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by robertpaul
Sun May 06, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Health issues in our family have meant that I have had to drop my tools on the restoration of Elude. Next year will mark our 30th anniversary of ownership. She is in her shelter so the elements won't bother her and she is well blocked. I do not know when, or if, I can get back to work on her, but th...
by robertpaul
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

I am pulling the plank immediately above the keel on the port side in order to inspect it, the fasteners and to reseat it. It protrudes from the chine by less than 1/16th and I am curious as to why. I have removed about half the fasteners, finding 5 of 7 on the stem to be broken. Similarly, the fast...
by robertpaul
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Delivery run from the house to the boat for the longest bottom planks on the entire hull, 18'. Still too cold for my old bones to work underneath the cruiser.
by robertpaul
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification

Even paint protected from sunlight will oxidize a bit as it ages.... 70 years at that. I went with it because I am replacing the entire bottom of our cruiser and matching colours was not that critical to me. The Sandusky paint does have rot inhibitors in it, but the best rot inhibitor will always be...
by robertpaul
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: 5200 Bottom & CPES clarification

I use this product. It is nice to apply and penetrates very well. Does not need a primer coat. I have on occasion had to sand a bit that I had primed and found the paint had penetrated much deeper than I thought it would. Sandusky says no primer necessary and that it has resistance to oil, gas and d...
by robertpaul
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

The following pictures show the longest bottom plank I have had to replicate. The original is beside it and is over 18' long. I use high quality 1088 Meranti marine plywood for reasons I outlined before, scarfing to get the length required.
by robertpaul
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??
Replies: 44
Views: 3451

Re: 5200 Bottom. Space planks??

I hope to presume that by "old toilet wax rings" the reference is to inventory that, though stale.... was never used.
by robertpaul
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

I am looking forward to dry fitting more bottom planks this week as it will be mild. However, last year at this time I was removing and repairing or replacing side planks on the port side. I detailed that with lots of pics last year, but I thought I would post some now that show the condition of the...
by robertpaul
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood
Replies: 12
Views: 963

Re: Deck toe rail on 16' Garwood

Nice work.
by robertpaul
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Hull Construction
Topic: More new Commander stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: More new Commander stuff

I am looking forward to your photos. I am across the lake in Toronto and anticipate doing some work on Elude next week if the warmer weather materializes. Here's hoping. Are you using epoxy glue in these temperatures?
by robertpaul
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5465

Re: still have buzz issues?

I just posted several photos from my iMac that are in the 2.5mb range. This one is 2.4mb. 3mb seems the upset limit.
by robertpaul
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Hello. It is winter, and I have no new hull progress to report. Hopefully this coming week will see temperatures moderate a bit and I can get under her and dry fit a few more exterior planks. Until then I thought I would post work I did a few years ago when I replaced all the frames aft of the shaft...
by robertpaul
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom of 46ft conny
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Bottom of 46ft conny

That is a lovely boat!
by robertpaul
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5465

Re: still have buzz issues?

here is a test. 1.5mb. From last year. I had just removed the plank..... oooooh..... nice frames. I think max pic size is 3mb.
by robertpaul
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Bottom of 46ft conny
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Bottom of 46ft conny

I guess I would ask if it was your boat when last in use and what would be her normal spring take-up time. If yes and her take up time was ok, I would put her in as is and leave her in the slings until she tightens up. Put a couple of sump pumps in and have the yard lower her in steps. Do not rely o...
by robertpaul
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

It is cold and snowing, so I thought I would show you one more use of steel fasteners by CC in 1937. These are steel screws that I had to cut through in order to remove the third set of frames from the keel at the bow. Most frame sets had bronze bolts through the oak keel but not this one. The screw...
by robertpaul
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Sounds right to me , John.

New corners cleaned up a bit and dutchmen in lateral frame piece. I still need to strip,, sand a fair all the pieces. I plan to install the finished windows on the boat later this year. This is a winter 'indoors' project.
by robertpaul
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Hi John. Definitely steel and definitely original. I have kept samples of all fasteners and I can tell you that cc used steel screws in a number of places. I was very surprised when I pulled off the keelsons to find that they were attached to the frames with 5" steel screws. All the gussets were bol...
by robertpaul
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Before Buzz was fixed I posted pictures on the Facebook site showing the work I was doing to repair the front window frames that hold the glass. I want to include the story in this record, so I apologize for covering old ground. The fabrication of the corner joints at the factory employed dado joint...
by robertpaul
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

I would agree, but I am terrible with a router. I will try to make up a bit guide and experiment (on scrap). I have used the saw to clean old seam material and it worked fast and accurately. I do appreciate the advice.
by robertpaul
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Here we go with my first substantive post since the new and improved Boat Buzz. I do like the new format. Although I have showed how I installed the inner bottom and a few outer planks in earlier posts, I thought I would show one installation start to finish and how far I have gotten before winter s...
by robertpaul
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5465

Re: still have buzz issues?

I will be posting again now that everything is working fine (for me anyway). I might even make it to Florida. See the pic.... I can post again.....
by robertpaul
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

test changing the mb's of the pic.... oooooooooooooh...its working.
by robertpaul
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser
Replies: 176
Views: 22047

Re: Honey, have you finished fixing Elude yet? 1937 35' Cruiser

Looks like we are back in the Buzz business. I will have to make sure my photos are <3mb, but everything else seems good. I will try to go back and repost the photos that are missing. I successfully restored a pic on page 5. I will do the others later because I am being bumped off the computer. Here...
by robertpaul
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5465

Re: still have buzz issues?

Thanks... I appreciate the update. Looking forward to posting again.
by robertpaul
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5465

Re: still have buzz issues?

Is anyone trying to get Boat Buzz back to where it was before the 'upgrades'? If not, I would ask the CCABC to just say that it is what it is.
by robertpaul
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: White Oak Chines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: White Oak Chines?

Another approach is to laminate strips of quality mahogany to build the chine. Provides strength and, when done on the frames, will yield a perfect compound curve. Worked very nicely on our 1937 cruiser.
by robertpaul
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: still have buzz issues?
Replies: 66
Views: 5465

Re: still have buzz issues?

Sorry to say it repeatedly, but I can't get Boat Buzz to accept my recent photos, can't scroll through existing pages, edit function gone, and previously posted images "no longer exist". I was counting on Boat Buzz to be the story of my project that I could share into the future. Losing all of these...