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Old 11-08-2014, 02:43 PM   #1361
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She's looking fantastic Matt, boat ain't bad either.
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Old 11-08-2014, 07:18 PM   #1362
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You and Flic get another WOW!

BTW... can't you read... never supposed to stand on top of step ladder! LOL

And, You're OK... but... Flic is Really OK... equal rights in photo shoots - Please!! That's only fair!! LOL

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Old 11-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #1363
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She's looking fantastic Matt, boat ain't bad either.

LOL I've done well for myself, pretty happy about the boat too! LOL


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G'day all,
Today is finished off Flics work from yesterday, I screwed off the hatches, installed the raised steering station platform and had a bit of a clean up.

That's it for another week. Back to work tomorrow.

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Old 11-09-2014, 07:14 AM   #1365
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OK Matt and Flic - I've just about had it! Can't take this NO More!

I know, I know... you guys are really good at what you are doing to AXE and all that... But there is simply something more you guys have/do that I/we want/need answer toooooo!

How in the hellll are you two manufacturing time?????

It's obvious by all the great things/stuff you get so beautifully accomplished on AXE in record time, as well needing time to live life in general (whoopee schedules included)... that you guys are hiding something from us at TF regarding a way to manufacture xtra time!

OK, come on now, cough it up: Please tell us how you two manufacture so much Xtra Time??? And, it is clearly obvious that you both are getting better at manufacturing time as AXE progresses!

I'm/we're dying to learn your secret! If you can bottle and sell your Xtra Time Magic then extreme wealth would quickly come your way!

Next thing I would ask of you two would be to manufacture instant teletransportation/teleportation.

From that point onward life would nearly always be viewed from a hammock on sundeck of a boat... in between swims that is!



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Old 11-09-2014, 08:01 AM   #1366
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Lol you answered your own question mate. Our life is AXE. We might venture out in to the public and do things but make up for the lost time by working on tasks at night and after work. This part of the build is the easy bit mate. When I was framing houses in QLD I always use to say to the owners not to get too excited because up to lock up stage is quite quick; especially framing. One day there's a slab and next day the house frames and trusses are up. It's the finishing that takes the most time. Same here. It's all framing but once I start filleting and sanding and fairing yall be on my back telling me to hurry up hahaha.

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Old 11-09-2014, 09:21 AM   #1367
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What's this post and personal count thing mate? I can't see stuff like that on my iPhone.

"...once I start filleting and sanding and fairing yall be on my back telling me to hurry up hahaha."

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1367 posts to date on this thread... 1324 your total post count to date... pretty close numbers. Must be more of your magic!

PS: Don't plan to mention hurry up... just keep It UP! - LOL
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I was told once upon a time by a (then) older fellow who built wood boats that he figured when the hull was planked the deck and house on and the shell at "lock up" that he was 1/3 of the way through the build. The more I work on boats the more I think he was right.
You guys are doing a great job. Wish my refit was progressing at the same rate.
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I was told once upon a time by a (then) older fellow who built wood boats that he figured when the hull was planked the deck and house on and the shell at "lock up" that he was 1/3 of the way through the build. The more I work on boats the more I think he was right.
You guys are doing a great job. Wish my refit was progressing at the same rate.
Love the pictures.

Thanks mate. 1/3 of the way eh! ... :'-(


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Hi all.
An opportunity to purchase a used Furuno NavNet RDP-149 from Florida for around $1,500 aud. with GPS arial and Aussie SD Card map.

It has no Radar Arial but will look at buying one at a later date to make it a chart plotter and Radar unit with a separate fish finder.

It's seems to be in pretty good Nik in the photos and has about 1000hrs use.

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Are these units any good?

Appreciate your input.

Seems to be in the ballpark cost wise of the others I've researched for the same unit.

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I have a Furuno 72 mile Random in my shop somewhere. Let me look up the number and see if is compatible with the above. It was working perfectly when I took it off 2 months ago.
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An opportunity to purchase a used Furuno NavNet RDP-149 from Florida for around $1,500 aud. with GPS arial and Aussie SD Card map.

It has no Radar Arial but will look at buying one at a later date to make it a chart plotter and Radar unit with a separate fish finder.

It's seems to be in pretty good Nik in the photos and has about 1000hrs use.

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Are these units any good?

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Mate, those are solid units. Getting an array in the future shouldn't be hard they're all over ebay.

To add a depth sounder I'd reccomend the DFF1, and you'll need Furuno BBWGPS to get position.
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I have been a lurker for about a year now. My good friend Art turned me onto this boat build to perk me up..... I can see that he is stirring the pot here as well . I have read every word of all 68 pages. Good stuff.


