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Work continues~

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Well, it is with regret to say that I am no longer able to continue with the build. My wife and I started a little business that requires my attention everyday so I am no longer on site. I miss the crew and the Chalupa very much (especially now that it is so close to being dropped in the water) but I will continue to post to the blog as best I can. Thanks to the volunteers I’ll add whatever pictures they can send me to keep you all updated on the progress. Here’s a series of pictures sent to me by Maury this weekend.

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Alyn

 

Gordon trimming the end of a plank to the stern with a chisel

Gordon trimming the end of a plank to the stern with a chisel

 

John caulking the hull

John caulking the hull

 

Ernie starting the rudder build

Ernie starting the rudder build

 

Fred supervising Roy Jaeger as he hammers in some nails

Fred supervising Roy Jaeger as he hammers in some nails


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More pics of the Laps!

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Our beautiful boat

Our beautiful boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A good view of the Lapstrakes on the port/aft side

A good view of the Lapstrakes on the port/aft side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Preparing for the Lapstrakes~

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After the last of the carvel planks have been installed the top one is beveled so the lapstrakes will lay on them snugly

John checking the bevel on the top carvel plank

John checking the bevel on the top carvel plank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The top carvel has been beveled for the first lapstrake. The bevel can be seen at the top above the upper black horizontal line

The top carvel has been beveled for the first lapstrake. The bevel can be seen at the top above the upper black horizontal line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the bevel looking down..below the "3" there's an inch of plank and then the lighter section is beveled almost perpendicular to the ground

Another view of the bevel looking down..below the “3” there’s an inch of plank and then the lighter section is beveled almost perpendicular to the ground


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When the bow breaks…

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We noticed that the keel at the bow was slightly skewed towards the port side so, before we attached any more planks, it was decided that we’d try to correct it. We steamed it for an hour or so and then attached a chain and winch and bent it straight and true~

Alyn removing the bow brace in preparation for steaming

Alyn removing the bow brace in preparation for steaming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay, Alyn and Maury preparing the "pull"

Clay, Alyn and Maury preparing the “pull”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon and Clay (on ladders) and Maury, Alyn and John inspecting the progress.

Gordon and Clay (on ladders) and Maury, Alyn and John inspecting the progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clay "squeezing" the bow to starboard.

Clay “squeezing” the bow to starboard.

 


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