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new mould preparation

Discussion in 'Boat Owning, Equipment and Maintenance' started by garry23flyer, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. garry23flyer

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    i got a friend of mine to make a start on sorting my new mould out for me.

    hes cut all the old supports off and cleaned the outside of the mould up and cut new timber supports to be glassed in place.

    one half is now done and glassed up. i did that this afternoon whilst it was peeing it down with rain.

    just got to get him to cut all the timber on the other side ready for me to glass in.

    once all the reinforcing is done my mate is then going to make a start on sanding down the inside of the mould to get the white paint off ready to be spray gelled and polished.

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  3. Ken C

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    Garry

    I think we all look forward to seeing your next project progress; especially after the sterling job youv'e done on the Wilson 23!!
    What hull and size in this mould for?

    All the best, Ken
     
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    Ken this mould is just over 18ft long x 7ft 4" wide.

    the mould is the original fairey hunt 18 mould. it was stood outside for god knows how many years neglected.

    bloke i got it off was going to use it to make ribs with.

    once the first hull is out the mould i can then make the gunnel moulds which im hoping will be around 6-8" high making the freeboard quite a nice height once hull and gunnels are bonded together.

    not yet decided on the final look of the gunnels as the first boat will be an open boat for myself with the option to fit a bolt on cuddy if wanted.
     
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    quite interested in a open stlye boat with that option will be watching this one unfold
     
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    Sounds good; and you're certainly the man to bring this mould back to life and do it justice.
    Enjoy the new project!
     
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    yeah keep an eye on this thread mate.

    it may be a while before the first boat comes out the mould due to other work commitments etc but i will be working on this mould at weekends to get it ready for using.

    i have got an idea of how i want it to look.

    i'll be going for a centre console and maybe a stainless frame bolted to the gunnels with a fibreglass roof fitted to it if it suits it.
     
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    really looking forward to getting the fist boat done and out the mould to see what it really looks like.

    only bit im not looking forward to is the sanding and polishing of the inside of the mould to get it ready.
     
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    That looks like a cracking job, well done.

    PS nice calendars. :)
     
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    oooh another calender...i mean ermm...boatbuild thread!!! lol

    looking forward to seeing how this comes out the mould mate.
     
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    cheers mate.

    this is all just reinforcing at the moment to keep the mould in shape.

    didn't even realise they calenders where on show:laugh::crazy:
     
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    me too mate. i know what the hull will look like as got a few pics but you can't beat seeing it in the flesh to get a proper look at it.
     
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    yes im pretty sure your head will be awash with ideas...then once you pop it out the mould...another dozen will flood in and scrap the previous ones lol
     
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    more than likely mate.

    just been talking to a mate of mine about it and he's got a few good ideas.

    i'll probably start up another thread once the hull is out the mould asking for peoples opinions on how they would like the gunnels to look as im hoping to sell a few so want to get it right.
     
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    looking good mate, carnt wait for the next thread you start on the build as the wilson 23 was so interesting, I have a feeling this one will be even more interesting:thumbs:

    YIS
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    this build will be a lot more detailed for people to actually see how a boat is built from drums of gelcoat , resin and rolls of mat to a finished boat.

    it will be a few weeks before i can start building it due to other work i've got to do but the main hull won't take long to make once the mould is ready.
     
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    Sounds like its going to be spot on mate:thumbs:

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    Take a look at the Atlantis 20.
    Put a pod on the back of yours and you might be on to something. keep me informed, i might be interested in one!
     
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    have seen the atlantis 20 and looks quite nice.

    i think the shape of my hull is much nicer looking than the atlantis 20 due to flare in the bow where as the atlantis is very flat sided etc.

    it won't be as big as the atlantis 20 but with a pod fitted will make it about 20ft 6" overall.

    one of the main things im looking to acheive is a completely flat clear deck with storage compartments under the deck for fuel tank , ropes , fenders etc. batteries will be fitted in the centre console on my boat with tubes run under the decks for all cables etc.
     
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    Good work Gary can't wait to follow this thread as I did the flyer thread, keep the pics coming mate.
     
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    got a feeling when the first one comes out the mould you might be getting a few orders lol
     
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