project boat progress story
well here are the progress shots of a tinny we are trying to bring back to life...
The challenge was to make a fully functionable bream boat / shallow water inshore flats boat complete for under $1500 and this is how we have gone so far.
dinghy : 12ft unknown hull although im fairly sure it may be a clark
trailer: custom built (along time ago)
Outboard : Black anchor (mercury) 20 hp
bags and bags full of acc : anchor , lights , life jackets etc
so then we started the fun part
paint strippers = $30.00 , this was the least fun part of the project to date but it was definatly neccesary as there would have easy been 10 layers of paint and all different colours.
after stripping the boat back we found some welds that were in need of some attention so off to coraline boats in bayswater to have her welded up (carton of piss)$60.00
i dropped the motor into boatcity only to find she wouldnt start "typical bloody merc" so into the workshop she went and a few days later dood as new and $200.
now to the paint this was a quick job (remembering we were doing this on a budget) spray can outdoor enamel and $30 , and believe it or not she came out a ripper.
decking: this was not a part i wanted to skimp on so marine ply it was and thanks to a good friend from the site free was the call and away i went (cheers mate you know who you are)
carpet was marine carpet from bunning went for a nice shade of blue $110.
and that is where we are up to so far total $1200
all that is left now is a sounder and i will have some more piks up soon once she is looking finished, also the paint in these photos is no where near what it is at the moment i just dont have any current piks.