Aussie Belle

Designs for inboard or outboard power

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by jenko » Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:10 pm

I 2nd Allan's comment .Mine unbowed and I made 3 hacksaw cuts evenly spaced along the length and welded them up to "rebow"
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:08 am

Some parts arrived this afternoon.
Happy but not happy.

Transport company had lost my prop shaft, they then found it and said they will deliver to my work later today. Hope the keys and but are with the shaft as they aren’t in the package with the remainder of gear.

The company have also sent the incorrect shaft coupler, mine is a 5” coupler to 1” shaft, they have sent me a 4” so now have to wait for it to turn up.
Was planning on fitting this gear this weekend so hope the shaft and coupler get here by then.

Otherwise happy with the rest of the gear.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by billy c » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:31 am

Pretty shiny bits 😀 Always seems like we always wait for some problem or parts to get resolved. You sure have turned the corner on this and have a splash in sight!
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Tony Hain » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:00 am

Jamie
So, from which company are you getting your bits and pieces?
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:03 pm

Tony,

Have been getting parts from all over the place but thi lot came from Tawco Marine (think they are in Victoria) freight was cheap.
It took a while to get the parts as they seem to be quite busy.

A lot of my parts have all been from online purchase, but scary when you haven’t physically seen the parts

Billy,

Always seems to be the way waiting. My run rail took 3 deliveries before I had enough straight lengths that weren’t bent during transport


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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:45 am

Just got home from a mates place where he welded up my cutwater.

A lot of beers and bourbon later, I got home and trial fitted it and it fits like a glove!

Line is perfect and no shrinkage!

It is only roughly cleaned up, I will finish and polish tomorrow and fit it and take some pics.

So happy with how it looks!
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by billy c » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:53 am

Jamie-
That cutwater looks great! Was that mig welded? Well worth a hit on the libations. Just go and restock :D
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:28 pm

Thanks Billy,

Yes it was Mig welded. I took the advise from Pete and Alan to go
With mig instead of tig.

We tacked it every 4 inches along the length, then we stitched
It at 4 inche lengths leaving 4 inches in between.

We also had some cool water, we dipped rag in and squeezed out so the was no dripping water. After each weld was made we would rub the stainless each side of the weld just to knock the heat out of it. We then had a half hour drink break and then welded up the rest.

Will polish it and fit for some pics later today.

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Hercdrvr » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:55 pm

Did you grind down the welds?

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:59 pm

Yes
welds have been roughly cleaned up with a flapper disc.
When we welded the two edges of the sheet it was brought together where we maintained about a 0.5 a 1.0mm gap this have us great penetration through and layed enough material to safely grind back and clean up without sacrificing the weld

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by jenko » Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:32 pm

great work well done :D

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:23 pm

Gave the cutwater a polish, only sanded at this stage no buffing, went down to 2000 grit paper. (Anyone see a cut water in the grass)?!

Happy with the fit, not perfect but happy enough, was out a little in the top but with some tricky work with the rub rail you won’t see it.

Onto the remainder of the exhaust, mufflers and S bends
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Aussie » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:24 pm

Couple more
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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by TomB » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:11 am

Fantastic :D :D :D :D

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Re: Aussie Belle

Post by Biss » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:21 am

Nice metalworking! Looks great on the boat.

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