OB17 - Northern Virginia

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OB17 - Northern Virginia

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Opening a new thread to track the progress of my OB17 build. I'm hoping to complete the boat by late Spring 2017.

-Charles


-Charles

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Nice having you on the Forum!!! Let me know when the delivery arrives!! I will check again after lunch and mail you later!! Jeff

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Building a pair of 2x8x18 strongbacks
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and separating them by 30"

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Using inexpensive plywood from Home Depot for the station molds, which will be later discarded. Learned some lessons with this approach that will hopefully help reduce mistakes when cutting the good stuff.
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Built the center stringer and measured out the cuts for interfacing with the station molds. Made a slight mistake here and cut the molds too deep for the center stringer. For each station, the drawings illustrate a center stringer, which extends to the sole, and a typ. for each side stringer, which extends to 3" below the sole. Since the center stringer and side stringers are detailed with different dimensions on separate sheets, there should probably be another typ callout for the center stringer. Anyways, I found some thin metal (electrical protection plate) to correct the issue support the center stringer at the proper depth.

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16 sheets of Meranti 1088 arrived this afternoon:
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Nice start!

A couple things to think about- when it comes time to place the hull panels and you're tugging them this way and bending them that way, it can cause your stations and strongback to shift out of alignment. If you attach a few diagonal braces while you can get to things, that will help keep things lined up. Secondly, and you may have already thought about this, some guys find it helpful to have wheels to be able to roll the whole thing around. Lots of boats have been built without the wheels, just something to consider.
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PeeWee is correct all the way around. also if you do put wheels under it this is one place where bigger is better. I started out with little casters and kept getting bigger ones. Would have been much faster and cheaper to have gone big to start. 8 inch is good and make them heavy duty :wink:

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Agree with peewee. 'brace your uprights so that they remain straight and square.
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csaroka, what a great start!!! Good documentation from the start as well!!! Jeff

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Wow, excellent recommendations! Didn't think of either one but I will definitely implement both of them.
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Made some descent progress this weekend.

Added the two side stringers:
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Added the motorwell sides:
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Added the diagonal braces as recommended by pee wee, Fuzz, and TomW1. The jig is a much more solid structure now.
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Added the transom and clamping boards:
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Added the bow mold:
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Added 5" casters as recommended by pee wee, Fuzz, and TomW1. This is going to make life much easier!
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That is looking really good! Before you know it things are going to look a lot like a boat :D
Keep posting the pictures, we like our boat porn around here 8)

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