Greetings from Houston - New Pocketship building underway!

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Re: Greetings from Houston - New Pocketship building underway!

Postby Jarod on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:02 am

So I made my first progress!

I Chopped up some tabs and got the wood needed for the centerboard trunk. But along the way i was wondering what everyone is doing for storing the wood? Do people do it vertically or horizontally? IF vertical will this make the wood warp and curl as it sits there.

Currently i have only released what i need and a few extra pieces that would have been left on a piece of scrap.

I also signed up on blogspot and made a few picture progress pages, I even got some views! Only a few more steps to go and I'll have a booat! :lol:
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Re: Greetings from Houston - New Pocketship building underway!

Postby ddemasie on Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:11 pm

I hung my fiberglass on the wall using shelving supports and long rods.
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Re: Greetings from Houston - New Pocketship building underway!

Postby ddemasie on Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:15 pm

For the wood - I inventoried all the wood pieces from my kit shipment and made sure they were all labeled - I stored them in a spare (temperature an humidity controlled) bedroom - mostly flat on the floor until I needed them. It took up the entire room for a long time, but I had the space.
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Re: Greetings from Houston - New Pocketship building underway!

Postby mark48 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:04 pm

I asked CLC about wood storage and was encouraged to store the panels flat until needed in the building process. After inventorying, labeling, and re-stacking the panels in roughly the order of their use, I left all panels on the pallet until they were mostly used and I was ready to roll the hull. At that point, I added wheels to the pallet and converted that into a mobile build-platform.

Have fun,
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Re: Greetings from Houston - New Pocketship building underway!

Postby Jarod on Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:49 pm

So I did my first bits of fiber glass! Not to hard I say! Page 1 down, now i just have to wait for it to dry, then it will be my first taste of sanding. Tomorrow going to go out get some wood for the blocking of the centerboard trunk.
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