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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 01:58 #93151

The braces are from another boat?
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Just getting used to the lay of this land.
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Jabe and his '53 DR 02 Feb 2019 01:45 #93150

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started working on the 3 knee braces.....cleaned up the floor and transom in and out........she is what she is, lots of pitting .....
got the braces sorted out for location, got the front original rivet hole of each lined up with their matching stringer......but........either the stringers grew or the boat shrank......they will not lay down to match the remaining rivet holes........the transom edge of each brace hits at the top against the transom and thats not even allowing space for the "T" cleat room for mounting........
i mounted a straight edge along the back......there is a slight roll too the transom but not enough for what is required for each brace too lay down even with the stringers.......am i not seeing something here........thinking i will need too trim each brace too the "T" transom cleat once mounted........but why, has me scratchin.....

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Jabe and his '53 DR 01 Feb 2019 01:11 #93129

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thanks Marc, the etching is all thanks too RickG........he got me onto it, i just tweeked it outside the box for what i had laying around........

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Jabe and his '53 DR 01 Feb 2019 00:57 #93126

Nice, you did a great job.
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1957 Clipper / 1969 Merc 1000

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Moving right along Neil! I Love how you incorporated the feathers, Very original. What tool do you use to cut out the feathers?

well.......as of now, my jig saw......i can control the speed to avoid binding......i tried an old scroll saw i have but it runs too fast and the heat melts the aluminum too the back of the blade and becomes wider than the kerf, causing binding in the cut, and out of control chatter.....after cuttng i grab a beer and a file and clean up the edges while catching up on whats going on, on the site.........the design inside, i wrap the whole thing in duct tape, and with an exato knife cut out the tape, then soak it in a mix of 50/50, muratic acid/water......for about 3-4 minutes........wash and clean up the glue with acetone and carb cleaner..........:biggrin:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 01 Feb 2019 00:06 #93121

Moving right along Neil! I Love how you incorporated the feathers, Very original. What tool do you use to cut out the feathers?
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Jabe and his '53 DR 31 Jan 2019 23:29 #93119

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poor man cleco'd back seat rest in.........will rivet later when i know its not in the way for other ongoings..
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Jabe and his '53 DR 29 Jan 2019 18:51 #93039

They're predicting Snopocalypse II this Tuesday... 2 inches!


just realized it was 2" for you guys........:biggrin: best be testin that jeep of yours ....just remember, ice is ice no matter how many wheels you have in drive.....just finished plowing ten inches with maybe another 6 inches tonight........good one Jenning's, snow is never too deep when it comes too beer either.........Mike, your right it is a Johnson, but not mine.......not hiding more like keeping clean....:biggrin:


It was a... non-event. No snow... :(

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They're predicting Snopocalypse II this Tuesday... 2 inches!


just realized it was 2" for you guys........:biggrin: best be testin that jeep of yours ....just remember, ice is ice no matter how many wheels you have in drive.....just finished plowing ten inches with maybe another 6 inches tonight........good one Jenning's, snow is never too deep when it comes too beer either.........Mike, your right it is a Johnson, but not mine.......not hiding more like keeping clean....:biggrin:

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Jabe and his '53 DR 28 Jan 2019 17:20 #93017

They're predicting Snopocalypse II this Tuesday... 2 inches!


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