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Old 20-01-2014, 17:15   #106
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Construction on the flying bridge begins tomorrow.
They will begin cutting out the foam on the CNC machine so we can begin laying up the panels.
Take lots of pictures. I would like to see that.
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Old 20-01-2014, 17:26   #107
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Take lots of pictures. I would like to see that.
I will. Alan and Graham designed and the crew built a platform out of MDF in the shop so we can prefab the bridge and hardtop off the boat.

Will be much easier to build it indoors.
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Old 22-01-2014, 20:28   #108
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Today

It was so damn cold nobody went in this morning, but Graham and Alan finished the cut files for the CNC machine at Graham's house this morning and went to the shop and cut foam this afternoon.

If will ever warm up, the laminating table is waxed and ready to make the parts for the bridge.

This is going to be fun.

Back to the deep freeze tomorrow.
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Old 23-01-2014, 20:10   #109
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Stainless backsplash

Stainless backsplash for the galley stove.

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Platform to build Flying bridge and hardtop.

We cut a platform out on the CNC machine and put it up in the shop so we could build the flying bridge and hardtop in the shop.

I is the same as the top of the cabin, and we will build everything inside and then put it on the boat.

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Old 23-01-2014, 20:26   #111
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Cutting fiberglass for bridge wings

Graham and Alan cut the foam on the CNC machine yesterday for the flying bridge wings.

Today we cut the cloth for one side of the foam. We glass one side of the panels so we can still shape the material before we glass the other side and lock it in.

It is glassed with a layer of 2200 tri-ax and a layer of 13 oz uni.

The 2200 is 100" wide and we had it made to glass the hulls but it came in handy today as we could cut the parts out without seams.


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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Yesterday's parts kicked, but it was to cold today to do much of anything but stay warm so we called it off about 10.30.
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Old 24-01-2014, 17:38   #114
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Just amazing what your team can do. This cat is going to be sweet.
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Just amazing what your team can do. This cat is going to be sweet.
We have a good group of guys and a great leader in Graham.
I took a couple of pictures of the parts we did yesterday, still under vacuum this morning.

These are the bridge sides and front. We will join them in the middle and then fold it around a form on the faux cabin top we have in the lower shop.

More pieces to come next week.

We are lucky to have an owner that has let us build something special.

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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Hugh,

If you wanted an ideal cat tender for this vessel check out the ripple tender range. You could buy plans and cut infuse your own kit to assemble. Out of foam they are very lightweight and perform well with low HP.

You will see in the link the 4.2m tenders for a 45ft power cat being loaded on top.

Tender Catamaran Kits | Tender Catamaran Plans | Ripple Tenders

Worth a consideration if you haven't committed to a tender yet.

http://www.spiriteddesigns.com.au/news

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Hugh,

If you wanted an ideal cat tender for this vessel check out the ripple tender range. You could buy plans and cut infuse your own kit to assemble. Out of foam they are very lightweight and perform well with low HP.

You will see in the link the 4.2m tenders for a 45ft power cat being loaded on top.

Tender Catamaran Kits | Tender Catamaran Plans | Ripple Tenders

Worth a consideration if you haven't committed to a tender yet.

Boat Designs and Kits | Spirited News

Cheers

He already has a tender for her, but I like what I see , thanks for sending it.
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He already has a tender for her, but I like what I see , thanks for sending it.
You could easily knock one up in house making up your own infused panels. The 4.2 makes a great seaworthy skiff for coastal and inshore running. The 4.2 in foam is only 85 kg and only needs 30/40hp.

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You could easily knock one up in house making up your own infused panels. The 4.2 makes a great seaworthy skiff for coastal and inshore running. The 4.2 in foam is only 85 kg and only needs 30/40hp.

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She looks like she would be fun to build in foam or ply and would be a quick build in either.
Graham and Alan could CNC the foam or ply on the machine, and it wouldn't take long to fold her up.
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Re: Construction Thread for Custom 45' Cruising Powercat

Started installing the Spectra watermaker today. Finished wiring in the galley except for 2 receptacles.

We unbagged the flying bridge panels we did Thursday, and they were perfect.

We are looking like we will have a couple of snow days here in eastern North Carolina, but when I get back to the shop I will take some pictures.

We have decided to not install the Norcool propane fridge, instead we will use a dual voltage Isotherm it is looking like, or a Nova Kool.
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