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Building A New Boat From Aluminium

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by cps, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    How long is it chris? Looks like you won't be using it too much this year. Should be enjoyable adding all the finishing touches, and don't forget to fit a wardrobe for Marts dodgy shirts :wink:
     
  2. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Did you build this boat from a Blue Print Chris or did you design it as you went along ,
    it is certainley looking good now ,more like a boat each passing report ,

    hope you have some photo,s wen you launch and name the beauty :yes:
     
  3. cps

    cps Rockling

    http://www.cncmarine.com.au/
    guy called steve chappel that runs the place, seems to be rated over there
     
  4. cps

    cps Rockling

    15ft ish
     
  5. mww

    mww Rockling

    I'll have you know that you'll only be allowed onboard if you're wearing the team cloting & carpet slippers...
     
  6. Watersplatter

    Watersplatter New Member

    And don't forget a locker for Mart's Pole,seatbox,brolly,maggot tub etc. :cool:
     
  7. mww

    mww Rockling

    Les

    idea is that all that goes in the Ally boat & we tow it behind the big boat!! :laugh:

    Mart
     
  8. cps

    cps Rockling

    well i have been waiting for this since this timne last year when i started planing the build :yes:
    hanging the motor on for good :happy:
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  9. Watersplatter

    Watersplatter New Member

    Paint the bloody thing. :yes: :yes:
     
  10. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    not long now before the big launch,
    Have you got a venue to launch the vessel on it,s maiden splash :happy:
     
  11. cps

    cps Rockling

    the floor yes , paint is for girls
     
  12. Watersplatter

    Watersplatter New Member

    Aluminium is for girls - REAL men use steel :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  13. cps

    cps Rockling

    :happy: :happy: :happy:steels to slow for a petrol head like me
     
  14. cps

    cps Rockling

    things are all about done now
    had to make a couple of cable entrys thgrough the console one for the shift and throt cables and another fehind the helm to take the wireing loom both have tube on the back the cable one going down to the underfloor duct with a pvc pipe to take water down to the duct the other going upwards to keep water out
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    live well pump and bilge pump in place and wired and piped in

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    got some nice crimps that when heeted after crimping shrink onto the wire and are full of a hot melt glue to seal it in
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    got a nice fuse box with a negative bus
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    all wire is tined and all crimps are the heat shrink type
    rocket launcher rod holders in the gunnels 3 down each side 2 at the stern and 2 each side at the bow so i dont have to turn round to watch the rods when trolling
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    wraped all cables in spira wrap to keep things neat
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    fitted a garmin 300 colour sounder from my old boat and bought a 451 gps with preloaded maps not bad for £310
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    so all being well tomarow afternoon after my two smallest get hamered at footy again it will be launch time, pics and maybe if er in doors comes to watch a short vid :cheesy:
     
  15. crabadabado

    crabadabado Blenny

    Good luck with the launch Chris. It has been an impressive task you have completed. Enjoyed all the posts along the way. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers Col.
     
  16. lawsy

    lawsy Rockling

    Good luck chris it look class mate well done where are you launching do I need my pager on me ha ha
     
  17. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Well done on the job Chris, :yes: it certainly looks impressive ,
    it has been great watching it develop from scratch,

    look forward to seeing the video of the launch, :cool:
     
  18. riley.

    riley. Blenny

    Looking nice Chris
     
  19. cps

    cps Rockling

    filey bay will stay in 4 ft off water so i can walk ashore LOL
     
  20. cps

    cps Rockling

    back to diy now col er indoors will kill me if i dont finish all the things on the house
     

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