Well guys, it is Sunday, and I was able to log some hours on the boat build this weekend.
Attached the stem, transom, and installed all the frames.

Needless to say, it is cool to see the boat take shape.
Can't wait to get the chine log in and get the bottom on.

Here are a few pics of the progress.
Thanks for looking!










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Comment by Christine on January 26, 2009 at 9:16am
Hi Jay! The boat looks amazing! Your lady appreciates the pictures =)
Comment by Jason Knight on January 26, 2009 at 7:20am
Yeah she is pretty big. The overall length of the boat is the same as the 16" Inline, but since I opted for the wider 52" bottom, the length at the handrail increased, so it is a wider version of the 16 footer. I would have to drink a lot of six packs to use them to hold the entire boat up! haha

I worked solo, had a couple volunteers, but I like to wake up early and my friends not so much.
Was really tempted to extend the weekend so I could continue working...

I only flipped the boat over for the heck of it. No real reason other than I wanted to see it right side up. Not to mention it was in the middle of the garage upside-down, so I simply flipped it over to move it to that side to fit a car in there... Since its still light and easy to flip, I will just flip er' over when I get back to working on the bottom. Besides I wanted to email my lady some pics of the boat progress while she is out of town (Phoenix = lucky - considering it is 3 degrees here this morning) and it just makes more sense visually to see it right side up.

I will definitely need to invest in a nice pull saw as well. Thanks for the tip!
-jk-
Comment by Daniel Paull on January 25, 2009 at 6:19pm
Nice work, Jason. I am interested in your decision to turn the boat over before putting the bottom on. What is your rational for that? I am just a few days' work ahead of you. Incidentally, if you don't have a "pull" saw, I recommend you get one. It is a most extraordinary tool. It makes beautiful cuts almost effortlessly. I have found that one of the interesting and satisfying aspects of putting these boats together is learning to use the tools. Looks like you have a very nice shop. Take care.
Dan Paull
Comment by Dave Z on January 25, 2009 at 5:45pm
That's definitely progress bro. Looks great. Did you work solo or have helpers?
Pretty hard to resist flipping it over, isn't it? Even harder to not call in sick tomorrow and finish her off, right?!!!

Good going.
Dave
Comment by Greg Hatten on January 25, 2009 at 5:27pm
Very cool - and BIG!! What happened to the "six pack saw horses"??? Looks great, Jason. Thanks for posting the progress.
Comment by Randy Dersham on January 25, 2009 at 4:22pm
Ahh, exciting day Jason. It looks like you are doing a great job.

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