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Everything posted by Casey

  1. Steamed the coaming cap this evening.
  2. Front windscreen ready to glue up
  3. Thanks Murry.. your build is coming alomg nicely also. And te anau was a shifty place to sail i found. plenty of lifts and knocks goin on. Inraced lasers representing Southland in the nationals for a few years. Fun boats fo sail!
  4. Couple progress photos and one of tye boat I just built a new wheelhouse and have abit of a refit/ spruce up
  5. Thanks for the comments everyone. Here is some photos of were im at with the build. Slowed up since im busy with my real job unfortunately.
  6. Got Battery compartment hatch and coaming finished this week.
  7. Mahogany stem bends quite well.. the general rule for the amount of time steaming required is up to 1 hour per inch of thickness.
  8. Thanks Carter. yes i have to admit ive been involved with boats and boat building from and early age. my dad was a shipwright and a man of the sea and naturally while growing up around that i wanted to follow in his foot steps. He comes to quality control quite often haha. Regarding the seating, im goin to stick with the design but make the port side as big as the space allows, it will be turned into a built in free draining insulated cooler/icebox to keep the beers cold while we troll for trout?. Your build is coming slong nicely also. Cheers. below is a photo of the boat im working on In her final stages of a 1.5 year long full rebuild/restoration.
  9. A few progress photos from convid lockdown here in nz before i ran out of epoxy. Slowy getting back some normality. Pleased to have the underfloor glassing and seal coats done. Decided on having a battery compartment underfloor basically right over the lcb to free up the aft storage and keep some weight out of the back aft end of the boat. I Have a draining flush hatch comming to make for that and Waiting on a alloy fuel tank before i glue the cockpit sole down. Deck framing is finished and just needs fairing to take the plywood.
  10. Bunk tops glued down n head lockers are all finished apart from a fiddle rail around the edges at a later date. Laminated sapele deck beams got glued in lastnight. Time to start fitting the king plank and glue the hanging knees in place.
  11. Building bunk tops and storage lids
  12. Ive made a start at fiberglassing inside the hull, what a bear of a job. I figured id started with the shitty area's first, im sure ill be over it near the end Haha.
  13. Roll over went without a hitch or scratch
  14. Today's efforts. Bottom paint finished. Ill Let it cure for a week or so before i climb on it and screw and urethane down the stainless keel strap
  15. Two thick coats of High build epoxy surfacer/ undercoat sprayed on yesterday. Top coat on her bum is only a 280grit sand away
  16. Got the first coat of epoxy primer paint sprayed on today after countless hours of sanding. A painter im not.. but im very happy with my fairing on the other hand. Next is two coats of a white sand able epoxy barrier undercoat. Then one more block with a guide coat with 220grit down to 280 grit before its ready for top coats.. racing to beat santa!!!
  17. I did flick through your blog keen, you made a good job?. ill be beaching my boat etc from time to time so it was a no brainer. Sure it looks nice sharpened, till it gets dented and you have to fix it! I wasnt to worried about speed or efficiency. Are you happy with the 70 tohatsu? Im looking at that option myself in new zealand. Hard to justify 13grand for a 4stroke when its 10 to 15kgs heavier and 10 less hp.
  18. Sapele outer keel and stem cap glued and screwed in place. Now to pre fit the stainless strap.
  19. Sanding marathon back underway
  20. Almost done applying the fairing compound today. Nice to nice some color for a change?
  21. Thanks fot the complements everyone. What is everybody thoughts in relation to radius chines v s sharp chines. I use to race sailing dinghys and i know sharp chines are more slippery tha rounded chines. I also think it looks nicer sharp if they are true and fair. But they also damage easy, and its hard to build up paint on the edge and have it last. I guess im asking for everyones preference, i cant make up my mind..
  22. Entire hull Epoxy fill coat and laps all sanded with 60 grit. ready for a skim coat of fairing compound. Glad thats over with?
  23. Thrillsbe clean up equals beer time? And thanks.. taking longer than first anticipated with work and a newborn keeping hands full but ill get there
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