Turn over day after the hull is finished.

22 Jun

I turned the boat over again to begin work on fitting out the inside of the boat.   The installation of the stakes made a mess of the interior.  Even though I attempted to clean up under the boat during each of the strake board installations, I still managed to leave a mess.   I originally finished the bulkheads to a final undercoating, but I see now that I could have stopped much earlier on bulkhead finishing due to the additional work that is required once the hull is completed.

The turn over was somewhat uneventful.   I drilled a bolt hole through the transom in a location that will be covered by the rudder pintle and installed a eye bolt.  Lifting the boat from the bow ring and the temporary transom eye bolt I was able to turn the boat by hand without additonal help.  An extra hand would be useful in all cases but personally wanted the challenge of doing all the mechanical work without help.   I used a few ropes to limit an out of control weight shift but did not have any issues with the boat wanting to rapidly switch positions during the flip.  I guess caution is in order as it really depends on the location of your bow ring and temporary transom eye bolt.  My positions resulted in a very balanced boat during the turn over.    Be sure to protect the wear points of the hull as the boat is turned, (here two extra hand would have been helpful), as the lifting clamps will shift around the eye bolts and in my case I did mar the finish in two locations and a bit of repaint will be required in these spots.

Cross spalls removed, the true look is revealed.

Crosss spalls have not been removed


Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Building Stage


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5 responses to “Turn over day after the hull is finished.

  1. Allen Floyd

    July 28, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I have been following your build and have just downloaded the study plans for the Ebihen. I have noticed one detail that you may want to check out- the tapering of the keel just forward of the propeller. It looks to me like the plans call for a taper the full height of the propeller. The detail shows the taper parallel with the plys, ie, the taper detail is shown as a plan view. It appears to me that you may have interpreted it as a profile view.

    Just a retired engineer looking for a boat to build. Your boat looks great. I have been collecting and designing boat plans for over 5 years, with the Ebihen now at the top of my list. Allen

    • twsg2009

      August 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

      I see that you are right about me not understanding the plan view. I had to find a photo of the keel on the Ebihen 18 to see the correct shape. None of the reference photo’s for the Ebihen 15 show any taper. I will have to update my blog to let others know of my error.

  2. Paula

    July 1, 2010 at 10:25 am

    She doesn’t look like baby baluga anymore:)

    I love the color!

  3. Jamie

    June 28, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Congrats on the successful turnover, Stan! She looks beautiful.

  4. ed hamilton

    June 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    hey stan,
    great work
    very fine

    I too find myself semi-
    retired & doing several
    projects that
    were waiting for me.
    a garden, sorting tools & supplies, etc. I do hope to do more biomed,
    but is nice to have some flextime family visits.


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