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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Your boat is looking awesome! Regarding the plastic drain thingamajigs, mount with the hinge at the top and drill a small hole through the bottom to allow that final spoonful of water to drain away... or don't drill a hole and at sea the motion of the boat will probably cause any pooling water to spill out anyway. They don't look right mounted with the hinge at the bottom.

    Now I feel like an idiot as usual. Why didn't I think of that???


    I have been using the sliding two year scale for the last 7 years, should have stuck with it!


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    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

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    Five minute job, finished. Took each of them off, got a round file and took out a small semicircle where it sits against the hull at the bottom. Screwed them back on with the hinge for the flap at the top. Done.

    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Well that's even better than the drilling idea. Good job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Well that's even better than the drilling idea. Good job!
    You and Greg get the credit for suggestions that made me take a second look at solutions.

    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    I previously promised a photo of the electronic control area, below shows the battery selector switch and isolation switch below it, along with circuit selector and battery guages.




    While waiting for a window to connect the engine my father and I decided to pull it out of the shed. Plan was to strap the boat twice on each side to the newly modified cradle, jack up the boat and put rollers underneath and then winch it out with a 4WD.

    So that's what we did! Jacked up and strapped in:




    On the rollers, still amazes me. 10mm diameter stainless steel.



    Underway with the first small movements.




    Part way out:




    Port side clearance at the widest part of the boat. Probably four fingers on the other side, total door width 3 metres.



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    Last edited by Quest; 09-13-2019 at 04:55 AM.
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Almost off the slab onto hardwood, putting the front rollers in:



    And success with a Corona as the light faded.




    Since then I have put on the bowsprit (with warning tape so no-ones drives into it with a truck):




    And put on the wooden mount for the stainless steel anchor roller with a chain run in hardwood lined with cut up kitchen chopping boards that can wear out for replacement:




    Now to mount the box inside the cabin for electronics (chart plotter/depth sounder and radio) and finish painting the main cabin.

    Rolling on still. Rigging, sails, engine connection followed by transport and launch. Date still flexible......


    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    It's looking great
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    Congrats on making it out of the shed Mal.

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    Well done with the move. I like your use of the kitchen chopping board. I've been using that stuff to make toggles for holding down all the locker lids in my boat.

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    Wow Mal - what a great post to open up on a Monday morning with the first coffee for the week..... That’s a particularly exciting milestone to see her out of the shed, she looks remarkably strong and capable for her size in full daylight with that greater perspective of distance to get decent photos of her like that.
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    Looks terrific Mal!

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    Awesomness made solid in the form of a boat. Congratulations mate. She looks excellent.


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    Thanks all for the positive thoughts. It is getting really exciting now as I start finishing the final items when I can. Studying 'Hand, reef and steer' with interest!

    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    I had planned to do a similar little wing on on my rudder last November but ran out of time. Impressed with the built, I hope we meet up on the water sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WX View Post
    I had planned to do a similar little wing on on my rudder last November but ran out of time. Impressed with the built, I hope we meet up on the water sometime.
    Thanks for the complement Gary, we will definitely manage a meet in Moreton Bay or down your way once I get in the water. You can teach me to cross bars properly!

    Latest work from the shed. Raymarine chart plotter and Standard Horizon radio mounted in a box in the cabin. Was going to have it on a swivel but the new plotters bluetooth to phones/tablets so no need.






    This also required running wires from the transom for the transducer and radio wire from the rear cockpit rail. Had fun connecting them up, had to buy more electrical adaptors so they would talk to each other but the lat/long are now on the radio as well.

    And the mast tabernacle is bolted on.




    8mm stainless bolts, onto a 6mm stainless backing plate with spring washers. Single bolt forward goes through the curved cabin beam as well.




    And put a water and waste catching system under the galley. Simple systems, I will go more complex if I have to. Cassette toilet also has a door into this space to take out the cassette to empty.







    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    We also stood up the mast for a picture, with a bit of safety tape for a flag.







    And a gift arrived from a skillful Woodenboat forumite. Nice hardwood carved nameplate 600mm x 150mm to be mounted in the access companionway.

