Took the plunge

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by daedong, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. daedong
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    daedong Junior Member

    I posted some time back about building a 5-6m aluminium boat. Well I have taken the plunge and bought a kit for a 5.6 m, it arrived last week from the other side of the country. I bought it off CDM in western Australia. http://www.cdmarine.com.au/range.html
    Here are some pics and if you would like me to share more as I proceed let me know
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  2. antonfourie
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    antonfourie Senior Member

    Yes please keep us posted with your progress I would be great to see how you are getting on. :)
     
  3. daedong
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    daedong Junior Member

    I have been away, but I got started again last week
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  4. Wellydeckhand

    Wellydeckhand Previous Member

    I think you started something you can finished and enjoy soon....... unlike me:D

    WDH
     
  5. Wellydeckhand

    Wellydeckhand Previous Member

    I think you started something you can finished and enjoy soon....... unlike me:D

    WDH
     
  6. daedong
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    daedong Junior Member

    its comming along

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  7. LEASEGUY
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    LEASEGUY Junior Member

    WoW nice work,how much was the kit us ?what kind of power do your plans call for? looks great!
     
  8. daedong
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    daedong Junior Member

    Just an update pic its coming along well

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  9. Harry Kosta
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    Harry Kosta Aussie

    Mate I hope you have enjoyed the experience of building your own boat:D
    Good job and I hope you find some big ones to catch.

    Hazza
     
  10. LEASEGUY
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    LEASEGUY Junior Member

    Awesome job, you should go into production. What was the process you used to get that gellcoat like finnish ? Were the sections in the kit somewhat pre- cut? I especially like the rails on the transom and windshield. Thanks for sharing your work.
     
  11. SolomonGrundy
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    SolomonGrundy I'm not crazy...

    nice boat

    Good Job! Congratulations.
     
  12. longliner45
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    longliner45 Senior Member

    nice work.nice boat,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,also , so you dont need all that nasty wood cluttering up you shop now do ya?and buy the way your welcome,,,,,,,,I recycle my beer cans,,,,,,,,good luck,,longliner
     
  13. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    you have made a nice job. I would like to ask how you bent in the two bottom pieces up to each other to make the bow.
     
  14. daedong
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    daedong Junior Member

    Thank you all for your kind words.

    Bear with me, I might lose you but I will try to put it in words.

    Bottom plates were tacked up where they meet, then I slowly and gradually pulled them up together using G clamps fasted to the top edge of the sheets, then looping a rope from one to the other then I used a screw driver and twisted the rope thus pulling the sides together tacking as I went. The very last 6” or so I had to force it together, to do this I blocked the transom, lifted the front off the ground. I then made a frame that I was able to sit the bow end on and force it down pushing the last bit together.
     

  15. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    Ok I assumed it would be something like that --anyway you've made a nice job of it.
     
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