Finally Does It

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Finally
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Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:59 pm

It has been very remiss of me not to post anything about my build.

I am building a Pacific 40 kit which has infused foam core hull shoes with the remainder being Polycore.

Here is a series of photos which I hope you will find of some interest. I started putting all this together just on 12 months ago. Some of the panels / pieces were done in the tin shed on weekends a couple of years prior to that but progress was very slow due to work commitments (which are no longer an issue).

Forebeam
030 Long view of forebeam.jpg
One of the bulkheads joined / uni bands in doorways and in uni trench across the top
062 BH6 upright 1.jpg
All bulkheads complete ready for installation
064 BH6 complete & stored away.jpg
The Shelter is up (14m x 10m). This was done in July 2012.
Shelter 1.jpg
Bridgedeck joined and stiffeners attached. This was all faired and painted to highbuild before flipping
Bridgedeck Stiffeners.jpg
Bridgedeck flipped (thanks to neighbours and friends)
P1020157.JPG
Daggerboards / Rudders and hulls primed
085 Hulls Rudders and Daggerboards Primed 1.jpg
Bulkheads installed
112 Bulkheads Install 2.JPG
Forebeam installed and Chamfer Panel ready to be glassed in
122 Stbd Chamfer Panel 3.jpg
This takes you up to October 2012.

To be continued......

David

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by groper » Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:49 pm

About time mate! The work you've done looks great in the flesh, very neat. Keep the pics coming :)

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:09 am

...... and the build continues....

Bridgedeck raised and glassed into position
124 Bridgedeck Raised 1.jpg
Forward turn on bridgedeck
139 Bridgedeck Turn complete.JPG
Mast Step
140 Mast Step.JPG
Now the furniture starts to go in.
Walk in Robe
144 Walk in Robe Shelves 2.JPG
Starboard bed cupboards and hanging locker
149 Stbd Bed Cupboards 1.JPG
Port bed cupboards
156 Port Bed Cupboards 1.JPG
Lounge seat base with fridge / freezer cabinet on starboard end
160 Lounge Seat Base 2.jpg
Galley bench (temporarily in position until layout is decided on)
183 Stbd Bedroom doorway glassed in 1.jpg
Cockpit cupboard
178 Cockpit Cupboard 1.jpg
I like this. View across "living" area (port to starboard). This boat is w..i..d..e (7.5 metres)
187 View across from Port Bathroom to Stbd Bedroom.jpg
More to follow....

David

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by puremajek » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:15 pm

David

The build is looking fantastic, thank you for the update. Very neat and clean...mmm
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Finally
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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:28 pm

Thanks James

Just a few more shots to bring my post up to where I am at present.

Daggerboard case in position waiting to be glassed (done since the photo was taken)
165 Port Daggerboard Case in Hull 2.jpg
Side decks, Saloon web and mast surround in
197 Saloon Web and Mast Surround glassed in 2.jpg
Saloon roof mould
199 Saloon Roof Mould 2.jpg
Saloon sides glassed in
208 Saloon Side glassed in 2.jpg
This is where I am at after the build shelter went up just on 12 months ago. I'm pretty pleased with progress so far though I am not a quick builder by any stretch of the imagination. I hope I can keep up the effort for at least another 12 months.

David

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by rexd666 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Wow looks like it happened overnight, well online it did. Looking great.
Steve

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Jim » Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:26 pm

Looking good David. It looks like a BIG 40 footer.
Jim.

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by mikeb » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:16 am

Hi David
Great to see what you're doing, thanks for showing us. How are you finding the Polycore to work with, eg to cut, fill the edges etc? Keep up the good work, looks very impressive!
Mike

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Finally » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:54 am

Thanks Mike

I haven't worked with any other type of composite panel (foam / balsa / paper etc) so it's a bit difficult for me to compare polycore with the rest. Having said that, I suspect that it's not that different. Decoring and backfilling is possibly a bit more of a pain as routing out the core does not so much "cut" the poly, more like rips it out but still leaves some of the poly on each laminate (which is no different than the rest). The designer tells me I don't need to go to the lengths that I do to get the poly off the laminate before back filling - but that's just me.

The next few weeks will be interesting as the roof is actually made of unglassed polycore panels (2400 x 1200) which are screwed to the mould (shown in the photos above). Then I glass over it. Having the unglassed panels should allow me to achieve the compound curve of the roof without too much hassle - no strip planking / kerfing etc. So watch this space to see how it all goes.

Just as an aside, the kit's panels were 6m x 2.4m which means a lot less joins. The chamfer panels and hull topsides have only 1 main join (there is a little piece tacked on the end to make up the length but that's no biggie), all the main bulkheads have only 1 join (except the large cabin bulkhead which has 3 joins).

David

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Re: Finally Does It

Post by Darren » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:06 pm

Looking great. I quite liked the Pacific 40/Solitary Island. It's a real shame that it wasn't a commercial success. You never know I guess, a few on the water might allow the Phoenix to rise perhaps.

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