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  • 17 Apr 2017 23:44
    Reply # 4757572 on 4754243
    David Tyler wrote:

    Is Pete putting the pivot at the top of the tabernacle, or at the heel, as I've been advocating recently? The latter would work on Siblim, as there is no raised deckhouse, and would avoid having to make a clamp-on band for the mast.


    No, David.  We don't like the idea very much, preferring the additional support that will come securing the mast at the top of the tabernacle.  Actually, I'm thinking of a pin through the tabernacle and a Dyneema seizing wrapped around the mast, at the moment.
  • 16 Apr 2017 09:32
    Reply # 4754243 on 4315719

    Is Pete putting the pivot at the top of the tabernacle, or at the heel, as I've been advocating recently? The latter would work on Siblim, as there is no raised deckhouse, and would avoid having to make a clamp-on band for the mast.

  • 16 Apr 2017 01:52
    Reply # 4754083 on 4315719
    The AGM somewhat disrupted my boatbuilding, seeming to take up about three days of my time!  Well worth it and great to meet such wonderful junkies.

    Pete Hill was there  - the world expert in building tabernacles for junks - and having foolishly offered to 'help' build mine, has been here putting in the hours.  Dieter Isenhardt also briefly joined the SibLim Club by helping Pete saw up and put through the planer, two large pieces of douglas fir that I bought a little while ago for the job.  200 x 45, they planed up nicely and we've managed to dodge around most of the knots.

    Needless to say, Pete's been doing most of the work and I've just helped with gluing and glassing.  In the meantime, I've been finishing off the foredeck - one of those jobs I can pick up and put down.

    Here is a photo of the first stage of tabernacle building:

    I'm afraid I don't have time to post more today.  The other recent photos of fitting out are in this album.

  • 04 Apr 2017 20:45
    Reply # 4712008 on 4315719

    Annie

    I continue to be impressed with the level of finish that you're working to.  It looks great and your perseverence is to be admired.  

    Keep up the good work!

    Peter


  • 02 Apr 2017 09:18
    Reply # 4707294 on 4707254
    David Thatcher wrote: You want to get the boat in the water this decade - rather than drawers, what about storage bins? I think if I was building the boat I would be looking for some nice storage bins from somewhere like Payless Plastics and then building shelving to suit. You could even hide the storage bins behind some sliding cabinet doors as I have done in the galley on 'Footprints'. I have managed to create a lot of extra storage this way. Just an idea from someone who always tries to find the quick solution!

    This decade?  Well, possibly ;-)

    I  did think about that as a nice quick and dirty solution; unfortunately the boat tapers both ways in this area so that each drawer will be quite a different size.  Boxes don't come in that many sizes, so I wouldn't be able to make the best use`of the space.  However, they will be pretty simple drawers - no dovetails, I'm afraid.

    The boat is much 'straighter' and more (dare I say) slab sided in the galley.  Boxes may well work here and could be a great way of accessing the remote corner locker. 


  • 02 Apr 2017 08:12
    Reply # 4707254 on 4706924
    Annie Hill wrote:

     Unfortunately, it involves drawers - not easy things to make well.  So I've been pottering along around the edges a bit while I get my nerve up!  

    You want to get the boat in the water this decade - rather than drawers, what about storage bins? I think if I was building the boat I would be looking for some nice storage bins from somewhere like Payless Plastics and then building shelving to suit. You could even hide the storage bins behind some sliding cabinet doors as I have done in the galley on 'Footprints'. I have managed to create a lot of extra storage this way. Just an idea from someone who always tries to find the quick solution!
    Last modified: 02 Apr 2017 08:14 | Anonymous member
  • 02 Apr 2017 01:29
    Reply # 4706924 on 4315719

    A few more photos.  Even by my standards, progress has been slow, not in the least because I took a day off to go and buy some second-hand douglas fir.  I have discovered that as a boatbuilder I'm a compulsive worrier about running out of framing timber.  It's eye-wateringly expensive here - even second hand.  The 7.6 m of 200 x 50 that I bought set me back $786.  My only consolation is that it would cost four times as much to buy it new.  That being so, I would like to place on record my very heartfelt thanks to my friends Cathy and Peter who had given me a douglas fir beam taken out of their house.  It's 3.27m long by  280 x 85.  So with all that wood in stock, I should be able to sleep more easily at night!

    I've been working the the forward cabin.  There's been a lot of tooth sucking just recently while I try to decide exactly what I'm going to build on the starboard side.  It's all slightly different in reality than even with the model, but I'm starting to get an idea.  Unfortunately, it involves drawers - not easy things to make well.  So I've been pottering along around the edges a bit while I get my nerve up!  The latest photos are here.

    Last modified: 02 Apr 2017 01:40 | Annie
  • 19 Mar 2017 21:17
    Reply # 4676768 on 4676064
    David Tyler wrote:

    Ah, this explains why I haven't been getting my Sunday morning fix of photos of beautiful, glowing woodwork. Will you be moving over to the lockers on the other side of the forecabin now? 

    Yup.  Once I've got the bunk flat fitted, with the hatches cut out.  Pete has offered to come and build the tabernacle for me, bless him.  This will make it a lot easier to fit out the rest of the cabin, to check that doors can open, etc.

    I've been busy sawing up kahikatea for framing, but it's amazing how quickly I get through it.  Four 5m, 200, x 50 looked like heaps of timber.  Not now!  Anyone got any more to offer, please?  Or cedar, douglas, anything that I can use for framing?  All reasonable offers considered!!


    Last modified: 19 Mar 2017 21:18 | Annie
  • 19 Mar 2017 08:32
    Reply # 4676064 on 4315719

    Ah, this explains why I haven't been getting my Sunday morning fix of photos of beautiful, glowing woodwork. Will you be moving over to the lockers on the other side of the forecabin now? 

  • 19 Mar 2017 00:53
    Reply # 4675704 on 4315719
    I wickedly took a holiday, to go on a tiki tour with an old friend.  I was assured that I would come back a 'new woman'.  We had a great time in spite of some of our objectives - such as the Coromandel Peninsula - being unavailable due to weather.

    Now back to the grindstone.  Sadly, the new me seems as slow and distractable as the old, but I plod on.


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