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Old 10-03-2009, 05:54 AM
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Personally, if any woman can weld, I don't mind what she wears. She can even wear my trousers if she's doing my work!
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:34 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!!


i dont think they'd be interested in you
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:48 AM
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I was so blown away by the story that i could even go and cook for those two.

Gents this thread has been amazing, thanks, please keep it up
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:53 PM
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Alan M. i just had to post this link to your build here

http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewto...54&mforum=easy

i knew i had it somewhere in my "library" your build has been a great inspiration to me and i think that some of your ideas are fantastic "out of the Box" thinking.

I am sure that the folks here that may not have come across it will most certainly benefit and learn from it.
Enjoy guys, its goooooood
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:20 PM
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Guys here is a good build with lost of pics of a "basket" built mono, lots of info not sure of the language (Italian?)

http://www.hokahey.eu/site/index.php...d=86&Itemid=52

http://www.hokahey.eu/fotogallery/in...?list=1&page=1

just his filleting and corner preparation is a bit wild to my taste

maybe its just because i am a nut case for "hospital style" precision

strokes for folks
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:09 PM
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Boxy Fisher. No boat pictures yet, and I haven't put all the stuff up either.
http://www.faze.co.za/Boxy%20Fisher/Boxy%20Fisher.htm
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:24 PM
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Yeah, still within this thread but a bit more serious - has anyone had the experience of turning a large (35'+) timber hull over? Mulling the options:
1. Two cranes, one pulls and one releases, plenty of internal bracing, totally at the mercy of the crane operator.
2. Mount the hull inside a pair of large octagonal wheels and rotate it by pulling with the tractor. Still require a crane to reloate onto the upright building jig.
3. Mount a hunky eyebolt in the transom as well as the bow and lift with two cranes then turn manually.... ?? hull will weigh around 4 tonnes.
4. Leave it sitting upside down and go off to another 5 year project.

Anyone with any thoughts??
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:09 PM
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Hey Fanie the blocks and cleats you made are good .....nothing " cheap skate " about them.


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How's that for a decent weld ! The bolts were pushed through the laser cut disk and welded. The bottom disk is loose and fits on the inside of the structure. I made 10 of these cleats. Shop prices would have been many times over what they cost me by making them. Ok I'm a cheap skate, so what. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to make the parts myself.
With quality work like this you deserve to pocket the savings . Well done !
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:31 PM
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Yeah, still within this thread but a bit more serious - has anyone had the experience of turning a large (35'+) timber hull over? Mulling the options:
1. Two cranes, one pulls and one releases, plenty of internal bracing, totally at the mercy of the crane operator.
2. Mount the hull inside a pair of large octagonal wheels and rotate it by pulling with the tractor. Still require a crane to reloate onto the upright building jig.
3. Mount a hunky eyebolt in the transom as well as the bow and lift with two cranes then turn manually.... ?? hull will weigh around 4 tonnes.
4. Leave it sitting upside down and go off to another 5 year project.

Anyone with any thoughts??
Though my project was lighter than yours ( composite 36 x 9 ), I turned mine with a small crane and a forklift .
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:33 PM
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heres a boat im building
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:20 AM
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Thanks Commuter, now there's a thought that I can add to the pot - a forklift. By my calculations, I need about 15' of height lift on one side (the beam plus 3' to spare) ... now that's one big shucker of a forklift. But, it's the same principal as two cranes... more food for thought.
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Old 10-12-2009, 08:33 AM
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AD 14 microcruiser conversion

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I just started this one couple weeks ago, 14' microcruiser. Stitch and glue plywood design converted to tack and go aluminum.
Tom
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:08 AM
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I don't have a blog, but here's some pics:

The boat looks great. Can you tell us more about the construction techniques? What is that composite material you are using?
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:54 PM
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The material is Duflex: http://www.duflex.com.au/duflex/

The same as being used in this thread: http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boa...ace-25962.html

Construction is a variation of stitch and glue using flat panels. It's a fast and simple method.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:20 PM
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The material is Duflex: [url]
Construction is a variation of stitch and glue using flat panels. It's a fast and simple method.
Did you buy the panels in kit form, with all the hull pieces precut by CNC?
Or did you cut all pieces yourself?
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