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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 pieces, but I'm sure I've enough ply to cut one more the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 could cut another board if 4 boards would be...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 forward a bit to increase the opening. I've been...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 a mix of the two.

    In the end I went for...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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, electrical cabinet, washboards. I might put some...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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. The centre wheelhouse frame is dry fitted. I need...
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    Re: Melitele - my Campion Apple 16 Cutter

    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 tank could have a hatch in it and be left as...
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    Re: Caledonia Yawl build downunder

    Well done Neil- looking good! You've done a good job of keeping it tidy as you go!
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 outside, I can finish the wheelhouse inside, on the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 come out as it is, the wheelhouse sides will hit the...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 our weather is really wet and can be pretty cold in...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 don't build the boat into the garage door frame! I'll...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 I couldn't see an easy way- For a while I just...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 brick above it- all the way to the roof.

    The...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 small piece of ply in to give some weather protection...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    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 and about 1.87m from the aft end of the ...
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    Re: Selway Fisher Clyde 18

    A little bit of progress tonight- the cabin top has the glass cloth and epoxy on, and I've glued on the cockpit side bench tops. I've filleted round the perimeter where I can, but I'll need my son,...
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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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