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HighSpeedWelding
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Fri May 29, 2015 5:05 pm
The next morning. Still need to add the rub rail and a few other odds and ends.
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Fri May 29, 2015 5:37 pm
Nice work! Post back when you get some performance numbers.
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Fri May 29, 2015 7:53 pm
That's a pretty boat! You really got on that with a quickness. I'm a little disappointed I wasn't invited to the launch shrug
Looking forward to hearing the performance numbers and how it rides.
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Fri May 29, 2015 9:00 pm
That's one sweet ride right there!!!  
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Sat May 30, 2015 12:36 am
Congrats Stuart, very nice ride!!!
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Sat May 30, 2015 4:51 am
Man, that is a beautiful sled! Nice work.  
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Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:22 am
Nice ride  
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Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:55 pm
Absolute work of art, you should be very proud! wtg

I fish out of MHC but may have to venture south just to put eyes on her, beautiful job!
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Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:26 pm
be sure you keep that boat under lock and key, fellow on another site did a ground up on a 26' Stamas, thieves stole it and he got a stripped out hull back.  
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Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:03 pm
Awesome!!!!!!  
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HighSpeedWelding
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:18 pm
The boat has been a lot of fun. I've had a chance to fish, spearfish, and cruise around the waterway. I had paid some folks to replace the transom the 1st go-round and was really disappointed with their work. We knew it was a matter of time before the home depot plywood would rot out.

That day came in August of 2017 and I decided to undergo a project that would leave Country Gal on the hill for an entire year. I started the project by cutting out the old transom. I had made good progress in the beginning, but got distracted along the way.

The project would have been quick and easy if I had not decided to extend the boat at the same time. While the transom was open, I extended off the back an additional 18". This extension converted my 22' Buddy Cannady into an 24' Buddy Cannady.

A lot have people have called and written emails since the original post and throughout the progress on this thread. Some folks have BC boats of their own, some are looking to purchase, and others were building wooden boats from scratch. I hope these photos will continue to help with motivation towards your wooden boat or someone you know's wooden boat.

During this project, we had lost my grandfather (Pop Pop) at the age of 86. My cousins Aaron Croswait, Jordy Croswait, and uncle Bobby Croswait wanted to help preserve the Country Gal. They asked that when I complete the construction of the transom/fish box, to haul her to Wanchese, NC where they would complete the sanding and paint.

Please enjoy the photos and please continue to email or call if you have any questions or if you need help getting your project off the ground.

Thank you for reading!
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:35 pm
We had actually started this project by removing the motor bracket so I could build a bigger bracket with more buoyancy. I had figured with the extra cubic footage in the water, the new bracket would allow for 130 pounds of lift. This would allow for the back end of the boat to float higher and trim better (even with the upgrade to a Yamaha 250).

While the bracket was off, I could feel the moisture in the transom. I started to cut.. little did I know, that I would have to take off the entire transom and rebuild it.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:40 pm
While at the point of no return is when someone had told me about the opportunity for extension. I had not even thought about it, but decided to go through with it.

I started by clearing out all of the old/rotten wood. Once I had a clean surface, I started framing up the extension. We used some juniper wood that my dad had given to me a while back and the rest built with marine grade plywood. All of the epoxy used was West System.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:48 pm
With the 3/4 plywood extension frames in place, I then came up from the bottom with 3/4 plywood. I held things in place with clamps while the glue and fillets dried. A 3/4 plywood top plate was added to help patch things together. I put some relief strips in the top plates to help them curve to the bottom.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:51 pm
Once the extension for the bottom had cured, I placed the first 3/4 transom board on the back.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:56 pm
This is the old piece of juniper that I had mentioned. My dad had given it to me a long time ago. Not sure what he had used it for originally, but couldn't think of a better thing to do than to plane it down and use it for my side planking.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:02 pm
I helped lock in the planking by staggering the strips within one another. Looking back, I should have cut back more, but we make up for it on the inside/outside with multiple layers of fiberglass. The inside also has backing boards that help tie everything together.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Once we had the outside framed up, it was time to climb aboard and lay some more 3/4 plywood down. This help tie everything together, allow for water flow throughout the bilge, and gave the bottom of the boat a total of 1.5" thickness. I then laid some fiberglass on the inside of the bilge. We added a board to the front side of the transom to give the new deck an area to attach to.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:16 pm
After doing some sanding, we started to frame up the inside supports. While the frames were drying, we added the first layer of fiberglass to the transom.
We then put the first layer of fiberglass on the bottom where the extension starts.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:21 pm
We drilled out holes for our access and notched out drains for the bilge. Then added a layer of epoxy to make sure everything is coated. We added white pigment to this coat.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:44 pm
I decided to make use of the extra space and added a 30 gallon fuel tank. Looking back, I would have done this different (please don't ask to build one like this for your boat, LOL). The tank was designed with a notch to allow access for wires and hoses.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:49 pm
The new deck was added and from there we framed up the fish box and storage. The starboard storage is for the fuel filter and bilge access. The port storage is for a stern anchor, extra ropes, and bumpers.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:52 pm
At this point, I had gotten about as far as I could go. I then hauled the boat to my cousin Aaron that owns and operates Croswait Composites. Here are some photos with her sitting next to another Buddy Cannady that Aaron and his team had just completed.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:03 pm
My uncle Bob went the extra mile when he got his hands on her. He started working with Pop Pop building boats when he was around 14. He's built some boats of his own as well. It was nice to receive these photos throughout the process.

We all agreed that the spray rail could be twice as big and have some negative to keep the boat dry. They added a top board to the gunwale to allow for the fish box and storage lids to recess.

The front side of the transom received a signature turn-down that had been added to a lot of BC boats throughout the years. You can also find this signature towards the bow of some if his boats as well.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:06 pm
To to do the fairing. A lot of sanding, a lot of fairing, and a lot of sanding...
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:12 pm
I didn't believe it when they sent me the photos. I had to come see it for myself. Wow! This was a brand new boat.

After paint, I hauled her back to Wilmington, NC where I had to get going on the rigging. I upgraded my camera to a GoPro, so from here you'll have to check out my YouTube video to see how it all comes together.

The goal was to have it all complete for the Wilmington Boat Show. That was only 17 days away, so I had to get busy and bring it all together.

Thank you for viewing up to this point. I'll post the video once it is complete.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:29 pm
She gonna be a bad rig when you’re done Stuart! Love to see life breathed into some of these old works of art that our families built!
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Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Stuart,

Great story! I think you should consider a second career as a writer.
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Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 pm
For those that have been following this thread.. I put down my camera and picked up a GoPro..

We had so much fun filming/editing our first video that we decided to create a new Youtube channel (Fish Fab Hunt).

If you're into any of those (most on this site should be), you'll definitely enjoy what we have to offer.

https://youtu.be/aQrfwZ49-yM


If you enjoy the channel, please LIKE / SHARE / SUBSCRIBE!

Thank you,
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Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:47 am
Real nice video and story on your build. It took a while to get to the end of that road, but lordie what a nice looking rig. Thanks!  
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