A Tasmanian experience

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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:47

Bit on an idea of the strength added to the hull with extra internal re-inforcement and bow deck beams.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 19 Nov 2010, 12:54

Another view of what was happening in the bow, also shows the laminated stringers checked into the bow block.

Reminds of an experience I had on tomboy when dad was racing her at a club event in Lindisfarne Bay. These races were timed starts, so that if all was fair and equal competitors would finish very close together. On this occasion dad was coming into the time box on the jetty to find out his start time (possibly a bit quick) got her into neutral but she would not go into reverse. As he scrambled to get out through the hatch in the cabin we pushed the jetty back a foot and the guys in the box nearly into the water!
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:11

Bruce lining up framework for new stern. Good view of the hull planks in very good condition except for the last inch (2.5 cm) or so which we plan to cut off.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:16

Bit of a glory shot! Just to show I did not just take all the photos, I also did a bit of cleaning up etc. That hand full of celery top pine put in a plastic bag would sell for $5 at Salamanca Market. In fact I shudder at all the shavings of various timbers I swept up and threw into the bin.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:21

The three stern posts are 'boney' huon pine with King Billy bracing.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:26

Either the boats getting wider of I'm putting on weight! Outside gunwhale fitted, glued and screwed. The moral of this story is - you can never have too many clamps, which will become evident shortly.
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:31

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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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:38

Clamping of the bow deck, second last time I will say it, "You can never have too many clamps!"
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:44

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)
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Re: A Tasmanian experience

Postby Chivs » 22 Nov 2010, 18:48

Look no clamps and the deck is trimmed to shape.
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