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    Miss Adventure was bought as a project a few years ago. The actual owner has been seriously debilitated by disease and none of us have had real time to move the project forward. A couple of us did the major demolition work - removed the cabin, engine, much of the deck and various fittings. But she's sat in the shed for a few years until late last year, another friend with deeper pockets than the rest of us, decided to tackle the project properly. He's employed a local boatbuilder and an offsider, and it's all go!

    Much debate went into deciding how to treat the hull and deck. Some of us felt that structural sheathing was the way to go as the alternative, repairs to planking seams, splining, caulking etc. would necessitate ongoing maintenance and repair that the real owner will not be in a position to undertake. Anyway, the builder, Gary, has refastened most of the planking with very solid SS screws, removed any and all suspect timber, removed the old rusty steel shoe, rebuilt the stern post, built all new laminated, rose gum deck beams, and sheathed the entire hull and deck with chopped strand and vinylester. She's looking amazing .....















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    The cabin has been started. Laminated rose gum roof beams. The cabin is a bit taller than might ideally suit the boat but the owner, Rex, is very tall and has a wretched back injury so head room for him is a non-negotiable.












    I'll keep posting photos of progress. Questions welcome!

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    Looks great Rick Do you have a drawing of what shes going to look like, or should I direct that to "lemonhands"?

    I thought glassing over a solid timber hull was signing the death knell ? Interesting planking in the stern

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    No drawing and it's still sort of planning as she goes! But Lemonhead's first drawing is probably pretty close to what I think the cabin will be like.

    Sheathing over rotten wood or loose planking is a disaster. This hull has been fully repaired, all seams filled etc. The sheathing is structural, similar to Vaitses' proven method. Vinylester is waterproof. I think this boat has a long life ahead of her now.

    Rick

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    No concerns regarding the expansion and contraction of the planks?
    Is she sheathed inside too?
    What did typical layup look like?
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    Wow that is serious progress. Funny thing I was surprised to see how old this thread was when it came up. I'd have sworn you only started it about October last year. Must be losing my mind. Not to worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesh View Post
    No concerns regarding the expansion and contraction of the planks?
    Is she sheathed inside too?
    What did typical layup look like?
    James
    The deck is sheathed and the coaming is sheathed inside and out. The hull is sheathed externally only. No concerns re movement as the planking is kauri and the sheathing is full-wrap and watertight. I wasn't involved in laying on the glass so I have no shots of that.

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    Well, today I called in to check on progress and asked about the layup process.

    The timber was painted with vinylester and left to cure. This was done so that when the fibreglass was laid on, it wouldn't be starved by the resin soaking into the timber.

    Then the cured resin was painted over with fresh vinylester and chopped strand laid on. Resin was then squeegeed onto the glass. The glass was then compression rolled and another layer of glass laid on. More resin squeegeed on then compression rolled.

    That's it. Next will come flow coat, then high-build primer then finish coat.

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    I reckon she will look a treat, and with no rot should last a good many years. I will try tougher a pic of a lovely North Sea trawler type which is tied up at Franklin. Beautifully converted to pleasure use. Not sure whether glassed, I didn't look closely last time I was here. Probly won't be posting pics till back in Adelaide tho.

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    Bumping this to add some photos and for the Kiwi who's just bought himself a similar bundle of trouble ....

    News on Miss Adventure is very good though. She's now looking amazing!

    Rick

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    I can only agree Rick, she's looking very good indeed . Are there going to be any tie bolts in the cabin structure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Bumping this to add some photos and for the Kiwi who's just bought himself a similar bundle of trouble ....

    News on Miss Adventure is very good though. She's now looking amazing!

    Rick
    is this supposed to be an imagination thing???
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I can only agree Rick, she's looking very good indeed . Are there going to be any tie bolts in the cabin structure?

    and Peter has gained a second sight with all that messing about in his brain???
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    OK....what did I miss ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    OK....what did I miss ?

    no...what did I miss?? Rick says she's looking amazing and you agreed - I'm guessing you can both see something that us mere mortals can not??
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    Looks really awesome now.

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    I guess I'd better hurry up and post some more pictures ....

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    Yep. You had. Soon.

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    Okay .......

    As she is today:











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    Looking good. That matt glass is fabulous
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    Wow! Looks amazing Does she have a motor already? What sort? Is she big enough for a really slow revving old diesel?

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    Sweet!!!
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    Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Wow! Looks amazing Does she have a motor already? What sort? Is she big enough for a really slow revving old diesel?
    The motor's not in yet. The owner was given a 50 hp BMW that didn't require much work. It just needs to be painted and then it can be installed. The next step is all the internal trim. The roof beams are all flooded gum and the trim will be done in the same.

    Rick

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    Wow.
    Rick , that cabintop extension top is really beefy out over the deck, it sort of kicks out further. Whats that about, is it just overhang or is there something in there ?

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    It's not really beefy. It's just overhang to provide better weather protection. The wide lens used in laziness to capture the whole thing makes the wider roof look bigger than it is. The whole roof would ideally be that wide but it's trimmed down in the forward section to allow access to the forward deck and side decks.

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    Gotcha. I did wonder if that was all it was.

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    Weeeeell. it's been a while but ..... she's pretty much finished, now renamed Gem and she'll be launched in a week or so.

    Today we set up a cradle to roll her out of the shed so the crane can lift her onto a trailer

    IMG_20180529_140250.jpg


    Gem 2.jpg

    I'll post some shots of the launch so you can see how the cabin turned out.

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    Brilliant!
    Flat bottomed boats, you make the rockin' world go round.............

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    Good news. Can't wait to see her in the water.
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    Very nice. You should be condemned to something awful for the failure to post updates along the way.

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    I haven't been involved in the rebuild much. We did the demolition and helped with realy planning and design but the owner and hired builder have done the rebuild. We're doing the launch etc. now that the builder is gone.

    Rick

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    DSCF2612.jpgHere is an example of a steel Motor Vessel built as a family cruiser by the owner. He was not aboard when we met the boat in Covered Portage Cove in the NBorth Channel. His family was using her for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFNK View Post
    Okay .......

    As she is today:











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    That stern is a work of art, must have been a heck of a thing to plank and fair, beautiful. What's she painted with now? Lovely finish. Deck looks perfect too.

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    The finish is rougher than it looks but good, workboat good. It's a two-pack, don't know which one. The builder builds trawlers etc. and gets supplies from some industrial supplier.

    Rick

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