Actual real life boat being built

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by Verytricky, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    The two front seat bases are done - they will have aluminium side plates for mounting the seats - they are being fabricated at the moment.

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    Plenty of room to pass between the seats.

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    The recesses are for the 3 litre pony bottles that each crew member has to have in case of inversion, there will be a pipe up to a demand valve which will be clipped to the lifejacket - two more seat are going onto the back of these for the rear crew members.

    We are having a Throttleman, Driver and Navigator, the fourth seat is reserved for press, sponsors and hangers on!
     
  2. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    The mould for the air intake extensions in place - this will form part of the air intake system that will prevent the engine compartment filling with water - only air.

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    The drivers dashboard is finished and ready for fitting out before final fitting to the boat. Gear/throttle levers will be mounted on the horizontal panel to the side of the driver and the recess is for a fire extinguisher. The vertical panel will hold the switch panel and navigation repeaters.

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    The throttle mans dashboard will be a mirror image of the drivers side with throttles, trim, engine switches and data panel as well as MNEA 2000 repeaters capable of showing all engine data as well as navigation data. Trim indicator will stick out of the top of the dash. Air bottles fit under the seat - one for each occupant. Don't worry they won't be pink forever!

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    The boat is "left hand drive" for a very good reason - the throttle man needs to be right handed and if the throttles were in the middle they would be in the way of everything. The gear/throttles beside the driver are for leaving and entering port and leisure use.
     
  3. Verytricky
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    Verytricky Large Member

    Well, she floats, and she gets up on plane very very quickly......:p
     
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  4. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    She certainly does - Sorry about the lack of updates ........ here are some piccies from last Friday .........

    On the trailer

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    It floats!

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  5. Verytricky
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    Verytricky Large Member

    roof fin

    The design definately needs a roof fin. The fin can hold the anchor light and stubby uhf arial.

    Then you need two stubby fins each side of the main fin.
     
  6. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Wood Butcher

    That is one of the coolest boats on the water!
     
  7. Gripenland
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    Amazing boat, gentlemen :cool:

    A few questions about the cockpit. How thick are the polycarbonate (?) windows? Are there any structural reinforcements inside the cockpit, i.e. roll bars etc?

    Cheers!
     
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    Congratulations! A very cool boat indeed. And thanks very much for posting the latest for all who were very eagerly awaiting seeing her in the water!
     
  9. PetterM
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    I am very pleased to be involved with this project, and think the result is stunning.
    Really impressed by the skill, knowledge and the meticulous attention to detail from Cookee’s team.
    Looking forward to seeing it racing…
     
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  10. yipster
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    yip impressive, compliments and keep us all updated plz
     
  11. Verytricky
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    Verytricky Large Member

    Who says you cant fly a big boat?
     

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  12. Verytricky
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    ?Those steps need to be a bit more ventilated perhaps?
     

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  13. Verytricky
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    There is definately nothing like this on the water at the moment.
     

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  14. Verytricky
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    aaaaaaaahhhhh
     

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  15. Cookee
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    Cookee Boat builder and racer

    The screens are 12mm thick and bonded in with Dow structural adhesive without any bolts - they are in two pieces with the split in the centre of the screen - visibility is excellent and optically very good.

    You may be able to see in some of the photos there are supports on each side and the roof and sides are all balsa cored and very strong.

    Thanks for putting the photos up Marc - Tim Tapping did a great job from a small RIB yesterday!
     
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