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Old 03-09-2014, 06:25 AM   #761
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Matt Me Aussie Bud! Besides giving you full standing applause for all you and Flic are accomplishing on AXE.... such as I stand and provide upon each of your posts lol

My hint to you when applying surface product to match bow flare: Small (6 to 8 long X 3 to 4 wide) radius ends "pool trowel" of light weight (flexible) steel material for product application off hawk. When you have surface just about perfect take a BIG construction sponge saturated (damp but not dripping) with kerosene (diesel fuel might do too) and gently work out any small remaining ridges. Then, as you know... sand till your undies get in a wad... to reach a finely faired surface finish.

Take two aspirin and contact me in the morning if problems persist! LMAO

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Old 03-09-2014, 06:30 AM   #762
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Ok well I completed what I set out to achieve. It was hard going but I got it done.

Now off to QLD for the week
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:16 AM   #763
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'Onya mate. I would never have had the guts to take on what you took on. Lookin' good so far. Just don't blink now, ok..?
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #764
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:21 PM   #765
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Gday Eric. Shes 11.8m mate.
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:44 PM   #766
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Gday Eric. Shes 11.8m mate.

By Golly!! Matt

In these here U.S. states... ya could call her a 39 footer, by my calcs.

With anchor on her nose she'll be 40' + LOA
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:15 AM   #767
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By Golly!! Matt In these here U.S. states... ya could call her a 39 footer, by my calcs. With anchor on her nose she'll be 40' + LOA
Yeah she'll be around 40' when I'm done :-)

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Hi all,
Just checking in to say I'm still making progress.

Bit of exciting news, Felicity passed her Rec Ship Masters license yesterday. I'm Very proud of my girl for doing that on her first go. Now there'll be two able and willing Captains at AXE's helm, which will be great in an emergency if one of us is injured or I have a diving accident etc, or if either of us have a few to many drinks and get pickled :-) lol.

At the boat, I Applied the epoxy filler to fill in the trowel gaps today. Its been raining here tonight so it won't be dry tomorrow (dry enough to sand) so I plan on glassing the chine rail and finish off glassing the hull bottom (2hrs) and then Flic and I are off to the caravan and camping expo to get some ideas for the interior design and fixings for AXE.

I have discovered that anything with "Caravan/Camper-van" in the title is 50% cheaper for the same product than anything with "Marine" in the title plus it'll be good to see what new 12V products are floating around.

Okay we'll that's all. Not a lot of exciting stuff but will take a couple of pics tomorrow morning.

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Old 03-23-2014, 07:53 AM   #769
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G'day all

Well the epoxy Glue Fillet/Fairing compound application to the sides, glass taped and faired the keel as well as Chine Rail Glassing happened this weekend

All in all it went well, but in hindsight, could have done it different and more efficient.

It was a bit messy and looks a bit ugly with epoxy runs ATM but it will sand up A.O.K

The Caravan and camping expo was great. we found our tender and got our interior colour scheme sorted.

Below are some pics from this weekend including what our interior will look like (sort of)

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The below pic shows me starting to "Tie In" both sides, with the idea to make the bow bullet proof and near impossible to spring open in the event of extreme stress or an impact related accident. I will do this all the way with two layers of 350gsm tape, weaving one piece on top of each other. That's why I hadn't gone right up to the bow with the filler. I was waiting till I had done this before fairing. Once its all weaved and set, I will fair it and add the bow cap piece with a more sharp point and glass it in and fillet/fair it giving it a more Boat like appearance but this piece wont go on until she is flipped because I need to extend the bow flair and want this bow cap piece to be one length. The only pre planning ive done on AXE in a while




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Old 03-23-2014, 10:50 AM   #770
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Nic, Nice, NICE!!

Matt - Keep up the great work. She gets better at every post you enter! Will be a damn BEAUT when you get er done! - Art
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:33 AM   #772
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Anyone got any ideas on what I can use the original Sampson post for? ... I've sanded it, Bote-coted it and am currently 2Pak clear coating it and want to use it in the interior but not sure what for. Anyone got any suggestions?
















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Hendo...why don't you...ummm...just use it as the Sampson post..? It deserves nothing less.
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Hendo...why don't you...ummm...just use it as the Sampson post..? It deserves nothing less.
Thanks Pete. Thought about that but I don't really want a SP up front and if I did, she won't be long enough and if I extended her and got her to fit, it will bugger up the design of the cabin because she'll need to go aft of my Excel install and ultimately end up outside of the chain locker and into our bed.

I was thinking more along the lines of neul post or table leg or mount a plaque on it ... Dunno

I Got a great name for her from here so throwing this out for a bit of individual Trawler Forum personalisation and ownership

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Hey Matt - I know! I Know!!!

Put a leather wrist strap through the hole and have it hanging next to the pilot station. Then you can use it as a Black Jack against unwanted boarders! One smack alongside the head and over board they Go!!!
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Mr. H. What's wrong with the Samson post in your bed or do you already have a protuberance to fasten the handcuffs around? Hmmmm......

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Hey Matt - I know! I Know!!! Put a leather wrist strap through the hole and have it hanging next to the pilot station. Then you can use it as a Black Jack against unwanted boarders! One smack alongside the head and over board they Go!!!
Haha I like it. My mate said it would make a good "Individual disembarkation" tool hahaha ...

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Haha I freak out when cuffed. I prefer ropes :-P

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What about as a stern post, for when you have to tow poor beggars home who've conked out..? You could mount a name board with AXE on it to the stern-facing side an'all...
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Hi all,
RDO day today so went to AXE. ... I did a bit more fibreglassing today and im am happy to announce that the last of the Fibreglass cloth for the hull has been applied Woo hoo

The bow was strapped up, I did some sanding of the hull sides and I installed the shaft strut and rudder. Couple more items going back on the boat and off the checklist is a great feeling ...
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