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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. deano72

    deano72 Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    hope all goes well on maiden trip,,
  2. cps

    cps Rockling

    managed to get her in the water today, all went as it should with only a couple of things to sort , engine need lifting a couple of holes and petrol tank need a longer pick uo tube in as it only works layed down which is rearly odd as it says on it to stand on end for reserve :confused:
    need to find diferent prop to try as the one thats on is that fine i couldent get anywhere near full throtle before reaching max revs stlll managed 29mph on the gps though
  3. carpyken

    carpyken New Member

    Brilliant stuff Chris, the lads are definitely enjoying themselves :cheesy:
  4. cps

    cps Rockling

    ye there keen to get at the silver fish now , recon the boat will be preped and out of the garage tomarow night waiting for me to come home to go for a couple of hours at flambro
  5. Watersplatter

    Watersplatter New Member

    How are you and Mart plus all yer gear, 7ft of angry tope and god knows what else going to fit in there !!!! you two are not exactly the smallest of the species knocking about.
    I suppose you could always drag Mart on a rubber ring from aft. :laugh:
    Regarding the prop are there no specialists about we use BT marine for our new prop calculations but we are talking 2.5m props, does the engine maker not give you any figures, size, pitch, number of blades etc..

  6. mww

    mww Rockling

    you can quickly go off some people you know!!
  7. cps

    cps Rockling

    it will be ok as it need some ballast in the bow LOL
  8. Watersplatter

    Watersplatter New Member

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:made me laugh.
  9. mww

    mww Rockling

    ..well it was me or cps's wallet... :laugh:
  10. Pollock Kid

    Pollock Kid New Member

    Hahaha I'd defo say cps's wallet will be heavier than you mart !!
  11. Ramsrod

    Ramsrod Rockling

    By quite a few pounds :laugh:
  12. cps

    cps Rockling

    hmrc has all mine now they think i play for man u im sure
  13. cps

    cps Rockling

    not much done since the last posts as i have been working away but have about got all the small bits finished off over the last couple of weeks
    knocked some ss mud gaurds up from some 2mm ridgeidised sheet costs around £400 a sheet but i had a fgew spair from a big job that was free issue so thought i would put it to good use and made a set for the ally boat and a pair for the trophy has hers were starting to look a bit shaby
    also made an anchor holder split a bit of tube so the chain can slide down and the shaft on the grapnel anchor sits in in i have had a rail mounted one on my trophy for a good few years and they work well will do some pics when i have made the anchor
    allso wellded a couple of corner pieces in the console to make a nice little hole area for chucking stuf while fishing pliers plugs etc
    and one of my baby ac/dc water cooled 240v tig that i have been doing the smaller jobs in the garage at home with to save draging here back to my shop
  14. cps

    cps Rockling

    we with all the talk of small boats and yaks to sneek up and the fish i thought i better up the game and ad some improvments to do some sneeking myself :yes:
    so was it to be a trolling motor so them bass carnt her us :yes:
    nope went for good old fashened camo so they carnt se us coming :laugh: :laugh:

    also knocked up a bait table so i dont have to bend my back while bait fishing
    it lifts out so its can be left at home for lure fishing trips
    so now all we need some nice weather :cheesy:
  15. nevbob

    nevbob Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Bren reading this thread from the start awesome work matey!!!!! When ya first trip out?
  16. Slim Jim

    Slim Jim Blenny

    Is it so they cant see you or so the rest of us boating mortals cant find you.

    Looks like it would go down great in the USA.
  17. riley.

    riley. Blenny

    Looking smart Chris ;-) if ever there's a spare seat whilst topeing I wouldn't mind joining you to catch some real fish
  18. cps

    cps Rockling

    we had a couple of trips now fishing with her and seems i got luckey and all seems to be as it should be :cheesy:
    fished with the terible two in last mondays boat club match both of them managed 10 lb or so with a few we thre back that might have been size [ no measure] best going to james at 4lb 12 just shy of hsf for him :sad: :sad:
    didnt get any pics a me phone was to flat to take any

    couple of last night though a few billit and a pollock tyo ben around 4lb or so
    billit were inn plauge vollumes
    the skipper soon got boared with the billit and wanted to have a ride round
    got around 50 miles on her now so i think testing is now over and time to kill some fish :cheesy:
    who needs a power winch when you can use child labour
    more to follow me thinks got two with the bug big time
  19. Spawney-Dave

    Spawney-Dave Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    nice Chris & thats a cracking billet, can you upgrade your camera next :laugh:
  20. cps

    cps Rockling

    camras fine its all the scratches on the lense thats the problem

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