OB17 Underway downunder.

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The plans have arrived, I've been studying the plans and these forums. Currently collecting materials and getting the work area ready. Consruction will start in approx three weeks.
I intend to post progress along with a few photos. Looking foward to the experience...however long it takes at two hours a day, give or take.



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sideslippa wrote:I intend to post progress along with a few photos.
Great looking foward to that :P

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Thanks Peter. I have ordered the plywood today. It is all marine ply, Australian Hoop Pine for the hull and imported Pacific Maple for the frame stringers sole etc. I will have it mid week. The Hoop Pine is very expensive but apparently very good.

Regards Steve.

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G'day Sideslippa, welcome aboard. Where are you?

I went to the Wooden Boat festival in Hobart last weekend, awesome boats more of the traditional build. I spoke to a bloke there about ply, he suggested to me the Hoop pine was the closest to okume.

This bloke sold bote-cote epoxy products and swore by it, obviously, he sells it :doh: He reckoned it doesn't get amine blush like other brands and claims it is easier to use being a 2:1 mix and not 5:1 :? What are you going to use?

Good luck with the build, I will watch your photo's.

I'm in Merimbula, far south coast N.S.W.

Mick

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G'Day Mick,
I am in Bundaberg QLD. Yep I have heard of Bote Cote, but I was intending to use a marine epoxy from FGI (fibre glass international) It is 5:1 . I have used it before and found it to be excellent. Still got a couple of Kilo left. I suppose I should check out the price differences before I order. was intending to order this week.

Good thing you are not further south hey, pretty bad those bush fires.

see ya. cheers, Steve.

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Close to starting now... I have the plywood, glass and epoxy in the workshop. ended up going with West Systems products.
Anyhow I will attempt to add first photos soon.

Steve

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G'day Steve,

Sorry I didn't reply mate, I knew there was a thread I was watching but I couldn't find it for looking :doh:

Yeah mate those fires are a shocker, and still some are burning, glad they have got at least 1 for lighting them. Should do the same to him I reckon, I would suggest it would stop others doing it.

Good luck on the build I look forward to the piccies.

Mick.

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Had a go at posting a couple of photos but could only get the links to work. Anyhow, apparently, all that is required now is to assemble the stuff in the photos to resemble a boat...mmmm

http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv21 ... 1235631286[/img]
http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv21 ... 1235632484

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Image
There you go :D The url has to end in jpg so disregard the ?t=12345 after jpg and highlight everything before and including jpg then hit the image button once. Let the fun begin :D 8)
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Thanks for the tip Fonda, I will give it a shot...
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Thanks again, that did it...Kind regards, Steve

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