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Old 03-27-2014, 06:29 AM   #781
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Make a table lamp out of it with maybe a fiberglass shade and keep it at home to remind you of all your hard work on the AXE.
The boat is looking great .Keep up the work but don't forget to chill when you need to .
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:49 AM   #782
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Thanks PM!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:16 PM   #783
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I would use it as the leg for your dining table.

That bottom rudder mount looks, well, flimsy. I would give some thought to a thicker, stronger piece of iron down there. Might just be the photo, I am willing to admit!
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:21 PM   #784
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Had another look and I still think it's too flimsy - the torque on the rudder with power on will be very stressful and may loosen it all up - plus, maneuvering backwards or bouncing it off something... Hope that never happens but if you torque it sideways it could open up the rudder packing and let the wet in.

Looking great, by the way...
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:08 PM   #785
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I agree too but maybe it's a weak link so in a mishap the keel won't be torn out or otherwise damaged. But then perhaps there should be a chain on the rudder.

Hendo was that the original rudder? Sure looks like it belongs to the boat.
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:26 AM   #786
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Gday boys.
You beat me to it LOL ... ... Yep I totally agree with you and it was scheduled to be address this weekend ...

It was/is the original set up, however, it needed to be changed. I just chucked it up to see what its like for alignment.

Tomorrow, I am running 100x5 Galvanised flatbar down the length of the keel and I will be running it passed the end of the keel to address the lack of support for my rudder.

I will be welding up some side supports for it also. While im doing that I will be making up some tripod jack stands for when she is flipped over.

Funny you should mention keel damaged Eric. When I first picked her up, the prime mover backed in to the rudder, pushing the bracket forward and ultimately splitting the toe. The only bit I wanted to keep that wasn't broken haha

Thanks again for the heads up tho.

For everyone else tho, If Y'all see anything, please do let me know casue I may not have seen it.
I wont get offended unless of course you're a naysayer and shit on the whole project then keep that to yourself.

I welcome and appreciate all the help I can get

Below is my material for tomorrow and some pics of the original set up

Cheers again fellas
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:04 AM   #787
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Well, I wrote a strong (I thought so) respectful and lively argument to support my position and when I posted it I saw that Hendo had posted in between, so I erased my deathless prose and will close by saying poops to you, Eric, and good on ya, Hendo!
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Well, I wrote a strong (I thought so) respectful and lively argument to support my position and when I posted it I saw that Hendo had posted in between, so I erased my deathless prose and will close by saying poops to you, Eric, and good on ya, Hendo!
You don't need to argue your position mate! ... we are all friends here. Speak ya mind an ya shall be heard
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Xsbank,
"poops to you, Eric"

What on earth was that for?
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:26 AM   #790
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Well, I wrote a strong (I thought so) respectful and lively argument to support my position and when I posted it I saw that Hendo had posted in between, so I erased my deathless prose and will close by saying poops to you, Eric, and good on ya, Hendo!
X - It's not socially acceptable to "Poop" on Eric.

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Old 03-28-2014, 11:28 AM   #791
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It's not evil, it's an expression my father used and it's a printed "cocking a snook." At the time I wrote it I was thinking about fathers and I thought it was amusing. I meant no disrespect and I apologize.

This is from a friend on another site and might give you an insight into why I was thinking of fathers. This is a blatant call for forgiveness.

http://biggeekdad.com/2014/01/arling...4tuvTEko.email
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Xsbank,
Apology humbly accepted as I meant no disrespect to Hendo or his project. I think many should give some thought to a weak link in bow pulpits. If they are very solidly attached one's upper bow could get seriously damaged if enough force was exerted to the pulpit. Attach a swim step well enough and hit something hard and you could sink your boat from a hole in the transom.

And re the AXE it appears the skinny looking flat bar has served well for years per Hendo's comments about it being the original. Just a thought.
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Greetings,
Mr. Art. "Poop on anyone but Eric!..." Well EXCUSE me!!!!! Now that I know how you really feel about the me and the rest of the members...

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Old 03-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #794
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G'Day Mate

I hope you have her out cruising the Swan soon. I spent my youth in Perth and graduated from high school in Perth. I have fond memories of taking our boat out every weekend on the Swan and Cockburn Sound. Some of my misspent youth was hoisting some Swan Lagers at Steve's in my Nedland neighborhood on the Swan.
If that boat has Jarra wood for her structure she will be as stout as they come. I think Jarra is one of the few woods on the planet that doesn't float due to it's density.
I still keep in contact with my good mates in Perth and hopefully will be able to make a trip someday. Good luck with the build!
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Matt, must be a way to slot the post into the interior design, fully exposed if possible, recessed if it has to be, contrasting old and new. It will come to you, look for the opportunities as you start on the internals.
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Ok well I'm glad that all the poop has been cleaned up and we are all friends again.

Today saw me weld up and fit the flatbar to the keel, Despite setting fire to myself in the process. It is good to get it on. One step closer to rolling her back over and gives me a straight edge to epoxy fill to.

I also sanded the hull and applied some fairing filler to the recently laid glass mat.

All in all a pretty productive day.

Currently pissing down here in Perth so am glad semi cured epoxy isn't water soluble hahaha.

With a bit of luck this rain will go over night so I can get stuck into sanding the filler from today.
































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Shit man - Full ahead - - > Ram Speed! This baby can take anything! Good on ya Matt!
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I hope you have her out cruising the Swan soon. I spent my youth in Perth and graduated from high school in Perth. I have fond memories of taking our boat out every weekend on the Swan and Cockburn Sound. Some of my misspent youth was hoisting some Swan Lagers at Steve's in my Nedland neighborhood on the Swan. If that boat has Jarra wood for her structure she will be as stout as they come. I think Jarra is one of the few woods on the planet that doesn't float due to it's density. I still keep in contact with my good mates in Perth and hopefully will be able to make a trip someday. Good luck with the build!
Hi mate,
Yeah can't wait to be on the swanny and over to Rotto etc.

Her frame is seasoned 100x50 Jarrah that came out of a roof of an old house. It's like iron ay! Can't nail it. It's all bolted or bittern screwed.

Let me know If you're in town and come have a beer

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Hendo said,
Today saw me weld up and fit the flatbar to the keel, Despite setting fire to myself in the process. It is good to get it on. One step closer to rolling her back over and gives me a straight edge to epoxy fill to.
I also sanded the hull and applied some fairing filler to the recently laid glass mat.
All in all a pretty productive day.
Currently pissing down here in Perth so am glad semi cured epoxy isn't water soluble hahaha.
With a bit of luck this rain will go over night so I can get stuck into sanding the filler from today.


Mate, I'm sorry, but there is only one reply to that….It appears you really do have an Axe to grind... He..he..he..he..he
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