Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

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Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:05 pm

Here we go. Tonight will be inventory and sorting parts.Image

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby tony.latham » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:58 pm

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:02 pm

Well packed. A lot of parts!ImageImage

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:31 pm

Parts are starting to look like something.Image

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:18 pm

Inventory is done. They missed two screws and four mushroom vents. I'll email them tomorrow. I'm pooped. This thing has a real IKEA vibe. I may have to give it a pseudo skandenavian name. Haagenndrupen or the like.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:35 pm

Built the jig this evening.ImageImageImage

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby flbikejunkie » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:04 am

Thanks for posting was curious about this kit when I first saw it. Will be watching[THUMBS UP SIGN]

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby swoody126 » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:37 pm

just sold a CLC Eastport Sailing Pram after doing a total restoration/rescue on it

the original owner/builder did a LESS THAN STELLAR job on the build and the finish and what i got was IN DIRE NEED... :cry:

after completely stripping her down to nekkid wood I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED w/ the quality of the components and designed method of assembly, with tabb'd parts that fit into well designed & positioned slots :thumbsup:

fortunately i was able to back up far enough to properly bond the parts that were questional, re-glass the bottom & do a complete finish job suitable to the little girl's heritage

the result was a lovely little pram that functioned AS ADVERTISED :applause:

NOW, as a fan of CLC i've got my large tub of POPCORN, a big ole glass of SWEET TEA & will be following your build

CARRY ON & lotsa pics PLEASE

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby brx017 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:59 pm

Subscribed... Keep the pictures coming! [THUMBS UP SIGN]

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:21 pm

If you want a real good idea of how CLC's stuff goes together, you need to look in on their shop cam.

http://www.clcboats.com/shopcam/

Warning! It is VERY addictive!
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:45 pm

I lost yesterday to collage football and visiting with my daughter after the game.
Today, I got my feet wet with resin and glasswork. I like how CLC planned the first effort to be on a part that doesn't show.ImageImage
BTW the finger joints are cut beautifully.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:15 am

I sanded the parts last night and will be dropping them into the mold tonight.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:40 pm

A little more progress.ImageImageImage

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby lthomas987 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:54 am

This is so much fun to watch! I have subscribed to your thread.

Good luck!
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:55 am

Lessons learned so far.

1) Yes, it worth your time to do an inventory. I found a couple missing parts and CLC was quick to send them.
2) Epoxy, when in doubt, throw it out. I lost track of which cup was which while checking pump accuracy and was considering pouring the contents back into the gallon containers. Good thing I didn't.
3) Take your time! This epoxy has a nice long working time.
4) Less is more! Use just enough epoxy to saturate the cloth on the first coat. I had experienced the fabric floating away from the surface on one of the tape joints. If you find this happening, use plastic sheeting to pull away the excess epoxy.
5) Former 6 and 2 look alike but are not! I should have marked them with a sharpie during inventory. Cost me about 30 minutes and put my self imposed deadline at risk!
6) Have a beer! This is supposed to be fun! I'm having trouble with this one. When I have a project I get all "type A" and start setting deadlines. I need to stop that!
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