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Hull being carefully turned over.
Early stage of fabrication
of our custom Tig. braze/welded solid brass cutwater.
After many more steps this will be carefully chrome plated. These can also be done
in stainless steel if wanted.
Mahogany dash panel in early stages of fabrication.
First or layout stage. Fore
ground of picture shows my Lietz engineer transit,
This gives me the perfect layout to proceed with the project. A good start
make for an easer construction process down the line.
Photo shows the white oak
frames and much of the framing details.
The entire hull is encapsulated in West System epoxy. This
makes for a very good hull system if done properly from the
very start on new construction. This is not a system to
use on older boat restoration work.
Another view of the framing details.
Due that no two crafts are alike and
there are so many custom
features I prefer to work on a time and material basis.
Time is billed on a bimonthly basis with progress photos sent
with each invoice. The customer is always welcome to
come view the progress of his or hers craft at any time.
This is a view of some
mahogany planking being sanded in a
wide belt sander.
The hull now has all of its
hand selected pattern maker grade mahogany planking
bedded and installed in epoxy. The hull now is going thru its multi step sanding
process before it goes into the finishing room for filling, staining, sealing and
top coating with multi coats of two part catalyzed varnish.
These are views of a hull
with its planking completed.
All the mahogany has been back sealed and completely
bedded in epoxy. Each individual deck plank seam is
filled with epoxy. When all this is hard, the entire hull
is sanded and faired. This is a many step process
going through the many grits of abrasives as follows
Two wide belt sanding operation Four portable
belt sanding operations\Five portable random
orbit operation Five portable power flat boy
operation Sixteen hand sanding operations.
Thirty two total sanding operations before the
Getting a hull ready to finish is a long process.
It separates the boat builder with pride from the
one who just wants to get the job done.
is a view of our runabouts towards the end of construction.
It has a hand rubbed 2 part polyurethane finish that has been applied
over a carefully prepared surface. The entire deck is bedded and
glued with epoxy. When this is dried the deck seams are filled
with epoxy. After this dries the entire deck is sanded and faired
ready to have the seams masked off. At this point the seams
are sprayed with white 2 part polyurethane. This is about the time
that we start getting ready for the important work of detailing the
boat out and checking all the work that has been done
up until now.
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