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Author Topic: Building a river boat  (Read 52419 times)

Offline victor vector

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2015, 08:27:12 PM »
Thank you for the interest Damian.

I`m thinking you would all be bored by now.

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #31 on: March 25, 2015, 08:43:29 PM »
Never tire of other folks creations mate. :yeahbaby

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #32 on: March 25, 2015, 09:41:46 PM »
Victor........many members are watching your :hammer creation.....Derek  :beer
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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2015, 09:05:16 PM »
Hello again , to everyone still following.

I have started framing in the  built in beds.

These are pictures of the bed base / mattress support for the forward cabin.

90 x 35 pine studs ripped in half.



It can be seen that these are put together in just about the simplest way possible.



Epoxy glue with one screw to hold the simple joint in place while the epoxy sets up.









Hinging mattress base has been glued and screwed together on left .
Narrow frame is about to be assembled , it will be fixed to the wall .
4 inch ( 100 mm )  butt hinges will be placed between them allowing the mattress and base to be tilted up to gain access to the hatches in the floor.




 
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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2015, 06:22:34 PM »
Installing the hinged bed base.





4 x 4 inch ( 100 mm ) door butt hinges hold the base very rigid.



Bed base folded up.



2 x 2 inch ( 50 x 50 mm )  struts stabilize the frame along the wall.

They can just be seen below the frame.

I stood on the frame along the wall and it all feels very rigid and strong.




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Offline victor vector

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2015, 07:30:10 PM »
Hello again Duckers ,
Work has continued on fitting out the front cabin.


A plywood mattress support has been fitted to the bed base .



These are some pre - painted panels to be fitted to the hanging space in the forward cabin.





I have also made some small canister style drawers to store small items such as keys , USB sticks , batteries , phones ,  and chargers.



Assembling the storage spaces .On the left is a hanging space for clothes , the smaller central locker with the circular vent will house the circuit breakers for the 240 volt mains power supply.On the right another hanging locker for clothes.In the centre are the small canister drawers for all those small items I often " loose "


Small storage








Things are slowing down a little as the cold weather is starting to make it`s presence felt.

The epoxy glue and paint is taking much longer to set .
« Last Edit: April 27, 2015, 06:04:00 PM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2015, 07:52:57 PM »
Well all be waiting expectantly for any progress Ballarat is already under 15c most days & I haven't been in the shed much.

Offline victor vector

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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2015, 05:16:37 PM »
Bed fitted .

Too cold for paint , the dark filler that can be seen is still soft after four hours !






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« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2015, 06:12:47 PM »
Slow progress on making small items








Laminated hardwood top for the bedside drawer.


The water based enamel leaches out some of the hardwood tannins on the first coat or two.






More pictures soon.



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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2015, 02:37:10 PM »
Making small items again....

The bedside drawer is completed ready to install.



9mm Meranti marine plywood drawer held together with an epoxy fillet.
Very strong.



Fillet is sanded , then paint , add some roller runners , and we have a drawer.







Some minor touch ups required , then it`s ready to install.

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« Reply #40 on: May 01, 2015, 01:23:17 PM »
Bedside drawer is fitted in place.








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« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2015, 03:54:43 PM »
Hello everyone.

Some pictures of  progress made to the rear cabin.

Bed base has been completed , and I have started the framing for the shelving to house some audio - visual equipment




Bed base framing.







Framing the lower shelf.





Wall panels have been installed.The small panel at bottom right is removable to gain access to the plumbing " tees " to the bathroom.



Upper shelving yet to be installed.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2015, 03:13:41 AM by victor vector »

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« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2015, 04:43:28 PM »





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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2015, 07:44:35 PM »
Hey Victor....that cast iron pot belly stove will sure burn   :ranting  some Murray river red gum timber  Derek  :beer
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Offline victor vector

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« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2015, 01:57:20 AM »
Hi Derek ,

Yes , it should be quite  cosy and warm once its fired up ..... some of  that heat would have been nice with today`s cold southerlies blowing straight through that rear deck door way .... :).




I was thinking maybe coal ......would be more compact to store .......if I could actually find some ???????

 

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