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Connie Refresh

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Re: Connie Refresh

Post by whamm511 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:18 am

Great to see this!! I’ve been contemplating such a thing my self. Just checked out an aluminum carport type structure. I think I can build one myself for about half that cost.
Bill Hammond
1960 36' Connie
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Re: Connie Refresh

Post by drrot » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 am

I put a similar cover on the pier over "Lucky 7" My U-22. Amazing the difference it made.
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Re: Connie Refresh

Post by jfrprops » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:51 am

yep, being in a covered slip saves my Fairchild scout.

John in VA
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Re: Connie Refresh

Post by whamm511 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 am

I remember seeing something about the system you’re using before. Can you tell us something about it, Troy?
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Re: Connie Refresh

Post by tkhersom » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:19 am

Gladly!

If you look back at the first page of this thread you will find that Peter Jardine referred to this type of building as a Stimson Bow Shed.

What we did was create a jig on a full piece of plywood. Using 1X4 green hemlock we bent the boards on the jig and placed 2X4 blocking in between the boards with decking screws to hold the shape. (We found that planing the boards down some helped us bend the boards without having them break. They would usually break where any knots were of course.)

Once all the frames were made we stood one up over the boat to determine the angle that we needed to cut at the top of the frames. We would then connect two or three frames to a 2X6 ridge pole and raise the section up over the boat, holding it in place while raising the adjoining frames on the other side of the boat and attaching them to the same ridge pole. Once a few frames were attached it was quite simple and easy to continue attaching the rest. We used 4 people and a man lift to accomplish this task.

After the frame work was complete we used "Shrink Wrap" to enclose the shed placing foam padding at any chafe point concerns. I chose clear shrink wrap to allow light into the shed as well as viewing exposure since American Beauty is for sale and she is stored on a very busy road. Once she moves on to a new steward I should be able to use this building for my other boats for many years.

If I were building a shed for a smaller boat I would consider using basic 1.5" strapping and placing the frames closer together.

Good Luck!
Troy in ANE - Former President CCABC

1957 CC 21' Continental "Yorktown" (Mom's boat)
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1958 CC 38' Connie "American Beauty"
https://www.chris-craft.org/boats/22607/
1985 Formula 242LS "Gottago"
1991 Formula 36PC "Band Aids"

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