Boat Building Projects Underway

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Manie B, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    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.
     
  2. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

    I don't have a blog, but here's some pics:

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    Galley benches laminated.
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    Bob's boats are gold! :wink:
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    Portside forward cabin and head
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    Port hull cross double bunk
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    Getting the roof fair was an ******** of a job

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

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  3. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

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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.

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    Some of the fiddly bits:

    Composite deck cleats, not quite finished yet:

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    Composite staunchions:

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    Starboard helm:

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    Some pics with the shiny paint on.

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  4. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

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    And some shots of the decks with windows and hatches in.

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    The "multi function" door
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    Top half bi-folds and lifts off to be stowed away:
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    Bottom half opens flat against saloon bulkhead
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    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.

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    **** there's some money tied up in hatches and portlights!
     
  5. jim lee
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    jim lee Senior Member

    Wow! That's cool!!

    How long did this project span?

    -jim lee
     
  6. sabahcat
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    Alan, she looks fantastic

    You should be very proud.
     
  7. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

  8. boat fan
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    boat fan Senior Member

    Congratulations Alan .

    That really is a job well done . Lovely boat. You must be proud. :cool:
     
  9. apex1

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    Nice job Congratulations!
     
  10. owene
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    owene Mr Owen Charles

    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
     
  11. Manie B
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  12. Alan M.
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    Alan M. Senior Member

    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.
     
  13. owene
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    owene Mr Owen Charles

    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?
     
  14. owene
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    owene Mr Owen Charles

    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!!
     

  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I certainly won't like a woman (or two ;)) wearing a mask all the time.
     
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