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Restoration Ron Holland IOR racer Flirt of Paget (2)

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Things are in motion again... back to do something with Flirt every day even if it is only 30 minutes/day. My mother past away this spring so my biggest supporter and helping hand, my Dad has been difficult to get to work on Flirt this spring and summer so progress has been down.

 

First post is from a company audit and I felt it was necessary to take her out, does look awkward to have a boat in a process blower workshop... the same evening Fred and I cleaned and made here look really nice.

 

 

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Sorry to hear about your Mother.

The workmanship on your boat is incredible. Looking forward to your future reports and getting her dialing in and sailing again as well.

P

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Hi P, J and HM

 

thanks for your positive feedback, I said it before and I say it again the feedback is really appreciated. I tried to do some metal work the other day and the result is not bad... but once it is welded and polished I know if it is good enough.

 

 

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Even the covering of the decks look immaculate. At this stage you must just want to get the work finished and go sailing?

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Even the covering of the decks look immaculate. At this stage you must just want to get the work finished and go sailing?

 

You don't expect him to get that thing WET do you? :o

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hi, I have a list of 85 points which is needed to complete Flirt for next year :D 65-70-% is priority 10.

 

I have discussions with two high end yards in our part of the world whom has shown interest to finish the work on Flirt well ahead of summer 2014.... It will be interesting to see if my budget/estimations is same as the quotes they will give. We are into the varnishing of the interior and it is time consuming and boring to show... I have made some nice deck block wedges of aluminum that will be used when I install the deck-blocks. I have also ordered a new cover plate for the Spinlock gear/throttle leveler in aluminium...

 

My friend Cesar will finish the varnishing (at least the glossy part) next week :rolleyes:

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I've followed the thread and all I can say is we need more people like you that are giving back to sailing. There is so much that I've learnt from your thread and there are so many people inspired by your work. Thanks.

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FOP when do you think she will be going in next year?

What major items are left to do?

Our list seems to stay the same length but the job sizes get smaller!

M

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Just spent a half hour going back through this whole thread- amazing boat and amazing work. Love the details. It is an ongoing fantasy of mine to get a boat perfect from one end to the other, including the varnish on the underside of the companionway steps. I don't expect to ever get there but want to congratulate you on your effort.

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Great to see you back FOP.

Sincere condolences, and warm congrats on the work done.

This boat will deserve a massive party when sue hits the water.

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Hi,

 

Thanks for the nice words and we are definitely back! On Wednesday this week one of the yards I negotiate with will visit and that will be interesting to learn what they have to say. Last week was the end of a three week tour to France, Germany and finally Melbourne, Australia and as always it is easy to get invitations to sail down under. This time I meet with Elaine and John, owner of a Peterson 43, hull built in aluminium and composite deck, same era as Flirt so I was of course interested to get on board and they invited me for a sailing trip on Sunday, great opportunity and thanks very much John, it was really appreciated.

 

John is the guy in the middle. The last photo show a little good looking 1/4 or half-ton boat called Isabella, does anyone knows anything about her, designer, year built, for sale??

 

Back home things has improved and we are really close to give the final touch to the Zebrano interior, satin finish... more will follow this week.

 

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Second post today.

 

I am really happy that I can keep Flirt indoor this winter as well. We are really busy at the moment and I was afraid that we should need the space where Flirt has had her home for the last four years... It turns out that the latest project we have in pipeline will go from a two skid to a big single skid meaning that we can/need to build that package with less space requirements and then Flirt stay indoor. So yesterday I squeezed her in the corner and she actually looks quit small.

 

The deck block supports have been machined in aluminium and anodized. I will put them in place as soon as the final satin finish varnish is applied.

 

Third and fourth photo show the extensive mask job Cesar has done, we will put some fabric on the hull to protect it from varnish once I start this job.

 

 

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Wow, I must say I'm continually impressed with the extremely high quality workmanship, dedication and parts used in this build - such a great project, keep up the good work FOP!

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well see, now you have a problem. That boat is too good to use! :)

 

here's what you do, get a fireplace with a really huge, gigantic mantle. And put this boat on top of it.

