Building the King

Discussion in 'Boat and Accessory Building' started by DarenN, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. DarenN

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    i've got the stations aligned on the strongback.
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  2. Robert_Meier

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    Cool, I'm eager to see the build process.
     
  3. chodups

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    me too
     
  4. DarrenM

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    You're not married are you Daren? :p :wink:


    Cool! Looking forward to LOTS of pics :D
     
  5. Dan_Millsip

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    Holy cow! What do you think this is, a dating service? 8O

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  6. DarrenM

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    LOL

    I meant..... That... oh never mind... :roll:
     
  7. Mark_Schilling

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    One can only wish... :cry:
     
  8. DarenN

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    nope. my divorce was final a little more than a month ago. i certainly won't make that mistake agian.
     
  9. DarenN

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    Mark be very very careful what you wish for. you might just get it only to find that it was the very last thing that you needed.
     
  10. Astoriadave

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    Becky and I live in sin, but I want to know what the specs are on that boat!

    Is it as skinny and narrow as it looks? And, how long is it!

    Will this be a stripper? If it it, maybe Mark will get lucky (ohhh, bad joke!). :lol: :wink:
     
  11. DarenN

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    Dave the King is a stripper designed by Joe Greenley of Redfish Kayaks. it is 18 feet long by 21 1/4 max beam when built with 3/16 strips. i'll be building this one as a serious tripping boat so it will have glassed in bulkheads and deck hatches, unlike the first King i built, which is now owned by Robert M.
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    i didn't realize how much i would miss the boat untill long after i had sold it. it's probably the single nicest boat i've ever paddled.
    DarenN......
     
  12. Robert_Meier

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    I love my boat! :) It IS a great boat to paddle! Thanks Daren!
     
  13. Astoriadave

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    OK, I remember seeing that before. You must have saved the molds from the first build, I'd guess.

    With all that length forward of the cockpit, you might need two hatches up there!

    Are you going to put up an album?
     
  14. DarenN

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    Dave;
    it's my intention to just post updates to this thread as i build. if anyone has any questions, i'll be happy to answer them. what that means is this thread will be running for the next six months.
    yes i saved the forms from first build. i paid Redfish for the lisence to build a second boat from the same plans. about one third of the cost of the plans.
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  15. DarenN

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    this morning i laminated the internal stems.

    the bow
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    the stern
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    the laminations will be ground down to a centered angle to accept the strips thus providing a nice wide glueing surface.

    DarenN.....
     
  16. Steve_Fairbairn

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    Just curious - given the temperatures these days, and having been to your shop, how do you keep your shop warm enough for gluing and epoxying?
     
  17. DarenN

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    Steve;
    i guess when you were here the woodstove was buried under a bunch of junk. i can easily keep it t-shirt warm in there for six hours without having to re-load the stove.
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    today was a big day. i spent the morning running strips through the thickness planer to get them all down to 3/16". i'm trying something different on this boat. i'm building with square edge strips, instead of the bead and cove that i have used in the past. strips that meet at an angle will need to be planed with a rolling bevel so that they match up with the one before. the rules state that you can buy a new tool for every boat you build so i bought a Veritas Low Angle Block Plane. pricey, but a beautiful tool, and well worth the cost in my estimation.

    so then; the last thing i did today was lay the first pair of strips. tomorrow i should get a couple more pair layed.
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  19. Astoriadave

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    Ooof! Rolling bevels on 20 ft of 3/16 cedar ... you are a masochist!
     
  20. DarenN

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    it's really a toss up, time wise. i can spend a day setting up and pushing strips through the router table or spend a couple minutes each on a few strips cutting the bevel. not every strip will need to be beveled, and not for the full length.