Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Corner Knees

Today I built and fit the corner knees, then sanded and sealed the interior with clear epoxy! Tomorrow the plank ribs and bench seat.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Turned Over

Today I cleaned the shop and removed the boat from her mold. I then sanded the interior and filled all voids with epoxy wood flour. Next week I’ll stared building her interior!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Jade Green

Today I applied the 4th coat of Jade green topcoat and cut in the bottom paint. Tomorrow she’ll come off of the mold and be turned over. I will then get started on the interior!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – 2nd Coat

This morning I applied the second coat of jade topcoat paint!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Paint

This afternoon I sanded the fairing compound and applied the first of three coats of topcoat and bottom paint. Tomorrow more sanding and paint!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Filling Fiberglass Cloth Webbing

This morning I sanded off the high spots and then mixed West 410 fairing compound with epoxy and filled all the fiberglass cloth webbing. Then I sealed the sheer strake and the gunwale guards with clear epoxy.

Next week I will sand it all fair and smooth, then add a few coats of paint.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Skeg and Gunwale Guards

Today I knocked off some high spots and cut and fit the skeg and gunwale guards. The next step will be to sand the boat fair and add a layer of west 410 fairing compound. Then more sanding!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Faired Bottom Planking

Today I faired the bottom planking, filled all the screw holes and voids with epoxy wood flour. Then I cut and made pattern with 6oz glass cloth then set it with epoxy!

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Bottom Planks

Today I planked the bottom. I had to take some 1″x12″ rough red cedar planks, cut them into 1×2 1/2×36″ short planks then planed them. Then I fit them to the bottom. Next week I’ll fair the bottom and glass it with 6oz cloth.

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Harry Bryan’s Wheelbarrow Boat 2017 – Chine Planks

Today I scribed the chine planks, set the angle on the hand jigsaw, and cut it. Then I cut, glued, fit and clamped in the chinelogs. After that I lofted, cut and fit the sheer planks. Then I removed the chinelog clamps and cut them to fit. Tomorrow I’ll begin planking the bottom.

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