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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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Rogerdog wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:34 pm That's a beautiful pram.

What is the plan for the gunwales? Will you install a flat strip of okoume ply along the outside of the top of the top plank or a squarish strip of mahogany as a gunwale on the outside or give the boat what she deserves and install mahogany gunwales with spacered inwales with knees at the bow and stern (like the heavier example photo you posted above). Whatever you choose, gluing in the gunwale strip should tighten the shape and really cut down that jelly feel.

Have you picked out the oarlocks and oars and bow eye and other jewelry/details?

Again, she's a beauty.
Good to hear from you Rogerdog. How's that special GF18 performing? Feather Pram will have no nonsense light weight squarish gunwale internally and rub rail externally. Oars and oarlocks will be utilitarian ones I've had for a fibreglass pram I've had for 40 years. .
Jaysen wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:46 pm
I imagine he's planning some eucalyptus inlays on teak with carved jade for oarlocks to create rub rails. I'm also thinking there has to be some cherry inwale with white oak spindles as spacers. Bow and stern eyes must be 24K gold plated bronze with rubies and emeralds for port/starboard screw plugs.

As a minimum.
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Another CLOOF milestone today. Most enjoyable. :D
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And we all hope for many more for you :D

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

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

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Happy Birthday!!! I hope you guys have a great day!! Jeff

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

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Hey guy Happy Birthday :D :D :D :D Sorry i am a little late. Just got back from a little trip pampering our selves for our 45th anniversary. :D Tom
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Thanks for your birthday best wishes Fuzz, cape man, Jeff and Tom. :D
TomW1 wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:07 am Just got back from a little trip pampering our selves for our 45th anniversary. :D Tom
Congratulations on your 45th Tom and Mrs Tom. Special achievement, special and rewarding phase of married life. :D
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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Cut and glued each of the two half layers of Feather Pram's aft thwart today.

With virtually no okume plywood left for the internal ladder frames, I had to cut components from scraps of okume. Bit like being in kindergarten again. Managed to get all visible edges of the ladder frames fabricated without joints. :D

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

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Fun stuff right there. Do you have enough for the forward thwart and the decking?
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Re: ST21 'Skinnydip' build, and boating adventures, Noosa, Australia

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cape man wrote: Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:04 am Fun stuff right there. Do you have enough for the forward thwart and the decking?
I cut the okume ply pieces for the forward thwart before needing to resort to scraps for the aft one. I'll glue up each half of the forward thwart today.

I'm assuming you're referring to the floors as decking. I've got some high quality hoop pine marine ply left over from Skinnydip's build that I'll use for the floors. It's a lighter colour than okume, and will contrast nicely. :D
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