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Forum: Around the Campfire Today, 09:12 PM
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Posted By Brazos Hunter
Thumbs up ;)b Michael

;)b


Michael
Forum: D-I-Y Projects Today, 06:30 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Pulling 12 hour nights at work has not left me...

Pulling 12 hour nights at work has not left me with much boat building time. This morning I mocked up a spray rail/gunnel idea I had and that was it.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
As soon as I am finished I will give you a shout.

As soon as I am finished I will give you a shout.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
DIY flats skiff

This picture should make things look better.

Michael

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-13-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I need to get another picture of after the final...

I need to get another picture of after the final pass over what has been done removing any air bubbles and confirming saturation.


Michael
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-13-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I’m cutting zip ties now. After lunch I will...

I’m cutting zip ties now. After lunch I will epoxy in a support block for the bow winch eyelet and glass the bilge. Pictures to follow this evening.


Michael
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,781
Posted By Brazos Hunter
That’s fricken awesome! Michael

That’s fricken awesome!



Michael
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I spread thickened epoxy along one edge only of...

I spread thickened epoxy along one edge only of the stringers and supports (fillets). After this cures real well I will flip the boat and start on the hull. After the hull is complete I will flip it...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Everything was filleted. Originally I was going...

Everything was filleted. Originally I was going to create more work on myself but I decided better. Will get another picture this afternoon that shows it all. Hopefully tomorrow I can remove the zip...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-12-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Thank you but I did that earlier prior to...

Thank you but I did that earlier prior to applying thickened epoxy to the hull seams. There is no way to adjust anything now plus it is already “dress right dress”.

Michael
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-11-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Yes. You start by “tacking” with thickened epoxy...

Yes. You start by “tacking” with thickened epoxy between the zip ties on the inside. After it cures, cut the zip ties and remove the stringers. Now, on the inside again, tape (strips of fiberglass)...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-11-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
All seams have been epoxied! I then covered it...

All seams have been epoxied! I then covered it with shipping cardboard, set an electric heater inside, and stuck a meat thermometer into a zip tie hole so I can monitor the temperature.
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-11-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
After lunch I will warm up the shop and spread...

After lunch I will warm up the shop and spread thickened epoxy between the zip ties along all the seams in the bilge. Afterwards I will drape the boat with a tarp and a halogen light to keep it warm...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Just fiberglass and resin over the structural (5...

Just fiberglass and resin over the structural (5 ply) 6mm marine plywood. The glass layup schedule is very specific.


Got it all ready to “glue” the seams between zip-ties! Tomorrow we will take...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-10-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
A little more progress today! ...

A little more progress today!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9,267
Views: 593,982
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I love it! Michael ...

I love it!





Michael


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,629
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I work the DuPont schedule too as an Electric...

I work the DuPont schedule too as an Electric Transmission Operator. This is my 15th year.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,039
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I am oh so very sorry lady! You and the family...

I am oh so very sorry lady! You and the family are in our prayers and if you need anything, you have my number...


Michael


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-03-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I didn’t work on the boat but 15 minutes this...

I didn’t work on the boat but 15 minutes this evening. When I got in from work I found the pup had a field day with our kitchen rug so I just popped out for a few to blow off some steam. I quickly...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-02-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
If all goes as planned I will have a brother over...

If all goes as planned I will have a brother over Monday evening and we will put the transom in and the inner skeleton to really give it shape and support. Temperature wise, this weekend would have...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Made a good deal of progress today on “Skipjack”....

Made a good deal of progress today on “Skipjack”. I originally planned to just get the shop ready for assembly but when that was done by lunch, well I just could not wait.


Michael
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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-31-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Sounds like a plan to me. Michael

Sounds like a plan to me.


Michael
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 720
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Dr Brad White with them did mine a few years...

Dr Brad White with them did mine a few years back. I cannot sing their praises enough! I put surgery off for some 20+ years and now the only time it bothers me is when the weather changes (darn...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-30-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I went ahead and epoxied the last scarph joint....

I went ahead and epoxied the last scarph joint. Soon I can start assembly!!!

