Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:32 am

Ha! 15inch mags, I think HR are 14". Been concentrating on my 60's transit van as of recent.

Is this near you: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/ipswich/ ... 1099815220

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by THCL500J8 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:02 am

Rats; yes 14's on the mighty HR.

Oh well im shore we will see the boat on the water with your EDL at some stage.

The van is within driving range if you need it to be, but i'm not home till the 10th, so couldn't see it before then. Sorry.
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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by croweater » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:31 am

Holden HR were 13" the HT was 14" both had the same PCD.

Hugz are you bringing it to the Nationals looks too nice to leave parked for another 5 years.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Charles uk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:00 am

Hugo if that boat ever goes missing from your storage location don't bother looking for it, it will be inside a 20 foot container on top of a Bolwell Nagari on it's way to my house, don't worry I will treasure.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:08 am

It's got 'oles in it!

I have all the materials ready to go but not the place to work. I was hoping to find a retired chippy etc who wanted to make a few $'s but alas not to be found.... yet.

I should bring it down to SA. They are all suits around here :shock:

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:13 am

I've forgotten about the Bolwell Nagari. Geez, they have gone up in price.... I remember when they were about $4K.

http://bolwellcarclubnsw.com/page36.htm

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Charles uk » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:26 am

I couldn't afford one then, I looked at a coupe in Vic but it had a P76 in the front & a Huntsman inside, poms don't feel comfortable with wildlife that big!
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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by croweater » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:39 am

It looks in quite sound condition I can see the keel slot needs plugging how about a few photos of the damaged areas.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:56 am

Will do as soon as it stops raining rats and roos. Pissing down here!

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:32 am

Needs a good dry out. Not the best photos:

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Plank next to keel. Inside looking down.

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Another rotted plank on bottom.

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Starboard side. Think at some stage it must have been sitting on its side outside.

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The quarters and some hanging knees are rotted too though I can do those. It is mainly to scarf in about five plank repairs.. Need to put some floorboards in as well. Planks made of 1/4"marine ply. I have 6mm sheet.

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A shipwright also advised me to add a heavier timber skeg keel to the existing. It is the same as this all along. Also suggested a bulkhead about 2ft back to strengthen the bow quarters.

Ideally it would be good to replace all planks. There are 6 each side.

Now I'm feeling lazy :oops:
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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by croweater » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:57 am

:shock: How sad I thought she would be an easy repair, honestly I don't think she's worth the effort Dry Rot
would be a lot worse than the photos show :cry: . It would be easier to do a new build I'm guessing the shipwright
saw it about 4 or 5 years ago.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Charles uk » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:53 am

Hugz does anyone run a wooden boat building course near you? what's left of your boat would make an ideal project for a class of apprentices, it's a beautiful shape it would be a tragedy to let it crumble away, very close to criminal!
If it was in this country, I would be tempted to take a GRP mould from it, if it's still true.
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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Oyster 49 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:49 pm

Good to hear from Hugo again :D One of the stalwarts of the forum :P Yes a lovely boat, and well worth a decent restoration. I'm sure Charles suggestion has some merit, perhaps a great project for a boat/woodwork class. It would give you access to all the correct tools too.
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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:53 pm

Ok, you guys have inspired me :P I've been through contacting boat building schools and technical colleges but without a good result. Space always seems to be the deterrent. I did have a promising lead with a maritime inspired "Mens Shed" but alas the space was again a problem. So.... I'll do it myself. I have a parking space and have to work on it there and include the trailer too! Fortunately it is a dry day today (1st in many days) so cover off and let her dry and make a timber frame to bolt to trailer so can work on boat hull up. She hasn't got a name and I'm thinking of Charon (of Greek Mythology, is Stelios still here?) It is actually not in as bad shape as I imagined. I think a long shaft naval SD will compliment her well. I could probably join a wooden boat forum but I think there is enough experience on here to guide me 8) . Timber is a new medium for me.

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Re: Vessel befitting a Seagull at last.

Post by Hugz » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:42 pm

Here is my first question. In my travels I've been told of a product that can be applied to spongy wood that then soaks in and sets rendering an easy repair. There are a couple of spongy bits that have not yet rotted out.

Look it has been repaired before:
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