Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

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Bob Vic
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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby Bob Vic » 30 Jan 2021, 15:43

Getting there with the trailer. The whole steel frame has been hit with the angle grinder with flapper disc to get rid of rust and crud and its now primed. Started on the brake lines but found that the fittings supplied were wrong. Bugger! Good excuse to park it until next week. I'm going to do the side running boards (to mount the clearance lights), lights, mud flaps and brakes then go for rego.
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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby bootlegger » 02 Feb 2021, 09:18

Not a dog clutch. That's a gearbox.

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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby bootlegger » 02 Feb 2021, 09:23

Nice progress Bob

Bob Vic
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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby Bob Vic » 14 Feb 2021, 18:34

Have not posted for a while as I've been working on the trailer to get it registered and back to my store. Trailers are so under-whelming! And enthusiasm sucking. Anyway, it's good enough now for registration (fingers crossed) - just have to clip the wires and fix down the running boards. Ultimately, the plan is to paint the trailer in the same colour as the hull below the bootstripe, which will be a vibrant red. The bearers also need to be rejigged to get the boat lower and flatter on the trailer. Once registered, all that can wait for for quite awhile.... next it will be back to the deck on Nirvana but after a little break.
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Chivs
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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby Chivs » 15 Feb 2021, 12:16

Could be a nice gift for your son Bob? He looks like he did a great job welding it together!!
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Bob Vic
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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby Bob Vic » 15 Feb 2021, 18:52

Indeed Mr Chivs. We have an excellent arrangement. I own the welder and he provides the skill & labour.

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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby Bob Vic » 19 Feb 2021, 08:32

Finally.... trailer registered and back into storage. It went 320 kgs on the weighbridge. All that Vic Roads checked was the length and width of the trailer and that all the lights were worrking, which of course they did. Now back onto some timber work on the deck. Did I say that I'm slow?
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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby rayza1 » 19 Feb 2021, 09:02

When you say "slow" you mean meticulous

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Re: Nirvana 1941 Chris Craft

Postby WoodRay » 19 Feb 2021, 17:40

Nice job Bob. Love the rolled guards and timber running boards. 8-)


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