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Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:20 pm
by Aussie
HI Ian,

We have had only minor local flooding (Water cutting off roads for a few hours) and some areas where it will take a while to go down.
The northern passenger rail line got washed away last week and cut off all rail traffic but was fixed within the day.

I live on a hill so the water doesn't effect us much unless we are driving anywhere.

We have had over 1400 mm from start of December to now.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:34 pm
by ian bell
Hi Jamie
Hope you and the family are OK . Did Cyclone Debbie do any damage at your place .Our thoughts are with you .
Ian

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:37 pm
by Aussie
Hi all,
Well I have managed to get back to moving forward on the Belle.
Has been a while since any progress has been made.
I have been buying some bits and pieces when I can, I am now on a better work roster which should allow me some build time.
Pics of dry fitting of rub rail and pop up cleats, installed hinges
For hatch (needs a bit more work around hatch area).
Next is sand and stain.

Jamie

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:08 pm
by jenko
Good to see you back at it Jamie :D
nice progress

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:44 pm
by Tony Hain
Welcome back Jamie. Pass on my regards to your dad. I am doing the flip on my boat this week-end.

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:51 am
by mrintense
Welcome back Jamie. It's funny how we all go through these slumps. Important thing is to keep moving forward On days when I absolutely do not feel like doing anything, I will go out and do something for 15 minutes. Small steps, but it moves me forward and I feel a bit better about it.

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:15 am
by Bill Edmundson
Welcome Back Jamie.

Bill

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:17 pm
by ian bell
Long time no hear , glad to see you are back to the Aussie Belle.
Ian

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:27 pm
by Aussie
Thanks guys,

Well still moving forward.
I managed to sand the top, mask and tape, stain the cover boards and king plank and one coat of CPES on the top to seal up, next trip home I will be applying a few more coats then caulking

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:33 pm
by Aussie
Another couple with cpes
Timber inlay looks red in the pics but it does match the rest of boat, must be the lighting, I had also just applied cpes to this section

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:19 am
by Bill Edmundson
Jamie

Sure is fun when the first coats go on and you get to step back and look!

Bill

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:25 am
by Aussie
Couple of pics of my first attempt at epoxy filling between planks.
Very happy, hoping to finish the rest in the coming days!

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:51 am
by jenko
nice work.Did you use Talcum powder and white tint?

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:23 am
by Aussie
Sure did Peter,

Works a treat, I made it quite thick and pushed it in with a scrapper,
Hope to finish the rest before I head back to work on Thursday

Re: Aussie Belle

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:22 am
by DrBryanJ
Jenko, Looks great. If you didn't say it was your first attempt, I never would have guessed.