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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by jacquesmm » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:40 pm

mataus wrote: . . .
Brian C. I boiled some timber. I brought the water to boil then put a couple of small pieces in after 3o mins if boiling i could get the 2 outer layers off by running a scalpel under them but the 3 inner layer were breaking before the glue would give. I am not sure if this is a pass or not.(?) :doh:
If it delaminates, it is not adequate for boat building.


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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by mataus » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:39 am

Thanks guys,

This timber thing has been playing on my mind so I will just turf it and start again.

Fuzz, yes there are gaps but it is pretty tight on the keel.

If I buy 6 new sheets should i remeasure and cut or should i use the old panels as templates and just trace around??

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by Fuzz » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:23 am

Your panels look so good I would use them as templates. If you do not think you have enough gap a sander would cure that quickly. I think you are making a good move to get new wood. No reason to use less than top quality on one of the few places you can not replace.

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by BarraMan » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:08 am

Mateus, look at the AS2722 Hoop pine Marine ply from Boatcraft Pacific in Brisbane. Just Google the name. They will ship to the Gold Coast.

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by mataus » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:30 am

Hey Lee,

Boatcraft Pacific are the guys that I am using for all my gear. The problem was, that a storm was brewing when I first went up to pick up my materials. This is why i didn't originally get the timber that day. As Its only an hour away I didn't get it shipped i just drove my ute (pick up) up. Then I got impatient and wanted to start, that is is when o sourced some ply locally. I have since been back up and brought timber off those guys it has put me a few weeks back and cost a small amount, but I don't think it was a complete waste, as the second time round everything was significantly better. I am currently in the process of pulling the sutures and sanding the spot welds. I think I read in your thread somewhere you are a vet. Is this correct and are you still practicing? I love your thread it is one main reasons I have started this project. Can I enquire about the process of getting the builders plate for rego on your boat? I will need plates if the sk14 has a outboard larger than a 4hp (need to check this).

Thanks for the help mate

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by WHP » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:05 pm

hi Mat , i live on the sunshine coast,Caloundra, building FL 14 almost finished . I have a 6 Hp motor . You don't need the VN plate because you build it your self, called QLD transport and motoring . fill out the form pay your money and thats it.

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by mataus » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:15 am

Hey guys,

I am still plugging away. I am not the fastest builder but i am enjoying it. I have finished filleting (and often taping. I know probably more than needed,i put tape on more than just the keel internally) and epoxying the inside (see photo attached). This weekend I am sanding with 60grit in area that are already epoxied and attaching the cleats for the sole to lie on. I am not sure If i will use an elaberate clamp system or hot glue for the lateral cleats and the ones against the transom and bulkhead b.

I have seen a 8 hp honda second hand on "gumtree" (like craigslist in the usa) for what i thought was a good price. I saw the youtube video with the 8hp 2stroke yamaha from skiff life and it looked good. 8 is listed as the strongest output for an outboard, but, the weight of 42kg worried me on such a small boat (2stroke 8hp yamaha is 26kg i think from memory). the 6hp in varies brand drop down to single cylinder and about 28kg depending on brand. I don't want a speed boat but i do want it to easily plane and i do plan on covering some larger bodies of water. My lack of experience/competence makes me think that my boat will be heavy then specified in the notes so i was leaning towards a 6 or 8.

I was just wondering what the smarter people on this forums thoughts were?

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Re: mat australia sk14

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by Eric1 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:23 am

Looking great!

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Re: mat australia sk14

Post by nev » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:25 am

Hi Matt, i wouldnt go for the honda, there are heavy and dont rev out like the 2 strokes. I dont think you would want over 30 kg on the back of these little boats. I am happy with a 5hp 20kg 2stroke on mine. Have tried a couple of larger motors that i own but the 5 suits me better, plus no need for rego in nsw for a 5hp. If you really want power the 9.8hp tohatsu 2 stroke is only 26 kg and are a great little motor, allways a few second hand around. Power to weight is what its all about with small boats.These are top little boats for us in Australia, have fun with it. Nev

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