This is an amazing, and ambitious project. Most guys would never have gotten started with anything this huge. The rest of them that got started would have lost steam long before this point. Props to you for all your efforts. The vast majority of boat guys can't tackle changing out there own engine. You are in an elite crowd. Keep going.


When you realized the hull was a bit wonky and would need to be redone, I could feel your pain and frustration half way around the world. I was sure that would be the end of AXE. Good on you for getting back to work at that point.


I have to admit that I got off the idea of a wood composite mix back in the 70's. I only work in plastics today. Materials were not nearly as good in the 70's as they are today for your chosen medium. The humid salt environment of the Hawaiian Islands made wood composite boats short lived, and they required tons of maintenance. I am not making any inference here, only justifying the warped reasoning for my life choice of boat building materials. I find that as the years drag on I have become morally apposed to wood in any form. I do love the way it looks however.


I find your approach to problem solving great, and a bit refreshing. I am 2 years into a major retrofit on a 26 foot diesel inboard sport fishing boat. There are days were the doom and gloom of the Pacific North West, and the size of my build get me down. It is nice to have a sneak peek into the life of another tortured soul, toiling away on his dream. It helps get me back out there on the boat to make some headway.... any headway..


The Tollycraft owners club was nice enough to make room for my boat build on their website. Being that I am not working on a Tollycraft this was darn sporting of them to do. If you are looking for some boat insanity that is completely different from what you are doing, you are welcome to have a look at what I am up to. It may pick you up at low points in your build.


Ill keep lurking with a new voice and resource here on the troller forum.


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I have a Furuno 72 mile Random in my shop somewhere. Let me look up the number and see if is compatible with the above. It was working perfectly when I took it off 2 months ago.

Hi mate.
What's a 72 mile random?


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Mate, those are solid units. Getting an array in the future shouldn't be hard they're all over ebay.

To add a depth sounder I'd reccomend the DFF1, and you'll need Furuno BBWGPS to get position.

Hey Cheif! ...thanks for the heads up mate. What's a DFF1 and a BBWGPS? I looked at those rotating radar bars and motors on eBay.

They look sik and I'd love to have on but I fear it will just draw unwanted attention to AXE and seeing as she is swinging off a buoy in an unlit non security patrolled area this may not be a wise thing to do. That and they are bloody pricey lol.

I've looked at the domes instead. Are they any good? I know they aren't as strong in Kw but do they work?




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I have been a lurker for about a year now. My good friend Art turned me onto this boat build to perk me up..... I can see that he is stirring the pot here as well . I have read every word of all 68 pages. Good stuff.


This is an amazing, and ambitious project. Most guys would never have gotten started with anything this huge. The rest of them that got started would have lost steam long before this point. Props to you for all your efforts. The vast majority of boat guys can't tackle changing out there own engine. You are in an elite crowd. Keep going.


When you realized the hull was a bit wonky and would need to be redone, I could feel your pain and frustration half way around the world. I was sure that would be the end of AXE. Good on you for getting back to work at that point.


I have to admit that I got off the idea of a wood composite mix back in the 70's. I only work in plastics today. Materials were not nearly as good in the 70's as they are today for your chosen medium. The humid salt environment of the Hawaiian Islands made wood composite boats short lived, and they required tons of maintenance. I am not making any inference here, only justifying the warped reasoning for my life choice of boat building materials. I find that as the years drag on I have become morally apposed to wood in any form. I do love the way it looks however.


I find your approach to problem solving great, and a bit refreshing. I am 2 years into a major retrofit on a 26 foot diesel inboard sport fishing boat. There are days were the doom and gloom of the Pacific North West, and the size of my build get me down. It is nice to have a sneak peek into the life of another tortured soul, toiling away on his dream. It helps get me back out there on the boat to make some headway.... any headway..


The Tollycraft owners club was nice enough to make room for my boat build on their website. Being that I am not working on a Tollycraft this was darn sporting of them to do. If you are looking for some boat insanity that is completely different from what you are doing, you are welcome to have a look at what I am up to. It may pick you up at low points in your build.


Ill keep lurking with a new voice and resource here on the troller forum.


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Keep up the good work.

Hello Sir.

Thank you for your post. I'm about to go to a work Christmas function but will reply upon my return.


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I have no idea how I wrote that! Radome is what I meant and if it will work you are welcome to it. I have the unit as well but cut the cable as I was to lazy to remove the ceiling. I just looked at cables and they are $350. Had I known I might not have cut it!
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Hey Cheif! ...thanks for the heads up mate. What's a DFF1 and a BBWGPS? I looked at those rotating radar bars and motors on eBay.

