Well it's time for another progress report.
Here are some images of the boat progress from the past couple days.

Started building the ever-important rowers seat... dry fit everything and drilled the holes for the rope pipes. Made sure everything was looking square. I will probably return to this later and glue it up - then get is rough sanded.

Then I moved my operation to the garage. Which I managed to keep comfortably warm all day : )
I was preoccupied with getting the hull started.

- Managed to get a coat of epoxy on both sides.
- Took a belt sander to the sides when they were clamped together to make sure they were exactly the same shape.
- Mark the lines for the frame locations on the inside of the panels.
- Attach the stem to one panel.
- Mark the locations for the transom screws on both panels.

So my next move is to start shaping the hull and installing frames.
(Hopefully later this week...)

The last image is courtesy of northern Michigan. wow.

Thanks for looking!

I mean... What else could you possibly need?

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Comment by Kenny Kent on January 22, 2009 at 4:38pm
Craig hit it on the head. I was beginning to feel bad about the condition of my shop both while building and now while storing my boat. So, today I cleaned the shop since the south coast rivers are too low to run and fish.
Comment by Craig Simon on January 20, 2009 at 5:50am
Great work, she's looking good. Only problem I see is .......... you're garage is too damn clean! How can you get any work done in such conditions? Keep up the good work.
Comment by Dave Z on January 19, 2009 at 2:48pm

Looking good. What are your finishing plans? looks like a full on bright finish, eh? What rivers in MI will you be using it on? I get up to the Ausable region every year (Hendrickson time).

Randy, Tell me about those scarfs. How are those panels joined??? Thats the size boat I need. (I say I need!)

Nice work,
Comment by Greg Hatten on January 18, 2009 at 5:14pm
Jason, Great work... you're getting there. Nice job on attaching the stem - looks like you got great spacing on your screws. I'm glad Randy gave out the dimensions... wow - you are building a "big-un". Can't wait to see the finished product. Stay after it.
The only thing missing from K.C.'s sign is Bratz and Bowling (I spent some time in the U.P. - eh).
See ya.
Comment by Randy Dersham on January 18, 2009 at 9:05am
Jason it's looking great. Very good job on the stem.

Just so people watching know, Jason is building a 17x52 McKenzie Inline. It is the wide body version of our boat with a symmetrical bottom, center rowers seat, and an angler in front and back. I mentioned this because you can see the dished out bottom in the photos of the side panels.

And Jason, your KC's party store is made for Saturday Night Live skits. Ha, real life if more funny than the movies.

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