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Old 08 September 2005, 14:19   #71
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Martin: Thanks...I will try and update this more often. Won't be for a few days now because i'm going to the Bestival on the IOW!

Bogi: We'll have to see how things go! I think the stuff in the green bottle will melt the tubes

Tim G: There will be loadsa room for just about everything. VHF, Stereo, plotter, fishfinder, switch panel, 4 gauges, compass etc etc and still be room for more!

Jono: thanks for the suggestion. I had considered it, and may well do that now you have suggested it may be a good idea. I'll see how stiff it is when its all assembled.

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Andy: I thought you were off somewhere? At the Bestival this weekend, so not so good for me I'm afraid. Let me know if you venture over one evening next week.

Discovered that the engine has to come off again today...won't explain now cos my dinner is ready

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I was Tim, but it was a short trip to the States this time.

We'll see what we can do?

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Old 09 September 2005, 02:20   #73
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Looking forward to the maiden voyage Timothy.

Perhaps when you recover from the Bestival!

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Old 19 October 2005, 15:18   #74
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blimey, I haven't updated this for over a month! Doesn't time fly when you're being a bum

Update coming shortly...if not tonight, soon!

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Update at last!

Ok,

Sorry about the delay over the winter months. The pisc to follow are ones from the end of the summer that I didn't put up before. I have started to do some stuff on it again, but haven't taken any fresh pics yet.

So, where did I leave it? My merry band of helpers and I had fitted the tubes and engine and were well into making the console and bench seat out of plywood and epoxy.

We had made the lower half of the console and had started on the upper section. The bench seat was also in the making.

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1. The top and bottom sections together (although not glued together I don't think) and a chair setup to try out the seating position.
2. Slight design problem - sharp corners digging into my thighs! (see pic caption 4...)
3. brum brum
4. ...problem solved! (after a lot of sawing, damn that epoxy is tough!)
5. Mike getting underway with the bench seat - lots of 1x1 batton, waterproof wood glue, epoxy and ply used for this. My design makes it bloody strong and reasonably light too.
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Old 21 April 2006, 15:52   #76
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1. Bench seat - much of the vertical strength comes from the front and back panels (9mm ply at back to take back rest) which are supported by batton to prevent buckling. You can see that the lower corners are "cut off" so as not to hinder water getting to the scuppers/pump in the event of a stuff.

2. The lay out in the boat - not sure what I would've done if I had got my measurements wrong at this stage!

3. Another view of the bench seat. You can see the strengthening batton which also acts as a flange to support the seat base.

4. Bench seat complete with centre bracing. This makes it very stiff and strong and obviously provides support for the seat base.

5. James sanding off lumps of epoxy ready for the glassing.
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1. Bench seat fully glassed (apart from lower flange which I hope to do this weekend) and all edges attacked with the angle grinder (the most useful tool in the world!). Pretty good for my forst go at GRP work if I don't say so myself! There are a few areas where I have small bubbles but I ground those out and will fill them with filler. I also attempted to use the glass tissue to produce a smooth surface but by god thats a pain in a arse!

2. All the gear, but no idea

3. James resuming an interesting position whilst cleaning up the inside epoxy

4. From a different angle...don't mess

So, on from these pictures we have screwed/glued in mahogony blocks to screw the SS hinges into (purchased at the boat show - using quality kit here!) and epoxied the insides of both the bench seat and the console for protection. The transom has also been modified in order to give clearance for the steering cable.

Recently, my dad and I spent a few hours drilling through the deck (18mm of ply + 2-3mm of glass!) to get into the under deck cable conduit and I installed my new control cables.

I have devised an ingenious (well, i thought so anyway) way of preventing water flowing up the conduit and bubbling up inside the console. From plastimo I have purchased a plastic flange type arrangement (pic to follow) which I will glue hypalon to in an elephant trunk type arrangement. This will attach to the deck over the hole and the cables will thread up through the middle (see advanced CAD drawing below). I haven't worked out how to seal the upper end yet, maybe just zipties (suggestions welcome).

This plastic flange thingy (plastimo part number: 16928 i think) is only about 2 and would make an ideal flange for a home made elephant trunk.

Right, hope you like the update, I will post more as it happens.

Tata for now.

Tim
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Tim, you should just have glassed over the white chairs and the consol in a woner.
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slimtim said:

2. Slight design problem - sharp corners digging into my thighs! (see pic caption 4...)
3. brum brum
4. ...problem solved! (after a lot of sawing, damn that epoxy is tough!)


Hi Tim,

Does your nice Ally fuel tank still fit in the console with this mod??

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Hi Tim,

Does your nice Ally fuel tank still fit in the console with this mod??

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Yup, no problem at all, the tank sits at a lower level.

JW, it is tempting just to screw that chair to the deck just to get it finished! You don't want to come down from scotland to finish it while I'm at work do you?!
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