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    Another Easy Vee Build

    My first try at building a boat.... got the easy vee from Zipplits cause it looked fairly easy to put together. Mostly into large gas planes but thought I'd give boating a shot. When Joe said easy build..... he wasn't kidding. The pictures below are only 2 days of work..... guess it helps being retired. Should be fun when finished. I'm going to make a couple of changes when I put the deck on.... will post picturesClick image for larger version. 

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    You're not messing around! It's amazing how much you can get done on them in just the first hour. I worked a little ahead of the instructions by fitting all of the framework wood in place as that seemed to align everything better.
    I learned how to do a little cheating on cutting off the excess wood but don't tell anybody. I got one of those multi-tool saws from Harbor Freight and it did a really fast job of trimming.
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    Cut hull away from jig and built a stand for it. I like the stand.... small ans compact. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1941803Started off like a mad man.... but slowing down now til my hardware shows up.

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    more pictures of my progress. sanded hull and deck and got the fibreglass in the boat. as mentioned earlier, deck mods have been made. going to run muffler out the transom rather then over it. servo box will be built under hatch, going to firbreglass the entire desk with 3/4 oz glass when done
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    I like it!
    It really changes the look of the boat...

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    Latest update on my build. All hardware installed, flex cable fits great in collet, flotation in place ( finding noodles in the middle of winter wasn't easy), and muffler fitted in hull to exit transom. All looks good so far. Ready to glue deck on next. Have to give Joe from Zippkits a big thank you. Being this is my first boat he's been must very helpfull in helping me with the set-up.... thanks Joe. Once deck is on comes the hard work.... sanding and filling....sanding and filling some more. Can't wait to try it out.Click image for larger version. 

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    Deck on and glued. Filled a couple of low spots.... so far so good. Noticed braces around stuffing tube. Joe sent me one but added another (I like overkill).
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    Deck all sanded and ready for primer. Noticed rub rail around deck.... thought it looked niceClick image for larger version. 

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    Talking

    Your boat looks really great. You have accomplished a lot and with this kit the boat looks very extraordinary. The type of wood you use to build a boat is it lite-plywood After this discussion the interest to build one myself from my creativity is getting my charming moments excited.
    My toys are always bigger than yours...

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    Rub rail/spray rail. That'll help to keep water out of the hull also as a side benefit.
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