new project

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by garrybull, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. brokensheer
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    brokensheer Senior Member

    Your mold fit is first class, how do you treat the area were the mold parts come together? is your finished part painted? what do you use to fill the area were your mold flange meets the mold? beautiful workmanship !
     
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  2. garrybull
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    thanks for your kind comment.

    i'll post up more pics once all the moulds have been polished.

    what people need to remember is im doing this all on my own with a little help from a good friend.

    its not like its being built by a big company who can throw lots of people on the job to get the best possible finish.

    im doing my best and so far im happy with what i have got.

    where the mould flanges bolt together i just put some mould release wax on and don't polish it off.

    has worked fine for me so will keep on doing it that way.

    the job when released from the mould will be gelcoat finish. not painted.

    not sure what you mean on filling area where flange meets the mould.

    if you mean the joint when mould is bolted up.

    i like to fill any slight gaps with wax which allows for a gel flash line on the finished job which is then easily removed after the job is taken out of the mould.
     
  3. garrybull
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    garrybull Senior Member

    i have almost finished wet flatting and polishing the moulds.

    im on the last section of hull mould which im hoping to have finished by the weekend or early next week.

    once finished i'll post up some pics.

    after that i can then start the waxing process ready to make the first boat :D
     
  4. jorgepease
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    Pretty damn great! Will you infuse?
     
  5. garrybull
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    garrybull Senior Member

    once i get started on the boat it will all be hand lay up.

    i can't afford all the equipment to infuse it.

    i was taught to hand lay so i will stick to that for the time being.
     
  6. jorgepease
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    I can see by your work that it will be excellent no matter the method! Can't wait to see the first boat and thanks, I learned a lot from this!!!
     
  7. garrybull
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    i like to put lots of pics on my threads so people can see how much work is involved in building a boat from scratch and i hope it inspires a few people to have a go at it themselves.

    im hoping to start the first build next week or week after but it all depends on funds.

    over here a 220kg drum of marine Lloyds approved polyester resin is around £470($798) and i need 2 drums of resin.

    gelcoats are around £80($136) for 25kg and i need 75kg.

    i know its not a lot of money but too me it is at the moment as work is really quiet.

    out of interest how much do you pay for your gelcoats and resins?

    you can pm me if you want.
     
  8. jorgepease
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    I can only speak from my limited experience and I am using epoxy which is probably double the poly. Here in Miami Florida I pay about $90 per gallon for Prime LV20 infusion epxoy. I don't use gel coats so I can't comment. My little 22' flats boat cost me around $14,000 US to build but that number continues to climb
     
  9. garrybull
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    ive never used epoxy but i know its a lot more expensive than polyester.

    i can't wait to get cracking on laying the boat up now.

    once i get started ive got speak to a chap about CE plating the boat so that i can then put the boats on the market for sale.
     
  10. jorgepease
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    I believe we have a much less stringent system, UL cert is not required. Looking forward to seeing the boats!!
     
  11. garrybull
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    finally got the last section of the hull mould wet flatted down today.

    will have it polished up tomorrow and will then post some pics up either tomorrow night or sunday morning.
     
  12. garrybull
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    heres a few pics of some of the polished moulds.

    didn't get pics of every part but you can see how they have come out.

    after a few coats of wax they will get even better.

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  13. jorgepease
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    jorgepease Senior Member

    Man, you are good!!!
     
  14. garrybull
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    thanks mate.

    i try my best with the limited tools and funds that i have.

    next step is to keep on waxing and then try and buy a few ££££s of materials.
     

  15. garrybull
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    hull moulds are now all waxed and polished up ready for use.

    i have just been asked to make a wheelhouse for some one so the wheelhouse moulds will be the first moulds to be used.

    looking forward to seeing how it looks when popped out the moulds.
     
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