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Old 19 August 2005, 13:42   #51
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Ok, here are some pics from the last of the tube fitting.

1) Cutting out and sanding
2) sanding the tube ready for the rubbing strake
3) adding strengthening etc to the transom
4) apply glue
5) transom again
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Old 19 August 2005, 13:44   #52
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1) transom again just before adding the final patch
2) all finished...little bit shoddy here and there but bloody good for our first attempt if I don't say so myself...its not easy!
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Old 19 August 2005, 13:56   #53
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1) bow area ready for completion
2) strips along the bottom...very difficult not to get creases. I have a few so will have to cut them out and stick a patch over the top.
3) rubbing strake on...my helpers fell asleep when the horrible cleaning up job needed to be done!
4) cheap labour...not like it used ot be
5) Proposed fairlead at the front cut from left over rubbing strake.
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Old 19 August 2005, 14:10   #54
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slimtim
Transom has been cut away a little to accept the engine saddle (stevetheboat...whats the red layer next to the plywood in the transom?).
Tim
The "red stuff" is a structural adhesive manufactured by Scott Bader and is used extensively by the aircraft and high performance boat industry for all manner of structural bonding, filleting of frames and fairing where sheer and peel strength of a joint, combined with light weight, is a pre-requisite.
We actually bond the entire transom plywood into the boat before overlaminating with multi axial glass cloth.
PS its not cheap @ nearly 9.00 kg.!

The tubes look good Tim and the the whole package seems to be coming together really well. Its a lot more work than most owners realise though is it not? - now perhaps people can begin to see why RIB retail prices are,apparently, so high.
Well done and good luck with the rest of the fit out.
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Old 19 August 2005, 14:36   #55
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Looking good man!!

Where did you get your teardrop white fendering that you are using for the bow strake from Tim?
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Old 19 August 2005, 15:31   #56
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Thanks steve...yes it is a lot of work, but then again I am so busy with photography and going to the beach ( ) that I haven't really had the time to really get stuck in with the project. Little bits here and there so far. I'm starting doing the console now so hopefully I will make more progress. Its good to hear that some quality materials were used in the construction of my hull, I have to say its built like a tank and I can't see it breaking in a hurry...touch wood!

Andy, the fendering is the light grey stuff supplied to me by henshaw. They gave me a generous amount so I'm putting the excess to good use. I may construct some form of fendering to protect where the tube joins the hull at the bow incase the boat gets pushed up against a pontoon...as detailed on a thread by Bruce not not ago.

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How geneous were they Tim........ .

Enough for Bow Fenders for two Ribs?
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afraid not andy I will have a check though just to be sure.

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Looking very good, you must be chuffed to bits with that job!
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Looks like the bees knees Tim. You're right though, you can't get the staff these days, and be prepared for all the people who crawl out of the woodwork when you get her on the water and then dissapear when it comes to cleaning her etc....
good luck, keep us posted.
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