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by hzchevy
Sun May 15, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Anyone used Fiji Mahogany in Australia?
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

Re: Anyone used Fiji Mahogany in Australia?

I was the same when I started my build, unsure what to use in Australia. I ended up using Tas oak. Although a hell of alot dearer, I believe it was the right choice. I only used it on the main frame pieces.
by hzchevy
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )
Replies: 105
Views: 34735

Re: Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )

I should also mention these great mates. Paul and James, you guys are life savers.
Cheers
by hzchevy
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )
Replies: 105
Views: 34735

Re: Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )

Happy Easter to everyone. We have a 4 day long weekend and the weather is just perfect so it was a great chance to dust off the cobwebs and take LIL INSANE for a cruise around Lake Eildon, Victoria, AUS. The only problem I encounted was I found out how long a 15 litre tank of fuel lasts. That's righ...
by hzchevy
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

I also hit the ply with a planer and split it. Did exactly as DrBryanJ, epoxy and a thin bit of ply and clamped it on. If the thin bit gets stuck on just sand it off.
by hzchevy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Don't worry about having to use the grinder. I built LIL INSANE entirely using a grinder ( with cutting discs, sanding discs ) and a small cordless screwdriver in a gravel driveway for most of it. Money was tight and I used what I had. Turned out alright.
Good job, keep going.
by hzchevy
Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

It's looking more and more like a boat every post :D
I also glued and screwed to my frames. Wasn't sure if that was right but seems to work. Although I didnt glue to paint. Not sure how that will work. It's surely coming along though. Good work.
by hzchevy
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

I used the 1/4 ply for the planking. I also did what chugalug suggested, I epoxy sealed the entire frame before planking and then painted afterwards. Your travelling well Chubs.
by hzchevy
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Aussie Belle
Replies: 496
Views: 153467

Re: Aussie Belle

Sensational job. Such a good looking boat. Well done.
by hzchevy
Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Australia Gathering 3.0
Topic: Australian Gathering Version 3.0
Replies: 23
Views: 25047

Re: Australian Gathering Version 3.0

Australian Gathering is a great idea unfortunately for me the distance to travel anywhere is always going to be a big problem and not to mention finding the time to have off. :(
by hzchevy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

I also used an angle grinder with a corse grit wheel.
by hzchevy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:36 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee Wee Build ( Melbourne )
Replies: 105
Views: 34735

Re: Pee Wee Build

I have thought about a windscreen and have sometime during our winter here to have a play around.
What have others made them out of? Glass or Perspex? I'm thinking Perspex only because of the sheer size of a PeeWee. Glass would be unwanted extra weight? Yes or No
by hzchevy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

Getting there chubs. No big problem with the stem. I'd just get an angle grinder with a thin blade and cut the chine off and relocate. I'm pretty sure I faired my stem first before I attached the chine to it. It seem to work for me.
by hzchevy
Sun May 24, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Regulations
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: Regulations

I was also stressing when I started to read all the regulations but here in Victoria, Australia I found a small loop hole. That being, if I was the owner/builder I didn't need to get a builders plate. I only require the plate if I were to try and sell it. I went to VicRoads ( who handle boat registr...
by hzchevy
Wed May 20, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising
Replies: 18
Views: 5773

Re: Porpoising

I also had this problem and was basically looking at the sky. I put 20 kgs in the front which helped but slowed me down so I went down the same path as Fergal Butler. Built my own Trim Tabs. Fully adjustable and worked a treat.
by hzchevy
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Pee wee build in Sydney
Replies: 141
Views: 49160

Re: Pee wee build in Sydney

I tend to agree with chugalug on this one. Just leave the screws in place. I countersunk my screws in for added security. They didn't hinder my fairing at all.