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Rick Laporte
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Adventures, trials, torments & tribulations of a back yard boat builder.
Adventures, trials, torments & tribulations of a back yard boat builder.

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What's the best way to introduce ourselves to the world of RV'ing?
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This and That
With only a couple weeks left before we head out on our Big RV Adventure I've been doing just a little of This & That around the boat. A few days spent fairing the frakkin' rudder! sigh Multiple coats of Quickfair A couple more coats of Quickfair and I sh...
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Fairing the rudder. Try #2
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Fairing the rudder prior to applying glass and carbon fiber
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Just Puttering Around
The weather's too nice, it hasn't rained in 36 hrs so I got to work on some minor tasks. Frames H and I The two after most frames needed glass on one side. I did the other side last year. Turned out pretty nice Pulled some offcuts out of the bin and trimmed...
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Overthinking Things
When it comes to a project this size and with limited experience it's way too easy to overthink everything. That's my curse. If I just decide to do 'something' and go do it without a whole lotta thought, it manages to get done. That happened this morning. D...
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If I only had a trailer
Not strictly boat building subject today but I've put together a little trailer for myself. Usually I end up borrowing my buddy Tim's or my Dad's trailers. We sold our Walker Bay dingy this spring (doubled my money) and was left with the trailer. What bette...
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Better Pictures
Ole' Mummy found my shed camera so we have some better pictures today. Overview midships looking forward Taped the upper part of Frame B to the sides. This will be setup tomorrow then I'll align and tape in Frame D. Frame B tabbed to the hull Frame D forms ...
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Buttercup
Just like the old saying: 'Suck it up buttercup'! Well that's what I'm gonna have to do. The consult with the neurosurgeon yesterday went well. He explained all the issues. Apparently what I have is a 'Tethered Nerve' likely caused by scar tissue, which we ...
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Finally Something
Finally something worth of reporting. I haven't been totally laid out on my back but pretty close. Some days are better than others. I try to get a couple hours of tinkering in the shed each day. I'll start with the most recent and work my way back. Spent t...
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