Never say never....

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Wynand N, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Kept busy during those three years in denial.:)

    Built this from scarp and everything self made - chassis body tooling, GRP parts etc - nothing bought. Own suspension designed with IRS at the back and even those 4 coil over gas shocks units were made by yours truly.

    The dashboard wood was donated by Manie, in fact, it was made from the transom offcut of his infamous boat Fargo, The veneer was so perfect with the grain that it only needed about 6 layers of clear varnish and lots of elbow grease.

    The new boat Im starting to build now was designed for what my client had in mind which I will get to later. One criteria was shallow draft because its going into lagoons with lots of tide movement and the ability to stand upright when tide is out, hence the twin keel full skeg arrangement.

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  2. Manie B
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    Manie B Senior Member

    Wynand you are an inspiration.
    Jeez I love your work.
     
  3. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Man, I like how you got the grain pattern of the wood to wrap around the gauges. I tip my hat to your genius. ` :)
     
  4. RHP
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    RHP Senior Member

    Excellent work Wynand, chapeau.
     
  5. Milehog
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    Milehog Clever Quip

    Um... dunno if you noticed but the steering wheel is on the wrong side.:D
     
  6. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Actually... it's on the Right side.........

    Jeff.
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Is this better?
     

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  8. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)


    Looking at the instruments . . .
    Wow, that car is hot and fast too . . :cool:
     
  9. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Like Jeff said, the steering is on the RIGHT side.

    BTW, we also drive on the RIGHT side of the road, meaning keeping to the LEFT;)

    A steering on the lefthand side just look so wrong:eek:
     
  10. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Frameless Construction

    Welcome back Wynand,
    Hope you take lots of photos. Look forward to seeing 'frameless construction'.
     
  11. brian eiland
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    brian eiland Senior Member

    Small Steel Tow Boats from Thailand

    Likely not the kind of 'workboat' he is considering, but I thought I might just post a few photos of some 'interesting' small steel workboats I saw recently in Thailand. They are used to tow these 'entertainment rafts' around the river and small lakes near the 'Bridge over the River Kwai' . I've posted a few photos of some of these rafts here:
    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/boat-design/retirement-houseboat-floating-home-23987-11.html#post679692

    Here are a few photos of the 'tow boats' I saw one morning. I have quite a few more that I will likely post over on another subject thread dealing with Thai vessels. But I thought you steel guys would get a kick out of these...... lots of parts salvaged from old diesel trucks
     

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  12. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Here's one of Tad Roberts . . .

    -- 36' Ragsdale Schooner -- Twin keel -- Frameless origami-style steel construction -- Raised deckhouse -- Transom and skeg hung rudder --

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    I'll send Tad a PM to inform him I've posted a link to the design here and ask permission for use of the pics.
     
  13. Northman
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    Northman Junior Member

    Been away for a while - what didn't I miss!
    Peter, that was soooo below the belt - sweeeeeet!
    Wynand, is that foam or just steam coming out your mouth?
    Good to see you back at it again!
    Walter
     
  14. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder


  15. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    I knew it, I knew it, I knew it !
    Nobody just ups and go on "pension" leaving boat building behind. Nobody.

    Wynand, I doubt that green machine of your's is running at all, I think it's just an empty shell you brag with ;) Well because it hasn't been here at all.

    I like the "! Caution, Hot !" on the chick side, that's how it's supposed to be. Just one problem with that color, if you run off the road and land in the bush you better stick a hand up or they will have a tough time finding you, and if you get to North-West Transvaal the cows are going to graze the green up, they may leave the shiny parts though.

    Soooo.... you retired to boat building now ?
     
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