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The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby nathan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:35 pm

In this thread I'll post pictures and updates of the build process of the Balsa Wood frame. The process is called strip planking which involves 1cm width strips of Balsa Wood being layed on the Balsa Wood frame. Once the whole frame is covered, it's onto the sanding, filling, sanding, filling and sanding stage ;)

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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby FishPi » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:13 pm

Nice to see it taking shape. I hope that's water proof glue your using..

And tapatalk already. My eyes hurt squinting to look at the browser on my phone.
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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby Cowboybob » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:52 pm

Wow. The boat's so big the screen isn't big enough to hold it (had to arrow scroll over to see the time and all the text)!

Although, sure will be teeny on the Atlantic.

Are we sure we know what we're getting into...?? :shock:
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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby nathan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:57 pm

FishPi wrote:Nice to see it taking shape. I hope that's water proof glue your using..

And tapatalk already. My eyes hurt squinting to look at the browser on my phone.



Still haven't got round to it, things are soooo busy at the minute. No need for waterproof glue as the Balsa Wood is only to create the frame, Fibreglass and Carbon Fibre will be main thing holding it all in shape.
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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby nathan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:58 pm

Cowboybob wrote:Wow. The boat's so big the screen isn't big enough to hold it (had to arrow scroll over to see the time and all the text)!

Although, sure will be teeny on the Atlantic.

Are we sure we know what we're getting into...?? :shock:



I have no idea what i'm getting myself into, but it will certainly be fun!
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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby FishPi » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:32 pm

nathan wrote:No need for waterproof glue as the Balsa Wood is only to create the frame, Fibreglass and Carbon Fibre will be main thing holding it all in shape.


lol good point...
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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby morphy_richards » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:48 pm

Just to say " Fair Winds and Following Seas" and hope everything goes well.
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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby Cowboybob » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:09 pm

Hello morphy_richards and Welcome.

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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby nathan » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:26 pm

Thought i'd post a quick update on the hull, as you can see i've managed to get some more strip planking done since i returned from holiday. I'll keep at it in my spare time this week.

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Re: The Hull Part 1 - The Balsa Wood

Postby Sparkicidal » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Looking good!
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