    Quest

    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    That would be Greg! Lovely work!

    Rick

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    I am still moving along, COVID delays notwithstanding but I have nothing to complain about. Family working/studying from home and some time away for work kept me from the shed. Mast fittings (hounds and cranes) have been fabricated from Australian hardwood and attached. Attachment is 6mm stainless bolts, with some 14G screws and several long coach screws up the top.











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    Quest

    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Rigging is dyneema in 6mm which I have spliced loops at the top and bronze deadeyes for 3mm dyneema lashings at the bottom.



    I have also done the bowsprit shrouds, 6mm sides and an 8mm lower one to offset the rig.




    Dad and I mounted the Harken 15ST winches on the cockpit combings, he made up some stainless mounts as we couldn't easily directly screw them to the hardwood pad on top of the pine combings.





    And a side view of the shrouds, bowsprit end and stem top fitting. Three each side with the middle one in line with the mast tabernacle and two running backstays which end in low friction rings which will be led via turning blocks and clutches to the winches.




    Engine install is waiting on space in the yard, hopefully in the next week or two. Boat transporter has been out, quoted and been put on standby. Sails consult continues.


    Soon................


    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Steady as she goes.

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    Looking terrific Mal. Who are you going to for your sails?
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    Yep, terrific Mal!! What a lovely boat you've built!
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    Well done Mal.. Launching doesn’t look far away. How does the Dyneema cope with UV? Can you show us a couple of close-ups of the ends and how you’ve set them up please?
    Last edited by Andrew Donald; 07-11-2020 at 05:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Looking terrific Mal. Who are you going to for your sails?
    Greg,

    Greg,
    Got quotes so far from Doyles sails and UK Sails and another I cannot remember in Brisbane. Quite a range of pricing, but have been trying to sort moving the boat for engine work pre launch so has fallen down the list.


    Andrew,
    The rope has a UV protection acording to the label, but with the cost and ease of fitting I will replace any over time I suspect and all well with working life. Have some photos but will be a few more days til I can sort them.


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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    If you’re looking for other sail quote options I’ve used these guys before: http://www.switchsails.com.au/Switch_Sails/Home.html and was very happy with the price and results
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    Some wrap black insulation tape over dyneema to protect from UV. Especially standing rigging.

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    Getting closer. Firstly two photos for Andrew. Firstly the bronze deadeye on the lower end of a shroud:




    And a photo of the loop at the top of the mast and how it attaches, with two loops for attaching the sail and a spare below that for lifting:





    On the boat front I have made some wooden fittings to attach to the boom and gaff for lines:



    Mounted four 8mm stainless belaying pins (permanently there) on the front of the mast:




    While this was going on I was sorting the move to the yard to connect the engine. Got a call and the transporters were on the way. Hooking up the crane:




    Lift off!!



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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Heading to the trailer:



    Loaded with mast/boom and gaff:




    And off down the street:




    Onwards to finishing some reshaping on the rudder, standing the rigging, getting the sails and launch eventually...


    Mal
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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Nice to see Mal - how did you end up dealing with the insurance?
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    There's a big step forward. She's looking great.
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    Exciting, not long now. You must be buzzing. Thanks for rigging pics Mal.

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    Nice to see the application of some modern rigging techniques.I would be a bit nervous about those belaying pins collecting a jib sheet while tacking,you may be a bit more vigilant that I would be with a nice boat attracting my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larks View Post
    Nice to see Mal - how did you end up dealing with the insurance?
    Greg,
    After going around in circles because they thought it should have a survey (seemed to struggle with the concept of not finished and unable to be launched) the broker eventually found one who wojjld cover it. Was likemhaving teeth puled but done now!

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    Moving slowly towards a Welsford Sundowner.

    Hobart Wooden Boat Festival 2017, or maybe 2019ish??

    http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...undowner-build
    http://sundownerbuild.blogspot.com.au/

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    Congratulations! I’ve enjoyed watching your build and how all goods well with the launch and final fitting out.
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    Great to see!! Congrats Mal!
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