Aussie Belle...

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Aussie Belle...

Postby Aussie » Mon May 02, 2011 2:52 pm

Hi all,

Well i have finally started to build my Belle isle!
I have had a few other things to get out of the way first (Had to do complete babies room for
my daughter who is due in 5 weeks) that meant painting room, new timber flooring and making some furniture. Now that is complete all my time can now be devoted to the build!!!

I am cutting out frames at the moment and have attached a couple of pics....
The feeling i got when i made the first cut was pure nerves followed by excitement and a smile that i am still wearing 3 days later....
This is going to be so much fun.....

Aussie
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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon May 02, 2011 2:55 pm

Aussie

You're off to a good start. Welcome.

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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby vettepilot » Mon May 02, 2011 3:13 pm

Hi Aussie....Good to see your on your way....looking forward to following your build...Have you bought your LVL bearers yet? Could you PM me when you do so I can see how they differ in price to normal bearers...Cheers Mate
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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby DaveLott » Mon May 02, 2011 5:40 pm

I am glad to see you laid out all you frames in full size. This will help you immensely getting them all right. I am convinced that if the time is taken to get the frames right then everything else lines up nicely
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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby red » Mon May 02, 2011 6:42 pm

welcome and keep on wearing that smile and enjoy every nimute of the build and nothing will aggravate you as you progress through your build to a finished and beautiful boat

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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby DaveLott » Mon May 02, 2011 7:45 pm

Aussie - I thought I would share a technique I also used. I mounted a rig on my workbench for positioning the floor gussett. The floor gussetts sit on your motor stringers on your building form. If your frames are exact as you are currently building and your floor gussetts are all is the exact same position on the frames then you will have no trouble with setting up your frames exactly on the building form. I simply built up my frames and then laid the floor gusset on top them pushed up to the jig.

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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby Aussie » Mon May 02, 2011 7:58 pm

Dave,

Thanks i like that method... with the Belle the rear first 5 frames dont have floor gussets and mount straight to the stringers but that will be a handy method for the forward frames.....
Any other little secret tips???

Jamie

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Re: Aussie Belle...

Postby DaveLott » Mon May 02, 2011 8:00 pm

Yes, round over your interior edges before you mount everything. You will come to appreciate round edges when you start working on the inside.
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