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by auspete
Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Desperado Downunder Build
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

Re: Desperado Downunder Build

I understand what the pros and cons are, I have local boat builder I have been researching the use of Plywood frames with and he uses 25mm in race boats with up to 480 hp and never had problems with the integrity of screws in endgrain of ply. He believes as I do it is the total construction of the b...
by auspete
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Desperado Downunder Build
Replies: 4
Views: 2093

Desperado Downunder Build

Hi Guys and Girls, well I have started my build. I have gone away from tradition a bit and I am using 25mm marine ply for my frames. I have spent about 6 hours changing measurements to metric (come on America catch up with the rest of the world) and putting the drawings on "Solid 8" program for rout...
by auspete
Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: new builder seeking ideas and help
Replies: 12
Views: 2261

Re: new builder seeking ideas and help

Hi Eugenet, I am a carpenter by trade in Australia, over here we usually use 4 x 3 bearers and 3 x 1 1/2 joists but if you go to your local timber yard with your dimensions and tell them what you would like to do I think they should be able to set you straight. If I was doing something temporary lik...
by auspete
Thu May 29, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Monaco builder from Australia
Replies: 17
Views: 3450

Re: Monaco builder from Australia

Hi Larry,
Lots of Aussies on here, I am new myself.
Working on the Missus to get to Yamba but she isn't to good in the car, see how we go.'
Good luck wit h your project keep us posted.
Pete
by auspete
Mon May 26, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Desperado Downunder
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Re: Desperado Downunder

Pete, I have the plans for the Desperado but it is probably a while before I will start building. I have a new house being built at the moment with workshop in place of the 2 car garage. I have another boat I am fixing up a 6 metre fishing boat and I want to build a small skiff, around 3 metres, th...
by auspete
Mon May 26, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Desperado Downunder
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Re: Desperado Downunder

Hi Pete , I also live on the Murray about 3.5 hours upstream good to hear there is another builder in the area I am building a riviera . different build type but I am sure I can be of help Thanks for the welcome Jenko, I have to work in Wodonga for a week every 6 weeks and sometimes make the trip a...
by auspete
Sat May 24, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Desperado Downunder
Replies: 7
Views: 2813

Desperado Downunder

Hi everyone, I'm Pete I live on the Murray River which is the Border between New South Wales and Victoria in Australia. I have purchased Desperado plans and am in the planning stages. I have been looking through the Forum and there doesn't seem to have been many built and catalogued here. The best p...