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Old 21 June 2010, 11:41   #111
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The rear end is nearly finished - Formica doesn't do compound curves so some of it has to be done the old fashioned way with filler then high build paint, rubbed down and polished, the flat or single curve areas can be covered in Formica.

The extension that will extend over the drives is not on the boat - the shape you see in the photo with Kitten in will allow outboards to trim up if fitted and will provide a positive location for the extension when inboards are fitted.
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Old 01 July 2010, 10:27   #112
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The next set show the cockpit roof being made and the windscreen area which needs a lot of inside out upside down thinking.

The first photo shows the part made in the earlier process from the inside face of the actual windscreen - this is used as a sort of datum and the outside surface you can see in the photo is where the inside of the screen will end up - the subsequent photos show building up the roof and the thickness over the "screen" to allow for the thickness of the mould plant which will go in the mould to give us a recess for the windscreen to sit in, this will be slightly thicker than the actual windscreen to allow for the bonding material thickness.

Now the top part of the plug is done in terms of shape it is a question of making it shiny enough to take a mould from - this will involve more grey stuff as seen on the Ring plug and our secret weapon Formica!
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Old 20 July 2010, 11:50   #113
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The latest set of photos show the application of the Formica and the boat with the final application of hibuild paint, we then turned the boat to make it easier to polish the deck and cockpit roof. It will stay on the A frames until the gel coat and first few layers of matt of the mould have been applied, it will then be returned to the floor where the stiffening will be applied and the moulds removed.

The grey sheet on the foredeck is protect the Formica when working topsides - it was removed shortly after the photo was taken.

Gelcoat tomorrow!

Engines tomorrow or Thursday I hope.
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looks fantastic!!
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The latest set of photos show the application of the Formica and the boat with the final application of hibuild paint, we then turned the boat to make it easier to polish the deck and cockpit roof. It will stay on the A frames until the gel coat and first few layers of matt of the mould have been applied, it will then be returned to the floor where the stiffening will be applied and the moulds removed.

The grey sheet on the foredeck is protect the Formica when working topsides - it was removed shortly after the photo was taken.

Gelcoat tomorrow!

Engines tomorrow or Thursday I hope.
looking good now John...
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Cool boat, keep the pictures coming Cookee.
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Old 25 July 2010, 04:23   #119
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Thanks guys - engines have now arrived and first mat is now on ......... we might still make Cowes (posted entry on Friday!)

Wish us luck!
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Well done Cookee & kitten.
Look forward to seeing the finished article(s)
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