Newest Progress on Rear Paddlewheel Boat
With the tent back in place, it is time to begin the next phase. We will grind and screws poking through the hull and sand area smooth before we coat the interior with resin to seal it.
Here is Wayne holding the wheel to show the size of the wheel to the boat.
Boat was suprisingly easy to get onto the trailer. Especially witht he wench helping.
Terry is just eager to be first one inside the boat.
Boat is right side up and waiting to be pulled onto the trailer. Will install the eye bolt so can wench it onto the trailer.
Once one its side, we removed the frame guide. Lucky we had unscewed the boat from the guide when we were putting the plywood bottom on, otherwise we would have been in trouble.
I first placed some 2x4s down then a pair of 4x8 plywood sheets. Also I removed the pegs holding the frame guide to the ground.
SLIDE SHOW OF BOAT BUILD
Just got back from a family vacation only to realise I have another trip in one week. Will be putting of boat build till I get back. Vacation allowed me to reread Glen's plywood boat building book, and decided to make frames from 1"x4"s instead of 2"x4"s. Also need to have 6" overlap on gussets. Will just need a little tweeking of the drawings.
Here is the Last boat!
Found a great sight for metal parts.Bought shaft, mouting bearings, flanges for wheel and gears for 40 chain. This will make the paddlewheel assembly easier, and will not have to weld spindles to plumbing pipe for shaft.