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Mon May 07, 2018 11:37 am

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The 2 boat buck pile on the floor is the result of a road trip to Madison Wis. It is 9 sheets of 9mm, 6 sheets of 6mm okoume Ply and two rough sawn pieces of Sitka spruce 1in x 10in x 16ft and 1in x 6in x 17ft for making the mast & spars. Some scarfing will be required. This stuff is pretty pricey here in the Midwest, so all of the cleats will likely be Douglas fir or something else, which is a lot easier to find. The extra 6mm ply is for making the Centerboard & Rudder, using 6 pieces for each. Using the foils on the plans as a guide, I used Draftsight to draw up profiles of the blades to give me a rough contour.

Not shown in the photo is 1 boat buck, box of epoxy & fillers and the 1/2 plate steel for the centerboard and rudder.

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Mon May 07, 2018 4:50 pm

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Some assembly required...

Be sure to refer to this forum with any questions. There's been a LOT of crowd-sourcing on the details of this little boat.

It'll be worth it! :^)



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Mon May 07, 2018 6:02 pm

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Way to go! Another Wisconsin Scamper! Good luck. Congrats on taking on a very rewarding project.

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Wed May 09, 2018 4:57 am

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Hi Jason,
Sorry, not another Wisconsin Scamper. My neck of the woods is approximately where Interstate-80 crosses the Mississippi River. I purchased the wood and epoxy from McCormick Lumber in Madison WI.



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Sun May 13, 2018 7:05 am

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Aha, well congrats on starting the SCAMP, I drove over to McCormick for my Sitka. Hope you enjoyed the drive. Good luck with your project!

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Mon May 14, 2018 9:49 am

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Thanks, It was indeed a nice drive. We stopped at the Grumpy Troll in Mt Horeb on the way home. Since I had finished my portion of the driving, it was my great pleasure to down a pint with my lunch.

Good stuff!



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Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:14 am

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Well it is no longer a Pile of Plywood.

I don't have the room to keep a cutting table and build a boat. I also don't have the room to store the table. So I found plans on the internet and built a collapse-able table.
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The Centerboard will be made of 6 pieces of 6mm ply, with a 22lb 1/2 inch steel billet sandwiched in the middle.
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One half of the board on the setup cutting table. I know the leading edges are a bit wavy, but the wavy part is outside of the drawing line. I plan to get rid of the waves before shaping the blade.

Question: I intend to use Epoxy to join the two finished halves and Steel. Do I need to use epoxy to glue the blanks together or can I use a good exterior grade glue like Titebond III? The entire board will be encased in Epoxy and Fiberglass cloth.



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Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:37 pm

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FWIW, if it were me, I’d use epoxy for everything. I’d roll it on unthickened until the wood surfaces are saturated, and then coat with thickened epoxy and clamp.



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Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:20 am

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Centerboard half after 45 minutes of quality time with the mighty Shinto Rasp.
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The rasp generates copious amounts of fairly fine saw dust. So far about 1/3 of a coffee can. Can I use this sawdust as woodflour?



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Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:02 am

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She is Now 3D (sort of).

I built a Jig to support the Centerboard while glassing. The jig allows me to flip the board back and forth to do each side.
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I modified the building base somewhat, so that it does not get in the way of putting a rolling bevel the bottom panel.
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I know the plans & instructions say not to bevel the bottom. But since I am building from plans, I intend to make the garboard strake a little wider to allow for the bevel. I cut the bottom panel about 10 mm wider on each side to allow material beveling. Just like I cut frames #6 and #7 wider by 5mm to allow them to be beveled. According to the plans the dimensions of the frames are given at the rear face. Therefore only #6 # 7 need to be made wider. The frames forward of 5 will be beveled to the dimension of rear face.



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