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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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Flooring!

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The hull of our baby is nearly done and now time to work on the inside! Ernie and Pete are starting on the floor.

Pete and Ernie plotting the layout of the floor

Pete and Ernie plotting the layout of the floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernie trying to determine how many feet will we be able to get in the stern...so far we've guessed 2~

Ernie trying to determine how many feet will we be able to get in the stern…so far we’ve guessed 2~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ernie and Maury "Inspector Gadget" Keiser with his "laser". We never know what he'll pull out of his bag of tricks

Ernie and Maury “Inspector Gadget” Keiser with his “laser”. We never know what he’ll pull out of his bag of tricks

Marking the midline with Maury's laser. Dr. Evil would be so proud

Marking the midline with Maury’s laser. Dr. Evil would be so proud


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Finishing Up The Last Of The Planks

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Steaming the end of the top plank to bend it in to the bow. The burlap is 16th century reproduction but alas the red tape and steam machine are not authentic being reproduced from the 18th century~

Steaming the end of the top plank to bend it in to the bow. The burlap is 16th century reproduction but alas the red tape and steam machine are not authentic being reproduced from the 18th century~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not a Clampett family reunion but reunion of clamps. Trying to pull in the last bow plank if we had more room we'd have added more clamps~

Not a Clampett family reunion but a reunion of clamps. Trying to pull in the last bow plank. If we had more room we’d have added more clamps~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not every solution is easy

Not every solution is easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rube Goldberg would be proud! (or would he? hmmm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the mess...hey!, it worked!

Another view of the mess…hey!, it worked!


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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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Thanksgiving Break

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We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and as the holidays continue we get back to the work at hand. The last of the Caraval planks are in place and the next step will be the attaching of the lapstrake planks. These next planks will overlap each other above the water line by between one and two inches.

Alyn, Clay Gordon and John examine the fit of the last caraval plank on the starboard/fore side.

Alyn, Clay, Gordon and John examine the fit of the last caraval plank on the starboard/fore side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking towards the bow. The last of the caraval planks and floor support boards are seen

Looking towards the bow. The last of the caraval planks and floor support boards are seen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fore/Starboard planking showing, from the bottom: Keel, Garbard plank and three caraval planks

Fore/Starboard planking showing, from the bottom: Keel, Garbard plank and three caraval planks


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