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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #15 on: Fri 3 Mar 07:30 2017 »
yeah I was going to say the same - leaps and bounds!

$1400! that would be about 300 bucks in "wife dollars" then eh? (Cost me $300 dear!  ::)  )

Yes probably, when I tell her I bought it... !
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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #16 on: Thu 16 Mar 19:31 2017 »
Got a bit more done - the inside is pretty much finished and flow coated.
We rolled her over - attached are a few pics during the work on the hull.

First glassed all the bad bits, then sanded the entire hull.
Next coated it all in a qcell / resin mix and sanded that back to fair the imperfections.

Getting close to being finished - one more patch up using the qcell bog then ready for gelcoat.
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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #17 on: Fri 17 Mar 10:51 2017 »
R u gonna record how many actual hours of works you spend on it til completion so we have an idea ?

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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #18 on: Fri 17 Mar 11:35 2017 »
R u gonna record how many actual hours of works you spend on it til completion so we have an idea ?


No, not recording how much I spent on it either - I don't want to know.
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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #19 on: Sun 19 Mar 05:55 2017 »
jeeeeez ya smashin this one out in a hurry!  I too used the expanda foam under the floor of my boat, not only stiffens the hull a tad but deadens the sound right out!  positive flotation is the added bonus here too!

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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #20 on: Wed 5 Apr 16:43 2017 »
Rain and a flooded yard has slowed things up.
Bought a 135hp Optimax today - came with Hy-Drive hydraulic steering and Smartcraft digital gauges.
Hope to get back into it next week when things dry out and the chooks aren't swimming around the boat!
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Re: New Boat Project
« Reply #21 on: Thu 6 Apr 07:55 2017 »
Hi Dave,
That is looking awesome, how big a fuel tank are you going to run ?

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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #22 on: Thu 6 Apr 08:56 2017 »
    The boat came with a custom built underfloor stainless 120lt.
    I've made room for 180lt but if I go that way I'll have to get a tank made to suit.
    Not sure yet which way I'll go.
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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #23 on: Thu 11 May 08:28 2017 »
    Can we see update?

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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #24 on: Sat 13 May 13:12 2017 »
    There was a holdup for the last month - nothing to do with working on it, simply a lack of muscle...!

    We turned the boat over the fix some rough patches in the hull and gelcoat it.
    Seemed pretty easy to roll over, rolling it back was the problem.
    First attempt with four blokes failed, couldn't get it more than a few inches off the ground.
    Coordinating six or seven blokes at the one time took some effort.
    It finally came together this morning, I think we had 6.5 helper - one bloke had a broken wrist.

    It was touch and go for a few minutes, especially once we got it past the balance point but in the end with a lot of huffing, puffing and grunting, it ended up the right way up.

    Next is to sand the transom and fix any small chips - the blue you can see is over the gelcoat - a mix of acetone and blue dye used as a sanding guide coat.

    The interior has been flow coated, just have to fit a front hatch and flow coat that bulkhead.
    Fit the underfloor tank and lid, console, T-Top -  hydraulic steering, motor and small pod in the shed ready to fit.

    Still deciding on what to coat the sides and deck with - simple wrap or two pack. At this stage I'm leaning towards wrapping the sides and two packing the deck - easiest way out. To paint the sides I'd need to do more sanding, filling chips and preparation, which I'm not keen on.


    The photos were taken this morning after we rolled it back over, as you can see it still has a bit of dirt, mud ect.
    « Last Edit: Sat 13 May 13:24 2017 by Nugget »
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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #25 on: Sat 13 May 14:09 2017 »
    Not a fan of wraps myself but as you say, you dont want to go to to much trouble and it's the quickest way to get it on water.
    However!
    It would look muuuuch nicer painted.  ::)

    If you ever need muscle I'm happy to help if available.
    Just one more cast

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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #26 on: Sun 14 May 13:55 2017 »
    Not a fan of wraps myself but as you say, you dont want to go to to much trouble and it's the quickest way to get it on water.
    However!
    It would look muuuuch nicer painted.  ::)

    If you ever need muscle I'm happy to help if available.

    I wasn't a fan of wraps either, until I had one for a year or so.
    Was a lot tougher than I expected.
    It's hard to get a good finish with paint on a 40 year old ex pro crabbing boat - a wrap hides a multitude of wear signs.

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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #27 on: Sun 14 May 14:37 2017 »
    Where's a good place Brissy that does wraps ?

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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #28 on: Sun 14 May 15:36 2017 »
    PM crocb8, member here, he does them.
    « Last Edit: Thu 22 Jun 10:43 2017 by Nugget »
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    Re: New Boat Project
    « Reply #29 on: Thu 22 Jun 09:45 2017 »
    How's it coming along Nugget?