A SibLing with coachroof and bilgeboards

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  • 23 Dec 2021 09:40
    Reply # 12211836 on 12142604

    Thanks David.

    It is great to see a few people starting to build these boats. the doctor's have told dad that he will need to do some light exercise when he gets out of hospital. I wonder if sitting on a chair and guiding some wood off the table saw counts. 

  • 23 Dec 2021 07:40
    Reply # 12211721 on 12142604

    Good work, Robert! But I'm sorry to hear about your father.

    I had an email from JRA member Bruce in Florida recently. He is almost ready to start building a SibLing with coachroof, bilgeboards and tabernacle, to meet his need for headroom + passing under a low bridge to get to sea, so we could have three builds in progress quite soon.

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  • 23 Dec 2021 00:50
    Reply # 12211395 on 12142604

    What a month it has been. The good news is that I now have a lot of Clear Hoop Pine to build the stringers and other assorted bits and pieces. I have also sorted out the storage are a bit better, a major clean up of the shed. The bad news is that my time I had put aside to work on it has been taken up with hospital visits after dad had a heart attack. I have all the bulkheads that require only a single plywood sheet done and am ready to start on the others. I am hoping to make some videos of the build, they won't be fancy at all and put them on my YouTube channel just to document it.     

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  • 03 Dec 2021 20:45
    Reply # 12163374 on 12142604


    It is Red Meranti (formally known as  Pacific Maple) and the 12mm is 9 ply, 9mm is 7 ply, 6mm is 5 ply and 4mm is 3 ply and all are BS1088.

  • 03 Dec 2021 12:37
    Reply # 12162387 on 12142604

    What species of timber did you settle on, Robert? It looks to be pretty good quality plywood.

  • 03 Dec 2021 08:31
    Reply # 12162015 on 12142604

    After a week of heavy rain, the roads are now clear of flooding so I finally got to Boatcraft Pacific in Loganholme to buy the first load of Plywood, Epoxy and some Fibre-glass. Now I can get started on getting all the stations, transom etc cut out and ready for when I get the strong back built. The pile on the right is just 12mm Ply with 4, 6 and 9mm on the left.

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  • 02 Dec 2021 21:18
    Reply # 12160945 on 12142604

    What wonderful news!  I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.  Please keep posting on the forum.

  • 28 Nov 2021 17:37
    Reply # 12152150 on 12142604

    Great news! Wish you all the best with your SibLing, Robert! I look forward to following your progress.

  • 27 Nov 2021 12:42
    Reply # 12150255 on 12142604

    I wish to thank David for the quick modifications to the plans he did for me. I am writing up a list of the timber and plywood required and weather permitting, it is raining quite heavily in areas around us, be ordering and collecting a fair bulk of it next week. Hoping to have all the bulkheads, coach roof and bottom panels done by Christmas. 

  • 25 Nov 2021 08:08
    Reply # 12147337 on 12142604

    A set of working drawings can now be downloaded here:


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