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by GaryS
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Supporting things from the Keel
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Re: Supporting things from the Keel

Thanks for the replies. We think that we can span from batten to batten and support the batteries side-by-side. We will beef up the cross-supports (on the stringers) to reduce the possibility of sagging.
by GaryS
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Supporting things from the Keel
Replies: 3
Views: 902

Supporting things from the Keel

We are building a Battery Bank container to house two batteries (Start + House) and the best location spans between two battens. This also spans over the keel, and we are looking at blocking between the keel and the bottom of this container. Is there any reason why we should not support this contain...
by GaryS
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mai Tai Rollover Down Under
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

Re: Mai Tai Rollover Down Under

Thankyou to everyone for the kind words. We will try to post more progress photos - we are not real fast with this build so it could take some time . Bill, we haven't really determined the motor size at this stage - but we think at least 150hp and certainly a 4 stroke, possibly Yamaha (because they ...
by GaryS
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mai Tai Rollover Down Under
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

Re: Mai Tai Rollover Down Under

Photos of the actual rollover..
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Over it goes
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Nearly there
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Finally upright and back in shed
We are looking forward to building the interior - it is like starting a brand new project.
GaryS
by GaryS
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Mai Tai Rollover Down Under
Replies: 10
Views: 2189

Mai Tai Rollover Down Under

Here are some photos of the rollover of a Mai Tai Cruiser being built here in Melbourne Australia.
The cradle and roll mechanism was pre-built ready for the roll
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Cradle and Roll mechanism built
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Jacked and on wheels ready to move out
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Initial jacking prior to roll
More photos to follow
by GaryS
Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Building The Vera Cruise
Replies: 2604
Views: 461826

Re: Building The Vera Cruise

Hi Carl, We are building the Mia Tia here in Australia - it has a spray rail as part of its' design. The plans show clearly that the spray rail is not shaped to conform to the hull planing surface aft of amidships. One difference is that the Mai Tai has lift strakes on the hull bottom - maybe this m...
by GaryS
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Large Lamination using Epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Re: Large Lamination using Epoxy

Thanks for all of your comments and advice - very helpful. Roberta - we have looked at the Rockler Spreader and we hope to source them out here - they look good. Chugalug - we have screw holes to see if the epoxy is oozing . Kens - we have two people ready to work real hard at this when it happens. ...
by GaryS
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Large Lamination using Epoxy
Replies: 6
Views: 2279

Large Lamination using Epoxy

We are building the 22 foot 'Mai Tai' and implementing a plywood sheet double bottom. It is nearly at the stage where we need to epoxy the second lamination to complete the double bottom. The first lamination has already been epoxied to the frame (both sides). We want advice/comments on the epoxy mi...
by GaryS
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member
Replies: 7
Views: 1422

Re: New Member

Hi Jeff,
We are building a Glen-L 'Mai Tai' and we are just down the road from you in Moorooduc. Give us a yell if you ever want to talk about boat building. We have some experience but we have also made mistakes along the way.

Cheers
Gary and Margaret Sunderland
by GaryS
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom Lamination Sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Bottom Lamination Sequence

Thanks Bill and steveh41 for your comments. We will go with lamination-1 on both sides and install lamination-2 on each side later. Thanks
by GaryS
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Bottom Lamination Sequence
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Bottom Lamination Sequence

We are building a Mai Tai (22 feet) and are at the stage where we are ready to install a double bottom. We can either put lamination-1 on both sides and then put lamination-2 on both sides OR we can put both laminations on each side in turn. Does anyone have any comments, recommendations or thoughts...
by GaryS
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Australian Substitutes
Replies: 1
Views: 1399

Re: Australian Substitutes

We have found Hoop Pine to be fine for frames - we also use Hoop Pine Plywood. We are building the Mia Tai Cruiser here in Melbourne.
Cheers, GaryS
by GaryS
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Side Plywood Panels - Pre-Drill?
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: Attaching Side Plywood Panels - Pre-Drill?

Hi Bob We are using Silicon Bronze Fearson Flat Head Wood Screws. The stem and transom attachment uses 8G x 1 1/4 inch (31mm) screws and along the chine and sheer etc use 8G x 1 inch (25mm) screws. We use a 9/64 inch drill bit. Yes, we countersink them - we try to just judge the depth so that it is ...
by GaryS
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Side Plywood Panels - Pre-Drill?
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: Attaching Side Plywood Panels - Pre-Drill?

Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice - we will pre-drill before we fit sides with epoxy and screws. Much appreciated.
by GaryS
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Attaching Side Plywood Panels - Pre-Drill?
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Attaching Side Plywood Panels - Pre-Drill?

We are in the process of dry-fitting 23 foot plywood panels for the sides of a Mai Tai. We have fitted and test-screwed the front (into the stem) and we have a number of locator screws. Is it viable to pre-drill all of the screw holes on the last dry-fit to make it much faster to manage when we appl...