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by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 20:56
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Its 18/4/08 after a lot of worry what colour to paint interior I ended up with Safron. The engine beds black and the flooring is King Billy Pine.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 20:51
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Blue gum engine beds which have been squared up, shaped, cut and fitted ready to be secured to the hull. Photo also shows that I spent a bit of extra time cleaning up the hull planks where the engine will eventually be fitted, sealed them with a clear finish.
by Chivs
23 Nov 2010, 19:03
Forum: Main Room
Topic: 272 y block
Replies: 11
Views: 4152

Re: 272 y block

Hey Ray, thanks for the couple of replies in the story so far! I agree with Alan, you don't want to put a iffy motor in, so you are going to pull it apart etc etc! I haven't got to it yet but the marinised Chev for Tomboy was fully rebuilt, he was asking 4,500 but got him down to $3000. Still not a ...
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 21:18
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Starting to look good, hull now painted white and bottom black. Next worry is cutting the holes into my beautiful transom for the exhausts.
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 21:18
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Starting to look good, hull now painted white and bottom black. Next worry is cutting the holes into my beautiful transom for the exhausts.
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 21:08
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Celery top pine stern/transom taking shape. King Billy pine trim around the perimeter and Celery in the center of transom.
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 18:48
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Look no clamps and the deck is trimmed to shape.
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 18:44
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

You might of noticed with all the clamps, we also used the roof! Last time, you can never have too many clamps, there is about 33 or more, luckily Bruce has over 50 to add to my 4 (two belonging to my dad)
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 18:38
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Clamping of the bow deck, second last time I will say it, "You can never have too many clamps!"
by Chivs
22 Nov 2010, 18:31
Forum: Main Room
Topic: A Tasmanian experience
Replies: 549
Views: 140107

Re: A Tasmanian experience

Another shot of the bow taking shape. Bruce was toying with the idea of carving a figure head out of the "knife block" (something like the Madonna with the big boobies!)

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