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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Perfect! Thanks John. From the research I've done, this looks like the best, and strongest way to do it.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Thanks John, appreciate the links- I'll have a look through. Ive gone off the rubber seal idea! The interscrews look pretty neat.

    Did you put the plastic on the inboard or outboard side of the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    100mm is no good- the cabin cut out isn't big enough and I don't think it looks right on the wheelhouse side.

    Been doing some research and it seems the rubber seal I liked the look of might not be...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Sorry for the double post!!
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the cabin roof fitted and tidied up.

    The corners for the perspex have a 50mm radius but the rubber seal I saw online needs a 100mm radius. I'll redraw 100mm and see what it looks like.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the cabin roof fitted and tidied up.

    The corners for the perspex have a 50mm radius but the rubber seal I saw online needs a 100mm radius. I'll redraw 100mm and see what it looks like.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just made a 1st attempt at the cutout marking for the polycarbonate. I plan to use the rubber seals to fit them- that's one of the neater ways I've seen to do it. I haven't looked at the specific...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the cabin carlins glued on. I can see me whacking my leg off them when I go forward so I've left them an inch or two behind the cabin roof panel, so I can taper them in to the wheelhouse...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    You're making a lovely job of your boat. Thanks for sharing the electrical install photos- very helpful for me
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Looking good Neil!
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Cheers! I've loved building this boat- a brilliant way to spend a couple of evenings a week.

    I wanted to build a practical boat for our wet Scottish summers- I'm pretty pleased with how she's...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've been working away- I have the side bench tops cut and sheathed in glass cloth and epoxy. I've got the centre roof section of the cabin cut and glued on, and the wheelhouse/cabin sides dry...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Got the quarter knees glued in- the top 2 laminates are larger than the bottom 2, and sit in the channel I cut in the inwale and transom frame. I cut a slight radius on the free edge.

    Not sure if...
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    Re: Building Ninigret

    You've done a lovely job there! A very pretty boat!
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    You had me worried there!! Just checked the drawings in as many places as I could that I've got it in the right place.

    I spent a while looking at the drawings last year when I was getting ready to...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Cheers- bit of a fiddly job doing that, think it looks ok. I'm glad I knocked the corners off- softens it a bit from the plywood box it is. Its 20 inches from the top of the outboard beam to the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just finished gluing up the quarter knees- 4 laminates of 12mm ply with 350mm arms. I'll cut two drainholes on them either side of the transom frame work so it doesn't become a water trap. I'll get...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've been working away over the last week on the splashwell. The main body of the well is 450mm x 450mm. From the engines I looked at online and the measurements from a friends boat, this size seems...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    On my CY I used some 8mm copper pipe to line the hole through the step with. Well abraded, epoxy stuck fine.
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Thanks Oldad!

    I've been working away on the splashwell, but tbh it looks a bit of a dogs dinner at the moment. Once I've got it all done I'll post up the photos- good and bad! I'm sure others can...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just finished a few jobs. I've cut the hole in the forward face of the foredeck locker and added some doublers either side. This will allow the chain to pass through so the lid can be closed with...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Here's a photo- I drew lines on the sole to see what could be built as is, but its too narrow. The drawing is a bit more like what I think would work

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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the lid for the foredeck locker cut and have some timbers to cover the exposed ply edge on the forward and side faces gluing up just now.

    The other job I want to tackle before I get the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Thanks Alan, I'm spending a couple of hours 2 or 3 nights a week and half a day at the weekend.

    I just plod away and get done what I can. I'm on the home straight now, I think. I've the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Dave- I think I'm just going to re-fasten it permanently. I have literally 30mm (can just fit the thickness of my hand) between the door and the stem, so when it's on a trailer I won't get the door...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Sorry about the angles, my workshop is pretty small so hard to get all the boat in the photo.

    I finished filleting the outboard edge of the wheelhouse sole boards so I can glass cloth them. After...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Conscious the photos I post are always full of tools, wood shavings etc. I cleaned up a bit tonight before finishing the fillets on the outboard edge of the wheelhouse sole boards. I took some photos...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Looks good Neil!
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've now got the cockpit sole boards glued in. I'll glass this over and then it's on to the outboard splash well.

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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I agree Neil. This boat will be outboard powered so there will be no sterngland/tube. The Surveyor and Paul who drew the boat have suggested having access to vent the spaces - I'm sure it's not a bad...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    A bit more work on the boat tonight. I reversed the frame I cut for the deck locker and trimmed 12mm off the height. There's a bit more to come off with a taper so I can get the lid to sit flush. I...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Just thought, a better way to do this deck locker framing might be to put the timbers I've got dry fitted in the photo to the inside, and then use a smaller, thinner piece on the outside. When the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the cockpit sole board supports glued in. With a dry fit of the sole boards before I glued them it is certainly more rigid.

    I have started to put a frame round the top of the locker...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I got the cockpit sole glassed and the anchor locker sides and the piece on the forward face of the cabin frame completed over the weekend.

    The wheelhouse sole boards don't sit on the stringers...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I havent fitted the sole boards yet- they go across the sole bearers and sit on top of the sides of the sump box. This means the sump will be the lowest point and water should gather here to be...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    When I had the boat surveyed the chap recommended a sump put in below the wheelhouse sole to deliberately collect water and that a bilge pump can be fitted to remove it.. There's a step over this...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the cockpit sole glued down, and it's all ready for a layer or 2 of glass cloth. I laid out what I had on the roll last night- not enough so more is on order.

    I have finished the sump...
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    Re: Building the CoPogy 18

    I'm really interested in your electrical install. I'm building a motorboat of similar length so will be following with interest!
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    A little bit more progress over the last few days. I've glued some doublers to the underside of the sole boards- give the screws for the hatches some more timber to get into. I've done the cockpit,...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I fancied a change of scenery tonight so cut the sole boards for the wheelhouse and cockpit. I've got the 4 hatches cut for the buoyancy tanks in the cockpit, but haven't done the two for the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Some more progress tonight- finished cutting the rest of the cabin framing. Paul shows on the drawing the athwartships timber just forward of the cabin entrance a small (180mm) hatch to make access...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I was out this afternoon and got the forward frame glued on. Next job is to cut, and fit the anchor locker sections. I'll glass them too, I'm sure the anchor will clunk off it at some point.

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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Hope this thread is of some use for others... I've had to leave the boat alone for a week or so for some other jobs!

    I have got the cabin roof timbers for the section between the centre and...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Here's some photos of it before I added the 'riser' in the photo above. The first 2 photos are the frame on a 25mm batten on the deck, and the last 2 are with the frame sitting straight on the deck. ...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    This forward frame has been causing me some headaches! I got what I thought was a decent template, set it up on the boat at the angle and it looked OK. I cut it out of the ply and framed it all up....
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    That's the bunktops glued in place. Next job is the cabin roof frame and the forward face of the cabin.

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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    Thanks Neil- I'll give it a shot! Sounds a more scientific way, rather than me propping bits up and seeing if the look right, which is what I've been doing!

    I laid out the cushions in the cabin,...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I've got the forward bulkhead made up. I made it a bit wider than the template so the ply cabin side runs nicely to it. I'm going to angle it slightly back, and match the angle of the forward face of...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    I got the cushions back today- so I can start to fit the retaining timbers and infill support. The two infills will sit as back rests during the day.

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