Cheaters Skiff

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Re: Cheaters Skiff

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Another couple of weeks Update --

just before the week end of the 12th /13th I got the last sections of floor glued down the the bearers with thickened epoxy ready for some glassing of all the floor seams
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So on that week end I got all the floor seams filled and glass taped as well as glassing in the drop down well section for the fuel tank to fit in
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and got started on the gunnels with some uprights that hold the gunnels and stiffen the sides
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then thought the week after work Monday I got the gunnel framing done and though the week glued the tops to the frame
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each side had to be glued one day apart I ran out of clamps to do both
by friday both gunnels were glued up and cleaned up - I ran a 10 mm radius router cut inside and out of these as well as a cut right around the bow
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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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I pushed the skiff outside to clean up a bit so a few happy snaps
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and the centre kill tank which could also hold a 60 + litre live well
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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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Hope you’re keeping the termites away
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Used to assist in building clinker hulls, our gunwales were a little heavier than yours of course. One thing we did stick on the outside of the gunwales was a chafing rail so as to not damage the hull when the boat was up against objects like wharves etc. Great job Cheater. You must be pretty proud. What is your bare hull target weight?
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looks good Cheater from the photos it looks as if with get from a to b in a hurry to. when I was doing a certified welding ticket at newport before it closed down they were still teaching wooden boat building there, that was about 2006 but not sure what happened after they move to sunshine.
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happyas wrote:Used to assist in building clinker hulls, our gunwales were a little heavier than yours of course. One thing we did stick on the outside of the gunwales was a chafing rail so as to not damage the hull when the boat was up against objects like wharves etc. Great job Cheater. You must be pretty proud. What is your bare hull target weight?
I have a hard wood strip around the gunnels and bow although I don't think it should do much rubbing against hard objects - and weight not sure but guessing 60 - 65 kg bare hull -
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Looking great mate.
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Fantastic job mate. Look out whiting!!!
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Gozz wrote:Fantastic job mate. Look out whiting!!!
a little bird tells me you have a skiff now
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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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