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-30-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I messed up and left the epoxy in the shop...

I messed up and left the epoxy in the shop overnight and had to bring it in the house to warm up. After that, I will get back after it. Just three pieces left to scarph together then I can start...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-29-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
DIY flats skiff

Another scarph joint epoxied and drying. Slow and steady forward progress...

Michael

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-29-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
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Everything has been cut

Scarph cuts have been made...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-29-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
DIY flats skiff

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Making progress!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-28-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
All scarph joints have been cut and assembly of...

All scarph joints have been cut and assembly of the pieces (scarphing) has began!



Michael
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-27-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I’m back at it this morning. Cutting out more...

I’m back at it this morning. Cutting out more patterns and hopefully will be ready to scarph the joints this afternoon.

Michael
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I use HitFilm Express and have really enjoyed it....

I use HitFilm Express and have really enjoyed it. There is a big learning curve but the online video tutorials have helped a great deal. Did I mention it is free?

Redfish Limit in 30 minutes at...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-24-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I knocked out a couple more pieces day before...

I knocked out a couple more pieces day before yesterday and have the last sheet before scarphing laid out yesterday. If all goes as planned I should scarph all the joints a week from today then begin...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Crapatalks new “privacy”

I check the green screen just about daily from crapatalk and just this morning a new acknowledgment popped up. I just deleted the app and will now only check it when at a computer 3-4 times a week....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-22-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By Brazos Hunter
That’s fricken awesome! A cover is so very smart...

That’s fricken awesome! A cover is so very smart extending the life of your RV 10 fold!


Michael

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
One sheet down, five to go! ...

One sheet down, five to go!

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Well, I FINALLY started!!! ...

Well, I FINALLY started!!!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By Brazos Hunter
2020 Garden thread

I really wanted to start on the boat build first thing this morning but I had a small window to get the ground ready for spring planting before the rains come so, I knocked it out. This week we will...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-19-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Thank you! It’s almost hard to remember what I...

Thank you! It’s almost hard to remember what I started with after removing everything that needed replaced/addressed.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-19-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Well, it took MUCH longer than anticipated but...

Well, it took MUCH longer than anticipated but the bathroom makeover is complete! Tuesday I will finally start on the boat build!


Michael ...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-17-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Brazos Hunter
That’ll definitely make life easier! ...

That’ll definitely make life easier!



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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By Brazos Hunter
IMO, for the money they are the most dependable...

IMO, for the money they are the most dependable and accurate out-of-the-box rifles made. As far as the triggers go, I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many talk bad about them? Maybe they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,677
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Going to give it a shot tomorrow. Planned on...

Going to give it a shot tomorrow. Planned on heading out today but it is way too windy.


Michael


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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 6,784
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Just pulled a couple carrots for a salad. I guess...

Just pulled a couple carrots for a salad. I guess the soil along the edge of the garden wasn’t as loose as I thought. Still have a couple dozen going

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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 8,677
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I will make it back down just in time for the...

I will make it back down just in time for the rain Friday. Unless it is dumping buckets I need to take the boat and blow the cobwebs out.



Michael
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-01-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 578,145
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I had a case of the didn’t want to do anything...

I had a case of the didn’t want to do anything today so I sat on the deck and watched the clouds go by. Happy New Year!


Michael
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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,349
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I like it, just haven’t shot it yet. After the...

I like it, just haven’t shot it yet. After the boat build I’ll rig it out if he doesn’t want it.



Michael


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,349
Posted By Brazos Hunter
I just picked up a Ruger bolt 22 mag with...

I just picked up a Ruger bolt 22 mag with threaded barrel off here but have not shot it yet. I'm sure we could work something out if it is something you would be interested in. Open sights with...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-20-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
There is a couple degree slope and water does...

There is a couple degree slope and water does drain out. It’s getting closer to completion!

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Michael


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-20-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
That will be pretty slick! Michael ...

That will be pretty slick!



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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-20-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,365
Posted By Brazos Hunter
Which one are you building? Would like to hear...

Which one are you building? Would like to hear more about it!



Michael


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