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    Thanks Scott. Bugga to have missed you. If you...

    Thanks Scott.
    Bugga to have missed you. If you are ever in the area again, yell out.

    Mark
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    I really don't know when the keel was built up...

    I really don't know when the keel was built up but both of those options are viable. Or it may have always been like that. I reckon I'll move the skeg and slide in a 13" prop to see what the...
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    Hmm, what to do with the keel. The boat weighs...

    Hmm, what to do with the keel.
    The boat weighs about 600kg currently if my calculations are correct. The outer keel (correct / acceptable term?) is about 100kg of this. It's a big piece of timber....
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    Yesterday was turn over day. Quite a harrowing...

    Yesterday was turn over day. Quite a harrowing experience actually. It's the heaviest boat I've turned on these slings and I wasn't sure if everything would cope. But with a helpful neighbour and a...
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    The top plank has been rebuilt, gunwhale built,...

    The top plank has been rebuilt, gunwhale built, deck framed and sub deck installed. I would normally do all this later but wanted to strengthen everything prior to turning her over. The bow has quite...
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    I have a very long roll of plastic that works a...

    I have a very long roll of plastic that works a treat. Not sure what it's called but it's the stuff that freezer bags are made from. One pack of large bags might do the job for you.
    Mark
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    It's early days yet to be thinking of the engine,...

    It's early days yet to be thinking of the engine, but I'm interested in any thoughts or comments on the options. The 3 engines below are all goers I think.

    Marna DV1.
    Single cylinder Diesel. 8 to...
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    Fully stripped out now. Sister ribs cut out....

    Fully stripped out now.
    Sister ribs cut out. They're older than the main ribs so I guess she was re-ribbed at some stage.
    I decided against the raised foredeck so that has all been removed also....
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    I would like to keep it low enough that I can...

    I would like to keep it low enough that I can revert to tiller steering. Sort of a rounded front maybe? Cuddy cab style? But I imagine that it would be too cramped to be useful then. Dunno yet.
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    Someone went to a fair bit of work to put this in...

    Someone went to a fair bit of work to put this in and did it all the mechanical stuff well. If it wasn't so bulky I'd be tempted to keep it. It's running a 14" prop which has been mounted further...
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    Garboard planks are some sort of dark brown...

    Garboard planks are some sort of dark brown hardwood. Rest of planks a straw coloured 'pine'. Kauri? Huon? How do you pick the difference?
    The topsides where the portholes are cut is Oregon. Badly...
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    That 'tar' is interesting looking stuff. Not the...

    That 'tar' is interesting looking stuff. Not the bitumen based stuff like Duraseal I was thinking of. Maybe tar epoxy??? A heat gun and hook scraper would be my first choice of tools. It may scrape...
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    We used the same slings to lift Vintage Red off...

    We used the same slings to lift Vintage Red off the trailer and turn her over. Surprisingly easy with these light hulls.
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    Yet Another Putt Putt

    Or should this be called a cruiser?
    21' long 8' beam and an ugly superstructure.

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    Top off and looking better already.
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    Anybody interested in a 1938 Willys?
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    Maybe have a look at...

    Maybe have a look at https://www.woodworkforums.com/f32/putt-putt-rebuild-164758/1. This shows the slings I use to turn boats over. It also shows the use of epoxy and glass to rebuild a hull. It's not...
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    Bote Cote warn us off the white abrasive papers....

    Bote Cote warn us off the white abrasive papers. Any chance these were used? I also heard of pollen causing a similar problem at a particular time of year.
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    Have a look at Fixtech Fix 15. I haven't used it...

    Have a look at Fixtech Fix 15. I haven't used it but as it is a MS Polymer vs Sikaflex polyurethane, it should be longer lasting and more elastic. Not sure on price.
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    I wasn't aware that they did an epoxy for...

    I wasn't aware that they did an epoxy for glassing. I checked the website and that product is only for 600gsm cloth or heavier. I don't imagine you will be using cloth that heavy so just their normal...
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    You may want to move this thread to the boat...

    You may want to move this thread to the boat building / repairing forum.
    Cheers, Mark
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    Doesn't sound good to me. In Morgan we have been...

    Doesn't sound good to me. In Morgan we have been around zero overnight for the last 3 weeks and mine gets thick, but still (just) pumpable
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    I usually buy online. They are prompt with...

    I usually buy online. They are prompt with delivery.
    Boatcraft Pacific, the home of wooden boat building.
    I bought 2 very old tins of epoxy a few years ago at a garage sale. They were in fluid...
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    A long time between posts. "Olivia Grace" is...

    A long time between posts.

    "Olivia Grace" is pretty much complete. Just some hooks for the bow fender to source and the engine box to complete.

    She is named after my grand daughter, so when...
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    I've not had to clean out square drive heads but...

    I've not had to clean out square drive heads but I suspect you are right - it might be more difficult.
    Personally I use:
    Phillips if there are lots to be put in - normally with power.
    Slotted if I...
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    Check the old threads in the Boat Building /...

    Check the old threads in the Boat Building / Repairing section. I recall there was some discussion about this brand of boat maybe 2 or 3 years ago. I reckon a bloke in Melbourne or Geelong was...
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    She will be there but not in the water...

    She will be there but not in the water unfortunately.

