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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:53 am 
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While we were up harassing (congratulating) the newly engaged couple I took some photos of the boat progress that the second year students are working on. Chris is thinking they simply cannot finish it in time this year to launch it and I'm afraid he's right. They've really been busting their chops on it but all the electrical and mechanical fitting has yet to be done, all the navigation electronics etc. Lot of work.


In no particular order just walking around the shop.

Chris and Rachel at the back of the Cedarville 26.5
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What looks like a "dip" in the hull right behind the Festool equipment is a trick of the lighting. I walked right up to it and eyeballed along the hull lines and it's a good fair hull.


Other side.

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Looking down at the ceiling.

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Fondly refereed to as the dragon. This is the steam generator for all the wood bending operations. In that tall pipe is a hot water heater element which gives the dragon life and breath.
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Mama and Chris at the back of the Cedarville 26.5
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Francois knows what that funny thing is hanging down - but I don't. Something to do with bracing the propshaft coming through the hull but I haven't a clue what it's called. I just take photos.
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And lastly the bow again. You can see they're still in the painting stages and the shearline needs to be finished off where it will meet the top decks. The hull will all be painted. I think the top may be varnished and brightwork - I'm not sure yet.
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There were requests to have someone actually video the turning over of the hull but I don't know if that ever happened.

Thanks for looking! 8)

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WOW! Now that's beauty! 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Frank I love just walking into that shop. The smell is just marvelous and the shop is immaculate. The instructor will keelhaul anyone dinkin' around and wants the floor spotless every night. He's a great guy really, I've spoken to him a few times. He just won't tolerate clowning around in the shop. Mostly it's a pretty good crowd though. The only people there are the ones who have paid to be there and want to be there.

The floor is radiant heating so there's no dust being blown around. Good lighting, good ventilation, good tools, awesome instruction. The school is getting quite a reputation in "the field" and they've been open only three or four years now.

Personally I'm happy as a clam that Chris landed there.

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Just wondering, whats with the bent pipe clamps? Are they used when clamping around the camber of the hull?

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Yeah I think you're right Frank. There are some very odd hull form shapes which have to be clamped around and under and over and through. Bending the pipe clamps would be sacrilege in some shops but sometimes you need to make the tool fit the task at hand.

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Unreal and awesome! What else can I say?

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Thanks Chris,
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CRUD....I'm speechless..... :shock: What a school!

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Looks just great! That "hangy down" thing at the stern is the cutlass bearing and prop strut. It keeps the propshaft spinning true.


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Looks just great! That "hangy down" thing at the stern is the cutlass bearing and prop strut. It keeps the propshaft spinning true.



Yeah - see - <ahem> I knew that...

really :roll:

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Looks like its taking shape slooooowly :wink:

Tim ,how many students are working on that project ?

Keep up the good work Chris.I give you ten out of ten for the clean shop.Thats how I work too.Its called organized :)


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F.Durocher wrote:
Looks like its taking shape slooooowly :wink:

Tim ,how many students are working on that project ?
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Francois hi -

Actually at the school this year there are 18 total students BUT only 5 of those students are in Chris' advanced second year.

So there are 5 students learning and building as they go on this 26.5 foot hull. They started from scratch. They did not have to loft the hull patterns but they did have to first build the hull frames from the existing patterns. Then they had to set everything up before they could actually start building the hull on the frames. Not what you call an assembly line. They've had to back up their mistakes once or twice. For five guys learning as fast as they can they're doing okay far as I can tell. :D

They started in September and have had a couple quarter breaks of a week or two off for Christmas etc.

I love the hull shape - a nice deep plunge in the bow and a tumblehome stern. I can't wait to see her in the water.

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tim eastman wrote:
But even so it's well cared for. For open houses and graduation ceremonies they get out the leaf blowers and compressed air hoses and open the big double bay doors on either end and blast any clinging dust off the walls.


I need to do that to my garage in a few weeks when it gets warmer!!!! Amazing how much sawdust comes from the table saw and miter saw :roll:

Great pics, Tim. Thanks for the website--I spent a few minutes browsing--your son looks like he's in a really nice place.

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Thanks Tim 8)

The hull shape is very nice for sure.


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Now that's one big room with tons of room.
Love the shop, looks like home to me.


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Great progress, on the boat.

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Very Nice!!


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I LOVE a good lapstrake hull!

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