Alphington Steam launch

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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Sat May 12, 2018 3:42 am

I usually glue the scraps together to make a table top, be it a hardwood flooring job, or boat building planking, etc.
Yes, I can say that very little wood scrap makes it into the bin around here, it all gets used up making jigs for our production shop, tool holders for our benches etc.
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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Mon May 14, 2018 2:57 am

Doing a fine job on it, looks good.
Thanks, with any luck I will be ready to flip it over in a couple of weeks. I'm getting read to steam the lamination for the outer stem today.

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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Wed May 30, 2018 9:41 am

A little more trimming to go.

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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Wed May 30, 2018 9:43 am

Moving ahead with the outer stem and keel

Steamed and then laminated the outer stem on the boat.

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Test fit of the trimmed stem on the boat
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Laminated the keel on the boat.
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An hour or ten of planing and sanding later

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A little trimming still required.
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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by PeteThePen1 » Wed May 30, 2018 11:01 am

Wow! What a lovely set of curves. It almost seems a pity that the underwater shape of the hulls of our boats seldom get seen.

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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Thu May 31, 2018 12:40 am

Wow! What a lovely set of curves. It almost seems a pity that the underwater shape of the hulls of our boats seldom get seen.
Thanks Pete,

I am thinking that my launch will spend 99% of it's life sitting on it's trailer with a top cover on it, the underneath will be seen more often than the inside I am guessing.

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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:59 am

After a little diversion onto other projects I am back to working on my launch.

I have now glued and bolted the outer stem and keel onto the boat and the keel and stem have been sheathed in 10oz glass. The hull has been sanded all over and is ready for the second and final layer of 10oz glass that will cover the entire outside of the hull.


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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by RGSP » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:25 am

Coming along very nicely Lionel. Perhaps it's best not to think about the amount of work involved with finishing the inside of the hull and fitting out!
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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:21 pm

Perhaps it's best not to think about the amount of work involved with finishing the inside of the hull and fitting out!

Looking forward to it. Still need to build the boiler.

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Re: Alphington Steam launch

Post by Lionel Connell » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 am

I have now applied the second layer of 10oz cloth to the hull and I am almost ready to paint. I can't buy proprietary brass or SS keel band here in Vietnam so I made my own by milling some rads onto brass strips. The bans was temporarily screwed into place then removed, all screw holes drilled out and filled with epoxy/fiber mix ready for final watertight fixing after painting.

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