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Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:55 am

glassing in the sub-frames, time consuming.  template and cutting out the full frames that will be on either side of the center tank.





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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:43 pm

Wing tank compartments finished. A little progress on the bracket tub mold, should be ready to start glassing tomorrow.





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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:05 pm

getting back to the boat building.  Bracket is getting close, ready to core it and install stringers.  I am thinking of a larger console, something like this....

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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by bigtalljv on Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:32 pm

I'd only go larger console if you have some plans for storage in there. I have a Zodiac 733 RIB and the console had the diesel under it. I put a brake and outboard on it and cut the console done a little but made a big swing up door in the front. I put some scuba tank racks and storage boxes down there. Couple gotchas, the tanks in the back are hard to get to bending over and reaching in, the storage boxes are on the floor so all the stuff ends up piled on them. Still nice to be able to fit all the dive gear and tanks for a family of four divers down there, nothing underfoot.

Next boat i'll do some drawers or cabinets for general storage, tackle box, emergency gear (flares, first aid). Make a nice spot for the electrical board. So it's not all piled in one place

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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:15 pm

Yes, plan is to have a stand up head down there along with extra dry storage for long trips.

The outside skin of the bracket is complete, now I have to core it, then build stringers.




PVC form for the center drain/stringer, its tacked in place. Gets wrapped with glass, then I can put in the full height floor frames and install center fuel tank.




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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:23 am

bonding in the core for the mounting face of the bracket. This new epoxy I have been using with the extra long pot life is sure handy for these big glue jobs - it was 85 degrees yesterday!






center drain is glassed in

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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:50 pm

now the motor side of the bracket is getting cored.  This is the first layer (3/4" 28 lb foam), and second layer of 1.5" foam will be epoxied to this.  A little cooler today, so had plenty of time to wetout core and glass face with epoxy, mix up putty, spread with notched spreader (both surfaces), then bolt it down.  The inside skin of the bracket has significant thickness differences due to all the overlaps on the joints, so you can see where I ground/beveled back the core around the edges and in corners.  Everything dry fir to make sure it pulls down, then go time.

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wetting out faces with neat epoxy, apply epoxy glue with notched spreader.  
I normally just use the west system ones but this was a pretty uneven surface, so I quickly made up a bigger notched spreader.













It a good idea to wipe your bolts with mold wax so the resin comes off easy. Its a lot easier if you remove bolts before the epoxy is super hard.
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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:17 pm

second, final, layer of transom foam is epoxied in.







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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Got few hours into the boat today.  Isolating my wood core..... Putting in high density foam inserts for the thru-hull pick up and transducer.  Need to do this before I put in bulkheads, will be a lot easier.   Transducer insert is extra large just in case I put a 1KW unit in.  Insert for the livewell pick up gets glassed over, then a 6"x6" pad of 3/4" HD foam gets glassed over that, so the screws on the seacock will be not be threaded into any wood.  







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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:32 am

wing tanks are in. 48.5 gallons each. Next is to etch them and coal tar. They are heavy, went with 3/16 thickness.



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:21 pm

Coal tar epoxy on the tank bottoms.



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:58 pm

tanks in the boat, now making braces to hold in place, then foam.  Center tank goes in after that.

But first a big clean up !





The tanks are parallel to the water line, but the up slope in the stringers makes it look strange.
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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:37 pm

foaming has begun. The tanks are braced all around with strips or blocks of 20 lb foam. They are also clamped down to keep them in place while to foam sets up. I like to do the foamin in steps in order to lessen chances of complete disaster = tanks lifting



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:05 pm

foamed in. Now have to trim the foam back before glassing over.





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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:09 pm

foam is shaped and port side tank glassed over.  Coal tar goes over the glass and aluminum, makes a membrane of sorts, sealing off the foam and the tank.  Trimmed the little frames/tank supports off to level of stringers.  Need to get the senders on their before coal tar.

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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:00 pm

fitting and gluing in the supports for center tank as well as the forward bulkhead.  Hopefully will be able to glass those parts in tomorrow.  



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:48 pm

center tank supports glassed in, tops flush with one another.



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:32 pm

center tank is in, glassed over.  notches in stringers and frames are cut and glassed - for fuel lines and chases are cut.  Waited till I cut all the chases before capping the stringers.  Stringers are capped with 36 oz tri-axial.  The console starts just about 6" from the forward part center fuel tank compartment.  I had notched that forward frame thinking I would bring the chases straight through, but now I have changed my mind and Im going to make that step down area a water tight compartment. Chases will come up through the deck into the console.



Planning on what to do exactly with the step down space.   I think Im going to go with a rather large console, for storage mostly.  There will be a step down all the way to the bottom of the boat (will give standing head room), and forward of the standing area will be an integral fresh water tank and on top of that, more storage (accessed from the inside).



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:38 am

tanks are sealed up with coal tar

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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:43 am

Building out the step down area.  Forward of the front bulkhead is the fish box area.  There will be a shelf from the small frame forward, on this will rest a water tank (integral) and perhaps a couple batteries. The shelf also hides the drain lines from the two outside compartments. There will be a slightly elevated floor in the lowest section, will still have about 6' of headroom



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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:22 pm

Making the floor for the drop down space inside the console.  Glassed bottom side, epoxied it down, then will glass over the top.  Holes are for filling the void with expanding foam.  Ground out a drain recess in the top side of the floor.







Using honeycomb for the top of the shelf inside the console.  There will be a fresh water tank and some other stuff on this shelf.  Epoxied in a strip of foam core on the forward edge of this piece prior to glassing, so I can just run a router over it later. The space under the shelf is too small to be of much use, not decided yet if Im going to fill it with foam try to use it for something.





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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:10 am

Step down area all glassed in. Forward-most frame is glassed in as is a smaller frame dividing the space under the forward fishbox. The fishbox bottom pieces will sit on this short middle frame, then get glassed to the forward frame and full height rear frame to create the box.

Laid up a larger panel to cut the fish box bottom parts from. Using T92 airex for this.









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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by maxtork on Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:25 pm

Looking great. I know we haven't posted in awhile but don't think nobody is watching this thread. I check back often looking for more updates. Sooner or later I'm gonna get off my butt and finish my project. Watching your build is great motivation. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Thu May 04, 2017 2:00 pm

maxtork wrote:Looking great. I know we haven't posted in awhile but don't think nobody is watching this thread. I check back often looking for more updates. Sooner or later I'm gonna get off my butt and finish my project. Watching your build is great motivation. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Keep up the good work!
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Thanks Max. I have not had a chance to update the thread, but progress has been slow as Ive been working on other things. Forward fish box is in, next step is to fair all these inside compartments so I can get a deck on
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Re: New boat project CCSF25.5 - build thread

Post by Admin - Shine on Tue May 30, 2017 11:50 am

Have not posted in a while. Got back to kaw-liga last week. Compartments starting to get faired, all the bulkheads and frames are in. Should be getting a deck on it soon








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