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Old 02 December 2009, 07:20   #1
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BananaShark 34' Build thread

Whilst this is a hard boat, so few boats are built from scratch now I thought this may be of interest to some people on here despite the fact that it is a hard boat - we do have drawings for a RIB version though, and will build one if the demand is there!

The first set show the tools required to make a level floor - using a level and a laser with a simple tool Kitten laid out the plywood pads where the plug would touch the floor.

Then the pile of laser cut MDF arrived from the nice people at www.cut-tec.co.uk and the jigsaw puzzle was assembled!
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Old 02 December 2009, 07:22   #2
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The jigsaw puzzle assembly continues!

That's all for now - more later!
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Old 02 December 2009, 07:25   #3
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Ikea boat, nice idea. You could've given that workshop a tidy Cookee.
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Old 02 December 2009, 07:36   #4
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Very interesting Thanks for taking the time. Looking forward to the continuing story.
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Old 02 December 2009, 07:56   #5
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Cool Can you tell us what its being built for (apart from the obvious) and whats going to power it ?
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Cool Can you tell us what its being built for (apart from the obvious) and whats going to power it ?
It will look a lot like the picture below, and it will be powered by a pair of Yanmar BY260's with Arneson Number 6 drives and ZF63 gearboxes, the speed we are aiming for is 75mph, but anything over 70mph will be great.

That engine configuration will fit into Class "E" in the Marathon / Endurance series and if we get it done in time we hope to take part in the World Championships in Cowes next August, but that is seriously close, so we'll have to wait and see how it goes!
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Old 02 December 2009, 08:11   #7
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thought it was 34ft
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thought it was 34ft
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Old 02 December 2009, 10:04   #9
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Cool - a flatbacked boat - perfect

Cracking thread Cookie - looking forward to it growing

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Cookee, did you say MDF???? Marine grade Ply?? looks bloody awesome tho!
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I think the photos show the plug being assembled - not the actual boat!!! No need to waste money on marine grade ply for a plug, I would imagine (but stand to be corrected if I'm wrong).
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It will look a lot like the picture below, and it will be powered by a pair of Yanmar BY260's with Arneson Number 6 drives and ZF63 gearboxes, the speed we are aiming for is 75mph, but anything over 70mph will be great.

That engine configuration will fit into Class "E" in the Marathon / Endurance series and if we get it done in time we hope to take part in the World Championships in Cowes next August, but that is seriously close, so we'll have to wait and see how it goes!
Luckily as an existing BananaShark owner I qualify for their free upgrade path...

I'll have mine in blue please, Cookee

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Old 02 December 2009, 11:47   #13
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sure but using mdf for a plug knowing how mdf attracts water and swells up

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Old 02 December 2009, 11:59   #14
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fantastic project Cookee.

can't you wack up some live web cam so we can all sit our desks offering lots of useful advice and necessary alterations? It'll be the first boat built by a committee of 100's.

stupid idea i know
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Now that's what I call a workshop. When I win the lottery I want something similar, including the inflatable shark, traction engine and paddles! Keep the pics coming.
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fantastic project cookee.

can't you wack up some live web cam so we can all sit our desks offering lots of useful advice and necessary alterations? It'll be the first boat built by a committee of 100's.

Stupid idea i know
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Old 02 December 2009, 12:22   #17
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sure but using mdf for a plug knowing how mdf attracts water and swells up

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Sadly all this post is proving is that a girl (Louise) knows more than you!

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Old 02 December 2009, 12:25   #18
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Luckily as an existing BananaShark owner I qualify for their free upgrade path...

I'll have mine in blue please, Cookee

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i know nothing and not worthy and a luuurvly and fantastic looking craft, wish you all the luck for getting it ready on time and your next adventure!!
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Old 02 December 2009, 13:30   #20
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its not mdf board ,i saw it today its a balsa wood model 5ft long and clever use of trick photograpy to confuse you all
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