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Jerry C

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Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« on: August 10, 2011, 09:14:10 AM »

This is my build of a 1:40 scale Abeille Liberty , at this scale it works out at 2 metres long.
This photo gives a good idea of size (De walt drill for scale).
The first few photos are of the building of the plug for moulding in fibreglass.


NB: The forum had a bit of a meltdown a while ago,
 this build is actually by Mermod.

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 09:26:59 AM »

Building board set out with brackets in place and ribs cut out of 9mm mdf

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 11:56:10 AM »


I notice that you are using MDF board. As this is a heavy absorbent wood, have you considered the lighter plywood instead ?

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 12:02:17 PM »

looking forward to follow this build, make sure to supply us with enough pictures if you can. Excellent choice of boat.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 12:12:23 PM »

Hello tug kenny , because this is only the plug or master it will never see water (hopefully)

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 12:17:48 PM »

one side of ribs done (nice and quick with a nail gun)

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 12:21:44 PM »

nice progress there, you're a fast builder. Or maybe I'm just very slow.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 12:23:54 PM »

Ribs on both sides , first blocks of foam on bow.

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 12:30:56 PM »

hi minime , Im a cabinetmaker by trade and have a hard time getting out of the habit of going as fast as possible to keep a boss happy, plus I have a nice set of tools and a habit of forgetting about the world when im boatbuilding.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2011, 12:34:15 PM »

ah that explains it then. Oh well I guess I should go do some building myself, instead of sitting here admiring your work...
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 12:41:11 PM »

thanks minime I appreciate your admirings (of the build I mean , nothing weird)

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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 12:56:38 PM »

foam blocks added all over, looks appaling but bear with me.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 12:58:56 PM »

starting to show her true shape (I love my hot wire cutter)

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 01:24:12 PM »

Nice, that method your using seems promising for my next build, needless to say I'll be following closely.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 07:44:33 PM »

Wow, this will be interesting. What a beast!
It's a nice looking tug.
Keep up the good work!
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2011, 07:58:09 PM »

Yeah looking good will follow with interest.


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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2011, 08:30:35 AM »

Wow, Looking great already:) i will be following this log with great interest.
Will you be installing all Bow and Stern thrusters?   :}
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2011, 09:20:37 AM »

Bow and stern thrusters are definately on the cards if finances allow , checked the keel width yesterday and the largest raebosch thruster fits perfectly , only downside is that they cost about $120.00 each down here.
I have seen a couple of other builds where water pumps have been used , might look into that idea.

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2011, 09:34:25 AM »

a bit of sanding and PRESTO its a boat.

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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2011, 09:37:01 AM »

blocking in the stern to allow for shaping.

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2011, 09:39:44 AM »

another shot of the stern with blocks ready for shaping.

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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 09:57:02 AM »

Your making good progress  :-)) Stern and bow thrusters will be amazing. I know, they are very expensive, but some people have also used a racing prop on the end of a flexishaft mounted through a piece of PVC pipe.They might be a bit more powerful. but definately worth looking into.
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2011, 12:26:28 PM »

Nice progress, yesterday you had you had a plan on a board, today you have a hull.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2011, 12:56:30 PM »

things will probably slow down a bit while I try to get  that stern just right , I must also add that these are the nicest set of boat plans ive ever worked with , the ribs were right and flowed straight off the plan with no modifying , I dont know about you guys but I havent found any other model plans where one or two ribs seem to be from a completely different boat when it comes planking time.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2011, 10:44:52 PM »

Hi
Very nice start to your build.
I have seen this boat built before. For the life of me I can not find the bookmark/link.Any way it was on a picasa web album like this one

http://picasaweb.google.com/105202506859524458881/NewProjects?gsessionid=DWnOge8mnp2rWvx_j6UFUQ.
May be Umi or PeterS or xtian 29 might have a link to it.

John
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