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#21 lexicon

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:40 PM

managed to get a few things done over the last few days.

the dodgy steps have been removed from the rear of the cabin only to discover 2 problems no floor underneath and the floorboard i had ready didnt fit as the strengthener was not the same distance as all the others thus far (typical really)

this lead to nothing to put the temporary steps on and a struggle to get out of the boat.

then returned today with a longer temporary board and put it in place.

can now get out of the boat and in safely without the hazard of dodgy steps

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temporary steps

now to use the new wet and dry vac to clean/dry the bilges in the cabin and vactan them to give some protection.
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Posted 08 December 2011 - 04:00 PM

Time for a update

much has changed in the last few weeks

have decided to rebuild the roof in wood.

have booked a wet dock to complete the process. (and arranged helpers/advisers)

am currently constructing the laminated roof members from the wood that arrived monday 500ft of variousa sizes of iroko.

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3 beams done

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:00 PM

3 beams done

Are you using Cascamite?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:09 PM

Hi Tony

Cascamite?

Edited to add.

Polyproof used which is the same stuff but under a different name am i right?

Glen

Edited by lexicon, 14 December 2011 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:30 PM

Different stuff (arguably better), same manufacturer :)

Cascamite

Polyproof

Tony

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 06:26 PM

Thanks
Hope by arguably better you mean the stuff I used lol.

Have 11 beams done now, need 3 more and fingers crossed the extra wood needed will arrive tomorrow.

Boat going into dock on Saturday and job number one is removing the old awful roof.

To be replaced with a lower sided roof with a better camber on top of roof and a 6 degree side tilt to get better drainage and hopefully reclaim a bit of the gunwhale width too.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:11 AM

Well lots to report

The sides are off and roof ready to be removed. The sides turned out to be made of 3mm or 4mm ply after the cladding ( which now appears to be mild steel not Aluminium) had been removed.

Softwood framing, (yes seriously!! )
And frames not screwed or fixed to the boat by any means save 4 1inch mild steel screws.

Roof consisted of tongue and groove butt joined together with small sections of hardboard ( yes you did read that right).

All rotten and soon to be completely removed and consigned to the tip where it rightly belongs !!

More updates and pics to follow in a few days when I have time to post them.
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

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Softwood framing, (yes seriously!! )
And frames not screwed or fixed to the boat by any means save 4 1inch mild steel screws.

Roof consisted of tongue and groove butt joined together with small sections of hardboard ( yes you did read that right).

All rotten and soon to be completely removed and consigned to the tip where it rightly belongs !!


It's not done badly, 33 years.

But you're right, hardwood framing is the best, 4 times as expensive and it'll outlive you by a few decades (and the engine, and the hull)
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:41 AM

well the roof is complete.

3 weeks one day to remove the old roof and rebuilt from scratc

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the thickness of the ply on th ecabin sides.

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if anyone wants any specific details feel free to ask

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:19 AM

That looks like a very nice job you have done
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:34 PM

Nice to see it coming along so well... hopefully next time we meet she'll be a really worthwhile boat. I do admire your willingness to get stuck in to such a "project"!
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:23 PM

fascinating photos- must admit it would have frightened me to death- but it seems you've made massive progress- really looking forward to seeing more photos and the completed result- How much longer do you estimate it will take?
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

Nice job going well !!!!
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:12 PM

quick update on progress.

after the recent rain all is dry inside, and thats a first since i have had the boat.

now getting on with cleaning and vactan treating the bilges inside ready for painting.

a few more pics.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:51 PM

well finally some progress.

after delays caused by going back to work and the sub zero temperatures.

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had a issue to solve as unable to display license due to the portholes not being in yet.

so i ordered a brass licence holder off the internet.
a bit disappointed that no glass included so a bit of perspex and silicone sealed it from the elements and license now on display.

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looking better all legal

have continued to paint the bottom of the bilges in the cabin.

soon hope to be laying the new floor which is taking up space i nthe boat at present.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

another progress update

finally managed to get 12ft of bilge cleaned, vactanned and painted in bilge paint.

then yesterday got the first section of floor down.

have laid the floor to give a access strip in the middle with an inspection hatch underneath where the steps will be to easily remove and check water in bilge/sponge it up.

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:18 PM

Excellent progress - - - well done Sir!

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

Thanks it's really starting to to take shape and looks less of a wreck each visit
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 07:01 AM

Finally got rid of the last of the old rotten floor from the other side of the cabin and progressing much faster with the process of removing flaky rust and putting vactanning on then bilge paint over the top.

Overkill some might say but I don't want to be storing up problems for the future when I can deal with them now

Hope to have the boat ready for rest of new floor by the weekend :)
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Then add 10% and your getting close.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

A quick question, how many hours work to date?
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