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    08-06-2022, 05:37 PM
    Thanks John, the bevel sounds a good timesaver. I'll epoxy coat the end grain to help a bit. I've cut the washboards to allow for hardwood end...
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    08-06-2022, 05:23 AM
    I've been playing about with the cabin entrance options. The entrance is 600mm wide and about 1250mm high. I have cut 3 boards- roughly 400mm high. I...
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    08-04-2022, 07:57 AM
    Good spot Neil. When I was deciding how far forward to put the timber at the opening I tried it as per the plans, and it was a bit tight, so moved it...
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    08-03-2022, 03:33 AM
    Spent the last couple of evenings sorting out the washboard tracks. I thought a bit about going with the door, as shown on the plans, washboards, or...
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    07-25-2022, 03:40 PM
    I managed to glue up the windscreen frames tonight. I don't think there's much left to do- gunwales, backing pads for deck fittings, a dashboard,...
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    07-18-2022, 03:35 PM
    Neil- There's definitely some resourceful people out there- I have to say, I don't fancy taking the roof off ! I made a bit of progress tonight....
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    07-16-2022, 02:22 AM
    Looks good Jamie- coming on nicely. I totally get the advantage of water ballast- What about using part lead and part water? The aft section of the...
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    07-16-2022, 02:10 AM
    Well done Neil- looking good! You've done a good job of keeping it tidy as you go!
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    07-15-2022, 05:26 PM
    Cheers, I hope so... By chopping it off I get the best of both worlds... finish the hull inside, and when the wheelhouse is off and the boat...
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    07-15-2022, 10:25 AM
    For a while today I thought of finishing the boat as much as I can, bringing the boat out and completing it outside. I don't think the boat would...
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    07-14-2022, 03:52 PM
    The boat is pretty much done- just gunwales, a step from the wheelhouse to the cockpit washboards etc. I did think about doing it outside, but...
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    07-14-2022, 03:04 PM
    Next part of the wheelhouse is dry fitted. Ill put temporary bracing across it before I glue it in to keep it square. I have to be careful now I...
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    07-09-2022, 04:03 PM
    I sure am- I knew when Paul drew the boat the framework for the garage might get in the way. Its not so bad, I hope. Tonight when I was measuring up...
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    07-09-2022, 02:00 PM
    No such thing as a crazy question! The beam of the boat is 8' wide and the door is 7'. The door has a 3inch metal frame round the opening and it's...
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    07-07-2022, 04:44 PM
    Ive finished gluing on the aft section of framework for the wheelhouse. I have allowed a small amount of room behind the vertical frame to get a...
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    07-05-2022, 03:47 PM
    I started to get the shape of the wheelhouse tonight. I've got about 1.66m or 5'5 from the underside of the aft horizontal frame to the cockpit sole...
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