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Gaz

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« on: February 28, 2014, 07:26:47 pm »

Hi all,

Great forum. I have been invited to share some photos of my project boat. I will keep adding to this thread as it progresses. Progress may be slow as it has been on the go for 3 years!

Previously owning two boats a JBS 5.5 platey for offshore work & a quintrex explorer for trout, the decision was made to cut back to one boat that that would be suitable for  fly fishing for trout yet capable of chasing tuna & mako.

The challenge was set to design & build the ultimate multi-species boat to suit my needs. This being a 4.65m with Yamaha 60hp 4 stroke tiller.
The photos tell the story. Feel free to offer suggestions of a boat brand & boat name.
Would be happy to hear others thoughts on what you like in this style of plate boat as gen 2 design has commenced & will be built after this prototype.

Cheers Gaz
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 08:29:56 pm »
Hey Fischmick, this is an awesome project and looks like a really solid design. Just a question though. If you're going to do a bit of offshore work why not consider a centre consul design think1 I know there's a bit more cost involved but coming back in chop might be uncomfortable sitting down back think1

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 09:37:57 pm »
G'day Gaz
Glad to see this one finally getting posted, going to be one ripper thread thumbsup1

Going to be sweet rig when completed!
Whens the next adventure?

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 09:52:32 pm »
Proka,

I gave a console quite a lot of consideration but decided the advantage of a clutter free layout suited my fishing style best.
Hoping the hull will be quite dry as it has massive chines & a fine entry. I still expect to get a bit wet though! A positive is that you do get a lot softer ride sitting down the back.

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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 05:06:31 am »
Roger that. Are you doing the fabrication yourself.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 08:05:52 am »
Proka,

The design was Cad modeled by my bro. From the Cad files all the plate was CNC router cut. Between the two us we have formed the plate & fabricated.

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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 02:28:21 pm »
Nice design and thanks for letting us join in your build.

Looking forward to seeing the project as it progresses cool1

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 02:36:11 pm »
Cracking trailer. None of those bloody wobble rollers.... Teflon is the go!
@%&* the wind..............

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 07:38:50 am »
looks great, tiller control will be softer ride than C console, always smoothest ride at the stern

MAY I suggest something tho, for offshore work, include a wave breaker on the bow. atleast 300mm angling forward at about 45 degrees. start punching into a squall you'll be thankful.

even its its removable, say a breaker that sits on posts and slots into rod holders, so on the lakes and rivers it can be removed for best visability and offshore can be slotted back in. I reckon a breaker slotted into 4 solid SS cast top rod holers would be plenty strong enough and will look neat and you get 4 extra rod holders! lol.
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014, 07:50:37 am »
a 2 minute paint shop job but that size/scale of break, in ally , say 5 mm plate with 3mm wall thickness 36mm or so pipe slotting into holders, pletty simple thing day job to make and set up and give it some firepower for those big sea breezes and dirty NE days that lump up..

just a idea.. cheers
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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2014, 07:53:07 am »
Hi Gaz,

I have been watching this project with interest. It is a great looking boat for sure and can't wait to see how it comes out when finished! cool1

Great idea designing something that is multipurpose, and even more interesting when you are designing it for two vastly different fishing styles.

Nice work and thanks for sharing your project with us.


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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2014, 08:51:18 pm »
Thanks for the feedback guys.
Noodles, Teflon is the go. Less maintenance & easier for loading. Hopefully the design will work. The oversize roller at the rear is so the boat can be winched on from beach  launching.
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Mr Untouch. I haven’t had any experience with wave breakers. They do seem popular on commercial rigs. The design has a large beak out the front with a lot of gunnel overhang in the forward section that may have a similar effect as the wave breaker.
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Progress has been slow &steady over the last few weeks.
All major welding is now completed. Still have quite a few small welding jobs to go like bracing on covers, transducer brackets etc. Hull has been foam filled. Next will come the tedious task of detailing & preparing for paint.

Advice on the painting options or even a wrap would be much appreciated from those in the know.

The Cad images below give an idea of the fit out I have planned. The floor covering & non skid strips on the gunnels will be the Seadeck product. Has anyone had experience with this?
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Cheers Gaz
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 06:20:06 am »
She's looking great Gaz thumbsup1

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to see the next phase of the build.

I am useless with designing things but I am sure that someone will come up with some suggestions on colour/wraps for you. grin1

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 12:19:31 pm »
Looking good Gaz.. thumbsup1  Can't wait to see the end result.. envy1
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 01:10:30 pm »
Looks like its going to be a beast!  envy1 Going to look great finished.  cool1
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 08:22:29 pm »
Hi all,

Had a water test on Monday. Good results after a change in motor height. Overall quite happy with performance, very stable & pretty quick.

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« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2014, 08:30:33 pm »
Looks awesome! envy1 goodjob1 Keeping it the alloy or going to paint it?  think1
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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 08:40:46 pm »
Certainly came up pretty good Fishmick, glad to see the test run was okay too... goodjob1  Look forward to seeing the end product.. envy1
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« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2014, 06:33:57 am »
She is an awsome looking rig mate!!!

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« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2014, 05:05:48 pm »
Looks good. Can't see any issues chasing tuna in that.
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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2014, 04:14:27 pm »
That is 1 tough looking rig, I like the water test before finishing just in case you have to make some modifications.
What about a buffed finish instead of paint that would be low maintenance and tough!

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« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2014, 12:51:38 pm »
Bro
She looks the goods. We need to get Her on the water for a serious test with Stormboy
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2016, 08:26:40 pm »
Time for an update... Have done plenty of fit-out work since last post. Still got hull graphics to go, plus some electronics.
Been doing a bit of...  fish1 & hookin some bream, trout & even school bluefin.

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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2016, 07:29:17 pm »
Looks like a RIG! Are u taking orders? thumbsup1

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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2016, 08:21:22 am »
Great thread. Always good watching a build thread in any forum medium. Impressive looking rig.

 

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