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  1. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    I couldn't see an easier way to finish it off. I wasn't looking for praise, but thanks again for the positive comments guys. Ps, PAR, what is a "stretcher"? (the Australian version of a stretcher is something carried in the back of an Ambulance)
  2. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    This is a Sheetmetal workers way of protecting the edges of the ply on the transom, a bit of "bling" for the timber tub....
  3. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    She finally saw the light of day after nearly 4 yrs in the shed! We slipped it onto and off the trailer to make sure it (the trailer) was adjusted properly. Floated a tad high at the stern but the motor etc should take care of that.
  4. Utah OB20

    HighDesert, I had the same problem when I came to the shaping of the stem. the simplest way for me (and being a metal worker by trade) was to install a full length keel band, 1" wide. I mirror polished the first 6 or so foot then left the rest the natural finish on the s/s flat bar. I probably should have asked the more experienced guys in the forum first! I hope this wont cause too many problems with the performance of the hull......I don't think it will, but it's too late now to worry about it. Keen
  5. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Thanks VT for the comments, here's a couple of shots previously of the well and the drain outlet on the starboard side. Keen
  6. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    Just another quick update. A bit more sealing and sanding, then the painting begins! (Hate painting) Trev
  7. An other OC20 build !!

    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
  8. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    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.
  9. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    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.
  10. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    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.
  11. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    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.
  12. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    C'mon Rick.......where's the photos of your tub?
  13. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    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.
  14. Aussie Open OB-20 #26

    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!
  15. Ocracoke 256 #3

    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.

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