Project 15' Skiff

Discussion in 'Boat Building' started by saqa, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    I think it turned out well. Works the engine side spigots really well. Had to reverse the direction of pull inside the cowl so the levers work in the conventional manner i.e push forward for open throttle and forward gear

    The steering is now sorted as well. It was another one that took a lot of effort to workout using parts available in the local hardwares and what I could fabricate or modify myself. Will have pics of that next
     
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  2. madday

    madday Fishing Guru

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    saqa,
    what is the reason to place it on the gunnel? instead of console?

    i cant imagine if bushes branch knock that lever if you ride in the estuary or swamp.... but i hope i am wrong... :D
     

  3. CAPTDAVEMIAMI@YAHOO.COM

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    Looks very professional. Great job with such limited stock .
    I think we take it for granted here in the " big city" where we can go and buy just about anything we could want.
    Can 't wait for you to make your maidan voyage.
     
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  4. Stumblefish

    Stumblefish Tuna Club Supporting Member

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    I'm very impressed...
     
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  5. DenisB

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    Lots of fit & fiddle in making your controls from the limited materials available
    Kudos
     
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  6. Popfly

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    Looks great! Well done sir.
     
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  7. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Thanks fellas, much appreciated


    Mate, no swamps here :) It just feels much cooler working the controls with arm out :D
     
  8. madday

    madday Fishing Guru

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    Nice works man.... ROFL... you made my day..... :D
     
  9. north coast

    north coast Senior Member

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    Damn man,
    You've been busy . What a cool ass little boat you've built !
    Probably 10x as much work as you envisioned when you first dreamed up this idea. Lol
    Very nice indeed. You definitely did pick up some craftsmanship genes .
    Can't wait to see some fish reports from her deck.
     
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  10. pompeypat

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    Great work and improvisation Saqa..impressive. and arm out pose too lol
     
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  11. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Thanks fellas

    Current project is a T-top types canopy with a folding rear half to allow casting with popping rods and whole unit height adjustable so in sitting driving position I can have it low and raise it when needing lots of walkaround access

    Heres getting all the canopy hardware ready. Any guess as to which part goes where? :)

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  12. madday

    madday Fishing Guru

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    I like your determination my man.... All from scratches..... I can imagine the satisfaction if you finish this project and fishing with your family and friends..... :)
     
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  13. DenisB

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    All this good gear , a motor, fishing gear , you & a mate ( both on the solid side)...............is it going to get up on the plane.............or submarine .........Rohit ;)
     
  14. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    Lol, dont jinx me :) I have a 2.5L 5cyl Volvo petrol motor standing by just incase ;) But seriously, I am still way under the 1500lb max displacement figure I picked to work with in the "Hulls" progie when designing the hull. I feel I have made the framing and tabbing strong enough to run a 50hp as long as it doesn't sink the transom. Will see when I float it for the first time. Most of these things can be taken right back out in worst case scenario
     
  15. Popfly

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    Awesome! I can't wait to see you with some GT's on the line!
     
  16. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    End is in sight :) Wetting the boat soon, maybes tomoz I hope :D

    Lol this one hasent even hit water and I am already studying, learning the maths and researching the next project, a 30' high efficiency/low fuel burn fast displacement cat to be a dedicated GT hunter to reach the more isolated reefs in safety and comfort :)

    Something like this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA4XnO97MVY

    Ambitious I know, but I know I can do it if I invest the time to learn and try
     
  17. Popfly

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    Should we start shipping you plywood & resin?.... :D
     
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  18. saqa

    saqa Jonny TooBad

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    She got wet today, pics soon :)
     
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  19. madday

    madday Fishing Guru

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    c'mon.... i can't wait.... why soon?
    d4mn... i hope that i have part of your talent and multiple of your time..... :D
     
  20. DenisB

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    Cmon ,Cmon ....................wet pics, Rohit