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JawsOrca

Sabre 28 - Cruiser - Project

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cheers for doing the linky thing, best that I didn't do it, quite possibly would have sent her to some website in Outer Mongolia or some such Lol

 

Grace :kiss

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cheers for doing the linky thing, best that I didn't do it, quite possibly would have sent her to some website in Outer Mongolia or some such Lol

 

Grace :kiss

Or worse !!!! A Shoe shop site! :naughty:

 

 

cheers Iain.

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Back to work today after taking yesterday off (kinda!).

 

Main jobs today was play with the stern drive to make sure we have all parts and the last key bits bolt together. Thankfully it did although dave was moaning bit time about the paint department (i.e me) painting in all screw holes, we do need a few more parts but we have enough to do a test float next weekend!!

 

We also finished off the bits we failed on for the BSS so I'll get the chap back midweek now and I installed some more vents on the door and by the fridge as so we have plenty of ventilation.

 

So I'll update everyone when we get the BSC midweek and then next weekend (saturday lunchtime) we will be floating (hopefully! and only for 5 mins)..

 

More pictures from a friend who attended yesterday can be found on flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/129895976@N06/with/16061964813/(as you will see we had a really good turn out considering the appalling weather).

 

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Well wi a glint in ma Eye :cry , I have to say, you and Dave have, for unqualified boatbuilders ( I aint sure about that statement )have done an amazing job Alan. :clap

 

Well done to you both. :clap

 

cheers Iain.

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Thanks Iain :) I must admit it does look better than these pics :) This camera phone isn't all that good. The cushions are a lot darker.. Just hope it floats next weekend!!

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Iain I so agree with you, what an amazing job the lads have done, she looks stunning and when you look back to the beginning, you wouldn't believe it's the same boat, I think we will all raise a glass to them when they spend their first night aboard on the Broads :clap Bless em

 

Grace

 

p.s Shoe shopping websites are amazing :love Sheer unadulterated shoe porn Lol

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Iain I so agree with you, what an amazing job the lads have done, she looks stunning and when you look back to the beginning, you wouldn't believe it's the same boat, I think we will all raise a glass to them when they spend their first night aboard on the Broads :clap Bless em

 

Grace

 

p.s Shoe shopping websites are amazing :love Sheer unadulterated shoe porn Lol

May I remind you young lady that this is a familty forum and words like shoe porn are not in the finest possible taste! :norty:  :naughty:  :P  :lol:

 

 

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cheers Iain.

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I clicked the report button...

 

Thanks guys .. If you know anyone with a boatyard who need two apprentice boat builders send them our way... I'm sure we would relocate ;)

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Couple more pictures from saturday.

 

Also the bsc retest is booked for thursday this week (Thanks to Dan Burrill for relaying some fears over this tank :)cheers!). and all is on for the test float this weekend.. it looks to be a really nice weekend too!!

 

 

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Well done lads, she looks absolutely stunning. :clap :clap :clap .

 

I hope the trial launch goes very well, and there are no problems.

 

Karen and i will be up on the Broads the end May / beginning June on Lightning, so hopefully, we`ll see you afloat, as what i`m really hoping to do is get a photo of Orca and her crew under way.

 

It`s really hard to imagine without going back to the beginning of this thread that you`ve actually achieved such an astonishing job without the benefits of a full workshop and machine tools etc.

 

Karen and i should be back up in Kent for Easter, as it`s my brothers birthday on the 3rd. We`ll have a drive over and see if she`s still there, but if not, we hope the transport and lift in at Somerleyton goes "SWIMMINGLY".

 

Ok, i`l get my coat :oops: .

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Thanks Neil, I'd like to say it's been down to very good project management (i.e me), luck with the weather! and just general luck lol but it's been a long hard slog and even now I can't wait for it to be finished!

 

We take the mooring over 1st April (depending on how this weekend goes)but  I'm going to try and get transport for around easter although I'm hoping to find a return load so I'm not fussed about the date..but it would be good to have some down time over easter though so lets see! But if we are here certainly welcome to drop in! We have decided not to do the teak-deck flooring though (Rather spend the money on getting to norfolk and we need job to do next winter!) so it won't look 100% finished but should still look neat :)

 

I'll keep posting all the way up until we get to norfolk (then probably do another blog to keep Grace and others happy :) )

 

cheers

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Hi Alan,

 

Forget the probably do another blog bit, not unless you wish to tackle Grace with her stilletto heels on!!! :eek:  :hardhat: Best make it a deffo! :party:

 

cheers Iain.

