A wee green machine.

  1. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    The next boat I am about to embark on fitting out is unusual for me, it is a standard displacement hull and a bit smaller than normal. It is for the son of one of the skippers I have done several Cheetah cats for, he has just left school so is just getting a small boat to make sure he has what it takes before he upgrades to something bigger in a few years.

    A pic of the boat.

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    First job was done on Friday, cutting some 10mm Aluminium for parts for a davit.

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    Today I chopped up some 3" Dia x 1/4" wall tube and then started sticking things together. Had to go and fit some Mackerel strippers, guide wheels and jigging machines to another boat so this was as far as I got with the davit today.

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  2. tom2207 Member

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    nice shape , good start made there though.
     
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  3. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    I already had most of the drawings done as I have made at least 6 davits the same, just had to make the plate for the hauler smaller as normally they are 13" Spencer Carter haulers but this one is only getting an 11" one.
     
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  4. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Its an Orkney long liner or something like that.
    Carries her shape back more than cobble would.

    Few more pics.

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  5. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Just looked, it is an Islander 19ft
     
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  6. tom2207 Member

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    Thats a long trailer then , I was trying to work out if it was a short boat , or a long trailer.
     
  7. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    20ft I think.
     
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  8. badabec Forum Supporter

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    Hello, what is a mackerel stripper?
     
  9. Woody.v8

    Woody.v8 Blue gluer

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    The full monty under the sea:whistle::laughing:
     
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  10. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    It is a device for stripping mackerel off of hooks.
     
  11. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    I got the davit more or less finished, got the lower plate support fitted and the rest fully welded.
    Also made a template for the hauler so I could position the lower roller properly and I got the bracket for that welded as well.

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    The EWM makes life easy as welding in any position is not an issue, pic of a vertical up weld between the tube and plate.

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    Still have the pin to make for the roller and a stainless sleeve for the hanging block hole to stop the shackle wearing the aluminium, after that it will be up to the boat to fit, possibly later this week.
     
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  12. RichardM Member

    I thought he was going to be rowing when I saw the first picture :o
     
  13. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    There is no chance of that nowadays :D
     
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  14. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    No Keel.

    That's going to roll like a barrel?

    I know next to nothing about boats if it's not on a canal or river.
     
  15. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    They are quite stable wee boats, fairly flat bottomed and draw very little.
     
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  16. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    I'm quite firm in my belief if I'm going to go to sea, it's got to weigh about 1700 tons and have Brittany Ferries down the side.

    Failing that no way.
     
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  17. Tangledfeet

    Tangledfeet Once more into the breach...

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    And a bar. :drunk:
     
  18. barking mat

    barking mat Barking at Pigeons

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    And off licence, or duty free, with tastings... On the posh spirits...
     
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  19. eSCHEn

    eSCHEn Bit Wrangler Staff Member

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    Lovely shape with nice strakes, makes me wonder if they're all used or is it more about replicating the clinker-built look in GRP?
     
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  20. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Just that I think.
     
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