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"C-Manda" Australian prawn trawler
« on: September 05, 2018, 04:37:27 AM »

Hi there, well back with the last of the 4 builds had on the go at one time, the "C-Manda" is L 42.24 ft  x W  16.5 ft x D 4.95 ft she was build at Bob McLaren Boat Yard  at Ballina N.S.W in 1981  , she operated from Brunswick Heads for her first few years before being sold , so tried to get as close as I could to her shape and lay out from the few photos I have of her, building her on the 1:16 scale, as I want to tow a net with her i put a MFA 719, re 800  2:1 Belt driven motor in her spinning a 70 mm prop.photo's are  1- Plans drawn up and ready to go.  2- Frames etc cut out, her Keel etc is of 12 mm Tassy oak and the frames are of 12 mm ply ,  3 & 4- her frames are all braced up,   5 & 6- Into the planking,,cheers  :-)
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Re: "C-Manda" Australian prawn trawler
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 08:14:11 AM »

Geez, you're on fire at the moment!!
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Re: "C-Manda" Australian prawn trawler
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 08:49:41 AM »


Yes!   :o
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Re: "C-Manda" Australian prawn trawler
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 04:02:51 AM »

Brian's production line of model Aussie fishing trawlers O0


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Re: "C-Manda" Australian prawn trawler
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 08:37:39 AM »

Hi there, this is the last one for a bit  :-)) , this section of photos are of her hull planked up (had some 3 mm Obechi left so this what she is planked with) had to steam 3/4 of the ribs and gave her outside a layer of Plasti-Bond ,mainly to seal her for when i coat the inside with a couple of coats of resin, cheers....

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 11:04:24 AM »

Very neat work!
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 02:19:13 AM »

Morning, next section of the build are...1- All the ribs after letting them set for a day or so all glued in..2 & 3-... All the shelving installed used Tassy oak..4 & 5-...Fitting the front bollard post,  6-..Bow view all the main deck beams in prior to fitting the lift out deck sections, cheers  :-)   
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »

Wow! That's one solid hull!!   :-))

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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 05:42:48 AM »

Hi there, she will be by the time i finish her SailorGreg  :-)) , well this section 1,2,3 &4-... Showing her lift out deck areas and also put extra timber in the area where the gantries are located, bit extra strength as will be towing gear with her. 5 & 6- The 70 mm Raboesch propeller before and after the modification performed on her....cheers  :-) .
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 04:19:25 AM »

Aren't the two propellers way too modern for this ship?
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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 09:35:20 AM »

Hi there, next part of the build,,,,1,2 & 3- Making the motor beds and pre fitting prior to coating the inside of the hull. 4- She's had a power upgrade since she was built in the 1980's , missyd  :-)) , as will be towing gear behind her.  5-  Inside her hull gave her 1 coat of resin , 1 coat of 2 pack polyurethane clear varnish Estapol, and 1 coat of oil base white and 1 coat of oil base gloss...
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 10:28:46 AM »

Hi there, some more of the build  1 & 2 -  Cutting and sanding the red cedar for the deck cover strips,,3- First coat of white undercoat, covering up any mistakes  :-)) ...4- Fitting the red cedar cover strips, and 5 & 6- when I made the stands for the 4 builds, cheers  :-) ....
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2018, 09:49:38 PM »

Hi there, next section of photos are....1- "C-Manda" with the undercoated hull, other models previously been put on site....2-  Ready for the laying of the decking strips. 3 & 4- Half decked and finished ready for trimming up around the lift out sections. 5- Prior to her first coat of varnish.  6-  Bow view prior to installing the bulwark post...cheers  :-)
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2018, 04:01:37 AM »

Hi guys,next  selection of photos fitting the bulwarks, 1- Starting on fitting the bulwark post . 2 ,3,4 & 5- Bracing the post while running the planking strips around.  6- Fitting the last few planks in around her shoulder...cheers  :-)
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Re: "C-Manda" Australian prawn trawler
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2018, 07:19:17 PM »


Those patches alone on the keel and deadwood amazed me! how many of us would go to those levels of detail to shape such things. They are beautiful and as per usual will never be seen  <:( But it shows the effort you make in your art and why you never turn out a 'xxxxx'.


Gorgeous work as ever Brian  :-)) :-)) :-)
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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2018, 04:18:16 AM »

hi ballastanksian, thank you , i try to get joints etc as neat as possible (doesn't always work out that way  :-) ). the next section of the build are 1 & 2- Bulwarks all planked up, 3-Cutting into top section of the post to take the capping side strips. 4- The raise deck section before lining over the exposed ribs.  5 & 6-  Inside shoulder knees shaped and fitted. 7- Stern corner knees fitting prior to capping rail. cheers ...
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2018, 10:33:03 AM »

Hi guys, next.....1- Should have taken more notice of the run of the grain, plus it didn't help i gave it a try before I steamed it  :(( .  2-  remade with straight grain ( shoulder sponsons)  . 3- front deck area finished ,won't be strip decking this section. 4- All the bulwarks and capping rails finished. 5 & 6-  Shoulder sponsons on and a coat of varnish.  Cheers.
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« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2018, 10:05:42 PM »

Morning, the photos attached are  1- Working out the deck layout etc.  2-  Working out the curve around the base at the front of the w-house. 3,4,5,6 & 7- Getting the front window studs on the correct angles and dangles etc ,,,,cheers  :-)
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2018, 07:05:09 PM »


may be going back slightly, but it says something to the quality of the build, when even the motor beds are a work of art, outstanding craftsmanship.


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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2018, 11:11:18 AM »

Hi there, thank you Carl, next section are 1 & 2- cutting out the windows. 3-  Inside view of the w-house. 4-  Showing the difference between these 2 models ,the original boats were built some 25 years apart, a vast difference the styles and dimensions.  5-  W-house nearly completed. 6-  Sick of taking bark off the finger tips when trying to sand pieces down to about 1mm so made this ,another ( why didn't i do it yrs ago ?? ) 7  &  8 - W-house completed ...Cheers  :-) .
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2018, 12:43:38 AM »

Morning, the w-house's side awnings next...  1-  Base for the side awning, being fitted to top of the capping rail (pegged) as it will lift off with the w-house.   2-  Showing how the side awnings will look , they are only just sitting there still have to be cleaned up.  3 & 4-  Fitting each piece to their right angles.  5 & 6-  Fitting their back strengtheners. 7-  All done ,,,cheers   :-) .
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2018, 06:24:20 AM »

This is really turning out well. Plenty of ideas on how to improve my woodworking on the next project.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2018, 11:41:46 PM »

Morning, Hi Steve, probably find with my builds the posts are pretty much the same (everyone knows what's coming next) only a different shaped model each time ........1 & 2- Showing the W-house and her deck box (sorting tray), the gap at the base of the w-house is for the lift out deck section to be able to lift up and slide aft.   3 & 4-  Start of the brass work etc, and cutting out the copper feet (flanges) for the hand railing.  5-  One of the other finished models "Fay-Jay" beside her.  6-  Fitting the front hand rails . 7 & 8 - Hand rails and radar stand finished ...cheers ...
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2018, 06:10:55 AM »

Your woodwork is great  :-))
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2018, 06:52:49 AM »

Afternoon guys,thanks Dreadnought , the following shots are 1 ,2 & 3- Constructing her trawl winch and where it will be position behind the W-house.   4- Ready to solder the rudder's tiller arm.   5- Showing the difference in the 2 rudder's smaller one for the "Dorothy-June" model.       6 & 7-  Will be trawling (or dragging) a set of boards and net behind her so all the gantries and trawl arms are pinned and soldered...cheers  :-)
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