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Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:53 pm
by Aussie
HI,

Have been working alot lately so not alot of progress.

I have started on fabricating my hinges for the hatch as i couldn't find what i was after so thought i would make some.
I designed on Auto cad then sent some 316 stainless plate to a water jet cutter to have them cut out. I will drill a pin through the pivot point
then weld up the ends, champfer the sides then polish, i will have studs welded on the back so that there are no fixings visible.

Still need to round over the edges of the saw cut on the hatch to make the cut a little more prominent.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:08 pm
by Roberta
Looks great!!

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:02 pm
by Aussie
HI,

Got a chance on the week end to fit and glue the filler strip on the top edge of transom.
Turned out looking ok and the fit is good but would do it differently if ever build another ( would leave the top planking off the transom, run cover boards right through and then trim off, install transom planking over the ends of cover boards, this is what Billy C did with his Belle).

Now to final sand and stain.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:29 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Jamie

She's going to be a real head turner! :)

Bill

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:46 am
by Roberta
Look's Great!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:13 am
by billy c
hi Jamie-
i had planked the transom also then after the fact routered off the top plank, so we both got caught with the same dilemma.
...both solutions worked out fine :D
i like your flush hinges and deck planking too! that is a gorgeous boat!
-Billy

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:15 pm
by Aussie
Have been working on the cockpit edging the last few days..made a template up to route the recess for the corner peices and prepped the edging for the straight, plan to glue up the timbers to cover the inside edges of the cockpits before glueing the top edges..

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:59 pm
by jenko
Jamie I just did the same except I did the hard way and cut the corners out first and then routed the rebate :roll:

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:57 pm
by ian bell
Fantastic work Jamie , cannot wait to see the finished boat .
Ian

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:37 am
by Bill Edmundson
Jamie

Looks Great. Wish I had the router skills.

Bill

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:25 pm
by mrintense
Oh man Jamie, that looks too cool! All you guys doing topside work, I can't hardly stand it. I am getting close. Thanks for the inspiration! :D :D

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:44 pm
by Aussie
Hi all,

Yesterday i cut and dry fitting the edge trim around the second cockpit, removed and glued up all bits to complete the first edge trim.
This morning i removed the clamps and gave a quick sand up (would love to do the front cockpit today but about to go hop on a plane to fly south for a few days training for work) will complete the front and rear this weekend when i return.

Very happy with the look.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:48 pm
by jenko
looks great Jamie , did you steam the long cockpit trims or cut to shape?

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:00 pm
by DrBryanJ
Very nice work Jamie.

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:53 pm
by Aussie
Hi Peter,

No steaming on the timbers, they are rebated on the back so each edge is only about 8 mm thick. I just starting clamping from one end to the other. There was a fair amount of pressure but nothing too drastic, I did increase the camber in my deck so things do take a little more to bend.

Cant wait to get the other trims done and final sand and stain.

Thanks for the comments.

Jamie