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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby Widsa » 01 Oct 2019, 14:34

:yahoo: I like watching your builds Cheater, please do keep us updated.
Good to see you are also joining the stinker club!! :evilgrin:
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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby cheaterparts » 01 Oct 2019, 22:35

Widsa wrote::yahoo: I like watching your builds Cheater, please do keep us updated.
Good to see you are also joining the stinker club!! :evilgrin:


You wont see me giving up the kayak though !


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got the transom ready to fit - note there are a couple of drainage hole in it that should clear the wet deck quickly enough

the lower edge of these ports is the height off the floor so any water over the side will drain away
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby cheaterparts » 06 Oct 2019, 18:43

I got a small amount done this week end on the skiff - between other bits and pieces that needed doing around home

as the marine ply come in 2400 long sheets and I need 4300 long by 600 for each side bottom -- so I scarfed the bottom planks and got them glued up

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the scarf is a 8 to 1 taper so 6 mm ply has the taper of about 50 mm and by doing them together as pairs the angle is pretty much the same - I just marked them out and clamped them in pairs one 50 back from the front edge and sanded of the angle -- it worked a treat

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the scarfs where then lined up and the planks set up with a straight edge and a coupe of screws into a board to hold them square - a piece of plastic layed down under the join so the ply sticks only to the ply - epoxy and then thickened epoxy was applied to the join and a few more screws put in to hold the join tight

so atm both bottom sections are glued with thickened epoxy and should be ready to do a bit of a trim on the length and cut the rear to the finished shape and its ready to drill to except the zippy tie stitches

wont be long before it looks like a boat
My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby maverick » 06 Oct 2019, 19:19

Build 2 and we can race them :evilgrin:

Not the ideal mothership, but make a good tow vessel for those longer distances :lol:
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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby peatop » 07 Oct 2019, 21:29

Yeah i think a couple of banana lounges would look good sitting on the deck :lol:
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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby cheaterparts » 08 Oct 2019, 07:47

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bottom planks are now cut to size and the cut out for the out board clearance - now I have to make and assembly cradle and I have enough bits to start to put it together

there are still the very front bulkhead and sides to cut but I wont to assemble what I have ( or at least stitch it up with zippy ties ) to check my measurements to the drawing before doing this
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby cheaterparts » 12 Oct 2019, 18:35

so todays update - first I had to clean a space big enough to assemble the skiff that took most of the day ( boy I collect crap ) anyway I built an assembly jig that is on wheels so I can move it around as needed

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above the start of stitching the bottom planks together once all the zippy ties were in it opened up to form the bottom - the bow just pulled into shape as it opened onto the jig

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I made the jig with the correct angle supports that go under the bulkheads this way a simple clamp bar pushes the bottom to shape with the bulkheads this way there will be very little need for stitches or screws
once all the bulkheads and transom is clamped together simple thickened epoxy and fibreglass tape will fix all the seams

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the bow just stitched just folded to shape

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so hopefully though the week I'l get most of this stuck together - going fishing tomorrow
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby peatop » 12 Oct 2019, 20:42

Looking damn good Cheater :up:
Much easier build than that one Tommy Turtle did, your builds have stirred an old passion for boat building but i couldn't use a boat unless it had a decent chair setup and i don't think i need the extra cost of a boat lol

I think I've worked out why you've used zip ties this time, if you get stuck in the mud you can break the zip ties and use the sides as mud shoes :thumbsup:
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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby cheaterparts » 16 Oct 2019, 21:52

well there has been a little progress through the week

I got the front bulkhead made and the 2 front stringers both all zipped in place - also I have the boat clamped up well on the assembly jig all nice and true

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the hole at the bottom of the front bulkhead will need a plate cut and fitted to seal it off - this will have drains to the outside and the well in the front will be for the anchor
the large rectangular section between the front and next bulkhead will be dry storage with a sealed hatch
and 2 small floor sections need to go in both sides to bring the floor up to the small hatch openings in the second bulkhead
but these will need to be done after some glassing

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last thing I did tonight was to stick/tack some of the seams with thickened epoxy - tomorrow I'll be able to remove the zippy ties along these seams and fill properly with thickened epoxy and also glass tape
My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


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Re: Cheaters Skiff

Postby Jacko » 20 Oct 2019, 22:43

Seems to me you are getting good at this boat building wood work stuff cheater.
Don't let your metal welding expertise go.
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