efficient 10m displacement powercat (build thread)

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  1. jorgepease
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    I agree. I have been playing with a few ideas myself!! Never seen a boat like that, I like the idea of the tender doubling as power for the main hull!
     
  2. groper
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    Round deck hatches fitted as portlights , looks gangsta?

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    You need a row of fake bullet holes along each side & some pinstriped mobster silhouettes holding tommy guns leaning outa da portlights but wearing snapbacks at a jaunty angle, Skippers got to wear similar & plenty bling gold chains with diamond encrusted $$ emblem.... Need a few hot accessories in your crew.... & some serious speakers... think wake boat style.. with plenty bass pumping out, get every anchorage to yoself..
    & yo gonna need dis... http://gangstaname.com/

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  4. groper
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    LMFAO jeff!!! thanks for that :D

    I think I've pretty much settled on a name for this girl too... Her name is going to be INSOMNIA... Ive gotta start working on some decals which incorporate this name and a bit of graphical gangsta ****...

    More to come soon :)
     
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    I like it, would be ultra modern with a graphite grey paint job
     
  6. groper
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    Glassed up the modified steps today... Also made the shower drain pan and associated sump for the bathroom floor etc...

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  7. groper
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    So ive got the bathroom pretty much ready to paint which rounds out everything on the port side down below and the saloon. Just a couple more details before i start masking things up. Ive decided to have a go at making my vanity basin from glass using a plastic salad bowl as a mold - we shall see how it goes in the next couple days :) Heres a pic showing the shower floor pan and what not...

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    Racking my brains to find a neat way of approaching the galley benchtop which was cheap, lightweight, and easy to do. So i decided to form up a perimeter edge using flexible plastic strips and bogging it, wiping it off with a notched peice of plastic. Came out alright, now all i gotta do is glue down some 1/4in ply with whatever finish i like on it inside the perimeter edge, after i painted it in with everything else...

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  8. jorgepease
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    If you formed a core for the vanity you might be able to make it ultralight, that would be cool! Are you just going to do it solid glass. Looks good!!
     
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    Yep just solid glass mate, a single layer of dbl bias pulled off each side of the salad bowl, then glue the 2 molded pieces together using a notched trowel to apply beads of bog around 3mm thick to account for the difference in size between th inside and outside mouldings. It will be like a little cardboard type structure when it's done with both sides glossy -I hope :D
     
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    I'l be interested to see how stiff that is.
     
  11. groper
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    Well it's a compound curved bowl, so it should be very stiff I'd imagine...
     
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    .... maybe you can go CF or a CF/Aramid hybrid for the bowl & splodge the halves togeth with black or gold bog...
     
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    I've read through the whole tread. Must say it is really amazing what you've created so far. Wow! Def. looking forward what's next.
     
  14. groper
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    A carbon vanity bowl would look great Jeff, however i dont think it would be easy to laminate it without wrinkles in the cloth using a woven carbon where the fibers are a part of the aesthetic finish- i hard a hard time doing it with 450gsm dbl bias... its wrinkle free but the fibers are very bunched up in a few places due to the pretty extreme compound curvature... Ive laminated both sides of it in glass, but i havnt glued the 2 halves together yet, so no pics just yet :)

    Thanks blackfoot, glad you like it :) Heres whats next, i managed to get some paint in the interior today, just primer but its so much more satifiying to see it all white instead of the multicolour patchwork it was before...

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    Ive painted all the port side hull down below too but i cant get pics yet as i painted the stairs on my way out and cant get back in until the paint cures...

    Ill be so glad when all the dust and fumes work is finished and i can just focus on the fitout... I bought a little switch board today, its a sub board you normally find in a house or appartment, 2 din rails and 12 poles each rail. Im going to use all domestic type circuit breakers and RCD/MCB combos on both rails, 1 rail will be 12V and the other will be 240VAC fed from both the inverter and shorepower changeover. The reason im doing this is because the "marine" type switch panels are stupidly expensive. Before anyone has a dig at me says it wont work, im an electrician and i know it WILL work. Simply the I/In ratio of the bimetal overcurrent protection in the circuit breakers is higher when its protecting a 12V circuit compared with the 240VAC cricuit, so ill have to order in some B type breakers as they are not normally carried by the wholesalers. - they are rarely used in the industry as they can be susceptible to nuisance tripping on 240VAC, you will generally see C curve mostly and occasionally D curve breakers in most 240-415VAC installations... Anyway, the whole shebang works out at a fraction of the cost compared the over priced marine stuff and it will be pretty neat recessed into one of the panels close to the helm station...
     

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    At last, I finally managed to get the bathroom and saloon finish painted. Such a painstaking task of finding all the imperfections and filling/sanding them out. Im so glad to be done with all the dust and goo in these areas - over it.

    Heres the bathroom including the little basin made in glass, molded off a salad bowl :) ;
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    Im going to add some o-ring sealed type plastic hatches to the cabinet face, a cover for the pipe work, a face mirror on the wall above the basin and an acrylic door to the aft machinery space which you can see behind the toilet...

    And heres 2 of the saloon facing port/starboard;

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    I ran out of paint so i could not do the port hull and fwd cabin, but the next tin of paint should be here tomorro so ill get straight on it :)
     
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