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Old 24 April 2006, 14:30   #81
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more grp work...

Right, over the weekend I managed to drag mike and james out of hibernation to help with applying CSM to the lower flange (flange that screws to the deck). As soon as I can get the angle grinder back I will clean up all the edges, then its just a case of some epoxy here and there and starting the fairing...anyone got any tips on fairing?

I have also asked for a quote for the upholstery from my local sailmaker because I can't be arsed (read: my mum doesn't think her sewing machine is hardcore enough and I was never any good at textiles in primary school ) to do my own upholstery...What colours do people think I should have? Blue to match the tubes with grey piping or grey with blue piping? Or something completely different?!

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1. The flange I was talking about a couple of posts back

2. The bench seat upside down

3. The console upside down

4. The bench seat and the console upside down!

5. A view inside the console taken from the front hatch. Note the small lengths of batton attached to the sides of the seat (upper half of pic). These are to wedge the fuel tank in to stop any movement sideways.

More pics to come after my dinner....
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Old 24 April 2006, 14:53   #82
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and some more....

1. same as pic 5 above but in landscape! The pad on the left is where the throttle is mounted, straight in front is the dash panel and at the bottom of the pic is the self.

2. Inside of the console again but this time taken from the bottom (but the top cos the console is upside down...if you see what i mean?!). You can see how the very top panel are arranged (I will post more pics of this from the outside when I turn it back the other way).

3. Inside of the bench seat - not much to say

Right, I'm off out into the garage to sort out my seat bases.
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Old 24 April 2006, 17:02   #83
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Looking good...... any chance of seeing your project during RIBex ?

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Nice to see you getting on with your project Tim....Must be the warm weather


As Bogi said, when's the launch party then?
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Old 24 April 2006, 22:15   #85
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Old 28 April 2006, 17:37   #86
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Hi chaps, thanks for the comments.

Bogi, may well be able to sort out a viewing if you're interested, not sure when I'll be around at RIBex but I'm sure we'll dumb into each other.

Tonight I attacked the console and bench seat with the angle grinder to tidy it up. Tomorrow I'm hoping to fair them.

I have also half made up the seat bases ready to give to the sailmaker on tuesday. Fuel hose and connectors have also been ordered so will try and run the engine next week to check all is ok.

More pics tomorrow hopefully.

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Old 01 May 2006, 15:55   #87
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Had a busy weekend on the boat.

Attempted to fair the bench seat yesterday and its not as easy as it looks! Was our first time doing it though so we now know how to do it for the console. Today we sanded the bench seat (see pics) and it came up real smooth with a few areas that needed going over again.

All the seat bases have been epoxied and are off to the sailmaker tomorrow. I think I'm going to go for light grey (to match rubbing strake) with dark blue piping. Thought that this would have less of an "ouch" factor in the sun than a dark colour.

Also getting a tow bar fitted on my golf on wednesday

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1. epoxying the bench seat base and, er, reading a book!
2. Sanding the filler with the best respiratory protection available!
3. A good use for mountain biking goggles
4. dust? dust anyone?
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Old 01 May 2006, 16:02   #88
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1. The console. As you can see I have drilled to hole for the steering wheel and its now waiting to be faired.
2. the faired bench seat. tomorrow night I will sand this again with some fine paper and it should then be ready to flo-coat.

I've now got to finalise my bench seat back rest design to send off to stainless steel fabricators.

More updates soon.
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Old 10 May 2006, 17:42   #89
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Have been working on the boat everyday after work trying to get stuff done.

Bench seat has now been flo coated with a roller to give an orange peel effect. Has come out surprisingly well, if a little thin. All I have to do to the bench seat now is a little epoxy coating and fitting of the seat and backrest.

We have also faired the console and are presently busting our balls trying to sand it and get a good finish ready for the undercoat. For some strange reason, our second application of the fairing compound (poly resin + glass bubbles) has been a bugger to sand back in places. There seem to be patches that clog up the sand paper and render it useless...very irritating and difficult to get a good finish. Can anyone suggest what we may have done wrong? What puzzles me is that it has only occured whilst rubbing down the second application of filler on both the console and bench seat.

Tomorrow we will be filling holes for hopefully the last time, then more sanding before starting to apply paint at the weekend.

Can anyone see any reason why I shouldn't buy this cable for my wiring?
http://www.marine-hardware.co.uk/aca...inned__74.html

I was going to get my self tappers from these chaps as well.

I have also ordered a load of stuff from my local chanderly which should be here by the end of the week.

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1. Me sanding
2. Oh what fun one can have with lots of white dust and a hoover
3. Me still sanding....
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Got to give it to you SLim Tim, that is a lot of work, keep it up, good luck!
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