A Tasmanian experience

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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 18 Nov 2010, 14:00

Sorry about the last photo, not that good, we decided the keel needed replacing and Bruce just happened to have a 18 foot piece of celery top pine that he had been keeping for a keel for a future boat (one day)! Sometimes there is no gentle way to remove things that have been attached for 60 plus years. I cut the keel into three sections and removed with the help of wedges and some real encouragement via a block buster!
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 18 Nov 2010, 14:08

Amazingly I got the keel (deadwood) off without any problems or damage eg. putting the blockbuster through the hull! :oops:

Bruce was very happy with what was underneath, so a bit more cleaning etc and ready to fit a new keel.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 18 Nov 2010, 14:13

I got Johnny Harrord to come out for another inspection. He said, "It looks better everytime I see it." Bloody hell I hope so, and it was only the second time he had seen it! We then routered the joins in the planks to fit celery slithers to the hull.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 18 Nov 2010, 14:18

Its now January 2006, how time flies when you are having fun! Celery slithers glued and tacked.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:04

In May 2006 we had shaped the new keel and started playing around fitting it to the hull.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:10

August 2006, close up the bow and laminated strips of celeery we steamed into shape before fixing them and they are also checked into the keel. Also shows the chine board we added to strengthen her up some more.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:14

Bottom done so why not roll her back upright!
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:23

Tasmania has a reputation for bad weather, but believe or not up until I started working on the boat outside we were having a mini drought working towards the real deal. But of course I fixed that by trying to restore the boat outdoors! It was that bad I was thinking about offering my services to northern Queensland and beyond if they paid for the transport of the boat!

Tried rigging up a tarp over the whole thing just to do work in inclement weather but that only appeased the wind gods! It was like trying to walk around with this massive person flicking a wet beach towel at you.

We ended up solving the problem with adding a lean to, to the garage and problem solved. Another lesson learnt, should of done that first! I wonder if it will get the project finished quicker?
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:31

Previous photo also shows the manner we pulled a couple of planks back into shape and some dodgy top ones removed. Also the answer to the question,"Where is my beautiful celery top pine knife block?" Needed it for the boat dear!

The block had a slot cut into it and it was fitted over the extended laminated strips on the bow etc.

This photo just shows the other side and of course we have some work to do to that knife block!
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:42

My generation was the period we went from inches and miles to centermetres and kilometres! The significance of this photo (apart from the stern being removed) is it is the first time in two years since I have known Bruce, he used millimetres when taking a measurement. Quite often I would have to convert his measurements when buying various materials etc.

White with two then Bruce?
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