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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 09 Apr 2021 16:07 #110909

MercuryMarc post=110907 wrote: Very nice work Ray,

Do you ever walk on the decks of your boats?





I do walk on my Vagabond but the deck on it was caved in when I got the boat and I have reinforced the deck.
I don’t the Flyer at all. 

 

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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 09 Apr 2021 15:57 #110907

Very nice work Ray,

Do you ever walk on the decks of your boats?
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 09 Apr 2021 14:48 #110906

The rough cut is the easy part.



 

The first of many trims with the snips.

 

These two inside supports are straight, the two outer supports are curved, doing that is the next step before more trimming or any drilling.

 
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 23:31 #110904

Merky Johnrude post=110901 wrote: You weren't kidding about it being a "lightweight version."

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I know you racers would just throw a coat of shellac on it and hit the water but Charlie says it won’t hold up so I guess I’ll go with the Aluminum. ;-)
 

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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 17:01 #110901

You weren't kidding about it being a "lightweight version."

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1957 FC Rocket -'58 Evinrude Lark 35
1958 FC Hawk 1-'59 Evinrude Lark 35 (and J-55)
1960 Starcraft 12' open boat-'76 Evinrude 25
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 13:13 #110900

It’s easy enough to curve the cardboard and then when you lay it out flat you have an accurate pattern for the Aluminum sheet, the tricky part is to get the Aluminum to lay down like the cardboard did.
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 12:31 #110899

So what do you do about curve in the sheething before cutting?
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 02:03 #110897

I learned a long time age that cardboard was a lot cheaper than metal and that “measure twice and cut once” didn’t cover every situation ;-)
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 00:36 #110894

I know you know,  just wanted to say, the patterns are compensating for the arc of decks when laying flat on your stock sheet , awesome Ray, I am missing the rebuilds, soon one day I will get back to restoring again
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1956 Golden Rocket lightweight version 08 Apr 2021 00:15 #110893

Patterns used to layout the sheeting. 

 
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