Big plate boats

 For those with an interest in aluminium boats, here is a selection of pics of a boat being built by a mate in Geraldton presently, 70 foot.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sun, 2019-09-15 21:08

 That's pretty impressive. How long would something like that take you reckon from go to whoa?

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Good question

Sun, 2019-09-15 21:17

 Good question, this, like many of the recently built ones will have a fibreglass wheelhouse built in Dongara.
I'll hazard a guess at about 4-5 months for the hull and deck.

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Very nice

Mon, 2019-09-16 01:32

There is a lot of hours put in to get it to this stage I would guess. 

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amazing

Mon, 2019-09-16 10:34

 Amazing how flat sheets end up forming a curved hull like that . 

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Lovely

Tue, 2019-09-17 07:01

fine entry, looks amazing.

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Wed, 2019-09-18 08:01

 Shows what you can do with shaping aluminium if you have a large enough working area--unfortunately, this is where smaller plateys fall down, you can't can't get any subtleties of shape into them over the smaller areas involved. 

Nice bits of kit, Ian Ralph from Kalbarri put one in the water a  couple of years ago.

 

 

here's the finished product

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 front on pic would look good

Thu, 2019-09-19 10:07

 front on pic would look good can see it has a fair amount of flare

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Just give me 6 good numbers tonight

Thu, 2019-09-19 08:18

Lord I’ll forever ge a good boy if you could just see your way to give me tonight’s lotto numbers.

What a great looking boat that’s the thing that would be first on the shopping list if I won lotto, walk down to the jetty jump ( ok maybe not jump) on board turn the key and away you go.

Thanks for posting the pic of a fantastic looking fishing boat not a floating gin palace 

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Sorry meglogon it’s my turn

Thu, 2019-09-19 08:40

To win. Nice boat.