My 1st Project

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by jonesy256, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. jonesy256
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    Got this from a fella down the road, his wife said it had to go so we picked it up for $850!

    needs new front piece put in bout to do that now =)

    paint job

    Rib Repair
    and some other stuff

    this will be our first attempt at restoring a boat so ill probably be askin lots of questions =P


    ill regularly upload photos of progress
    this is how we bought it =)
     
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  3. marshmat
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    Hi Jonesy, welcome aboard :)

    It certainly looks like you have your work cut out for you. Once you've been bitten by the wooden-boat bug, there's no going back- no amount of logic, fiscal responsibility or other practical concerns can pull you away.

    Keep the restoration photos coming, and do feel free to ask any questions you feel are necessary :)
     
  4. jonesy256
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    Hello All
    going to put front in boat soon just wondering if we are alright to use stainless steel screws or should we use Bronze Scillica screws?
     
  5. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Use the same type that came out of it. In other words, if it had bronze, then you have to continue using bronze.
     
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    Hi Jonesy, and also make sure you are using the right wood for the stem, and the right everything else! I got the feeling yoiu might be winging it when you called it a "front piece". Not that I'd know what kind of wood you'd find down under... kauri?
     
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    Jonesy;

    The correct name for that is the "pointie part"!
    :p :p :p

    Sorry!

    Some times you just can't help your self.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. jonesy256
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    G'day Alan

    our boat is mostly celery and thats what we are using as the "pointie part" (thanks BHOFM =P )

    cheers fellars =)
     
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    I hope you'll be refastening those gains at the very least . . .
     
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    sorry PAR but what is the gains? =)
     

  11. jonesy256
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    Hello all im sorry about the very late update but school has started up for me again and i work part time and also do 2 casual jobs on top of playing sport so i find it hard to find time to get on here 9im only 16 as well haha)haha
    but anyways the boat is coming along great we have been talking to local boat "guru's" around launceston and have managed to put the front piece in or as BHOFM kindly pointed out the "pointie part".
    We made it down to the wooden boat festival this year and had a good discussion with a fellar who used to build clinkers.
    Dad has started using Epifill (recommended to us by the local boat store) on the "boards"(BHOFM feel free to correct me :p ) on the bottom (forgive my knowledge of boating terms its pretty bad) between where the planks/boards overlap.
    We used Siccaflex to put in the "pointie part" and some marine epoxy (R-34 from memory)
    and thats about all right now
    i am in the process of trying to con dad into letting me sand the whole boat back to the original wood and varnish but he just wants to paint it
    but we did find out that its all lead based paint so we have to be careful that were wearing all the safety gear when stripping the paint.
    What Do You Think Would Better paint or Varnish?

    Although i will add a few corrections to my original post:
    Price we bought it for was actually $450
    our boat is all King Billy apart from an annoying piece or rotting wood that is in the middle of the inside of the boat
    and after looking at the Ribs they are all fine so no rib repair

    i will upload photo's ASAP thanks again everone and once again apologies for keeping you in the dark =D
     
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