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  1. Will be back from Florida at the end of the month. Really looking forward to getting back to my build. Dave
  2. Bluenose ll is doing the Great Lakes Challenge this year and be be in several ports. On August 1-4 she will be in Kenosha WI, which is very close to me. Don't know what stage my build will be in August but I'm considering finishing the decking and and then holding off until I can get a good amount of deck photos before continuing. Either way I will be taking lots of pics and will gladly share and take requests. Dave
  3. Bluenose ll will be doing the Great Lakes Challenge this year. She will be in Kenosha WI from August 1st to the 4th, which is very close to me. Since I'm building the Bluenose I will be taking lots of photos. If anyone has photo requests let me know.
  4. Looking for a sander to get into tight corners and spaces. I see Micro Mart has one but always looking for advice / suggestions.
  5. The false frames will be glued in after the deck planking and before the bulwarks are installed. I'll soak the bulwarks to take some pressure off the false frames when installing them.
  6. Work time: 11 hours Total work time: 103.9 hours Time to plank the foredeck I wanted the first two planks to be exactly in line with the keel so I edge glued 2 planks on a piece of wax paper, tapered the forward edge to fit the bow and used TiteBond. To keep the planks in line with the keel I used snack bag clips and to keep downward pressure until the glue set I used the modified binder clamps. Following the practicum I installed 5 planks on either side of the first two and then placed the shorter wider board on each side (don’t know the proper name for these boards). Seeing that the next two planks on each side would butt up against these wider boards without any support below them, I glued a small scrap of planking to the underside to support the two deck planks. After adding one additional plank to each side it was time to lay the nibbing plank (strake?) and continue with the planking. I was a bit apprehensive about this stage of the deck planking but I think I did OK for a first timer. Still need to sand and give the deck a coat of wipe on poly, but I won’t do that until I complete the foredeck. I used the "graphite pencil led" method to darken the seams between the planks. Only thing I didnt like was the CA glue caused the graphite to spread a bit where I edge glued. But it is what it is and hopefully the sanding will minimize it. So, I have the starboard side finished (getting that last plank in took forever. LOL). Speaking of sanding the deck. Any tips on some type of tool that will get into tight corners? I was looking at this one but see there aren’t any reviews on it. https://www.micromark.com/Micro-Sander We will be dragging the RV down to Florida for the rest of the winter so I won’t resume work on the boat until April. It’s much too fragile to go bouncing down the highway. But I’ll be monitoring the site and keeping up with the other builds I’m following. Dave
  7. Not sure I fully understand. But I'll sit back and watch.

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