sculptural muster. Most 8' prams can't.

But after shaping and dry fitting the final portside sheer plank this afternoon, and viewing her from all angles, I'm hoping Iain Oughtred's Feather Pram can. :D

Looking forward to shaping and dry fitting the starboard sheer plank tomorrow.

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Nice GB!!! Jeff

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Thanks Jeff. :D

I got the final plank, the starboard #7 sheer plank, cut and dry fitted this afternoon.

About half the time went on getting the notches in the bow and stern transoms, and the rolling bevel on #6 plank right, and half the time fine tuning plank #7 itself. It's an iterative process.

After 15 planks, I've just about learnt how to do it right. :roll:

My next plywood lapstrake build will be much closer to spot on.

Back to Feather Pram, the next steps are to get the port and starboard #7 sheer strakes glued in. :D

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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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It really looks great!
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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OrangeQuest wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:02 am It really looks great!
Thanks OQ! :D

It's been unpleasantly hot and dry-gusty here in Noosa today, so I've been fine tuning the sheer-strakes on Feather Pram ..... nothing that requires more than moderate exertion, like a few passes of perhaps a needlessly often sharpened block plane and/or some fine sanding here and there. :wink:

The end result is that the sheer-line of the starboard and portside sheer-strakes are fair-curved and symmetrical within +/- half a bee's dick. I doubt if anybody will notice the difference, but I find it very satisfying knowing it's been done right none the less. :D

I'll get both sheer-strakes glued in this coming week, and post pics.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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The only time it is needless sharpening of a plane iron is when you are throwing the iron into the rubbish bin (hit a nail with a fine edged finish and you’ll know what I mean (as well as discover how many offensive word your vocabulary contains)).

Know you did it correctly is more important than anyone acknowledging you did it correctly. Congratulations on achieving a level of craftsmanship that few of us will take the time to attempt.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Pram looks great! Hell it all looks great! I made it through all the 561 pages in the last week or so. What a roller coaster of a story telling ride! I hope to scuba dive the great barrier reef some day and maybe by then I'll be able to see some great oyster beds around Noosa. My wife's going to be so confused on why we need to go see oyster beds in Australia :D All joking aside, so many beautiful places to visit around there.

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