C17 in New Zealand.

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Re: C17 in New Zealand.

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Well after a bit of time on the pondering stump, I cut out some of the floor and filled some of the back section in with foam. There's still room in there for water to get out, but now it's up to the sole in the middle there.

Photo of the hole with foam in, then routed out using the grinder primarily, and then with the lid back on.
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Re: C17 in New Zealand.

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Last photo is of the front sole. Now taped together and holes cut out for the inspection ports. I'm cutting a little oversize, and filling in with putty about where the screws will go.

I’ll try to glass the underneath today or tomorrow then on she goes.
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Re: C17 in New Zealand.

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Finally got the sole on. Spent way too much time on the inspection port holes. Glued down on to a thick mix of chopped fingers and cabosil. Filled around the sides then micro balloons over as I don’t want to sand chopped glass any more than I need too. Needed to use screws to lock the front down flat so had those holes to fill as well. I screwed up the little stern sole pieces as well, which explains the extra wood sistered on there. Motor well sole is at an angle and will drain to the sump. Possibly next week I’ll be able to glass it.

Edit: spot where my iPhone doesn’t understand what chopped fibres are…
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Re: C17 in New Zealand.

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I was wondering who wouldn’t be able to pick their nose anymore.
My already completed 'Lil Bit'. A Martens Goosen V12 set up to sail me to the fishing holes.
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Jaysen wrote: Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:44 pm I tried to say something but God thought I was wrong and filled my mouth with saltwater. I kept my pie hole shut after that.

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Jaysen wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:40 am I was wondering who wouldn’t be able to pick their nose anymore.
I'm pretty sure that the bones would be a good structural reinforcement. That chopped glass on the stringers looks rough though. Thanks to the inspection ports I could reach under in places and see that there's ooze out. I'm sure it looks like crap in under there, but I don't need to look at it anymore so it's all good. :D

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Making some steady progress!
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Re: C17 in New Zealand.

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Over the last month I got the sole taped in, glassed over and filled the weave.

Today I got the rear cabin frame in. One layer tape each side. Straps are to hold the sides in while the glue cures, they were sagging out a little. Cleats on the bow side locate the berths. Frame was glassed both sides with 100g cloth before installing. I used some scrap pieces of plywood to make the side supports.

Sitting only headroom in the cabin. 85cm to 100cm max to the roof from the bunk. Under the bunk will be left open. Enough room for a tote tank or life jackets. Possibly some block foam under the bunks. Flotation and insulation if I ever sleep on board. Had considered an open layout but fishing down here is mostly drop and wind. I might be able to get on the cabin roof but walk around in a 5.3m boat means centre console.

Further to the cleats vs fillets debate I've gone with cleats on the back of the cabin frame and will finger fillet under the berths. Call me a bob each way.
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Re: C17 in New Zealand.

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Motor well, Side benches, leaning post and all frames taped in. On the left side will be a 115L(about 30 gallons) capacity icebox instead of storage under the seats. This will be framed in 9mm ply and use polyurethane block foam glassed over for the inside. I’ll run a drain tube out the side with a bung. There will be a smaller cooler or shelf near the transom. Might do double duty as a bait tank but I don’t really live bait much. Going away for a week but when I get back I’ll glass the sides with a light cloth.
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Inside is glassed with a light cloth and some initial fairing over. No photos of that but I do have some initial photos of the cooler I am building under the port bench. Construction is plywood with a light glass on the hull side with pour foam between the cooler and the hull proper. The other panels have block foam covered in a micro balloon putty then 400g biax over that to protect the inside from fish spines etc. All the inside will be coated the same as the outside hull. Aluminium and silica filled putty. I am fabricating it outside of the boat and will assemble with fillets inside. I don’t think I need to tape the inside corners if I use a big enough fillet.
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Here’s the start of my cooler. Plywood side in from the hull side. The hull side curves a bit here so it’s as close as I can get it and have it perpendicular. Glass tube to join the two and out through the hull to drain most the water and slime out. I filled all around the tube with a thick chopped glass putty to keep it all in place and watertight. Tomorrow’s plan is to fix it in place in place with glass and fill with foam once cured. Then the other side goes on, ends and lastly the top.
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