Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by TomW1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:13 pm

As always Peter great work on the seats. I can't wait to see them in the finished boat.

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:22 pm

narfi wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:09 pm
I love those seats.
You designed them or found plans somewhere?
I am wondering too?
They do look good. When you pad them will they be higher in the front on the bottom? Something to stop one from sliding forward?

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jaysen » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm

One piece kerfed ply back or multiple pieces?

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by poleposition » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Jeff wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Peter, the seats look nice and with black leather they will look great!! Jeff
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by glossieblack » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:28 am

Very nice! :D

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by cape man » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:18 am

Yes Peter! Yes!
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by reefie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am

Great job on the seats Peter! They will look fantastic after upholstering.

I may have missed something, but do the central planks eventually get cut out of the cockpit area?

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by pee wee » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:38 am

reefie wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am
Great job on the seats Peter! They will look fantastic after upholstering.

I may have missed something, but do the central planks eventually get cut out of the cockpit area?
Here's the link to the plans: http://boatplans-online.com/plans/BPO_flyer.pdf

I see a big set of hatches for engine access, I was wondering how that was going to go.

Looking good, Peter!
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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by peter-curacao » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:26 am

As always thx for the nice reply's guys 8)
narfi wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:09 pm
I love those seats.
You designed them or found plans somewhere?
No plans, I just build them along the way, I start drawing the base with a 40 cm X 40 cm square changed it to 50 cm front and 40 in the back, then measured around the radius corners at the back which gave me a 60 x 60 cm square after trimming the excess at the base because of angling the backrest I ended up with 56 cm high backrest and trimmed it at the top to my liking's (the curves), then I decided to make some triangles for the sides of the seats cause I think that looked better as a straight backrest (look closely and you see them)

At top in between the seats I'm thinking to make a filler piece towards the back frame in same color, which will receive a logo or pin striping sort of what you see in a Vette
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Jaysen wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:44 pm
One piece kerfed ply back or multiple pieces?
Jayson hopefully explanation above will explain, so it's 4 pieces base, backrest and two side triangles.
OrangeQuest wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:22 pm
hen you pad them will they be higher in the front on the bottom? Something to stop one from sliding forward?
That's the plan, or maybe I form the foam to to my / a butt (same as I did with the little fighting chair I made) it depends on what the upholstery guy says.
reefie wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:40 am
I may have missed something, but do the central planks eventually get cut out of the cockpit area?
Yes they will be cut out together with the decking planks, reason I glassed and faired them is because I want to try and save the cut out to make it in to a lid for storage, so cockpit will be protected from the elements and vermin during storage and trailering.
pee wee wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:38 am
I see a big set of hatches for engine access, I was wondering how that was going to go.
During decking I will glue in four vertical frames supporting the SS piano hinges, I want the hinges to be in between a deck seem, I can measure it but this way is just a safer way to play.

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Re: Bruce Crandall Flyer Hydroplane

Post by Jaysen » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:00 am

Peter-C, explained perfectly.

Now get back to work!

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