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inwe inwe
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Well this is my new boat. Its come out at 20ft. I should finish it soon -- ha ha. It would have been finished a lot sooner but for a trip to the hospital. The barn I'm building it in is not high enough to try the masts.

Upside down and painted. You have to finish the underside as you don't want to keep turning the bloody thing over every five minutes.



Right way up, not bad on your own. This shows the bulkheads and side lockers in place. I also decided to put in an outboard well. It is not an easy task to cut such a big hole in the bottom, took some looking at to start cutting.



Centre plate about 100lbs , 16mm galvanised steel plate with cheeks of 6mm ply.

view taken as far back as possible- back to the wall.





Fine bow section




I am now finishing the six spars, a lot of planing and sanding. Lots of fiddly bits that take time. It takes even more time when you have to take what tools you want to use with you every time. I lost £1500 worth of power tools. It takes only 3 seconds to get past a padlock no matter how good it is and they don't use bolt croppers.
Now the temperature has dropped I have to use a diesel heater in the barn!
Alan Alan
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That's seriously impressive. Are you building all by yourself or do you have some help?
inwe inwe
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Thanks Alan, yes all on my own.
To Paul(admin) sorry it went in the wrong place.
Port-Na-Storm Port-Na-Storm
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Well done Richard, she looks fabulous.

Can't wait to see her on the water.
Graham.
Timmo Timmo
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Beautiful, and big. You'll be able to go on long walks while sailing her! Look forward to pictures of her afloat. Should tack nicely with the mizzed sheeted tight even on restricted waterways but will be a fantastic cruising boat. What will she be called?


> On 24 Nov 2014, at 00:03, inwe [via UK HBBR Forum] <ml-node+s967333n4027997h20@n3.nabble.com> wrote:
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> Well this is my new boat. Its come out at 20ft. I should finish it soon -- ha ha. It would have been finished a lot sooner but for a trip to the hospital. The barn I'm building it in is not high enough to try the masts.

EDIT: Tidied up the accidental picture replies. Also she is now docked in Build in Progress! Paul(admin)
AdrianG AdrianG
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Wow, she looks a beaut, Richard, well done and good luck with fiddly bits. Sounds like you've had a fair bit of adversity to overcome, too. Bon courage.

Kind regards
Adrian
inwe inwe
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Well here are two more views that might solve one question. There is a logical connection in three moves.

inwe inwe
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Got the centre board in today.


Maybe I should have had a party to lift it aboard but what the heck. The main job after lifting it over
the side was marrying up the holes, but even this went ok




This job I was really not looking forward to but am happy to report another weight added to the build.
The only problem is that you can't really test it whilst its still on the ground. Might have to jack it up and see.
pete@watercraft-magazine.com pete@watercraft-magazine.com
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She looks great... as do the pictures; hope they're hi-res because she'd make a great article for Water Craft.

Pete G
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Marrying holes by Jove

Such a fun job and the more the weight of the boat and the board, the more fun it is possible to have.

Mark a cross, however indelibly, on the board, centred on its hole.  Then a small mirror if you can't get your eyeball on a level with the holey part of the case; and I can't in either of mine.  And of course a light source.

At least then in the gloom, you have a fighting chance of manoeuvring along any line you can see in the case hole, until the board hole appears.

How many Home Boat Builders does it take to install a centreboard?

Thirteen

The 'Master under God' lying in the bilge, jammed under the thwart, with an eye on hole level; one unsuspecting new member to crawl underneath* and hold the board vertically and eleven others to lift the occupied hull over the board and ease backward and forward

Until aligned

CW

(* Brings a whole new meaning to 'Right of passage', doesn't it?)

inwe inwe
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Well the fiddley bits continue. I decided not to build up the floor but to use tread mark. bought a sheet and started by marking and cutting out some patterns. After marking out and cutting out the pieces stuck them to the hull. So know I've got a non slip surface.



My local oak merchant phoned up this morning to announce that he had the bits of timber for the tiller, so I could start to laminate .My old steamer came out, hasn't seen the light of day for over ten years.


I managed to get five pieces bent for now, another five next week and then they'll get glued together.
Timmo Timmo
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I do love an elegant bit of laminating, that tiller is going to be a beauty! 

Tim.

On 11 Dec 2014, at 22:06, inwe [via UK HBBR Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Well the fiddley bits continue. I decided not to build up the floor but to use tread mark. bought a sheet and started by marking and cutting out some patterns. After marking out and cutting out the pieces stuck them to the hull. So know I've got a non slip surface.



My local oak merchant phoned up this morning to announce that he had the bits of timber for the tiller, so I could start to laminate .My old steamer came out, hasn't seen the light of day for over ten years.


I managed to get five pieces bent for now, another five next week and then they'll get glued together.



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I totally agree with Timmo. I really admire buildings that have laminated arches to support the wooden roof beams.
Popular in the 50s and 60s, less popular today but we need to encourage the beautiful lines of wooden art.

Well done inwe.

Paul

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inwe inwe
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But Paul
you see a lot of laminated timber buildings around. Mostly laminated abroad I have to admit, but it is not uncommon. I agree a beautiful method of construction.

Richard
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Well I started to make the mizzen mast gaiter, needed one of my old drawing instruments. My wife decided that she new (possibly) where they were residing . How come I ended clearing some cupboards out? Ended up with a clearout - classic boat mags etc. I did keep my series of Watercraft though (Pete).

Richard
inwe inwe
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Well, took the tiller laminate from its former today. I hope the thing ends up a lot lighter than it is at the moment! Quite pleased with the result so far.



I'll start to plane and shape it tomorrow provided the flood waters stay away ! In the meantime I can start to tidy up the barn. The first thing to go is the gantry, I can at last get all around the boat easily, I can only hope that I don't have to take the centre plate out again.



As I continue to tidy up I find lots of bits and pieces I no longer require like 3sheets 9mm robbins elite,
board clamps as well as a load of G clamps. Details later.

Richard
inwe inwe
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Leathering the spars. An interesting exercise. It came together surprisingly well.

Timmo Timmo
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Beautiful job.

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Leathering the spars. An interesting exercise. It came together surprisingly well.




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Lovely, the stitching looks professional.

A+

-Paul
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Just starting to clear out stuff (see stuff for sale). I have come to the conclusion that to be an amateur boatbuilder of any sort one of the major requirements is to have a wood burning stove. I have just spent the last two days cutting up bits of debris and have still not finished just run out of strong bags. Got to acquire some more! Wood will not power my steam engine 'cos its not hot enough.

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