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chris gillespie

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MV Crear & Kystbunker
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:14:17 PM »

After much contemplation, the old neglected MV Crear arrived in the drydock.
 
The Crear was purchased a long time ago an impulsive buy over fleabay, its a damm shame the nick this boat was in. Someone tried to dollop cream paint on white and pass it off as restored....
The decks are flimsy and bent and leaks like a sive, the fittings are loose and the wheelhouse would literaly cave in in your hands.
I carried on with the sale, having driven so far and maybe mistakenly assumed it was very rare. Its a strange verging on ugly vessel, but there is something really interesting about it.
 
During research the opportunity to purchase an untouched kit came my way....so the plan was always to strip this beaten up old thing and revamp it into her modern incarnation the Kystbunker.
 
The Kystbunker was lengthened and given a bulbous bow, exactly the same route the old Crear shall be going, i will be building a new crear at the same time.
 
Phase 1 complete the strip out, salvage anything worth keeping, tons of cheap squidgy epoxy and silicone in the bowels, i cant complain really as it came off really easy.
 
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 07:36:10 PM »

I bought a graemsay of flea bay and it should have gone straight to drydock for refit==maybe that could happen shortly
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 07:49:20 PM »

Did you get it posted up to wick without seeing it ?
 
Ive done that before, its a risk but i think i have the patience to restore if its a minger.....hahaha well we shall see with the crear.

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 07:55:03 PM »

I did--got it from the postie in a box marked fragile all over-- then I dropped it and broke the crane but have had no other bad experiences with post or couriers-Charlie
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 08:20:36 PM »

Spent hours grinding the moulded strakes off and smoothing them.
This has now left holes in the hull
There was a ton of body filler along where the bilge keels were and where a lead keel had been fixed on the bottom.
 
All smoothe ready to chop in 2 and lengthened

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 09:01:56 PM »

Hi Chris
I'll follow with interest. Now that lengthening job would make a good trick for a magician
Saw the wife in half, twirl the parts around, and reveal a leaner leggier version.  :}
Oh married 32 years today - I think there may be some misalignment developing too  {-)

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 09:35:58 PM »

 :D  Lol Dave
 
 
 
 

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 09:47:40 PM »

She will be lengthened by 185mm in model terms
 
the Kystbunker was lengtheng to 42m from 34.6m
 
It will be fun to make this bulby bow, it unusually sits high above waterline, nearly at deck level. perhaps it can double as an icebreaker in the winter. Ill need to think about what power to use, given it is still a single prop
 
Any suggestions....i have a spare mfa 850.....heard its a bit greedy on amps
 

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2013, 12:38:39 AM »

Chris.......what is the work being undertaken above her port anchor?...........................Derek
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2013, 01:03:57 PM »

Hi Derek
 
It appears that its just a cut out, there is a matching one the otherside aswell, the original bow was all one line, she now appears to have a lowered recess...dont know why it may help with observation maybe  {:-{

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 06:50:01 PM »

Today the hull was chopped and lengthened, form work has been added ready for glass
 
Some small sections to do on the stern.
 

 

 

 

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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 07:22:01 PM »

I am going to do that with my graemsay she was lenghtened by 5 meters
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013, 10:20:42 PM »

Any progress on the Bearing Sea F/Vs
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2013, 02:27:29 PM »

Hello dunworkin
 
Ive done bits and pieces, it was never going to be a fast process. Ive spent so much of the year drawing, planning and having various meetings to get this off the ground. Im just taking a small break and getting back to a small build, as i miss not being able to make something
 
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2013, 04:42:06 PM »

Chris,
Thanks for the update.  Good to hear that you are taking some time to "Have Fun" with building and letting the creative juices flow.
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2013, 02:50:14 PM »

interesting build subject .

Takes some courage to cut your hull clean in half  ;)
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Re: MV Crear & Kystbunker
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2013, 09:46:12 PM »

Thanks
 
Real courage is throwing a piece of work in the bin because its not quite good enough.
 
I made 150, 1:32 crab pots for the Northwestern out of matchsticks. I remember fondly the hours id spend cutting them to size and gluing them.
I must have also bought 3 spray cans of VW orange......
 
I was always 50/50 even when making them...( Theyll do ) hmmm actually no they flippin wont.... {-) {-)
 
to many hours to count......i tell myself it was a patience and letting go exercise  :-))
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