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Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« on: January 10, 2010, 12:54:10 PM »
Hi,

Post this for Adrian Pau of Gresham, Oregon:

  Slideshow link

I think the pictures are more or less in reverse order, so start and the end and work back.

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 05:19:56 PM »
If you would prefer viewing Adrian's gallery without the slide show, here's the link for the gallery instead:

  Gallery link

  (Includes video)

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 09:17:36 PM »
Project update:  Bottom, stem, and transom now installed.

March update

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 02:44:52 PM »
Am I being a bit thick here or are those chine flats being installed and then trimmed?? I didn't get the impression that was the book way.
Is it easier??
Look forward to some more pics of that beauty. She seems to be going along nicely

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010, 10:45:12 PM »

The chine flats are left wide at the bow until after the chine flat-to-bottom panel seam is built and cured.  I recommend marking the outer cut line with a Sharpie so you can see it through the glass.  You use a jig saw to finish cutting the fine taper to the bow after the chine has been installed.  Why do it this way?  When building the seam, it's nice to have enough material along the entire chine's length to clap to a straight edge across the boat.  By clamping it up, building the seam, and then finishing the forward cut after the fact, it's easier to guarantee that you have a nice clean, flat, chine installation from stem to stern.  It's actually easier this way and there's no risk of breakage or warping towards the bow as you install the chine flat.  Trying it out probably makes it more obvious than an explanation though...

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 06:47:42 AM »
Makes plenty of sense to me.


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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 09:26:27 PM »

Update for April 14th, 2010:  Adrian now has the primary hull constructed and will soon be flipping the boat upright ...stay tuned!


A rendering of the basic concept behind what Adrian is building.  Note that addition of an extended motor bracket and sponsons w/swim step


Starboard side.  Note that the side panels still extend past the sheer deck at this point and will be trimmed later.  Also notice the "straight edges" (2x6's) temporarily screwed to the aft chine flats to guarantee a straight run aft.


Port side.  Notice side panel scarfs accomplished in-place (screws with washers)

Enjoy!  Adrian is on track for a Summer 2010 launch!

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2010, 11:07:50 PM »
You got Herb, his wife and I chomping at the bit now! Shes a race! In the tide by Dec 2010!
Nice job too. Post more pix, I will do the same here.
Not waving....... Drowning!

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 12:21:19 PM »
incredibly inspiring. Great job. Can't wait to see the end result.

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 01:16:46 PM »
Slide show link:  March 2011 Update

Adrian's making great progress.  Check out the custom (that means fancy!) metal bottom strakes that he is using.  Note that Adrian is the owner/operator of a metal machining company called Top Notch Machining in Gresham (Portland area), Oregon and is an expert machinist with the highest of standards...

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2012, 07:21:29 AM »
You got Herb, his wife and I chomping at the bit now! Shes a race! In the tide by Dec 2010!
Nice job too. Post more pix, I will do the same here.


Mmmmmmmm.......... life has it's challanges, changes course a few times, moving on now, maybe in the tide mid 2013?
Not waving....... Drowning!

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2012, 11:14:17 AM »
Nobody builds slower than me... my boat's been in-progress for about 8 years if I recall (my memories only good for a few days ...not years)

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 10:23:10 AM »
Nobody builds slower than me... my boat's been in-progress for about 8 years if I recall (my memories only good for a few days ...not years)

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2012, 03:59:22 PM »
Does dreaming about building count as "build time"?

Yes Brian, I am still going to order plans.

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Re: Adrian Pau's Great Alaskan in Gresham, Oregon
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2012, 11:38:40 AM »
Does dreaming about building count as "build time"?

Yes Brian, I am still going to order plans.

Nope ...time spent thinking doesn't count.  Go cut wood and start flinging epoxy!   ;D

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