The photo above shows the patch with the timber supports removed
This photo shows the interior before glassing with silicon smoothed over the timber as a release agent
This is the hole with the timber attached to the hull before glassing the gaps were filled with some of the old gunnel timber. More photos will be posted when available. Does any one out there in computer land have any photos of my entry in the solar boat race in Canberra of a few years ago. cheers Stewart Posted by imagineering at 2:54 AM 0 comments Links to this post
This is a religious boat cause its pretty holey
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I put in a couple of beams today, some of the joint from yesterday failed and needed doing again. more glue was needed total cost to date is.
$ 97 for fibre glass.
$5 for timber
$17.85 for glue
$30.00 for deck timber
Got some good spotted gum for the deck at Isons hardware store old stock and discontinued. I took the lot. cheers Stewart
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Well you wouldn't believe it , I didn't have enough timber for the deck and the stuff I have used is old stock and out of date. Its enough to make you throw your hat in the river and jump in after it. So its back to scavenging and Kmart and Bunnings don't have the stuff. So where do you get the timber to finish the deck, I goes into Independent Floors across the road from Bunnings and wallah and low and behold they have some stuff that can be milled down to size it is the same spotted gum as the last lot but a different colour, The top photo shows the colour difference and the bottom photo shows the difference in thickness the centre piece is the milled one. The centre photo shows today's progress. I also got the hinges for the stove for free. So tomorrow I have some work ahead of me.
A few years ago my mate Ray worked at the rubbish tip as a professional scavenger and this bloke rang him on his mobile and was placing an order for his requirements and the list was about as long as your arm and Ray finally stopped him with the words,"this ain't Kmart its the f#%&^*# rubbish tip for Pete's sake" when Ray got off the phone he said to me that he would fill the order without trouble and that it happens on a regular basis..
So now I expect things to come to me as required and it works. I started this project on the 13th and wonder I can get it in the water in a month from start.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
I have turned the boat to fix some of the smaller holes in the hull. I used the hoist on the trailer to do this.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
It came time to turn the boat again and without the use of the crane on the trailer it would have been impossible by myself..
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This boat building is costly for a free boat. I haven't factored in time at commercial rates which would be roughly 22 days x say $15 per hour x eight hours per day would equal say 22 x 15 x 8 = $ 2640
Then there is electricity fuel to get parts cost of car and insurances tools and there depreciation add say $100 insurance fuel say $100 tools say $100 use able things like sandpaper and saw blades especially when I hits a nail. This total = $300
Add to that administration charges, using the trailer as an example. Cost of article + 10 % and this would be.
$300 for fuel etc.
sub total $3038.35
Add administration charges $3038.35
grand total = $6076.70
Free boat not so free. Worth doing probably not but it is different. New laws in Australia require new boats to be engineered and certified, making the building of new boats impracticable for the armature