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by Northeaster
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin, I certainly understand and appreciate your point of view. Yes, perhaps my method of asking, and attempting to answer my own questions (in hopes that others will chime in with other options /pros, cons, etc) is not well suited to the internet forums. Although it may not seem apparant, I hav...
by Northeaster
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin - I was just reviewing your box keel images from page 1 and had a couple of questions, if you have time to indulge me? I will likely finish the outside keel seam weld this weekend, and then the outside chines soon as well. I have read about testing welds having one person using soapy water ...
by Northeaster
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Finished welding the inside seams of keel and chines ,and took about an hour to flip the boat back upside down working alone. I will start on backchipping the outside of same seams tomorrow and welding them up, starting with the keel, then chines ,working from midships towards ends. Also, while righ...
by Northeaster
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Have inside of keel seam welded up and most of inside chines done. Have not noticed any significant distortion. I will finish the inside chines this comiong weekend, and lilley flip the boat back over to backgouge and start welding the outside or same seams. Kevin - I do have a question re: transom ...
by Northeaster
Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Progress report - finished flipping boat right side up using jig based on Kevin's "Davis Jig" pictures. Worked well and I lucked out and was very close to center of gravity on first try, as it turned by hand (with long board as a lever)- with safety lift line in place in case it wan't well balanced....
by Northeaster
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin, I do appreciate you thoughts on the design, and impacts of changing it, even if it is only speculative... it is based on alot more knowledge and experience than i possess - so thanks! I will likely stay with the plan of a tradtional shaft and full or shallow keel - I do like the protection...
by Northeaster
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin (and all)- Hope you have just been busy, and haven't lost interest in this amateur build. Although I have not followed all of your advice thus far, I do really appreciate your experience and input! I am hoping to have the topsides tacked on in the next month or so (I have a 2 1/2 year old a...
by Northeaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

pics after keel seam tacked and straps removed.
by Northeaster
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

a few more pics
by Northeaster
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Making some progress on the bottom sections. Tacked about 3/4 of the keel seam tonight. Have to do some shaving near the bow to get them to fit better before tacking there. Largest gap in pics will get smaller as I trim and pulls sections closer and down to the frames. Then, start work on the chine ...
by Northeaster
Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin - you are correct. I have not gone through a lot of effort, in trying to make the plywood templates fair. I wanted to err on the side of caution, not knowing how much differently the aluminum sheet would bend / fit vs the ply templates -so \I just left about 1/2" extra material on the alumi...
by Northeaster
Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

No pics today, but made some good progress this weekend, after receiving four 6' x 20' sheets of 3/16" 5083 h116 aluminum last week. Cut out both port and starboard bottom sections and port topside section. Actual sections are about 25 - 26' long, so I had to butt weld small pieces onto the 20' sect...
by Northeaster
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin - I did inquire previsouly about 25' sheets here locally (Halifax,Nova Scotia), but was told, by at least one local supplier,that they could not get that size (from their distributor, likely in Montreal). It may have been more due to them not wanting to have the ship, unload and handle the ...
by Northeaster
Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Thanks Kevin for providing great context and real world experience in the small/ med boat construction. I certainly do not want to discount any (obviously well founded and knowledgable) advice, but I do want to worry more (and attempt to correct) the issues which are more likely to be of greater imp...
by Northeaster
Fri Dec 26, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Hi Kevin - thanks for the quick reply! I will re-read and digest a bit further later- just have a few minutes right now. Just wanted to answer your concern re: how I cut out the large "swaths" - you are correct, I did not follow a straight line. I set a block up to have a leg with a depth of just ov...
by Northeaster
Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Kevin - I did post these pics on boatdesign.net as well, as I had originally asked for help there, and wanted to updats folks and ask for more feedback, from all of those who were helpful earlier, including yourself of course! Hoping to get some feedback after my attempt at correcting my improper ru...
by Northeaster
Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

2nd time typing this, so likley be brief... Hi Kevin, I worked for a few hours today on correcting my longs, and right or wrong, I am going with 1 1/2" x 3/16" angle near the bow, and keeping the 1 1/2" x 3/16" flatbar near the stern. I am welding the flatbar to the backside of the angle, overlappin...
by Northeaster
Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

More progress on the jig / rotisserie today. All finished welding but ran out of time before being able to jack up each end to find balance point and try flipping boat on side, or over. Likely not up to shop again for a couple of weeks, but should be able to resume building at that time.
by Northeaster
Sun Nov 30, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Not at full strength yet, after an arm injury,but I did manage to get most parts of the "rotisserie" jig ends built, modeled after Kevin's "Davis" jig. My jig already had two main beams which the frames are attached to, as opposed to one on Kevin's model. So, I have a short beam at each end joining ...
by Northeaster
Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Great description and illustration Kevin - clear enough to sink in for sure. What would you say would be the minimum or decent choice for a take off strip be, as I will need it about 27' long? i.e. would a 4" wide flatbar be sufficient? Or a 6" flatbar? I know I can only get flatbar in 20 ' lengths,...
by Northeaster
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Thanks - that makes sense. And I apprececiate you taking the time to find the other images. One related question, and part of the reason I am building the Davis Jig. I have read numerous posts, articles, etc on weld sequence on aluminum boats, and understand to believe that longs should be clamped, ...
by Northeaster
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

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Kevin - it will likely be a few weeks before I am able to do significant work, but I do understand the methods you have described above, for checking the fairness of frames and longs prior to templating. I picked up steel to complete my "davis type" jig ends, and may spend time in the next two weeks...
by Northeaster
Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

Re: Double Eagle Build

Kevin - I always appreciate the detailed responses you give, but fear I will tire you out some day with all the questions. re: cutting, I do have a good jig saw and aluminum blades and have used it some while cutting out the frames, spraying to keep cool / chip free as I go. I am really comfortable ...
by Northeaster
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

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Thanks Kevin - I shop on-line somewhat regularly, but hadn't priced clamps. Saved over 50% buying few each of the 11" regular and 11" extended clamps -over buying local. I like to support local, but not at double the price... Arm improving but a couple of weeks still before I will be able to lift wo...
by Northeaster
Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Share your Projects and Creations
Topic: Double Eagle Build
Replies: 77
Views: 9989

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Kevin - while I am on the mend, I was thinking of making up some custom extended length vise-grip style clamps. Thinking of welding onto existing old and new Vise -grips. I know I have seen some of your pics of useful clamps, but can't remember on whihc forum or thread... Woudl you have any pics han...