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Here's a couple of photos of my attempt to build an OB-20 in an open/side console style configuration. Up until now the build has been fairly standard with the framing, sheeting, fairing, sanding and painting. The turn over was a very enjoyable afternoon/evening event and marked an important step in the overall project, (as I'm sure we all have experienced). I posted a few shots of the event in Pete's roll over rig topic. I thought I would post a few more (photos) as an update, so far I am doing the glassing of the underfloor areas and being 6'9" and the wrong side of 50, it's not as easy to work below your foot level as it used to be! I am using 10oz D/B tape and off cuts I kept from the bottom glassing.

Trev

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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 mot

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.

Hi Guys, Thought you all maybe interested in my version of a fold down shade canopy for the timber tub... the front and back stays, once unlocked via hinged tube fittings, fold up and then after

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Hi all,

A quick up-date........only the centre pods to go and then the transom area. I got sick of the step ladder and swapped it for a set of stairs, so much easier! I think this is the hardest part of the build!

A question regarding the gunnels, do you glass them and if so, what size cloth is used?

Trev

 

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An old mate of mine who is a spray painter by trade advised me of one thing when prepping for painting, he said when you think you have done enough sanding/filling.... take a break and go back and do some more! I am happy with the finish on the hull and in no way is it perfect, but it's a boat I want to use it , not to be a trailer trophy. I am enjoying the build and will post a few photos along the way when I get a chance.

Trev

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Nice work on your hull so far.  While you might not like sanding, any imperfection that you knowingly ignore will be staring you right in the face for life.  It's a terrible thing to walk by your work and be haunted.

 

On your seat configuration, I say looks good if that's the way you'll use the boat.  IT's the greatest part of a custom boat build.  You do it your way.

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I was playing in the shed last night with the bow end of the tub and was thinking of doing two cut outs either side of the king plank for anchor rode etc. How could I expect to keep the curve of these locker hatches (across the top) after I cut these panels out....wouldn't they want to lay flat in these sections after I cut them out?

Trev

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I've had the same thoughts about my anchor locker, but I plan to install one hatch in the center. My expectation at this point, is to install deck beams one fore and aft of the cutout and probably leave out the carlins, but install the fore/aft sections of the king plank. This gives me support and shape for the deck and the hatch, while providing full access to the locker.

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Looking great Keen 

 

I am not sure I want to show the wife the center or side console of the OB20 that you are doing...... 

Would definitey throw a wrench in my plans  :D

 

That bow roller set up is sweet.  I have no problem displaying one on the states......  Just saying 

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