NT Trapper

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Whirly
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:01 am
Type of boat I like: 18-36 Trapper
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

Re: NT Trapper

Post by Whirly » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:25 am

G'day Chuck,
Without the tape , slower and a lot more work to keep the fillet uniform yep, looks like that'll be me. :roll:
Will get the sanding done inside and a saturation coat down, then see how we go.....

Whirly
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:01 am
Type of boat I like: 18-36 Trapper
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

Re: NT Trapper

Post by Whirly » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:18 am

Well, it's been awhile since I posted any reports of progress, but things have been ticking over slowly. Doing a bit when I can. I used an icing syringe to put the fillets in the inside, and that worked out alright. Sanded down the fillets in the bow and stern areas and glassed those places. I was then able to fit the decks and continue with the inwales.

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As the gunwales are there for strength, and the holes are mostly there for drainage when the boat is turned over, I thought “more wood, less holes”.

I wasn’t really chuffed with the contrast between the dark hull ply and the pale gunwales, so decided to lay a strip over the top, and I’m pleased with how it is turning out.

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Front deck

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Rear deck.

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Stern

I didn’t really want a hole through the hull for tethering or towing, so had to come up with a different idea
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For my thwarts, I’ve used Jarrah, and had decided back when I first saw how big this boat is, that sailing could be a definite possibility in the future, (and I bought a set of plans for outriggers) so am shaping the thwarts with the idea of using them to lash the outrigger arms to.

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so, I'm just about out of the 'interesting' bits and it'll soon be back to sanding inside, so I can glass tape the joins. Really looking forward to getting this baby wet.

Wannabe
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:44 am

Re: NT Trapper

Post by Wannabe » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:27 am

Very nice Whirly. Keep the pictures comming.
Bob

Bemm 52
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Location: Sydney Aust

Re: NT Trapper

Post by Bemm 52 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:45 am

Any chance of some pics of bow eye treatment........... is that timber bit you show sloted over bow eye?
Cheers paul

makenmend
Posts: 179
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Type of boat I like: kayak canoe
Location: Longview East Texas

Re: NT Trapper

Post by makenmend » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:40 am

I was wandering the same thing the last pic just cuts off the installed bow eye, but sure its as Bemm mentioned. Lookin real good.

MM

Whirly
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:01 am
Type of boat I like: 18-36 Trapper
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

Re: NT Trapper

Post by Whirly » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:03 am

Yes Fellas, I cut a block of Jarrah to fit over the bow and chiselled a slot to accommodate the eye bolt. The bolt goes through the resin dam in the bows and has a nut screwed on the back, so should be plenty strong. I coated the bolt and the covering piece of Jarrah with resin/flour glue and stuck it all together, so even more strength for the eye bolt.

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A bit more shaping and sanding, an it’ll be done.......

ColCollyer
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:59 pm
Type of boat I like: trapper

Re: NT Trapper

Post by ColCollyer » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:52 am

Hey Whirly
You gone walkerbout ?
Wazzappening... wazzup ?
Col

Whirly
Posts: 68
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:01 am
Type of boat I like: 18-36 Trapper
Location: Northern Territory, Australia

Re: NT Trapper

Post by Whirly » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:18 pm

G'Day Col,

It's still happening, but things have slowed down some. I've been doing a bit on the inside seams and should be able to glass them soon. Lots of other stuff happening to drag me away from the build. New staff member to get orientated (and there are a hell of a lot of places to show him), burning program implemented, budget to be sorted, a trip away with the Army to instruct on Survival, up to Darwin to visit No.2 daughter with my first grandchild and blacksmithing a lot (which includes making up a new forge as my last one is kaput), to do up a wedding present for No.1 daughter who is getting married this month......
....so the Trapper is slowly, slowly, but I'll post pics when there is more to see

Cheers,
Whirly

ColCollyer
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:59 pm
Type of boat I like: trapper

Re: NT Trapper

Post by ColCollyer » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:45 am

Ha, good to hear it hasn't been chopped up and burnt ! I guess you have the loooooong miles up there to contend with too.
And, the canoe is not the main event, is it.
I'm still trying to make some wooden paddles, but other stuff gets in the way
Onya
Col

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