Cvincent's PH18

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cvincent
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Cvincent's PH18

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Hello Guys,

I have been clearing an area in my garage and gearing up to start building my PH18. I splurged and purchased the CNC kit for this build. The transom on this hull will composite (Aquaplas). I managed to put together the strongback this week. I plan to post pictures of my build as it progresses. I would appreciate any advice offered along the way. Thanks

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Congratulations on starting your build. Enjoy! :D

To ensure everything stays square and true when the going gets hectic, you may wish to consider introducing some bracing diagonals in the horizontal plane of the strong back.
Currently building Jacques Mertens ST21 "Skinnydip". Boating adventures: Splash testing and using 'Skinnydip, as a basis of further building refinement; Adams 44’ sailing sloop "Great Sandy" (cruising and maintaining); Iain Oughtred Feather Pram "Mini Dip" (building); Jacques Mertens R13 "Wood Duck" (built and due for maintenance).

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Thanks Glossieblack, I will add diagonal bracing.
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I won't be able to give much advice because I'm a rookie but please post lots of pics. I love to watch the PH's come together!

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Looks like you might have already put casters under your cradle. One thing I might add is you can almost never have too big of casters. It will surprise you how many times you need to move it around and oversize wheels and capacity will make life easier.
Like the others have said post lots of pictures, we all love boat porn :D

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I spent several hours this morning I installing the frames on my jig and placing the stringers into the frame notches. Everything looks good at this point. Next, I plan to epoxy glue the stringer butt blocks and secure everything together with temporary drywall screws.

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Cvincent, excellent start. Please keep the thread and photos coming!! We have several PH18's being built now!! Jeff

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This afternoon I used the transom cut out from the CNC kit to trace onto the transom foam. I clamped 4 layers of foam together and cut all pieces at the same time with a skill saw. I plan to make the transom 2" thick. I am still deciding on whether or not to cut the motor well because I will have a jackplate.

I hate to admit this but my wife took one look at the frames on the strong back this afternoon and said something is not right. She said I have never seen this boat before, but something is not correct. I told her I think everything is correct. She said whatever it is your boat and walked away. Dang, she is an engineer, so I had to double check everything. Well, she was right, I had station C and E in the wrong place. Talk about saved my behind. I told her feel free to walk back here and give constructive criticism anytime.

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Yea some times a fresh set of eyes makes all the difference, especially if she is an engineer :!:
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What name-brand product are you using for your foam transom? Thanks in advance...

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