    The timber work on the hull is complete and I'm in the process of painting the inside. I hope to have the deck on but we'll see how that goes....
  26. Thread: Tom Cat

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    Wll your shed support a pair of slings? Since...

    Wll your shed support a pair of slings? Since this photo I have mounted a pair of winches on the uprights. It's a lot easier but the manual system still works.
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    Cheers, Mark
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    I'm not sure how you do it, but you may get...

    I'm not sure how you do it, but you may get better exposure by moving this thread to the "Boat Building / Repairing" forum.
    Cheers, Mark
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    Still not exactly racing along. All filletted,...

    Still not exactly racing along.
    All filletted, faired and glassed with 120gsm cloth.
    I didn't pursue the idea of removing more ribs. So she'll just have the number she was built with originally....
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    Progress has been a little slow. Starboard side...

    Progress has been a little slow.
    Starboard side filleted. Port side half done.
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    Try this link, although it looks ridiculously...

    Try this link, although it looks ridiculously long.
    Otherwise google 'The Bending Of Timber'. Hopefully you will find a pdf from NSW Primary Industries which has some excellent info including a...
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    I'm quite confident on the 1 hour figure through...

    I'm quite confident on the 1 hour figure through experience personally and with a shipwright.
    I believe that the more you steam, the less lignum is available so resteaming may not work.
    I haven't...
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    I always thought the standard was 1 hour per 1"...

    I always thought the standard was 1 hour per 1" of thickness. That's certainly what I've used from 30 minutes for 1/2" blackwood to 2 hours for 2" redgum.

    Mark
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    Here you go John. A bit of a drive but looks...

    Here you go John. A bit of a drive but looks good.
    http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/dolans-bay/motorboats-powerboats/19-ft-carvel-project-boat-putt/1088861918

    Cheers, Mark
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    Guess I better post some stuff then. Engine...

    Guess I better post some stuff then.

    Engine stripped, seawater drained :(, put back together with a few new bits and it runs beautifully. No electric start on this one but she starts easily so...
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    Hi John, Yarrah picked up 'best putt putt' at...

    Hi John,
    Yarrah picked up 'best putt putt' at Goolwa and 'best under 16' at Mannum 'All Steamed Up'.
    We love taking her out on a warm afternoon with a few wines. In fact tomorrow is looking perfect...
  36. Having said all that, PAR's advice on the other...

    Having said all that, PAR's advice on the other forum will certainly give a more sound result
  37. Hi Lynton, I would suggest: Remove all the...

    Hi Lynton,
    I would suggest:

    Remove all the metal bits
    Wire brush thoroughly to get back to sound timber. Use a hand brush (not power) with steel bristles.
    If the bolt holes are loose, drill...
  38. Thread: The Gilla

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    I reckon I saw this or one like it on Gumtree...

    I reckon I saw this or one like it on Gumtree recently.
    Enjoy the journey.

    Mark
  39. I see the ad has been pulled. I hope she found a...

    I see the ad has been pulled. I hope she found a good home.
    Mark
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    Another Putt Putt project

    Here we go again.
    I picked up this 15ft carvel from Melbourne on the weekend.
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    I have taken out the Simplex engine, stripped off all fittings and removed the timber lining. ...
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    Thanks Alan, Sounds like checking the warranty...

    Thanks Alan,
    Sounds like checking the warranty will be a good place to start. Pending that, maybe we will give it a go.
    And what about the type of cutter. Standard drill bit or something fancier -...
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    Toolex Magnetic Drill

    I know - it doesn't sound like your classic woodworking machine.
    But...
    We are bolting a timber deck onto a timber boat which has steel deck beams. We will need to drill hundreds - maybe thousands...
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    I use the Bote Cote fillers. While there is a...

    I use the Bote Cote fillers. While there is a cost, I can be sure of consistent texture and finish.
    I would also have concerns about what some products might do to the strength / flexibility etc of...
  44. Be sure to save searches in both Ebay and Gumtree...

    Be sure to save searches in both Ebay and Gumtree under the appropriate headings (if you haven't already).
    Mark
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    I had a good chat to Steve Moritz about it all....

    I had a good chat to Steve Moritz about it all. He still plays around with fast boats along with paddlesteamers, trains and running for council.
    He suggested that it's not necessarily bad and can...
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    Hi Bagman, I had seen a reference somewhere else...

    Hi Bagman,
    I had seen a reference somewhere else to the Glen L article but couldn't find it. So thanks for the details. It makes a good read on some points but doesn't quite get around to my...
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    Bottom has been glassed and painting commenced. ...

    Bottom has been glassed and painting commenced.

    I have been thinking about the prop position. As shown in the photos, the prop sits about 60mm past the transom. I wonder if this is correct?

    A...
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    Thanks PAR. That was my preferred option, so...

    Thanks PAR.
    That was my preferred option, so good to have some confirmation. I hadn't considered adding a keel strip after painting but that makes good sense. And it shouldn't be too hard to find an...
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    Thanks guys. I guess I was being a bit lazy. I...

    Thanks guys. I guess I was being a bit lazy. I have actually removed a lot more paint anyway as can be seen in the photos, but I guess I'll get into it again.
    When glassing, I would obviously like...
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    Skicraft ski boat

    The latest project has taken up residence in the shed.
    I actually bought this boat about 10 years ago, just for the engine. It was a lovely 192 and went into a clinker I was restoring at the time....
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