Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

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Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:30 pm

So here goes nothing, Unwrapped 10,000 lbs of aluminum, and started sorting last week. waiting for I beam for jig frame so started on pilot house first, as soon as the rest of the jig material shows up I'll move pilot house outside and wrap up till needed. Here's what I've done so far.
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Re: Modifies Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by welder » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:44 pm

This is going to be a nice build, keep the pictures coming.
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by goatram » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:15 pm

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by kmorin » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:57 pm

ReelSong,

Nicely done.

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:05 pm

Thanks Kevin, Looking forward to this one, should be a fun build. Feel free to chime in anytime, your input is not only welcome but appreciated

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:46 am

Had a little time to get things rolling by myself this weekend
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:49 am

And todays progress
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by kmorin » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:30 am

Reelsong, I don't believe I've ever been involved with any build that incorporated that extensive amount of metal in a forming or tack up jig? The extent of that fixture is extraordinary. I can see the NC cut transverse elements but the bolt on edge thickeners? That is not immediately obvious to me?

Could you take time to explain those bolt on edges of the former/jig/fixture? Are they replaceable edges to allow tacking to this hull then unbolting and replacing the edges then tacking to the next boat?
I'd say by looking at the expense in the fixture you're exploring more than one build? 'I' beams in a building jig-did you say this was funded by the Government? Sure is a nice looking building fixture, I've seen plenty of boats framed poorly in comparison to your jig!!!

I see the xverse frame elements welded to the I or H beam tops outboard on the fixture, but... a curious set of holes or bolts or something along their lower edge? Do you have time to remark about this?

If you were able to pick up, and tack the bottom and chines by yourself, even with overhead, you're one fine hand! I couldn't do a similar amount of work in a few days, WITH HELP!

Very interesting lines that the chines become wider aft, the inner chine being essentially concave, in Plan, I don't think I've seen that line before? Is the designer willing to make statements about this element? I would asset this is perhaps unique, in the hull form, I've not seen or heard about this Plan View chine? Also the chine flat becomes a much greater percent of the bottom BOA; does the designer make any assertion about his element?

OK, I know you need to build not tutor us, but there are lots of questions raised by the pictures, that other may not ask you, but they're curious too!.

Sure does look like a fun build,

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by Chaps » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:40 am

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:20 am

Kevin, the strips your referring to are sacraficial, thus being tacked to bottom plate then easisly removed as you lift out of jig, cleaned up and re usable, Bruce Cope states that there not needed but help keep you from etching into bottom plate when you have to grind tacks.

As far as the I Beam, it will become a major part of this boats trailer, otherwise I would have used steel for the frame. The jig frames are tacked only to the Ibeam on one side then bolted to angle iron so I can remove then just bend over and pop of allowing me to reuse the I beam for the trailer. I have a friend that may want the jig after I'm done.

Yes Kevin I did this alone this weekend with the help of my overhead boom and tacking pull hooks to bottom of plate then using my forklifts side shift to pull down tight into frame. once tight I tacked to sacraficial strips plate fit together quite nicely.

What sold me on the design is that the wide / variable chine made the bottom of this hull very simular in design to a glass SeeVee hull commonly ran on the east coast go fast center console boats. I'm hoping to achieve the same quality ride in an alloy boat. Bruce Cope would have to chime in on the actual design ,and I'll shoot him an email to see if he would do so.


No this is defintley not being funded by anyone but myself and the proceeds from the sale of my last build that went to Alaska. At this point, all aluminum, plans, Router cutting and shipping to my shop I'm sitting right on 35K in shiny stuff. As far as building this hull again I have no imediate plans, but one never knows. I sat on the jig frames from my last build for three years and now that I've cut them up the new owner has asked if I'd consider building that boat four more times for there Lodge, go figure.

Thanks for your interest in this project and I'll post after each weekends work. I'm sure I'll have some questions for you also if you dont mind. Have a good one and Cheers also from the Lower 48

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:18 am

five hours this evening fighting stringers ,bulkhead , and a few frames
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by Napa Mike » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:33 pm

Wow. She is gonna be a big girl! Can't wait for more pics.
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:08 pm

Well here you go
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:55 am

Starting to take shape
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by goatram » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:30 pm

Life is easy now.

Wait till the weld out begins in the heat. Good progress though and it does look good.
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by Napa Mike » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:18 pm

Hey Reelsong. How about an update? have you been working on the new build?

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:59 am

Heres a few pics, progress a little slow right now, been really busy. Went to Bristol Bay to help my bro for 10 days, then had to have cortisone shots in shoulders , then fire fighting on my property after a lightning strike which I twisted my knee a bit. (Love getting old) now trying to hobble around and get sides tacked on in the evenings.
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by JETTYWOLF » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:27 pm

tHAT'S GONNA HAVE A REAL BADDAZZ BOAT ON IT, HUH.

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:58 am

You know your building the right boat when you have parts like this
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by Napa Mike » Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:41 am

everyone should have a gun deck! thanks for the pics. try and take it easy for a few days while the drugs kick in. :-)

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by kmorin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:41 am

Reelsong, what happened to the wonderful pics of the beautiful hull?

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by goatram » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:24 pm

Kevin He posted up on IFish that it is Hunting time Now.
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by Napa Mike » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:57 pm

Cope has a few new designs posted on his website. There are pics of another big offshore, similar to reelsong's but with a full cabin.
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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by ReelSong » Thu Oct 02, 2014 11:00 am

Just finished Archery season both here in Oregon and Guiding in Idaho, Will play catch up at work awhile then back to boat soon. Sorry about delay, hope to be making progress again soon.

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Re: Modified Cope 36' Patrol boat build thread

Post by hamachitoro » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:54 pm

That is a thing of beauty my friend. How's it going?

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