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Classic wooden speedboat build , sink and search for.

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  • I moved the boat forward by putting a few bits of pipe under the building frame and just rolled it out, next I added two 8 foot lengths of 4x2 to the boat to use as handles and to keep it off the ground.

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    It was a bit tight on one side :D

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    Sorry no photo of the turn as my hands were full, but with the help of 3 mates and a few beers we got her on her side then lifted it up from the bottom and over she went.

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    For the first time she is looking like a boat :D

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  • Looks superb although I struggle with the idea of it holding that big V without twisting or splintering - particularly on the trailer on a bumpy road. I know plywood and GRP are a formidable combination but ....:)




  • The V8 can do a bit of twisting alright, I'll just have to hang on tight like these guys:D

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  • Neat barrel roll! The important thing is their engine didn't go under!




  • The first coat of epoxy on the inside I will give it one more then sand and varnish.

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  • Two coats of epoxy and two of varnish and boy was it a pain to sand in between each coat.

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    Hopefully I will have the engine sitting here in the next week or so :D

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  • Looking very well Fergal




  • Back to a proper engine:D I'm just doing a dry fit to make sure everything lines up.

    Don't drop please don't drop :eek:

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    Went in fine and spot on with the shaft, boy it looks big when your sitting behind it :eek: The risers are a bit higher than the deck beams that were in the plans so I will have to make up new ones with a bigger curve, I did price some nice low risers but they are silly money.

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    Brummmm Brummmmm :D

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  • Yum that looks sweet!




  • beautiful Fergal


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  • More like scary :D




  • will this boat have a curved piece of timber on the front?like a bonnet and whats the best way to do it something like this only curved




  • davlacey wrote: »
    will this boat have a curved piece of timber on the front?like a bonnet and whats the best way to do it something like this only curved

    I'm not sure what you mean :confused:




  • the front of the boat like the white piece on this boat




  • davlacey wrote: »
    the front of the boat like the white piece on this boat

    Most boats have a curved foredeck to allow water to runoff, so I'd say the one in your photo has but by the look of it not much.




  • yea what would be the best way to do this with thin ply covered with fiberglass?




  • This is the way I did it cut your curve beams to the shape of curve you want then run laths to the bow.
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  • cheers u did u do it in 2 pieces? and is that mdf with epoxy




  • davlacey wrote: »
    cheers u did u do it in 2 pieces? and is that mdf with epoxy

    It's marine ply "Don't use MDF" and as it's comes 4 ft wide I had to do in two pieces to keep the grain running in the right direction if I was going to paint it I would have done it in one piece.




  • I got a good deal on some oak so I started laying the deck beams.

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    As you can see here the raisers and carb are a bit tall so I will have to raise the engine hatch I might design it to look like an air intake scoop.

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    There is also a lot of space under the deck but I'm not sure if I want to put another access hatch in :confused:

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  • u could stick the fuel tank in there and have a filler cap in the centre of the deck and just have a small inspection hatch




  • davlacey wrote: »
    u could stick the fuel tank in there and have a filler cap in the centre of the deck and just have a small inspection hatch

    in such a small boat that needs a lot of fuel the difference in weight between a full tank and a nearly dry tank would upset the balance too much plus the bow on these boats do alot of bouncing at high speed:D
    I might just put a crawl space along one side of the engine and make the bow space into a bedroom :D



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  • yea and a sleeping bag least u will have a roof over ur head if u get on the wrong side of the missis




  • That's some nice work your doing there.

    Out of interest, if you were to tear around a lake flat out for an hour on that thing how much petrol would you use?!?




  • whitesands wrote: »
    That's some nice work your doing there.

    Out of interest, if you were to tear around a lake flat out for an hour on that thing how much petrol would you use?!?

    Flat out about 3.5 MPG :eek::D




  • Here is a little clip of what they can do :eek:





  • Some where in this plank of wood is the dash :)

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    Just checking what parts to cut away and what to leave.

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    This is the shape I have gone for.

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    Sanded and drilled for the clocks, I won't add the switches till I'm sitting in the boat and can get a feel of where to put them.

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    First coat of varnish and a little look to see how it will turn out :D

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    I will do another 5 or 6 coats and then compound and wax.

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  • Gauges really suit the boat , nice choice.




  • breghall wrote: »
    Gauges really suit the boat , nice choice.

    €25 on ebay :D:D:D I think I will change the bezels from gold to chrome as there is nothing else gold on the boat but there will be lots of chrome :D


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  • that was a great bargain, well done.


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