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Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:17 am
by MikeyGnz
Back from my holiday and recovered ready to start building again. Hopefully I will start assembly next weekend.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:21 am
by MikeyGnz
Netpackrat wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 pm
MikeyGnz wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:42 pm
Gas/air cooled size 26 torch. I would love a water cooled but don't really do enough welding at high enough amps to make it worth the cost.
Was going through this thread again for ideas, and thought I would mention I have been told if you have a faucet and drain in your shop, you can get a fitting to hook a water cooled torch up to your faucet, and then run the outflow right back into your drain, and thus avoid the cost of a radiator and coolant setup.
I have thought about that but from what I have read it reduces torch life. 2 main issues:
  • Heat from the torch boils off some of the water leaving deposits in the cooling passages.
    Torch internals are brass and brass is attacked by chlorinated water.
As well as that I would have to run a lot of hoses as there is no water in my workshop.

In truth the air-cooled torch is all I need, I just want more toys.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:07 pm
by BB Sig
MikeyGnz wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:21 am
In truth the air-cooled torch is all I need, I just want more toys.
Isn't that the truth in most of what's on forums?! :lol:

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:49 pm
by MikeyGnz
BB Sig wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:07 pm
MikeyGnz wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:21 am
In truth the air-cooled torch is all I need, I just want more toys.
Isn't that the truth in most of what's on forums?! :lol:
Philosophy time

Is a home built boat 'just a toy' or is an expression of self, creativity and skill?

The things I have to tell myself to rationalise building one.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:11 pm
by Jaysen
It is whatever you need it to be to justify the build.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:42 pm
by MikeyGnz
No pictures but have been arranging things all ready to start stitching together. Should see some progress this week.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:41 am
by Jeff
Get us some photos when you can MikeyGnz!!

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:04 pm
by MikeyGnz
Nothing interesting to show Jeff. It was all just small odds and ends like buying tie wire to stitch with. Buying pipe and cutting to short lenghts since i have seen others use that in their stitches.

Started some actual boat work yesterday. Welds on panels ground flat. Rivets holding frames together for welding drilled out. Rivet holes welded up. Found one dodgy weld on a bottom panel and rewelded that. Was too lazy to go and get camera, especially as it is still just a pile of panels like in the last photos so nothing to show.

Today it will be stitched, and there will be photos.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:00 pm
by MikeyGnz
MikeyGnz wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Today it will be stitched, and there will be photos.
I was wrong. Much more prep required than I anticipated, then I ran out of screws. To continue tonight.

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:38 am
by MikeyGnz
Finally some progress. Frames assembled and mounted on sawhorses, sides screwed in place.
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Bottom panels fitted with temporary stiffners and drilled for tie wires.
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Transom drilled for stiffeners and ready to fit. I will attach stiffeners once fitted.
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And since everyone else puts up a selfie but I hate having my photo taken
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Note: Don't weld with the torch pointing back at yourself. I was wondering what the burning smell was. Luckily just the helmet and not me.