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Old 15 March 2008, 09:19   #11
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thanks Codprawn .......i have dabbled in the instrument making but its too difficult to aquire correctly dried timbers , i won a few awards for some of my woodwork .....what annoyed me about it though i was entered into the proffesional catagories instead of amateur but i still won.

This jigsaw table was particularly hard to make , the rules were for something to be made out of a 4" x 2" x 96" piece of timber and this is what i made...the perspex was changed for glass before i entered it

I have sold some planes to instrument makers who now will only use my planes
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Old 15 March 2008, 17:59   #12
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Come on then Ian,
How is it going building the Shakey???

Yoiu have not given us build pics

I guess if the trailer is at Henshaws, then so is the hull for tubing?

Are you building an A-frame for her? If yes would be interested to see the design and how you are handling it to take the battery/oil boxes into account.

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Old 15 March 2008, 19:01   #13
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Hi Neil,
yep the hull is still at henshaws ..... due to pickup on my next leave probobly around mid april..... I dont ever rush anything

i have gone for the aquaflyte console ..its sitting in the snooker room at present gathering dust ....i have made some hydraulic flip down bolsters which are due to go to the upholsterers this week ....I'm chuffed with the stainless lower frames

it will have a double A frame but i'm undecided on the rear seating as yet ....as you know it has a battery box either side of the transome but i am thinking of removing these and building in a rear bench setup inset to the tubes similar to the scorpions and revengers ....once the tubes are on i can mould around them if i go this route .....i would also make it strong enough to build the A frames onto this ....the batteries etc can go into the console

I have gone for tapered tubes like the revenger the same colour as codprawns ...Alpin Blue i think its called .....with a couple of grey boarding patchs..nothing too fancy .....we'll see how it turns out.

quite fancy doing the deck with the artificial teak .....looks the biz ....

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Old 15 March 2008, 23:57   #14
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Alpin Blue is correct - make sure you use some form of protector on it or it WILL oxidise(even in Winter) and then you need loads of hard work to get it back. i currently use 303 Aerospace protector which ain't cheap and seems to do the same job as Armour All or STP. When I next do it I am going to try the Johnsons Klear floor polish!!!
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....it tows fantastic kept a steady 65-70 in its 400mile maiden voyage ...
Careful .. walls have ears, and all that. I'm sure you really meant to say that it tows really well up to the speed limit and would probably tow well even faster if you were allowed
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Old 16 March 2008, 04:21   #16
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Careful .. walls have ears, and all that. I'm sure you really meant to say that it tows really well up to the speed limit and would probably tow well even faster if you were allowed
oh yes i forgot my car has oversize wheels so will only be be doin 60

honest


Thanks for the tip Codprawn.

Niel ...there are a few options on an A frame with the batt/oil box's in situe .......i stared at a picture for a while and did have an option ...one involved a single mount onto the transom with the second tube tapering into it just above the transome....seemed to work well years ago when they built crane jibs etc...Hyrdrocons spring to mind ...single point fix.
also possible to step over the boxs tight against the tubes and gives the option of some nice curves



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Old 16 March 2008, 11:40   #17
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i currently use 303 Aerospace protector which ain't cheap and seems to do the same job as Armour All or STP. When I next do it I am going to try the Johnsons Klear floor polish!!!
I have just completed a major tube restoration. Red tubes, 12 years old, never covered or cleaned. Some areas had turned a chalky light brown. Did tests with both 303 and Armourall after multiple scrub downs with toluene. 303 came out the best in terms of colour restore. It is expensive if you buy a 8oz bottle but I can get a gallon for $65.00 at local marine store. That should last a few years. BTW, a tip on cleaning with toluene: use loads of rough cloths, like cut up old bath towel, and change/turn often. Otherwise you are just rubbing the disolved crap back in. The top panel of the tubes was worn threadbare so I painted with Tuff Coat. Came out great but I do now have two tone red tubes. Materials were less than $200.00 but I bet I have 80 hours of work into the tubes so far.
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Old 16 March 2008, 20:23   #18
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I wasn't using the 303 as a restorer - already got the colour back with Traffic Film Remover and loads of elbow grease!!!

I have also bought a gallon of the 303 but I really wonder if you would be better off with the cheaper stuff slapped on a bit more often.
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Codders, you want to be careful using 303 if you use it to often it absorbs into hypalon and makes gluing a bear if you need to patch or add rub strakes etc. I still use it but nowhere near as much. I had to glue on some D rings on my old boat which saw 303 regularly and it was awful, no adhesion. i talked with a local tube builder and repairer and he has had the same experience.

Ian beautiful planes..... most woodworking tools made these days are total cr!p. your planes are awesome and you are very talented. All the woodworking tools I use to repair wooden boats are around a 100 years old, way better steel. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 17 March 2008, 18:58   #20
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oh yes i forgot my car has oversize wheels so will only be be doin 60

honest


Thanks for the tip Codprawn.

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Erm, don't you mean undersize wheels? If you had oversize wheels then it would be going even faster than the indicated speed......

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ps: Fantastic work - I love precision made stuff.
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