Sarah 23

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Chrisg
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Sarah 23

Post by Chrisg » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:20 am

The building is under way. Given how bloody cold its getting I now have a workshop (the shed), a heated glueing area (garage attached to the house) and the building shed which is fairly open and breezy.



Pictures of progress to date will be posted once I work out how to. :D
Chris & Michelle

Outback Dreamer - Sarah 23
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Chris

Sarah 23

Post by Chris » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:48 am

Good work Chrisg. Starting could be the biggest step..... should I shouldnt I, can I cant I (im struggeling with that a little. My heart says DO IT but my brain is saying think about it a bit better).



I cant wait to start seeing some of your pictures.

Dreamtime
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Post by Dreamtime » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:25 am

Hey Christopher & Michelle,



I will be following your build closely :D , hopefully starting our own Sarah early next year. I am sorting out the build location and have to complete my study :cry: before I will commit.



All the best and wish you all the best



Scotty
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Chrisg
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Post by Chrisg » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:29 am

Thanks for the encouragment guys. :D I first dreamt about sailing off on overnight trips on my own craft 35 years. 9 years ago investigation into 12 mtr cats saw me look at many designs however realisticly I could not aford the materials or kits let alone the commitment in build hours with farm, full time job and a family. The dream fizzled :( until in February this year my new partner, Michelle knowing I had a smoldering desire asked if there was a cheaper way to build than what I saw a few years ago. The next multihull magazine I picked up had an article by Peter Snell :shock: and here we are. Building actually started on the Anzac weekend this year. Todate building generally happens of an evening each day. When the photos (which are nothing fantastic) are uplaoded you'll see we have completed all the frames and minikeels, the stong backs are complete, and the frames due to comence being mounted on the strongbacks sometime in the next week. Both hulls are being built concurrently.
Chris & Michelle

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mahnamahna
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Post by mahnamahna » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:30 am

Hi Chrisg,



I am sure you will already know everything I am going to say but it is worth a reminder. I am building a duflex kit (schionning 1230) that I cant really afford. my financial circumstances changed after I had started building, and through necessity I have had to search out bargains on ebay and even imported from overseas as many builders on this forum do in order to save money here and there.



I estimate that through the various bargains I have found or by making some things myself instead of buying them (water tanks is a good example, I have 9 on my boat if you include the 3 fresh, 2 grey, 2 black and 2 cisterns that could have cost me $400 each prefabed, so thats $3600 and I built them myself for about 10% of that) that I have saved in the vacinity of $30000. In other words I will shave that off the cost of building my boat and still end up with everything I set out to have.



So it definitely can be done on a shoestring, even the kits. Keep an eye on ebay as much as you can. I am always scouring it for stuff I will need, even if I am years from needing them. Good luck with your build, the end more than justifies the means.



Paul http://www.mahnamahna.com.au

RW
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Post by RW » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:27 am

I am always scouring it for stuff I will need, even if I am years from needing them.


Ahhhh so it is you that I am coming up against in some of my bidding wars!!!!!

Seriously, frequent scouting of ebay will get you some great bargains.



Rod

F82R

CQ Cruiser

Sarah 23

Post by CQ Cruiser » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:57 am

Congratulations Chris .

Im just about to bog then turn the second hull, (also a Sarah) If you have any questions please dont hesitate to call me, will help where I can

Gary 0413 685 837

Chrisg
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Post by Chrisg » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:34 am

Here are some progress photos:



Shed modification:





Gluing:

















More photos over time can be found at the following link:

http://s752.photobucket.com/albums/xx16 ... g/Sarah23/
Chris & Michelle

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terryk
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Post by terryk » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi Chris,

I don`t think you have enough ladders :!: and you are allowed to work a bit higher off the ground, you were making my back hurt :wink:

It`s great to see someone elses frame photos as it ensures me that I`m still in front of some other builders :!: Love the shed, it beats a tarp because I`m always wondering when is it going to get holed. Thanks for the pics as most are of 37`s and 11.6 models, I`m sure Sean is itching to build a Sarah :!: go on Sean you can do it :wink:

Cheers and happy building Chris

terryk

Chrisg
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Post by Chrisg » Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:11 pm

How we do things in the country!











Installing 2 x 9mtr long 200kg I beams to make the shed post free, wide enough to fit the Sarah.
Chris & Michelle

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