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John Buoy


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

ggoss wrote:
Stick to the wussy pussy Steve, it suits you better laughing-fish.gif laughing-fish.gif laughing-fish.gif

Welcome back mate, hope you enjoyed your holiday up north. wink-fish.gif

PS: That other firecat graphic is pretty awesome cool-fish.gif

Where ya been mate this is the biggest comeback since Jesus Christ!!
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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only a few more windows but it's taking on a whole different perspective now.
Did a bit of prep work inside for the vertical bulkheads/pillars or whatever that I'm including on both Port and Starb sides..More so a 'perimeter or end of the cab than 'true roof supports' "Solid coat racks I'm leaning too,but it's got to have a bit of My ideas for that 'one off' attitude.







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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a short report as usual plenty of photo's. happy-fish.gif
Fitted...."well located my side rails for clambering up to the bow".

Another 'grab rail' will go on the roof and I'm adding a 'fly roller' to it with a 'safety strap and clip'. Probably up grade my PDF's so clip does just that..'clip to the harness of the PDF.

Also located the NAV lights for position.....'front spoiler may have to be modified a little for front on sighting.







More progress on the 'dash with 'location strips in place and 'side timbers rounded of for glassing.






Back to work Sunday so I'm not expecting to be at the shop until maybe Monday week..The dash may even be in...maybe by then.

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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a short what's what.

Fitted up the 'roof' hand rails yesterday and locked them down permanently.
("they'll have to be masked up but I gotta add a few fittings as I go if I ever even think of fishing in firecat again")

Also fitted up the '27MEG /VHF' aerial bases, fitted the plugs and ran the coax. ( 'the roof conduits will work very well.' )
These sit around 150mm inside the rear edge in both corners.

Glassing up of the side pillars was started yesterday as well as the 'dash supports' in the cabin.
I trimmed up the last 'side window frame' and would of fitted that too but for a clamp needed to set 'side pillar' glass work spoiled that.

OK plan relayed to me yesterday that I may expect to see on Tuesday.

Cab interior above 'dash line' 'flow-coated White'.
Window frame installed. (Boy's may need my instruction and guidance for this laughing-fish.gif )
Dash actually glassed into the walls.
Probably more undercoat and fairing.


("I forgot the Camera yesterday and took a few 'phone' shots but can't find the bloody cord to down load")

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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phone Pictures

Roof 'grab rail' and 'aerial (masked) location'




Side braces glassed in as are front 'dash' supports.





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savagetasman


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

going well steve
is the bloke in the cab a midget or is it that big??
please post a couple of pics showing the scale of this project if you can
regards
martin
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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

savagetasman wrote:
going well steve
is the bloke in the cab a midget or is it that big??
please post a couple of pics showing the scale of this project if you can
regards
martin

laughing-fish.gif laughing-fish.gif It's 6'4" from the floor to head line. "Not saying any more." laughing-fish.gif laughing-fish.gif
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firecat150hp


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

savagetasman wrote:
going well steve
is the bloke in the cab a midget or is it that big??
please post a couple of pics showing the scale of this project if you can
regards
martin


"Just for you Martin there are a couple of 'scale pics' at the end of this post."laughing-fish.giflaughing-fish.giflaughing-fish.gif


Today I have a lengthy update picture wise but alas due to other issues 'no dash'.
Still progress is moving at a good pace with 'cabin interior' now 'flow coated' white above where the dash and side wall extensions will ultimately meet real soon.
All window 'sills/frames' are now in with Adreane fitting the Port side with out having to call me for instructions laughing-fish.gif laughing-fish.gif laughing-fish.gif

Underside has had more attention with you guessed more filling and sanding and at end of today more filling to fair it up for painting real soon.
"I've said real soon twice now and I'm believing it...yep real soon"

Alteration to the 'NAV' lights was required to bring them within proper viewing 'Head ON'. I was not happy with the Hard top sun-visor shading the lights slightly so a small plate of FG was added allowing 'NAV' lights to be flushed with the top of the window sill an lowering the lights by the required distance.

Front gouging of the sponsons leading edge are now filled and smoothed out as is a lot of past scratches from original or past owners beach launching in a past life. A couple of unrestricted side on shots are at the end....it's gunna be real soon.



























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theantspants


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good mate.
Been a very lllllllloooooonnnnngggggg project
I dont know if I could have waited that long.
Good things take time though and it is coming up a treat.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The dash is srcewed in place"






Now a little bit of explanation by numbers

#'s (1-2)

Side pockets will be glassed in allowing storage for PFD 1's.
A PFD 1 will be located on both sides of cabin with 'safety lines' for my 'tight rode' expeditions from '**** pit to bow' and be a permanent addition/fixture only for leaving the cockpit. "Dumb arsed idea maybe but at least there's no hatches to leak or fly open."






#(3)

This angled area allows for gentle bending of steering/motor control cabling.
The opening at the top will glassed up as another pocket for valuables, maybe a lockable lid will go in later or just coffee cups.




#(4)

Binnacle cut out.



#(5)

Helm location.




Floor space with seat placed on the floor (only have one seat at the shop at the moment but next time will try and have them both in)









Tuesday next will see exterior painted.


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