knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

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September 1 update

Lori stains and Varathanes the main cabin aft bulkhead, port side.

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I get the first panel on the main cabin roof. Bit of a milestone. Been working towards this for awhile now.

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That is all. Carry on with your regular Internet browsing. :lol:
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Afternoon update. Second cabin top panel glued & screwed.

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That looks great! 8)
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This morning in the boat shed, before it gets hot!

Trying to figure out how to frame up a hard top over the cockpit.

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I've looked back at everyone else who's built hard tops on their TW28's for inspiration. This is basically what I could come up with using what I already have.

What i figured was making the hard top basically follow the curve of the cabin sides. This started with using the same angle as the cabin sides, 85 degs +- a quarter degree.

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Everything is basically hanging in free air so it was a bit difficult to get it to settle down to the point I could take some measurements. Everytime I moved on the boat it moved.

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As you see I think I got it pretty close.

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That's it for now. Cheers!
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Last of the main cabin panels. Stained awaiting varathane finish this evening. If it cools down a bit.

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I managed to get the cockpit hard top beams trimmed to shape before the heat drove me out of the boat shed.

It's hot and we're Canadian. Bring on the snow! :lol: Sorry 'bout the metric to all our friends below the border.

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Hope you're all having a great long weekend. Cheers!
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It got pretty hot in the boat shed today. Started off about 24C (75F) and rose steadily till it hit 31C (88F) and if you take into account the humidex 41C (106F) there wasn't any way I could continue past 11:30 this morning.

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First thing this morning 7:30 I got the second coat of poly on the last two main cabin panels and Lori got the third and final panel done about 10:00.

Next up was glassing the undersides of the cockpit side decks.

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And feeling the heat I soldiered on and got the port side main cabin side filleted and taped to the side deck.

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After all that I had a nap. Cheers!
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I remember when 26c was too hot. Now it’s the temp we keep the house!

That is going to be on heck of a nice boat for you and the Mrs. I keep thinking of the “how do you eat an elephant…” philosophy every time I see you post an update.
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Rick, that is a little too warm for me!!! Jeff

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Main cabin and forward part of cockpit hard top panel glued & screwed.

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Nice progress Rick!!! Jeff

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