Dix 43; getting there...

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by Wynand N, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. MikeJohns
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    Hello Wynand.

    Not quite.
    As an indication, 6mm steel can build up around 25mm of scale before it rusts through. If it's a galvaic cell it just pits. But there's no hard and fast rules. Often 10mm of scale can be chipped off inside 6mm hull plate and it still passes within the 25% corrosion limit, yet it looks catastrophic initially.

    The material gives a very clear and good warning, providing you can see that warning.

    How are you shipping that hull from Welkom to the coast ?

    cheers
     
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  2. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    thanks for clearing that up Mike.

    The Dixie will be moved from Welkom to Durban by road on a boat transport truck - distance about 560km
     
  3. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    it is


    Beautifull


    well gents, i made a surprise visit to Wynand yesterday

    and had the opportunity to drool over this fantastic vessel

    congrats to the owner and the builder

    this boat WILL leave you speechless

    its absolutely awesome :D :D :D



    by the way
    to me it looks like the target date for launch Feb/Mar is pretty OK

    jeez even if have to walk to Durban i will be there

    this boat gives new meaning to the words "Well Appointed"

    flippen hell its COOOL :D

    Fair Winds
    Fair Winds
    God Bless
     

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  4. RHP
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    Congrats to Wynand, a marvellous achievement judging from your words.

    Admit it Manie, you just went over there to get pissed.... !! :D :D
     
  5. Manie B
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    RHP i do admit that we had a wonderfull barbeque and a couple of whiskey's :D :D :D

    but i have been wanting to go there now for months, but work commitments haven't allowed it

    so now that i am on leave this was my promised first stop

    boy oh boy - was it worth the 300 km trip there and 300 km back (380 miles total) - long journey for me

    i just dont want to say toooooo much
    i feel it would be improper
    that is the owners priviledge

    i will however say this

    frikken far out brother :D :D :D

    and it will take the average experienced Yotty a month of sundays just to read all the instruction manuals - its like Christmas Father has come to town :D :D :D

    oh well
    i was blown away

    if this boat ever had to come your way
    try to go and look
    its way cool man :D :D
     
  6. StrandedMariner
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    StrandedMariner Steelboatsailor

    Hello Manie,

    I am glad you had a chance to see 'Waratah'. I can't wait to have here ready and in the water, but it won't be long anymore now.

    What Wynand and his team achieved is very very special. I could not have asked a better person to build my boat. It's a bit over a year ago now that Wynand and I first met in Welkom. I am glad to see that his day sailer project seems to go well also. So far for being a 'retired boat builder' hehe.

    Once 'Waratah' is launched there's still a lot to be done do get here ready for the long voyage from Durban to Thailand. But hey, that's part of the fun.
     
  7. Manie B
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    Hi Stranded
    i can put your mind at ease

    firstly "the boys" are at it - they are definately going for it, the boat is at that difficult stage with many little time consuming things to do

    secondly - they work ACCURATE and ALL materials used is top quality, i use the stuff myself

    :D lastly you are going to need a LOT OF TIME to familiarize yourself with all the "toys" onboard:D

    i love the proper workshop on board :D
    as you know i am a woodworking "hobbyist" cum boat fan
    and your interior layout is fantastic

    once again
    congratulations on a fine vessel
    i can see this is your "Dream Boat"

    :D :D :D :D
     
  8. StrandedMariner
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    StrandedMariner Steelboatsailor

    Thanks for the kind words Manie, and you are absolutely right. This project could not have been in better hands.:)
    And regarding the workshop, that is a must for me on a cruising vessel. I am a marine engineer, and used to fix my own stuff. And after all, isn't the definition of cruising "fixing your boat in exotic locations"?

    Have a Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

    Cheers,
    Andreas
     
  9. JeroenW
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    pictures?

    Would I be impolite if I ask for a few pictures of your onboard workshop? What would you consider to be needed in such a workshop? (tools, space needed, organisation, ...)

    Congrats with a beautiful boat! (that's to both StrandedMariner and Wynand for doing a great job on it)
     
  10. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Here are a few photos of the interior underway.
    First snap shows how the complete hull is skinned with 4mm marine ply, followed by the roughing out of the workshop and you will notice a lot of locker space and a standing cupboard to stow all the tools, spares etc. Add to that a big working surface and Stranded should be happy - the worktop must still be covered with something durable and strong and I am open for suggestions.

    Also shown are the fridge unit / calorifier, the pressurized freshwater and saltwater deckwash pumps setup which slides in under the galley sinks together with the fridge compressor one shelf up. Furthermore of the saloon / galley (part) and notice the polished stainless steel sheathing in the stove vicinity. At this stage nothing is trimmed or any final finishing done and obviously some flaws will show.
     

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  11. JeroenW
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    Much appreciated Wynand!
     
  12. Matt.D
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    Hi Wynand, what do u use to stop condensation between the ply and the hull ? Do u foam it? cant realy see in the pics.
    Thanks Matt
     
  13. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    My client and I decided not to use any foam - sheets or spray on - because of water/condensation that may get trapped behind the foam out of sight and that's when the problems started.

    However, we opted for a more "hi tech" approach; we painted the whole interior a few coats from bilges to coach roof with a white Ceramic particle paint that has very high heat insulating properties. The beauty with this is that every part of the hull is still visible and not hidden behind foam. It does not get soggy etc with water and very hard and durable. Very expensive though, but still much cheaper than spraying PU foam.
    The negative is poor sound insulation from the hull.
     
  14. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Manie. I like that pose where you're holding that boat up in pose # 48... I mean post # 48. You must have taken quite a vew vitamins eh :D Or is it the whiskey :D
     

  15. RHP
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    He´d just turned the hull for Wynand singlehanded.
     
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