They look sik and I'd love to have on but I fear it will just draw unwanted attention to AXE and seeing as she is swinging off a buoy in an unlit non security patrolled area this may not be a wise thing to do. That and they are bloody pricey lol.

I've looked at the domes instead. Are they any good? I know they aren't as strong in Kw but do they work?




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The DFF1 is the sounder box so you can get depth, and the BBWGPS is the antenna that's gets you your position. You obviously don't have to add radar now, use the boat and see if it would useful enough to justify the cost.
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I have been a lurker for about a year now. My good friend Art turned me onto this boat build to perk me up..... I can see that he is stirring the pot here as well . I have read every word of all 68 pages. Good stuff.


This is an amazing, and ambitious project. Most guys would never have gotten started with anything this huge. The rest of them that got started would have lost steam long before this point. Props to you for all your efforts. The vast majority of boat guys can't tackle changing out there own engine. You are in an elite crowd. Keep going.


When you realized the hull was a bit wonky and would need to be redone, I could feel your pain and frustration half way around the world. I was sure that would be the end of AXE. Good on you for getting back to work at that point.


I have to admit that I got off the idea of a wood composite mix back in the 70's. I only work in plastics today. Materials were not nearly as good in the 70's as they are today for your chosen medium. The humid salt environment of the Hawaiian Islands made wood composite boats short lived, and they required tons of maintenance. I am not making any inference here, only justifying the warped reasoning for my life choice of boat building materials. I find that as the years drag on I have become morally apposed to wood in any form. I do love the way it looks however.


I find your approach to problem solving great, and a bit refreshing. I am 2 years into a major retrofit on a 26 foot diesel inboard sport fishing boat. There are days were the doom and gloom of the Pacific North West, and the size of my build get me down. It is nice to have a sneak peek into the life of another tortured soul, toiling away on his dream. It helps get me back out there on the boat to make some headway.... any headway..


The Tollycraft owners club was nice enough to make room for my boat build on their website. Being that I am not working on a Tollycraft this was darn sporting of them to do. If you are looking for some boat insanity that is completely different from what you are doing, you are welcome to have a look at what I am up to. It may pick you up at low points in your build.


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OMG, OMG!!

What have I done? What have I done?? - - > It’s alive… the two headed Boat Restoration Giant has joined forces!! IT Lives!! LOL

There’ll be no end to what type restoration magic and marvels can come into existence from this point onward. These two boat-resto maniacs = "Super Computer" inside The Boat Restoro-World. I suggest all fans and watchers (such as I) put on really good UV 400 sunglasses each time we visit any thread these guys started… Ever Brighter Lights Will Flash!

I've succeeded in bringing two boat rebuilding/restoration GIANTS together in communication (self-pat on the back! lol). Two men that hundreds idolize for their vim and vigor… not to mention gumption, stick-to-itiveness and sheer will of reaching completion on finely done projects.

I adore their boat creations and will stay close as possible in watching all the magic they each perform on their chosen crafts. Reading their posts, as well as in-put posts carrying other fans recommendations, is a course in boat-resto magic that I've not experienced elsewhere. 1960's/70's when I worked on boats with experienced boatwrights in boatyards and a new boat builder in New England regions... I learned some magic then too... but... these guys are on magical-steroids!

Get It On Guys!

It don’t get no better than this! Period!

Happy Boat-Life Daze! - Art

PS: I herein give a pronounced mention to Boat Restorer Emeritus – Handle, “Scary” (i.e. Steve) on TF. His resto on a mid-1950’s 57’ Chris Craft was also nothing short of magic. Moto, in addition to visiting http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s55/im-about-start-project-older-chriscraft-6833.html ... you might like to cruise into TF search feature and see other boat-magic Scary speaks about. That Chris-Resto was truly a great thread to follow; similar to you two’s threads, chock-a-block full of boat-resto miracles.


To all other boat-resto magic producing, endless energy persons; please forgive me for not mentioning your names/handles/projects. Do realize that my hat is off to you and your accomplishments too!
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I have no idea how I wrote that! Radome is what I meant and if it will work you are welcome to it. I have the unit as well but cut the cable as I was to lazy to remove the ceiling. I just looked at cables and they are $350. Had I known I might not have cut it!
Splicing that cable is a snap. Small epoxy lined crimp fittings work wonders. The only trick is the repair on the shielding. I have used a strip of aluminum foil coated in dielectric grease and healed on by epoxy coated shrink wrap. For 350$ its worth doing. Removing it from the ceiling may be a challenge but if you have a good bit on each end the middle can be fabricated for close to nothing.
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