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Old 02-19-2008, 01:41 AM   #295
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That sign should read Miss Feather Craft

That boat is sure looking good. It will attract a lot of attention at the docks. It's kind of fun to have something that others lust after and particularly when the reason it is so neat is because of your hard effort.

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Old 02-20-2008, 01:04 AM   #296
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50 Days...OMG !

Found another place to upload photos...testing

This is hole I had to cover


Outlet installed


Inside


Fisheye view
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Old 02-20-2008, 04:41 AM   #297
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Wow!! That looks great! How are you going to drain the boat when you pull it out of the water? That was one thing that occurred to me when I was looking at the pieces you sent me. It's almost like you'd need a second hole to drain the boat, or install a bilge pump or something.

I haven't touched my boat in a month, it seems! I've been cleaning out the basement to make room for my new toy, a Powermatic 66 table saw!

Anyway, it's in the garage now, and the misses is parking outside (yeah, she loves this idea!) I'm going to get back on it this week, no sense stopping now!

Floorboards, Floorboards, Floorboards! That's the goal this week!

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:32 AM   #298
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Work Ethic

I am hoping there is no water in it after a day on the lake.
If there is, it has a drain on the other side.
Good idea to have a open drain, cause mine has to stay outside.

Still not shure if hooking it up to pump or just a filtered pick-up.
Guess I could just pop the hose off, and it would drain down to 3/4".

It is looking like I will be working on mine all the way to boat launch.

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Old 02-20-2008, 05:55 AM   #299
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hmmm, mine's only got one hole in it. I'll have to think of something quick!

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Old 02-21-2008, 01:20 AM   #300
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Your existing hole is on the transom, right?
The 'V' drain goes on the bottom of hull to work,
And they do not connect.
So that would require a new hole.
If that sounds like fingernails on a chalk board...
Wait until you know if mine works or not.

I already had the extra hole on hull, so had to cover it up anyway.
(opportunity to experiment)
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Old 02-21-2008, 05:35 AM   #301
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Yeah, mine's only got the one hole on the bottom... and the thought of drilling another one back there goes against all my understanding of floatation! ha!

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Old 02-24-2008, 04:00 PM   #302
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what about JoAnns for Fabric? I got some very nice upholstery fabric and used it to cover soundreduction panels in my music room. It was on sale for a buck a yard too.
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:02 PM   #303
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Double Duty

JoAnn's is one of the stores we headed to, and it was gone.
They had some cool red metailic vinyl I had in mind for seats.
Found some online, just not the same as the touchy-feely method.

OK...great weather coming up this weekend !
We should all make tons of progress.
I need to clone myself at least twice.

Hey Stephanie...
Hows your Wing doing?
We need some progress reports for "Hydrodynamic Motivation"
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:20 PM   #304
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The Fun Stops Here

Lots of dirty work finished today...
Got both seats bases pop riveted in.
This is the final results, with how following


Under each is a large block of styrofoam...


This is how I made the end pieces fit contour of curve...
The 'tracer' in laying on the left, and you can see the scribed line about 1" from right edge.


Close up of the tool, almost anything that will follow shape you want to transfer, and will hold marker in position will work.
This is hi-tech foam with a sharp wire pushed thru.


Results are nice flush fit.
Not my idea, uncle showed me way back in the 60's


Hope to move on to more fun stuff tomorrow
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:22 AM   #305
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Very nice! I used the same hi-tech tool to cut the rounded tops to the bench and bed in my little trailer, too! :-)

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Old 03-04-2008, 07:48 PM   #306
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Are we going to see these boats at the sunnyland festival in lake dora?
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:11 PM   #307
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Cut and Run

Tell more about this event...
"sunnyland festival in lake dora"

Planned to replace wheel with a S/S one.
So just played around with old one to try anything.
Sanded, primed and repeat a few times...
Painted red and white using 'one shot'
Think now will keep this one on Feathercraft and use SS one on pontoon boat.



Fitted foam for seat padding.
Sneak the turkey knife out while she is gone...it cuts foam like hot butter.
Hi-density for bottom, firm for back.
Roughed in patteren with Sharpie.
Mostly red metalic with white 'V' shape
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:50 PM   #308
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I painted one of the steering wheels I had in the '57 Pontiac, using a green metallic paint to replicate ones you used to be able to purchase over the counter. It worked good but I did have to put a couple of coats of clear on it. Otherwise, after sitting in the sun for a couple of hours, it would get a bit sticky. Sure looked good though and after the clear coat it was just fine.

Sure do like the look of yours. It will look great in the boat. Those of us watching all the happenings going on with the boats are probably almost as excited as you guys to see pictures of them in the water.

Great fun,

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