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Old 05 May 2010, 09:36   #101
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Very slick... and full marks to Mr Kitten for his disc brake!
A neat line in staircases too I see.
Yes - the local Howdens had one the wrong size or something - absolutely perfect!
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I have made a GIF of the process of turning the mould and plug over - it's at http://files.me.com/cookee/qt7voh although it is a large file!
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For an awful moment there i thought you meant the steps in the hull, were made from a stair case cut up.... .! Amazing seeing the boat come together though, keep the pics coming!
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Very slick... and full marks to Mr Kitten for his disc brake!
yes .. very good !
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A few more showing the shape of the top half and the foredeck plug construcion
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The diesel waterjet is on Ebay now.
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The diesel waterjet is on Ebay now.
Have you had no interest in it at all then John?
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Lots of interest but no cheque yet! Ebay seems to be a good way of marketing boats even if they don't sell - we'll see!
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Unfortunately John everyone shops for everything on ebay, 90% of my bikes sell as a result of being on there. It's just bloody expensive! Had good success with classified ads on there, 30 days and cheaper than an auction with no final value fee.
You may have more success with that as people can submit offers on the asking price not stupid low bids and the offer automatically includes the contact details, they usually turn up with the cash anyway in my experience.
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About time for an update - having a windscreen in a boat requires quite a bit more work at this stage - we have the screens now and Kitten has taken a pattern off them - not using anything with styrene in it of course - he used PVA glue and ended up with a shape the same as the inside of the screen.

The pattern is then being used to make a plant for the mould which will be used to make the actual boat. The pattern will form part of the structure of the cockpit roof - in effect we are building the cockpit roof around the pattern taken from the screens therefore ensuring that it will all fit together perfectly every time. The only assumption in all of this is that the screen manufacturer is capable of repeating their side of the job accurately!

Photo 1 screen with protective wrapping if you can see it!
Photo 2 the pattern is taking shape - the screens are laying outside face down
Photo 3 the pair of patterns are done - removed from the original and the surface is covered in Formica
Photo 4 the plant is then laid up onto the pattern thick enough to allow for the thickness of the screen and the glue that will hold it in ensuring a flush fit in the boat
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