OB15 Downunder

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OB15 Downunder

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I've just purchased the ply, glass and resin.

I'm in the middle of clearing enough space in my shed to build.
My other half is not as enthusiastic as I am, I think I will have to entice her in by appointing her "official photogragher".

This will be my first timber boat build, I'm really looking forward to it. :)


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31 degrees, 27.6 minutes South
152 degrees, 45.0 minutes East

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welcome to the forum and welcome to the disease. Your other half will come around, most do in time. Be sure she takes lots of pictures for us as we like pictures here. :D

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Good on ya mate! There has been alot of OB15 boats built. Enjoy your build and post plenty of photos.

Best regards Slippa.

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Thanks George and Slippa, there will be plenty of photos, she loves wasting the film in the digital camera...

Slippa,
I watched the last parts of your build and your launch, I was still deciding what I wanted to use my boat for and then which design to build. You have created a great looking boat anyone would be proud to own... I just hope i can hold up the standard :)
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Sorry for my bad english I am writing from Greece and I use the automatic translator from Google.
I hope to do it easily and smoothly the construction of your boat.
God gives you strength and courage.
I also have ordered the ob 15 and expect the plans, I think it is a great boat.
Many greetings from Greece.
Emmanuel

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Hi Emmanuel,
That's great you have ordered plans as well. We will be able to build our boats together, that may help each of us.

I'm a painter by trade, worked in a luxury yacht (motor yachts) building yard for about 10 years. These were Alloy boats, 80' to 130' in length. We used Awlgrip and Sterling paints on the outsides, all sprayed.

I just hope i can achieve the same level of finish on my little boat. I'm a novice at working with wood and resins, can't wait to get to a more comfortable stage in the build.

Paul
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Welcome Paul and Emmuel, it is great to have the two of you building the same boat half way around the globe. It just goes to show how this forum brings us all together. Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have on your boats. The OB15 is probably one of the most popular boats built. You can probably find lots of help in the forum by doing a search for the OB15. And also in the Gallery for the same.

Have fun with your builds and don't be afraid to ask questions. Again welcome to the group.

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Welcome and good luck. Please post lots of pictures, everyone will learn things from your build.

Macs :D

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The first lot of supplies have arrived, now I need more space and free time to start on my adventure.Image
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All you got to do now is rearrange the stuff on that pallet so that it resemmbles a boat :lol: Enjoy

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