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I’m andrew I’m Kevin Welcome to Brojects! so this morning we were loading long wood into the truck and it’s not very good in the six foot bed.I mean it hangs out way over Oh, that works perfectly.

So we’re thinking about building like a homemade truck rack We need to get it done in a half an hour because we’ve got to get to the lumber store before it closes buy the stuff and get down to the cottage but times a ticking so we gotta get going We’re basically just gonna put some posts in the receivers along the truck bed rail, cross them and then cross them again.

I think we make the cross members out of two by four No Why not? We’re not using the two by four What are you talking about the two by four is the strongest way to do it you misunderstand this whole project we’re not making this for a contractor.

We’re carrying lumber on a highway.why are we making this thing out of toothpicks? You’re ruining everything.if I can sit on it, it’s strong enough yeah, ok Finally Alright let’s cut What did you say again twenty six?.

Thirty six This one is ready to go? Yea that’s ready to go Alright? Yea it looks pretty good! Right now we are just doing the finishing touches on the lumber carrier.

Take a two by four put two notches one front and one back So it’ll just slot in there and that will give us our square Try to get this one Perfect! As soon as we put these two things on we’re done Then we have to do the tarp.

You’ve got your electronics in the back you’ve got your tools in the back you don’t want them to get wet We’re going to try and make a custom tarp that goes over one thing we do want to add to it are a few hooks along the side so we’ll be able to hook on go over really easily Punch these clips around the perimeter, so we’re going to be able to bungee this down the idea was to be able to have something that you can put on the truck and take off the truck.

How to build a boat Catamaran you can live aboard part 1

This is the first of a series of tutorials about a catamaran I built back in the 90s. Building a boat, something big enough to live on and sail off over the horizon is a dream I had for years. My original idea was to build a monohull, in fact I bought plans for a little 21 footer.

That i was going to weld up and sail around the world in. The plan got postponed for a number of years and in that time I come across a couple of books that changed my ideas. It was back in the early 90’s First book was the Gougeon Brothers on boat building, all about building with epoxy and wood.

And the other book was the cruising multihull by chris white. The two of them together made sense Building a multihull, that didn’t rely on tonnes of lead to keep itself upright and building with wood, epoxy and fibreglass, all made sense to me. I found plans I liked from a local multihull designer, Tony Grainger. I then started preparing the place to build it,.

In the bush on my parents property out the back of noosa heads. Queensland, Australia. The original shed was only big enough to build the 21ft boat that I originally planned to build. So I lengthened it with the idea of building the boat in 3 sections.

2 hulls separately and then the centre section. Which I ended up doing. Building of the hull starts with a strong back. It’s a ladder like construction that I concreted into the ground. I cut out temporary frames in chipboard. to make the cross sectional shapes of the hull.

Using full size contours on mylar sheet that I laid down on the wood and traced out with a dressmakers wheel. Each temporary frame is set up on the strong back. and lined up. It’s worth spending a little extra time to get everything spot on at this stage Getting it all lined up perfect.

And the contours cut out perfect. made for an absolutely fair hull. It saves you a lot of time down the track. The construction was strip plank western red cedar. Basically a wood cored fibreglass boat. My reasons for building it this way.

Were that its a simple system for a one off boat You don’t need to build a mould before you can make it. produces a very fair hull. It’s strong, its light. The cedar strips were 14mm thick and for the majority of the boat 90mm wide.

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