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The glue will fill the voids of the joints and screw heads, so not to worry, so don't shy on troweling on the glue Wink, the roller will even it out. I like that mitered corner job. Looks good.
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Ditto on the miters!! Looks better than most factory ones..Clap
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Agree, the miters are really fine.  Thumbs Up
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    What kind of blade was it that you used ?  I picked up a mk metal devil blade last spring and it was awsome for my project. Those corners look real good ! Are you going to have all of your rub rail welded into one or just attach the small pieces to larger ones? Keep up the good work it's nice to se a boat getting built this time of year !!!
 
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Wow!!! Really coming along.  The mitered corners do look really sharp.
 
I'll be coming up your way in a couple of weeks.  Might just drop over to check out your great looking project!
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That's some great looking rub rail did you get it from the same place you got your logs?
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Yeah, I got to looking at the fine miter work and just now realized how nice the rub rail is.  Where did you find that??   PM me if its a competitor please. Wink
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Originally posted by WoodenPontoon WoodenPontoon wrote:

Wow!!! Really coming along.  The mitered corners do look really sharp.
 
I'll be coming up your way in a couple of weeks.  Might just drop over to check out your great looking project!
 
Stop over any time Dan.
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The blade is a Tenryu Alumi-cut 12" with 1" arbor 80 tooth . Fits most mitre saws. It cut that aluminum like it was cutting through pine.  I'm welding the rear section of 7 pieces. The front will be either 2,3,4or 5 pieces dependiing on how I design the shape of the nose. If the rear section looks good  welded up, I will do the nose in 5 pieces. The side rails are different and the corner caps match both.
               


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I welded up the rear rub rail. Glued down the carpet.

 
 
 
 
 
Called the wife down from upstairs to get her opinion on where to put the porta potti. This is where she wants it.
 
 
Right in the middle!! LOL
My son stopped by and said the boat will need its own zip code. I agree.Thumbs Up
 
 


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Looks really nice Dave!!!!
 
Hopefully, you put it into "big water", otherwise you'll need a permit for bridge construction!!!!!


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I agree, definitely nice welding Thumbs Up

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Originally posted by Barnmb Barnmb wrote:

Smile nice welds. Did you do it yourself?
 My friend Dan did the welding. He designs and builds 325mph jet dragsters and other drag cars. The kid is amazing with a tig torch. I recently bought a tig welder and have chrome moly down pretty good but aluminium is tougher. Lots of prictice and I'll get it.  He's giving me lots of tips. The rub rail turned out to be  anodized and is a bear to weld. we had to grind the anodize back about 1/8" on each side of the joint. I'm thinking about having them all powder coated. Dan has a local guy he uses for race cars that has a 30' oven.
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Well I'm thinking about taking the boat off the trailer and lowering it down onto dollies. i can get 6 furniture type dollies from HD but looking for suggestions on how to lift the boat off the trailer and then lower it down on the dollies. I cant do much more work on it in the garage unless i lower it. It won't go out the door with the railing and furniture installed. I don't want to wait till spring to continue working on it. The toons are about 32" off the ground now.
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If you have a way to get in the attic above and makeshift a 2x beam across the ceiling joists you could probably lift it with a couple of chain falls or come-a-longs.
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Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Well I'm thinking about taking the boat off the trailer and lowering it down onto dollies. i can get 6 furniture type dollies from HD but looking for suggestions on how to lift the boat off the trailer and then lower it down on the dollies. I cant do much more work on it in the garage unless i lower it. It won't go out the door with the railing and furniture installed. I don't want to wait till spring to continue working on it. The toons are about 32" off the ground now.
 
         I thought you might want to have it lower to the ground Wink  Did I see a fork lift in a pic some where ? Can you move your garage extension out of the way intact? Right now the boat isn't too heavy to lift the way I did mine to get it on the trailer. If you can get it outside and roll it back in on dollies it would be easy. Just find the center to ballance it out and get a couple of 20' tow straps. I know that  fork lift can pick up way more weight than my loader and I did it by myself with no real issues. In the spring you could roll it back out and use the lift one end at a time to get it back on the trailer ! I know if you were close to me I could safely get it on and off with my skid loader.
 
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Moving the doghouse is not an option. Chain falls might be the way to go.
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Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Moving the doghouse is not an option. Chain falls might be the way to go.


Nice looking job so far Clap.... But if moving the doghouse isn't a option here... Just how do you propose removing the trailer once the pontoons are lifted from it....Confused One issue seems as large as the other from here at least...... 
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Originally posted by NH Tooner NH Tooner wrote:

Moving the doghouse is not an option. Chain falls might be the way to go.
  
  
        The trailer is what I was thinking about too?  You can use a couple pieces of 6x8 cut to length on the end of a regular floor jack to get it off the bunks of the trailer. Thats how we lifted mine to weld the strakes while it was on the trailer in the shop. You need plenty of cribbing in each corner and a couple of timbers longer than the boats width. That is an easy way to get it off the trailer while in place ,it just takes a bit longer.
 
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Back from the mid west. I lifted the boat up off the trailer. Drilled holes in the plywood above the deck and ran a chain up through in 2 places. wrapped the chain around a couple pieces of 1" pipe about 6' long then hung chain falls from the chain. Couple slings around the tubes and up it went. I will open up the front of the dog house tomorrow and pull the trailer out. I picked up 6 furniture dollies from HD and will lower the boat down with 3 on each side. This will make it low enough to get it out the door with the rails and furniture installed in the spring.
 
 
 
 
 
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     Awsome !!!   Now at the pace your going you'll be able to enjoy your boat in the garage until summer gets here LOL  This would be the perfect time for the captin to try sitting in all the other seats !!!
 
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Looks like that did the trick! The fun will be getting it back on the trailer
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Originally posted by briankinley2004 briankinley2004 wrote:

Looks like that did the trick! The fun will be getting it back on the trailer
 Getting it back on shouldn't be a problem. I have a forklift at my disposal to help with that.Wink
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Well I got the trailer out and the boat down on the dollies. I can't do much more until I figure out what I'm going to do about railing. I will get the rub rails fit to size but dont want to install until I get most of the wiring done..  Lowering it down gives me 35" of clearence out the door. Thumbs Up
 
 
 
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Question for all you rebuilders. Should I just use wood screws  for installing my rub rail or should I use bolts? The fence railing will be on top of the rub rail and will be bolted through.
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I used SS wood screws on mine, then its bolted in place with the corner caps. Yours is a little different than mine but same principal so I think your logic is ok.
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      I also use stainless wood screws on mine, but then again mine isn't a normal edge. My factory rail was bolted down thru the cross members with pop rivits and backing plates at the joints.
 
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On the sides, you might have enough room to go from undernieth and screw through the bottom lip of the F channel, hiding the screws.  I always use SS pan head screws.
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Originally posted by Mr.Diesel Mr.Diesel wrote:

On the sides, you might have enough room to go from undernieth and screw through the bottom lip of the F channel, hiding the screws.  I always use SS pan head screws.
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My fence is on top of the rub rail and bolted through. The corner caps on mine don't bolt to the rubrail but they overlap it and I have u bolts on all four caps that bolts them to the floor. Mine is very strong and I wouldn't really see a need in screwing the rub rail to the floor first if you did yours like mine... Lookin great by the way
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