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Lol ok I will do one :) I'll start as soon as the boat makes it to norfolk :) 

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Most definitely start a Blog, you could call it 'The Adventures of Orca' or something like that, with lots of photos (especially of you and Dave :naughty:) a couple of Orca would be fine. Then the peeps that have followed this from start to finish won't get withdrawal symptoms, we can keep an eye on you and just be plain nosey at the same time Lol.

 

When I eventually come aboard for a cruise with you and to do the Royal Wave, I will leave my heels at home (breaks out in cold sweat at the very thought) and bring my flats, therefore no holes and scratches on the deck, now if that doesn't warrant an invitation I don't know what will :kiss 

 

Grace

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Hi Alan,

You and Dave should be proud of yourselves the boat has come a long way from when you first started your blog well over a year ago.
This topic has been to the benefit to all of the forum members to while away over those winter months over the last two seasons.

We all feel like armchair members of your restoration team, of course some of us are now strutting around in those new shoes :naughty:

 

Regards

Alan

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Thanks guys..we are proud the boat looks good.  Looking forward to welcoming everyone aboard! Grace looking forward to seeing that royal wave lol!! 

 

I hope we have helped some people show that at least you don't need to always get professionals in (although obviously there are times when you must and depending on the skill level - (lol i can do politics!)  ).. Doing the blog has also been amazing to look back and see the changes and in a way has helped get through the dark days.

 

Although we aren't quite finished yet!. Depending how the float test goes the weekend! and we still need to test the stern drive to make sure that works! So we could still be several weeks (although I really hope not!!).

 

Don't forget too Boat safety chap is back tomorrow.. it better pass otherwise medway will have one less boat safety examiner lol!

 

cheers 

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Alan & Dave

You should both be proud of yourselves with what you've achieved. Orca looks stunning.

I have thoroughly enjoyed following your blog (although I've not commented much since Christmas due to the work I'm doing in the house)

Hopefully I will get to see Orca in the flesh one day, we are down on the south side at the end of April......Next month ....yayyyy (how good does that sound)

Good luck with the re test tomorrow

And definitely keep up the blogging

cheersbar

David

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Don't forget too Boat safety chap is back tomorrow.. it better pass otherwise medway will have one less boat safety examiner lol!

 

Oh I like a good "Murder story" Alan  :naughty:  Poor chappie, is a moving target lol

 

 

cheers Iain.

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Thanks David. Hope you progressing well with the house repairs cheers 

 

Please can you say next month in really small characters lol it's soon going to fly by! although if we have problems with the water line after the float test (which I'm still confident we shouldn't) it could delay us some months :( although we will certainly be there this year!! I'm sure you will see the boat soon though once we are up there no one will keep us away (I need to get back a years worth of missed holidays at least!).  cheers:)

 

Hmm Iain, we will see, I'm not looking forward to this considering he's changed a requirement in the last few hours, this BSS stuff is as much of a pain as I expected it but at least we are safe... cheers

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Hi Alan,

 

Positve thinking young man, you will be fine. BTW if you fancy reading about regulations, try the 17th Edition IEE  Electrical Regulations, ideal reading for insomniacs! :naughty:

 

 

cheers Iain.

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cheers Iain.. fingers crossed.. I'll be happy when tomorrow (and the weekend is over! (or not!) )..

 

I used to work for BICC cables (first job) and i've heard that expression before.. is it a good read lol cheers

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Hi Alan,

 

I used to use the BICC Cables tables most days in the early 70's.

 

The 17th Edition Regulations were never a good read even when you had to read them. Utter twaddle springs to mind.

 

Regards

Alan

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Hi Alan,

 

I used to use the BICC Cables tables most days in the early 70's.

 

The 17th Edition Regulations were never a good read even when you had to read them. Utter twaddle springs to mind.

 

Regards

Alan

I could not agree more, its the book of regulations that contradict a regulation more times than I care to remember. Its thicker now and possibly bigger than many BT Phonebooks!

 

Ah BICC Brittish Insulated Calender Cables. Always plenty of Plaster of Paris type powder in the T&E from that company.

 

Sorry fellas, I prefered Pirelli Cables, oh and their calender also :naughty:

 

cheers Iain.

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Alan and Dave good luck for today and don't forget to text me over the weekend, as to how she did with floating. We will be checking our girl over this weekend, before me move her at the end of this month. It is not the same without a laptop . Good luck . Regards Marina

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