|Feb 14, 2011, 06:12 PM|
Halvorsen 36 Build Log with pics
Hi All I thought i would update you on my little Australian cruiser so far. Thank you all that have helped me to date as I have borrowed many of your ideas from advice and pictures.
I have no proper plans for this vessel and am doing all the work from pictures and measurements. The hull is complete and I am now starting on the deck.
The hardware is from MACK which is kit 419 as used for the CC commander. I am uncertain as to how to power it yet. Its max speed is only about 10 KTS so its not going to need much.
Its 40" long and is based on one of the original hire boats made by Halvorsen boats at Bobbin Head in Sydney Australia. There were over 60 boats in the fleet ranging from 25,26,30 and 36 feet long dating back to the 1950's.
The deck went on today and it looks great :-)
|Feb 15, 2011, 12:49 PM|
My glass jobs always look like the lunar surface... much sanding and recoating required!
Your glossy finish- also after sanding and recoating? Or have you found the secret to a first-time smooth finish?
|Feb 15, 2011, 06:16 PM|
I did it in 3 stages Port, starboard and then the transom. I then sanded the whole thing and gave it another coat of epoxy to fill in any blemishes and nics.
The hull skin is balsa and the bulkheads are 6mm ply as is the keel.
The deck which is going on now is 2mm ply.
This is my first scratch build and so far im pretty happy with it.
|Feb 16, 2011, 12:09 PM|
Monterey Bay California
Joined Feb 2004
|Feb 16, 2011, 10:26 PM|
Joined Dec 2004
Schmango78- This is one sweet looking model as well as the real Halvorsen 36. The hull has really nice lines and looks a lot like the old ELCO pictured in the post answer #56, view #374, on page #4, that norgale posted in the woodies thread.
|Feb 23, 2011, 06:09 AM|
Ok so an update what I have done over the past week.
sketched and cut out the ply cabin top design and stained it.
Dry fitted it, trimmed it back and sanded it prior to gluing.
stared at the boat for a good 2 hours while i work out how to do the roof and make it a removable hatch. I think i am onto a winning design but see for yourself and give me your thoughts.
I would like to make the entire top structure removable but think it will need to be in two parts. The front up to the helm and then the rear incorporating the rear roof, windows etc.
The joy of scratch building eh. make it up as you go. There are no plans at all for this, its all coming from pictures and brainstorming.
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