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keen2buildagain

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  1. Lotus, Echoing everyone else's comments.....WOW. I don't know what you do for a living, but you should be building boats full time! Trev
  2. Your advise will be taken on board, I could always flatten out the radius's and inlay a hardwood end piece as suggested. Food for thought both reply's, thanks men.
  3. Hi guys, I need some advice........if you look at the last photo of the console you will notice the end grain of the ply. My question is that if I coat it with 3 coats of neat resin (West system brand)and then undercoat and paint it with the top coat (2 pac polyurethane) will this suffice? I also have other areas in the boat that this would apply to as well. Keen.
  4. Hi Guys, Another update, coming along SLOWLY, happy to be out of the below floor area, PVC pipes carry the control cables and the bottom one will be for fuel lines. Mock up of the helm area so far. Keen.
  5. Time passes all too quickly Rick, I cant believe that it has been 3 years this April since first starting my build! Anyhow, keep plugging away. A couple of shots of the internals so far.
  6. C'mon Rick.......where's the photos of your tub?
  7. the darker timber you see as well as all other you don't (below the sole ) is all Queensland Maple. It is a bit lighter than my other favourite New Guinee Rosewood. I am lucky enough to have a brother who is an incredible tradesman who specialises in solid timber furniture and I use his "rejects", I splice them together to make up the lengths I need. Sadly all you see here will be painted out the colour of the internals. I do however intend to use it for bright finish trims.
  8. Making some form of progress, slowly but surely getting towards the end......... Too hot here at the moment to do to much in the shed, epoxy going off far to quickly for me!
  9. Great photos Chris, but my neck is getting sore looking at them..........can you rotate them to get a less painful way of viewing them? Keen.
  10. Thanks men, all good advice, that just about "covers" the question I had.
  11. Sorry if you took my question the wrong way, I suffer from foot-in-mouth sometimes....what I was trying to describe, was the top edge of the ply around the inside of the gunnel (is it the inwale?) and where it tapers down to the stern.
  12. Looking good Russell, how do you intend to finish off the ply edges along the gunnels?
  13. A quick update, gunnels started.
  14. Rick, I don't know if the attached pic shows what your describing, but I added a 45degree cut piece in each corner and the glass went around these quite easily. Keen
  15. Thanks Rick, as I said with the bow roller, it's only the freight from here to there.....have you guys got any sheet metal shops in your area?