Despite being seasoned fishos, Luke and I were astounded by our own lack of foresight when considering options for our new boat last year. Both the models we favoured, and certainly our favourite [...]
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The project boat is finished!
The 445 Haines Project Boat is finished!
With a big thanks to Ryan at Cyclone Boats in Cairns for his help with the glassing, and my mate Rob Payne (and Joey) on the Gold Coast for his attention to detail and terrific forming work, we are on the water.
Click below to see the full gallery and the final specs.
Project Boat: the coaming build
1. This cardboard template illustrates our (finally decided) coaming shape.
2. We built the template out of MDF board because it's is easily used and shaped. The cutout that you can see Rob shaping here is the top of the coaming.
3. It's all about getting the right angle and as you can see, it's all in the precision. Any millimetres out here could be a disaster down the track.
4. Fitting the coaming template to the hull. This part took the longest of all because of the shape of the rounds and the need to be exact.
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