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Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:03 am

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Hi Everyone,

Slow and steady progress over summer. Mast trunk, cabin-top beams, and foredeck beam are installed. I also have the sole cut out for the foot well I will be installing , along with the additional mini bulkhead for that same purpose. More to follow on that. Photo below of current progress along with a photo of my daughters opti class (6 boats in this class) heading out on nagawicka lake.

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Currently Sailing 1981 Compac 16

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Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:58 am

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Footwell and ballast compartment floor doublers are installed and fillets are complete. The mini bulkhead that I added to function as the aft wall of the footwell can be seen below also. I uploaded a drawing of the footwell dimensions onto the build log for reference. Next I will begin installing planks! -Jason


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Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:15 pm

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Hi Everyone,

Work will slow down in my uninsulated garage until spring. Though I will work on hatches and fixed ballast in the basement over fall and winter. My goal was to get the mast, boom, yard, foils, oars, and the hull (including all three rows of planks) done before this winter, so I am a happy camper. I also recently fiberglassed the entire footwell, up to the level of the cockpit sole.


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SCAMP#349 "Argo" build in-process
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Currently Sailing 1981 Compac 16

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:42 pm

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you're enjoying winter or summer, depending on where you are. Argo is still hibernating in the garage and there is not much to do till spring. In the meantime I am building a pilothouse for my Compac 16 (photo below, build sequence on http://www.argobuilder.com/compac-16-fi ... awler.html). For the SCAMP I will make the hatch and deckplate doublers, and glue all the seat-top and cockpit deck plate doublers to their main components in the basement, as that is something I can do over winter. Some photo's below of scribing and epoxying the doublers today. Good luck to everyone in 2017!

-Jason


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Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:31 pm

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With spring on it's way, I will soon be starting up work in the garage on the SCAMP again! Over the winter I finished the pilothouse modification to my Compac 16. On the SCAMP, I have sanded the bow flush, glued-up the sole pieces, and cut out all the hatch openings+attached doublers. I got out canoeing last weekend, so boating season has started for me!

-Jason


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Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:11 pm

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Hi Everyone,

The trawler conversion on the Compac 16 has been a blast this spring on Lake Michigan. Salmon fishing has been phenomenal. As weather warmed up in the garage in June, I got back to work on the SCAMP! After roughly 6 months of a winter break, I am back in the garage on the ARGO, and I want to finish it before temps drop back below freezing. Wholly Cow the sanding of the interior was a big 'ole job. I have removed sharp epoxy leftovers, and big epoxy blobs on the interior compartments, but I will not be sanding them to perfectly smooth condition; they are interior storage compartments. Visible surfaces are getting more attention. It is all sanded now and shortly I will be painting the interior compartments prior to attaching sole and seats. I just spent some buckaroos on Pettit EZpoxy for the hull and interior, along with the new Pettit Performance Enhancer and non-skid grit for the sole. Epifanes for the brightwork. I have built a steam box for the carlins, which I will post on over the next month. My work schedule minimizes my boatwork time, but I want to finish this baby by winter! I love building, don't love sanding and painting, and love the wooden parts of boatbuilding. I am really enjoying the mental/persistence challenge of the boat building, but it is cutting into my water-time. To prove my water-craft building lunacy, I can share that I am already planning my next project which hopefully will be a winter 2018/2019 build of two CLC Kaholo paddleboards.

Photo's below are from this week. Whole interior sanded with a coat of epoxy then applied. Attaching outboard mount doublers, and installing blocking to create a nice large bearing surface on either side of the stem, for installation of the boweye-bolt. In these installations you will see the use of "compression-sticks" which are tightly fit, compressed, bowed in place, wooden sticks, that clamp pieces in place by the shoving of the sticks in-place between the piece-to-be-installed, and adjacent solid surfaces.

Also a nice wheel of homemade cheese aging.....this is Wisconsin after all.

Happy Sailing,

Jason


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Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:28 pm

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Hi Everyone,

Cockpit work is progressing nicely. I just sealed of the holes in bulkhead 7 in order to provide for a watertight flotation cell there, and am sanding away preparing for primer and paint on interior compartments. Sole is attached. I have cut out the deadlight openings, and the holes to drain water to the sides from the cabin front, from the cabin sides.

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-JT


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Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:39 pm

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Hi Amigos,

I have been looking forward to the gunwhales and carlins, and I am happy to report that the time has come to begin work on them. I used local lumber yard pine boards, and ripped them carefully so as to wind up with clear on nearly-clear strips for the carlins and gunwhales. Each carlin and gunwhale will be built up of two laminated strips. I tested a piece without steaming and found that indeed it did survive the stress. I bent and clamped it in place with no steaming but I felt as I bent it that the stress was high for that little piece of wood, and I knew that the stress would remain post-installation, and only dissipate over much time...... so I decided to build a steam box and steam these pieces. I steamed 4 sticks at once, and them clamped all four at once into shape, where I will leave them for a couple days in the hope that they take on their new shape.

More details on my site if you're interested. Also, please note here my thougts on steam safety: SAFETY NOTE: You follow my actions and plans above at your own risk! I am not experienced in steam boxes, and am not a qualified steam box designer. Steam is dangerous; it can build up extreme pressures at burning temperatures, and an improperly built steambox could build too much pressure and a component of it could explode under pressure. Do not force steam into an enclosure without a way for the steam to safely exit the enclosure. Do not use materials in areas where they could start on for or melt. If you are using fire to heat the water, do it in a safe place where you wont start other nearby things on fire; probably best to do this outside. Have a hose or fire extinguisher handy. Use materials that can withstand the pressure and temperature. Do not open up pots, containers, or boxes that are under steam pressure.


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Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:26 am

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i love the smell of steamed gunwhales in the morning ...

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Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:14 pm

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Bonjour Ami's!

Both seat tops are installed, filleted, and screw-holes plugged with mahogany plugs. Today I unclamped the port-side gunwhales and carlins that had been clamped onto the gunwhale since I steamed them. They retained some "memory" of their old unbent ways, but the steaming worked well and it took very little force to put them into their bent position, this made installation easier, especially given how sloppy it is with epoxy on the surfaces. First, I dry fit/pilot holed the gunwhale pieces, then I trimmed the carlins to length, then I epoxy installed and screwed in the gunwhale, then I epoxy and clamped the carlins in place. The port side gunwhale and carlins are installed, and I'm calling it quits for the day. I've always viewed the installation of these pretty curved pieces, as a milestone in the building of this boat, and it has been a satisfying afternoon.

Bon Voyage!

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