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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Looking good Bruce - keep up the good work!

Plus 1 for the Bosch saw. I bought mine while building the Laker and found the straight blade is actually good for cutting ply - just have to get the angle right so it doesn't chatter. Can get away with a lot less support than with a jigsaw and for someone as unco as me it gives a straighter cut so I can cut close to the line. Large radius curves are achievable but for tight ones something else is still needed.

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:58 am 
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Mike,
We can thank Hairy Mick for the strap idear.

Craig,Bob
I have had the bosch for over a year, it has been a handy tool during house renovations (at my fathers) but is excellent for fine cuting with no splintering of the ply and can be used one handed when holding the work.

Scott,
Another JEM mastercraft by Mat

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:34 am 
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Geez Bruce,
I love the lines of the Okwata. You boat is stunning mate. Bloody well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:49 am 
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Okwata finally hits the water!! Launch date 2 May 2010

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:03 am 
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Okwata down at Ross River at the end of my street

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Returning to shore to share the ride
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Changed my mind....haha
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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:08 am 
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Coming back to shore to share with my son who now wants one (built)....

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:01 am 
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Good to see you on the water at last Bruce - looks like it was well worth the wait!

I can't find any reference in the thread about the type of ply you used - is it Hoop?

Don't forget to charge by the hour when you build one for your son - and tell him you need to take your time to make sure it's up to scratch :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:07 am 
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It looks superb Bruce, congradulations on a great build.

They certainly are a great boat. I love mine and I reckon that you will get a lot of pleasure out of yours too.

I bet you get lots of compliments at the launch site.

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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 9:06 am 
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Lovely work Bruce that's a real pretty boat from the waist down :wink: Now then with the money you've saved building a cracker of a boat you can afford a new hat :mrgreen:
Regards John.


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 Post subject: Re: Ossie Bruce's Okwata
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:53 pm 
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That is a great looking boat. Very pretty work.


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