Ilker's TW28

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Ilker's TW28

Post by icelikkilinc » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:42 am

Hey, my name is ilker and I am from Izmir, Turkey

Have been dreaming of building my boat for years but working in differenet countries in automotive projects had delayed my desire. Now I am settled with the request of the governor (my wife) and everything is ready for the big girl to start.

I have purchased the plans for TW28 couple of weeks back and finally I have rented a place to start building. I actually had an office but the rental agreement was due ending this month so I decided to rent a place where I can build and have a little office cube at the same time. So it is the perfect combo, she will always be in front of me and in such a big project that is a must. I will hopefully have loads of time to throw at her.

The place needs some DIY but it will be finished by Wednesday next week and in the meantime I am shopping for Plywood Epoxy etc. I hope to start the Strongback Next Thursday. I just couldn't wait any longer to start my own topic.

I will try to document everystep of it. I currently have personal websites and I already have created my own Gallery dedicated for this build. I will try to update as much as I can. When the first pictures are in, I will post them here as well.

Fingers crossed for a nice long journey. Hope we all enjoy it.

Ilker

PS: Just as an info, since I want her to be mine, I will build her. In Turkey I can get help as labor is cheaper compared to Western countries but I want to bond with her in every step. I will definetely get support since I am related to lots of people in the business but I want to make the build.



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Post by Cracker Larry » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:29 pm

Welcome and good luck! I really like the TW28.
since I want her to be mine, I will build her.
That's the way I feel about it too 8)

I'm looking forward to your build documentation and pictures.

BassMunn

Post by BassMunn » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:50 pm

Good luck with your build!

My friends often ask me why I don't just hire some help to build my boat, but as you say, she will be mine so I will build her. And atleast you know it is done right :wink:

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Post by icelikkilinc » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:17 pm

Thanks Guys..
I have been checking your updates every day and it really is an encouragement to follow.

Not the best but need some update my topic 8)

I kind of started my project but than ligtning strikes!! I had to have a minor surgery to remove 3 cyts of my lower back which kept me off work for couple of weeks now. The doc tells that I need a good week or 2 to be able to start working again and I am following his advice.

But in the mean time, the workshop is ready. Plywoods are in, epoxy is in town. At the back you can see 2'*8' hardwoods for strong back use etc..
I am drawing a new nesting drawing since the plywood is 170*220 here so I cannot use the one coming with the plans.

Here is a mess pic (my uncle is moving his office but the his new place is not ready and since I am not working I let him make the mess :D )

Since I have my own website, I added a Gallery under my main directory where I will keep all the pics and documents. Bateau webmasters or our friends in this forum are more than welcome to copy anything they might find useful

http://www.sualtiavi.com/TW28buildblog

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The gallery has a subfolder where I document the offers or catologues that I recieve. I have a bible file I call the TW28 BOm where every single spending is going in.

I will hopefully put the new pics very soon.

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Post by Dougster » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:35 pm

since I want her to be mine, I will build her.
Same way for me too, like Larry. I guess I could have bought a boat, but so what? Just isn't the point. That TW28 is a study design I have looked at often. Beautiful thing. Big project and one I hope you document often. Real glad you're on board.

Wants to build his own boat too Dougster

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Post by icelikkilinc » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:48 am

Doctors gave ok to go so we started today with the strongback and the jig.
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My little dog 'Coffee' is checking if we are doing alright.

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My friend helping me here...

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Jig pics later tonight

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Post by TheBroomside » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:03 am

Ilker,
Hope your back is OK, you'll need it.
Nice workshop! Have you considered covering/protecting the nice floor before putting up the jig? This might avoid some problems later.
Good luck, keep the pics coming.

Peter
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Post by jgroves » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:17 am

Welcome! Great to see a build taking place. Your workshop looks ideal for your large boat. Best of luck with it. Remember to post lots of pics!
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Post by icelikkilinc » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:34 pm

Thanks Guys.

Peter I am now %100 percent but still my friends are giving me a hand just to make sure. The shop floor has been tiled by myself before the project so I have nice flat workground so if anything happens to it, I can fix it since I have spares.

Transom and bow molds are now complete but the pics coming tomorrow as I had to lay them aside. TW28 is a big project and sometimes due to area regulations you have to change your planned steps. I will not put up the jig tomorrow even though it is ready. I will loft the bottom and side panels, cut and join them together and put them aside. If I don't do that now, it will be harder when the jig is taking up most of the interior space. I hope to complete it by this weekend though and I will post the pics of molds and lofting tomorrow.

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Post by Cracker Larry » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:12 pm

Nice shop :!: You're off to a good start.

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