Boat Building Projects Underway

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

  1. owene
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    owene Mr Owen Charles

    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!
     
  2. wardd
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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
     
  3. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    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 :D
     
  4. Manie B
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    Alan M. i just had to post this link to your build here

    http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=254&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 :D
     
  5. Manie B
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    Fanie Fanie

  7. owene
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    owene Mr Owen Charles

    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??
     
  8. boat fan
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    Hey Fanie the blocks and cleats you made are good .....nothing " cheap skate " about them.


    With quality work like this you deserve to pocket the savings . Well done !
     

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  9. Commuter Boats
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    Commuter Boats Commuter Boats

    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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    heres a boat im building
     
  11. owene
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    owene Mr Owen Charles

    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.
     
  12. tazmann
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    AD 14 microcruiser conversion

    Hello All
    Manie B
    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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  13. sailsocal
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    The boat looks great. Can you tell us more about the construction techniques? What is that composite material you are using?
     
  14. Alan M.
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