Maritime Fun Fest 2017

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Maritime Fun Fest 2017

“Maritime Fun Fest” 2017

St Augustine Maritime Heritage Festival

Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, 2017

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

11 Magnolia Ave, St Augustine, FL 32084

More information coming soon…


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Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

Friday March 3, 2017  

St Johns Golf and Country Club

St Johns Golf Dr, St Augustine, FL 32092

More information coming soon…


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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.

Alyn

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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More pics~

Ernie inspecting the last plank

Ernie inspecting the scarfed planks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first lapstrake in place...notice the bevel on the top of the board

The first lapstrake in place…notice the bevel on the top of the board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John planing the bevel

John planing the bevel

The laps are going up as the woodchips fly

The laps are going up as the woodchips fly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Scarfing!

I’ve learned many things being on this boat build but this was one of the neatest. A technique called “scarfing” where the lapstrake planks are  blended into each other.

Gordon planing the end of the plank into a scarf

Gordon planing the end of the plank into a scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bow plank clamped against the aft plank for marking

Bow plank clamped against the aft plank for marking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scarfed planks meeting

The scarfed planks meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The same joint seen from underneath

The same joint seen from underneath


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Nearly Ready For Lapstraking!

The race to the finish…great boat building stuff here

Ernie sanding the planks

Ernie sanding the planks

 

 

 

 

 

 

John and Gordon measuring the width of the first Lapstrake

John and Gordon measuring the width of the first Lapstrake

 

Alyn in hazmat gear planing the belly of our boat

Alyn in hazmat gear planing the belly of our boat.

Maury and John checking the bevel

Maury and John checking the bevel

 

 

 


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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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