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Old 10-01-2009, 07:52 PM
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Manie, I have lots of boat pictures, if you want bring your stick I'll copy them for you. Gimme some of yours then as well.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:33 PM
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I don't have a blog, but here's some pics:

Day 1:



Day 4



5 days in



Day 6



Day 8





























Galley benches laminated.


Bob's boats are gold! :wink:


Portside forward cabin and head


Portside forward head


Port hull cross double bunk






Getting the roof fair was an ******** of a job



Came out OK though. The colour is a very pale cream.





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Old 10-01-2009, 09:34 PM
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Built in composite eyes to attach anchor bridle for normal ancoring or sea anchor deployment. Each eye can take more than double the weight of the boat.



Some of the fiddly bits:

Composite deck cleats, not quite finished yet:



Composite staunchions:



Composite lifeline terminal:



Winch plates:



Starboard helm:



Motor bracket and cover:



Composite chainplate:



Some pics with the shiny paint on.























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Old 10-01-2009, 09:35 PM
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And some shots of the decks with windows and hatches in.



























The "multi function" door
closed:


Top half bi-folds and lifts off to be stowed away:


Bottom half opens flat against saloon bulkhead


And can be lifted off too. I plan to fit brakets that will allow the bottom half of the door to be used as a cockpit table.















**** there's some money tied up in hatches and portlights!
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:54 AM
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Wow! That's cool!!

How long did this project span?

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Old 10-02-2009, 02:03 AM
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Alan, she looks fantastic

You should be very proud.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:23 AM
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Alan your build is fantastic

i have seen these pictures before but cant remember where
was it easy talking or one of the other forums

anyway it sure looks good

what you should please do is start a new tread on DB.net
similar to these

http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boa...-25962-43.html

Manie's Microcruiser

i am sure MANY of our readers would love to hear more about your beautifull work
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:39 AM
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Congratulations Alan .

That really is a job well done . Lovely boat. You must be proud.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:28 AM
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Nice job Congratulations!
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:31 AM
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Here's another one - a 40' Hartley. Started in UK in 1994 and moved the whole affair to NZ in 2002. Now (2009) assembling the hull and hope to turn over by Xmas this year. See www.english-family.net/boatbuild
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:19 AM
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Jeez Owen talk about a bugger for punishment.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:51 PM
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Wow! That's cool!!

How long did this project span?

-jim lee
Thanks everyone. I've been building for 3 1/2 years now, (time flies) and the end is finally in sight!

Pretty much entirely by myself, only had help with obvious bits like hull turnings. Over the entire project I'd estimate I've had maybe 20 hours total of help from other people.

I haven't kept any records but I guess around 4-5000 hours actual hands on work have gone into it. (Thinking about it is almost a 24 hour a day job).

Stuff like running into town to buy screws, hinges, sandpaper etc takes up an incredible amount of time. No doubt if I was better organised I could have cut that down a lot.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:16 PM
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Nah, it's actually fun - the only worry is that I knew a chap who spent 10 years building a big steel equivalent and when it came time to launch it, he figured he was scared of the sea and refused to set foot on board. I have a very keen son who'll do the relevant certs as well as me so no worries there...! On another subject and rather than start a new thread, has anyone much experience of turning over these wooden hulls?
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:01 AM
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Jeez why can't I find a woman (or two) that will manage what those two did with a pile of steel at http://www.thebigsailboatproject.com/. I could even become a house husband while she/they cut and welded out in the snow!!
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:45 AM
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I certainly won't like a woman (or two ) wearing a mask all the time.
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