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Jim wrote:I have one of those! Almost cut my hand off one day trying to remove the diving board....dont ask. LOL!
Your boat has a diving board? COOL

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On most ships, they are called planks. Argh, matey :lol:
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Another way to do this, is to run a line, from bow to stern, right down the centerline. Then using a chalkline, put that same line on the ply. Every six inches, take a measurement on the boat, perpendicular to the string. Then, put a mark on the plywood the same distance from the string. Then, when you are done, just "connect the dots."

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Whew! After it's all done you're gonna have to give the boat a good name! :)
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Update before I run to lowes for supplies.

As you see below I'm 90 percent finished with the framing. Just need to build the support for the sides.

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Great job on the framing! :)
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MAN thats rock'n! you can get 2 guys up there fishing!!! hmmmm your giving me some ideas

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Jim wrote:
flounderhead59 wrote:
the hammer wrote:How do you plan on setting up a template to cut your deck layout?
Get a refrigerator box

That will work...good idea! :D
The refrigerator box sounds like a good idea, it didn't work too well for me. I even kept the box out in the rain for several times to reduce the stiffness of the cardboard.

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Maybe find a roll of heavy craft/wrapping paper. It'll be easier to form it along the sides of the hull for a rough template, sketch a line with a pencil of the shape, then "finesse" it to the final shape and trim with scissors. Just a recommendation, and easier than working with cardboard.

Another way you could try would find a pair of dividers (or a school compass with pencil, lay the paper or cardboard close to the hull sides, place the pointy end of compass along the hull, then "trace" the hull shape onto the paper with the pencil portion. Just another thought.
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Waterwings wrote:Another way you could try would find a pair of dividers (or a school compass with pencil, lay the paper or cardboard close to the hull sides, place the pointy end of compass along the hull, then "trace" the hull shape onto the paper with the pencil portion. Just another thought.
Sort of like the way you custom fit kitchen cabinets. I suk at that too. That's man invented construction grade adhesive and caulk. :lol:
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For the sides of the framing I owe it all to Waterwings! I figure if this thing works (floats) out well I owe him a day on my local lake on the front deck!

He provided a great little cad/picture of gusset to support the sides of the framing. Last night I did a test cut of the gusset. Tonight I'm going to redo my template so the angle closely follows the boats side.

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Looks great. That thing is going to be bombproof. I like to use CAD to figure out stuff like that too...it makes me feel professional...plus you can get the exact dimensions before you start.
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nicdicarlo wrote:Looks great. That thing is going to be bombproof. I like to use CAD to figure out stuff like that too...it makes me feel professional...plus you can get the exact dimensions before you start.
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You have access to and the ability to use CAD? I have a project in my driveway

I will use aluminum supports - but same idea as what is done above
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I use AutoCAD a lot on my computer at work. I'm not a trained drafter, but I have a pretty good knowledge of the program and can create pretty nice figures. I made a nice layout of my crawdad in preparation for building the new flooring. PM me if you want me to whip something up for you...I'm always looking for stuff to do at work thats not actually work related. :twisted:
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