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LaPazBuild
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Flipped! We opted to use a gantry crane borrowed from a brother-in-law to save a buck instead of hiring a crane service to lift it over my house. I researched and found many videos of crews flipping similar sized boats with ease. Wish I could say it went smoothly as it was quite the challenge getting the sheer line to slide along the slings while we were rolling the hull over. In the end, we used a few scrap 2x6's to lift and assist in the process. It took a little longer than expected and a few choice words, but at least its on the trailer now! Moving on with the build!
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Congratulations!
-Jim
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Yeahyeah
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Yes, Congratulations! Looks awesome!

I've been contemplating my flip for some time. At the moment, the Gantry crane process is the favorite.
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Congrats on your flip.
I see you borrowed a gantry,,,how much beer did that cost you ?? :lol:
Y'know, if you gather all the friends & neighbors, and got enough beer, you won't need the gantry !
Nice job.
Oak..........the juice ain't worth the squeeze :D :shock: :o :)
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Thanks all! As it so happens @kens,I work at a brewery so beer isn’t an issue. That being said, I gave him a few cases.

@Yeahyeah- the gantry made for light lifting, ours was 13’tall and I almost feel like we needed more height. Just make sure you have enough lifting strap for the bottom to land on. We had to re-rig ours a few times to get it right.
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Moving on with the build. We’ve got the carlin in place and we’re trying to make it easier to move around in there without walking on the bottom planking. Thinking about the athwartship cockpit sole support. Any suggestions or info on appropriate dimensions for these supports? We were thinking that 1”x3” set vertically would suffice. Any and all insights/suggestions appreciated!
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Got the cross beams in for our cockpit sole support. Each one consisted of about 8 puzzle pieces. All-in-all we're pretty happy with the results. Now to tie it all together with longitudinal beams down the centerline. Starting to come together...
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Yeahyeah
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looking good!
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parsj1957
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Looking pretty!

I'd also suggest that while it's all open you seal/encapsulate the C*#p out of all the wood - especially the plywood pieces that are down there -- it'll never dry out completely once you're out and about.

My Sweet Caroline (completely open of course) is soaking up all the rain we're finally getting - and even though I thought I'd done a really good job, I can see a few bilge areas that I'll need to cover again for the sake of my sanity -- once I pull it back into the garage and dry it out...

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LaPazBuild
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Thanks for the kind words and the heads up on encapsulating! Yes, we intend to encapsulate the hell out of everything and then apply a two part epoxy bilge paint. So much planning going on now...how to plan for wiring and outboard controls, insulated fish boxes, floatation foam (or not)... the list goes on and on.
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LaPazBuild wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:15 pm ... So much planning going on now...how to plan for wiring and outboard controls, insulated fish boxes, floatation foam (or not)... the list goes on and on.
I hear you! What have you decided on for power, if you have?
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Yeahyeah wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:54 am
LaPazBuild wrote: Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:15 pm ... So much planning going on now...how to plan for wiring and outboard controls, insulated fish boxes, floatation foam (or not)... the list goes on and on.
I hear you! What have you decided on for power, if you have?
We actually just pulled the trigger on a Honda BF 135! Found a killer deal from a place up in Ventura (I’d be happy to share their website with you). We initially planned on a 150 horse outboard, but saving thousands of dollars on the 135 seemed like a no brainer.

Boat and trailer headed to the trailer shop for final adjustments and getting fit for a custom fuel tank next week.
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Wanted to share our experience with our outboard splash well for a larger outboard. We had the hardest time wrapping our minds around how it would all come together. Now that we have the initial framing, perhaps we were overthinking it.

The plans call for a 2x6 mounted at a right angle in the transom that rests on top of the knee (not installed yet). This 2x6 is to run the entire width of the transom. Per the plans, the 2x6 sits about 2” above the cockpit sole. This threw us for a loop as the cockpit is self bailing. After dry fitting and much head scratching I think we figured it out. There is just enough space to drill a hole or two in the transom for water to drain aft.

Below is a picture of the initial framework for the splash well. It really does add strength and rigidity to the transom. Hope this is helpful for anyone struggling with this aspect of construction on their project.
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Yeahyeah
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That's some very nice work! And thanks. I decided to go w a bracket, so I'm not making the splash well. I frankly haven't given it much thought as of late. That issue w the self draining deck concerns me though. I'm still going to put the 2x6 support for the transom in, but it concerns me that it might have the same issue.
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Did you get the boat back from the tank fabricator?
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