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It's hogged

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by MGC, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. OP

    MGC Scrapmaker

    I couldn't wait anymore. Today I pulled the screws that I used to pull the hull up to the strongback out.
    I'm very pleasantly surprised to see that the hunchback now has respectably clean lines.
    The "fix" actually worked.
    I have quite a bit more work to do on it so I'll probably put a few boards inside the hull and use a few pieces of wood to push against the inside rails (as suggested by Dan) to make sure it stays in place while I sand, clinch, varnish etc.
    I'm pretty astonished at the result.... Andre, the flame thrower will not be needed yet.
    I'll see if I can get a halfway decent picture of it to add to this post.
    I'll call this one a victory.
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  2. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Colonel Kilgore would be proud. "The smell, you know that gasoline smell, smelled likeā€¦ Victory. "
  3. OP

    MGC Scrapmaker

    I never got around to posting a picture of the hull after I removed the hog from it. It's still holding. From a double camel hump to perfectly flat on the bottom. It will interesting to see if it stays that way. The boat will not be getting any hard (in the water for 4 or 5 days at a time) use so I'm optimistic that this is a more or less permanent fix. I'll provide another update in about 20 years...

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