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1:1 full size build
« on: May 03, 2008, 09:19:05 PM »

Hi,

I cant help but wonder how many of you lot have built a full size boat of some kind?

I am nearing completion of a sailing dinghy, so here are some pics of the build.

Ian
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 09:24:55 PM »

Then some planking started
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 09:27:10 PM »

Planking continued
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008, 09:31:54 PM »

And then cleaned up, coated with 2 coats epoxy, painted and prepared for the turn over!
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008, 09:34:20 PM »

Then the internal clean up and making/fitting all the internal stuff....
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 09:36:14 PM »

The inside was then finished with 3 coats of Danish Oil...
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 09:37:17 PM »

Many, many (too many) years ago I built a Mirror dinghy in my garage and it was a cracker.  I built it from a kit supplied by Bell Woodworking Ltd, sponsored (obviously) by Mirror Group Newspapers.  Followed the instructions to the letter and had no problems apart from the sheer strake which split when trying to bend it to the curve - had to 'borrow' a drainpipe off the house to use as a steaming box.  It worked but the pipe was plastic and was never quite the same afterwards.  I can even remember the sail number - 23889 - I wonder where it is now.  :)  Your dinghy build looks great Ian, what class is it?
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2008, 09:40:38 PM »

Then came the rudder,  mast, spars and rigging. No photos of these yet, will get some soon.

The hull is built of Robbins premium mahogany marine ply, keel, stem, transom and rubbing strakes are all Iroko and the internal thwarts, fin box and floor is of Douglas Fir.

The mast and spars are all Spruce.

Sail by Goatcher sails, rigging by me!

Ian
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2008, 09:41:56 PM »

Derek,

Its not any particular class, just a traditional style lugsail dinghy designed by Ian Oughtred.

Ian
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2008, 09:52:24 PM »

Thanks, Ian.  I know of Ian Oughtred and his designs.  You must be highly chuffed with your 1:1 - it looks lovely.
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« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2008, 11:09:24 PM »

 :'( :'( :'(
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2008, 06:41:24 PM »

boatmadman. your sailing dinghy is just simply gorgeous.I really do think it is lovely.
A credit to your skills. andmany thanks for showing it to us.
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2008, 08:10:10 PM »

very nice wish i could have done mine inside finished her last year she's a souwester 18









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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2008, 10:05:25 PM »

very nice bbdave  O0
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2008, 10:26:31 PM »

what are the dimensions of your dinghy Ian i think dad and myself got a little carried away with ours  ::) maybe a little to big but she's done now. i best not tell the local ner do wells she has 1/2 ton of lead ballast .
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2008, 06:18:45 AM »

bb,

She is a 10 footer - cant remember the beam offhand.

What woods did you use on yours?

Ian
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2008, 02:11:10 PM »

:'( :'( :'(

John,

Are you INSANE! :o :o :o :o

How did you con the missus into letting you build that - Bet you didn't build that in your shed {-) {-)

Do you still have it - and the missus ;) ;)

Martin doon under
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2008, 02:19:57 PM »

hi there Martin

Sadly, I dont have THE BOAT now  :o  - but I still have me Mrs  O0 - different house now - deliberately with a smaller garden for the Mrs  {-) {-) {-)

she was all but finished when I had to get rid of her THE BOAT that is  :)  No pics exist of the boat and I always consider taking pictures of a real vessel under construction at bit of a 'bad luck' thingie because not long after these pics were taken I lost my dad.   My dad is the one standing next to me and I was getting an ear bashing off him for putting one of the chocks in the wrong place on the hull.   Aye, about 8 years ago - the urge to build another boat came again, but, this time I bought an old derelict boat - plywood hull - that was in need of major rebuild - I was half way through the rebuild of that one - and someone told me I had emphysema and 2 knackered discs in me spine - so I wasnt to do anymore heavy lifting of any form.   

So thank goodness - back to doing my models  :) :) :) :) :)

aye
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2008, 02:53:11 PM »

Ian the gunwales rubbing strakes seating are west african mahogany there are various knees etc which are oak and  iroko i had collected a fair bit of timber off various sites i'd worked on over the years amazing what you can get out of a skip! The mast and spars are douglas fir the jaws are oak the belay pins are asda rolling pins turned down to suit as are the parrel beads. all the running rigging i made splicing etc it's all holding so far, the standing rigging i had crimped up localy but this can be an horrendous price. the sails are made in falmouth by the chap that does the workingboat sails the best gaff maker there is but i've forgotten his name ::). trailer was off ebay. we're outside today rigging her pre season check i may put the sails up if the wind drops i've never seen her with them up from outside the boat i'll pop a pic on if i do.
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2008, 03:14:32 PM »

bbdave - Another lovely 1:1.  I don't know the name of the sailmaker in Falmouth but Heards build the modern working boats (and other gaff rigged boats) and repair the old ones.  My only 1:1 now is a Fishing 16 which I bought second hand and am still in the process of refurbishing.  Just too old to indulge in 1:1 sailing boats any more.   :'(
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #20 on: May 06, 2008, 06:07:20 PM »

I got the sails up yesterday evening first time i've seen her with them up from outside the boat  O0








Hope to see yours soon Ian {-)
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2008, 06:08:41 PM »

Very nice, i hope to get her out this week for more work.

Ian
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2008, 06:12:11 PM »

These are all very nice but I can't see any radio gear fitted!  ::)
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2008, 09:53:22 PM »

Hi all,
No photo's, but I finished off and fitted out a four berth steel sailing cruiser some years ago. After about four years of not being sailed for one reason or another, I reluctantly sold her. And have since moved to Bridlington.

As it was such a lovely evening, after work today I took a walk down to Brid harbour. To my suprise there she was moored in the harbour.

Bob
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Re: 1:1 full size build
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2008, 12:06:13 PM »

Boatmadman: Just one word, wonderfull.
BBdave: trully wonderfull.

No bad intentions to you Boatmadman, but bb's "just floats my boat" as the saying goes.

If if really came down to it it would probably be a boat like yours, I would do though as I just dont have the time money or room for anything as big as Noomis.

Both very good examples of gararge boats, (or back garden in your case bb!).

Any recomendations where you can get plans for a sculler, or a skiff?
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