Building the hull

 

The full size patterns have been transferred onto a level plywood base.

 

A frame being made to the pattern

 

All the frames stood and stringers notched in.

 

The radius plates rolled to the correct radius before fitting to the framework.

 

Fitting the radius chine plates

 

The radius chine plates being tacked into position.

 

The top side plates being added

 

The bottom plates tacked on to complete the hull body

 

 

Turning the hull

 

Rolling the hull upright

 

Nearly there

 

Making sure that the hull is sitting level

 

The R 482 hull

 

Inside looking forward

 

Inside looking aft

 

Installing the ballast. 5500 kgs of cast iron heater bricks 

 

 

 The Deck

Stainless steel P bracket, bearing holder and prop tube.

 

And a stainless steel bow roller

 

Transom with built in swim platform. Coach house framing going up.

 

A well designed wheelhouse.

 

Internal framework

  

 

 

 


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