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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2009, 03:04:15 PM »

The next shot shows where the seat stand is positioned and the potential extra space available
It sits ,like the port side one ,above the raised floor .
The floor is uncovered to expose a block of 48 yr old polystyrene encased in copper gauze covered in plastic and held in place with copper straps .The box section floor quickly covers this in moments with two brass screws .
Note also the poly down the side and  it is also filling the area beneath the motor well .
The understanding is that the craft is unsinkable even with two 70 hp o/b's two 20 ltr tanks and two batteries .


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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2011, 03:21:21 PM »

A very long time sincethis project started but enjoyed many other projects at the same time.

The longer I have taken the more I have gone back ,renewed and changed ideas for a better result .

major items still to do .

1) Re epoxy/paint below waterline
2) New hydraulic steering system
3) remove screens and revarnish surrounding timbers
4) Rechrome hardware and polish aluminium cover strips
5) Make up new dash panel and fit new instruments
6) Re epoxy inside hull under floor.
7) new foam and recover seats in leather
Cool Additinal coats of paint/varnish
9) Fit side windows
10) Varnish new Silver Ash gunwhale

Now that she is starting to look something I am posting a few pics .
More of theinside later .


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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2011, 03:24:45 PM »

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2011, 03:26:53 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2011, 03:32:53 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2011, 03:34:15 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2011, 03:38:36 PM »

My 18 months old apprentice dressed in boat colours  Grin


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« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2011, 03:58:07 PM »

Gees Neil, she's come along way since I saw her last.
I don't mind the dark hull colour. Is it back? It's a little hard to tell in your pics.
Did you have to remove the Johno's to paint the tramsom?

Good work mate, keep the pics coming!

MERCMAN.

PS. I saw the Beer. Perhaps we'll be on the high seas sharing one or two, sooner rather than later Cool Cool
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« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2011, 05:01:38 PM »

Thanks Guy  ,
I got sick of doing the hard work ,replacing bow and transom , after all these years so I cut the corner by painting the hull instead of varnish ,  in a polyurethane . It is 50/50 Norglass Port Wine and Black .The secret mix I joked wth David about looking like a Grange Hermitage or the dregs thereof .
It can look black or burgundy which goes with the hardware or deep brown which picks up  the two  timber colours , jarrah and teak topsides .
Did'nt remove the motors so far but will at the finish .

The beer was not intentional  but when I look back on all my projects and  pic them there seems to be a beer in so many  Shocked

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« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2011, 08:38:06 AM »

Neil, it's a beaut looking boat.

Have you got a trailer, Esky, and Lifejacket for dog, coz it sounds useable already (presuming the old steering works, and the Johno does too.

I've still got to paint below the waterline on mine too...still looking for the right house paint!

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« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2011, 10:12:43 AM »

Thank you A ,
I have a dual axle gal Mckay stored at one son's place and ready to go but leaving boat on the hardstand til finished .
(Three others trailers in my backyard).
I could launch tomorrow if need be but want to attend to all above first .
Have full history of this boat which has been posted previously .
Original purchase order dtd 21/April 1961 Hull 1475 pounds and two motors (75 hp J/S ) 1222 pounds .
You could buy house and land in Sydney for less than that  Shocked  I'm the second owner.

The Airedale does'nt need a lifejacket but I keep an Esky for his beer  Wink

I have painted the cabin roof Dulux very flat  exterior acrylic white -so there  !  Grin

For your hull stay away from limestone whitewash ! Smiley

Neil

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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2011, 10:37:41 AM »

Golly gosh, it's older than I am !! Grin.

3 trailers in backyard makes me wonder about your wife..........she must be v tolerant.

Advice taken about whitewash . Norglass must make something similar, don't they?

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« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2011, 10:43:18 AM »

Isn't it funny how you can start the day with a coffee on the hull and finish with a beer there.

Today is one of those days for me too.

Beautiful work by the way.

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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2011, 12:03:04 PM »

A ,
Wife is very tolerant -I give her a ride on one of the trailers once in a while  Wink

Checked with Norglass but they don't make anything so inferior  as whitewash (calcium) although some of the Egyptian Pyramid chambers are still coated in it  Shocked

Hi Spritely ,
Not a coffe drinker so I start off with a beer also  Grin

Also you might note on the top of page 2 the pic shows  one of the square stands and the pale blue panel .
They are  part of the polystyrene floatation mentioned on your topic .

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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2011, 03:29:13 PM »

Some original equipment a 1967 Furuno Echo Sounder .
I have the original manual and receipts .
It is a transducer through the hull  type which sat up on the dash . Signals being received and then magnified and reflected through a needle on to recording paper.
Want to keep the boat as original as possible but this unit is going into my museum.
Photo show a Chinese watch  Smiley to compare size.


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