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  1. #631
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    A quick hit with the belt sander and I must say I'm pleased with the result so far....
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    Nice result!

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    Default Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Looking good!

    Hope you don't mind I re-uploaded your photos rotated right side



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    Default Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Thank's Rogan, didn't know how to do that, seems my pictures upload whichever way they want to, how do I spin them before posting?
    Here's a couple of update pics......
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    Default Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    I use imgur to host my photos and you can rotate using their edit interface






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    Default Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    More done, pretty happy with how its looking.
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    Turned out fantastic, much better than the little pieces the plans call for...

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    She's looking pretty flash! I think I said already, but it calls for more comment: that cap rail is fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    Turned out fantastic, much better than the little pieces the plans call for...
    Yeah, I couldn't bear to do what the plans called for, I consider it a horizontal roll bar

    Phill

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    Great work as usual.
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    I got sick and tired of sanding so decided to take a break from it and start the final fit of the wheelhouse....
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    She seems to be taking shape quickly. You'll be on the water in no time.

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    That boat does not seem to have a bad angle . It`s all those curves.
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    Wheeled her out into the light to try and get some warmth into the firs coat of epoxy on the cap rail.......
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    It is that time of year. How to keep building when it is too cold for epoxy jobs. For small items I have been putting them in the car and parking the car in the sun (when there is any). Speeds up the cure very well. We need really big solar ovens for our boats. In any case the cap rail looks great and will cure eventually.

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    that rail SHINES it TRULY SHINES ;-)

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    I'm a tad disappointed with some of the joins, especially on the ends where the clear coat really shows up the glue lines, plus there's a spot that exposed a nasty seam when I sanded it down, I just keep telling myself it's not going to matter in the long run.
    I am toying with the idea of running along the bad joins with a dremel and a fine cutting wheel, then filling with a suitable colored filler.
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    I got the wings that go either side of the wheelhouse made and epoxied in place, theoretically they divert any water over the bow back out a freeing port before it reaches the cockpit.
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    The freeing port was supposed to be a simple slot cut into the hull but I didn't like finishing it like that so i used some of my resin cast fairleads and cut the outer bits off leaving just the sleeve that slots onto the hull, this gives the plywood edges some protection from bumps and scrapes.
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    And a shot of the first coat of Northane Microshield varnish....
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    Beautiful!!!
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    Default Re: Tasmanian mini tug build

    Looking great! Thanks for showing us your progress

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    A coat of primer to show me any imperfections that need filing, also the rest of the fairleads are epoxied in place.
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    I spent a fair chunk of today sanding and polishing the stainless rubbing strips, by far the least enjoyable part of the whole build so far I have decided that I don't care anymore and they are as good as they are going to get.
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    It's a race against time to get the painting done before it gets too darn cold but I managed a coat of Port Wine today
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    The paint and shiny stainless looks great. Did it take long to mask everything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    The paint and shiny stainless looks great. Did it take long to mask everything?
    Not long at all, about 30 mins to cover the timber and about the same to cover the bottom, that plastic sheet with the masking tape pre applied is the greatest invention ever, just mask as usual then pull the plastic down from behind, initially I refused to use it due to the cost but boy oh boy I will make sure I always have it on hand from ow on

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    Wow, speedy! With that sort of efficiency and a great looking result you could turn pro (if you like painting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Wow, speedy! With that sort of efficiency and a great looking result you could turn pro (if you like painting).
    Did the pro thing, 8 years of joinery spray painting, 99% of what I had to spray was satin finish so you had to have a fair idea what you were doing, there's no sanding back and buffing with satin

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    Ah ha! So your pro looking work on the tug is in fact pro work. Pretty convenient having that sort of experience when building your own tug

    Can't wait to see the two dimensional wheel house take on a third dimension (again). Will it also be red?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Small boats rock View Post
    Ah ha! So your pro looking work on the tug is in fact pro work. Pretty convenient having that sort of experience when building your own tug

    Can't wait to see the two dimensional wheel house take on a third dimension (again). Will it also be red?
    I only wish I had started when I had full access to a well equipped joinery shop.
    The wheelhouse will be white but I'm not sure if the big sunvisor will be the Port Wine or black, also there is a white stripe to go under the cap rail from fairlead to fairlead like a full size tug

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    After a few weeks off sick I managed to get the second coat of port wine on the hull and today I masked up and sprayed the white strip, I thought long and hard about the white strip but I'm glad I went ahead with it as makes it look less slab sided and breaks up all that red, note that I haven't painted the rubbing strip black, it's just the shadow that makes it look like that.
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    Wowzer!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldad View Post
    Wowzer!!
    In Australian a wowser is also someone who complains.
    But in this case I do agree with you.
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    Tape removed from the cap rail, I'm a tad annoyed cause I left the tape too long so the edge isn't as nice as I would like but I will just touch it back in with a modelling brush.
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