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Last week one of the best yards in Sweden visited us and today we had a visit from Denmark, all of them really nice people and it will be very interesting to learn about price and how they look at the project. Cesar and I did some varnishing yesterday and will continue tomorrow in order to finish the inside...

 

Here is a few photos from Tuesdays work and a few old once showing what it looked like back then.

 

 

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Here comes a small update... my good friend Arne Herou visited me last week, he helped me to move Flirt from Warwick to NEB in Portsmouth, RI back in 2007 and also to prepare her for the winter he came to look for job and also see the progress we have done..... see second post. Hrmmm looks like has the same jacket back in 2007 and in 2013.

 

 

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Second post tonight, the varnishing was completed on Friday last week. It is a awesome feeling, finally we I can start to actually install things permanently not just trail fitting and store.

 

I rolled one coat of epoxy resin, then there is 4-6 coats of Epifanes polyurethane 2-component varnish gloss and finally I used a industrial semi-gloss 2-component varnish and this varnish was sprayed in two coats. The finish is actually pretty good and there is a nice depth in the treated surfaces. On some of the vertical surfaces we got some dry paint dust which was easy to remove with a 2000 grit sandpaper. No holidays or paint curtains :rolleyes:

 

 

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What wood are you using for your interior? It looks like Tiger Wood or something exotic. :D

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Wow, she is a work of art, I appreciate all your sharing and celebrate she floats again and sails.

 

 

FOP, I just love seeing new pics of your fantastic work.

 

 

What wood are you using for your interior? It looks like Tiger Wood or something exotic. :D

 

Hi guys,

If feels good to be back on track and make some progress -_- I am currently negotiating with two shipyards/boatbuilders and they are really professional and it will be hard to make a decision. The wood is Zebrawood or Zebrano according to Wikipedia, it looks kind of wild.

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What work are you looking to have done by external yards/builders?

 

You have already done so much yourself - why not finish the job 'in house'?

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Ditto - there aren't many yards that can, or at least do, work as nice as yours.

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What work are you looking to have done by external yards/builders?

 

You have already done so much yourself - why not finish the job 'in house'?

 

 

Ditto - there aren't many yards that can, or at least do, work as nice as yours.

 

I agree that it would be more fun to finish the work I have started and actually one of the guys said the same; -it is really sad that you cannot finish the restoration yourself :blink: .

 

The thing is that she SHALL be ready next summer and I have difficulties to perform the numbers to do it and then the second best is to get someone else to do it for me and if it will be the yard in Sweden they will allow me to be there on the weekends...

 

I will take some new photos tomorrow, maybe some installation of parts

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You have thrilled voyeours the world over with step by step boat restoration porn of the highest quality. Thank you! As a team goes to work on the final details are you planning to have time lapse cameras recording the faster pace of the project?

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You have thrilled voyeours the world over with step by step boat restoration porn of the highest quality. Thank you! As a team goes to work on the final details are you planning to have time lapse cameras recording the faster pace of the project?

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You have thrilled voyeours the world over with step by step boat restoration porn of the highest quality. Thank you! As a team goes to work on the final details are you planning to have time lapse cameras recording the faster pace of the project?

 

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I have just read this thread and can honestly say that it is inspiring to see the work that you have done to the boat, I hope it brings you and your family all the joy and pleasure you deserve next year when you launch her. The quality of the work reminds me of one of the original 1948 Olympic firefly dingys that one of my best friends restored from the hog up. They might not be the last word in sailing technology but it's lovely to see these boats preserved. You only have to see the classics sailing in the med to see the pleasure they bring everyone. Good luck with the rest of the project.

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We started to put things together last weekend, for real I promise.... I did some paint job with Cloud White, a hatch and a few none boat items and on Sunday we actually installed the door and frame to the head. Looks pretty good and gives a feeling of what it will look like once ready. We will be off this X-mas so there will be some good hours we can put into FOP.

 

 

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This week I live after the motto, "do something every day even if it is only for 30 min" I permanently Installed a galley cabinet which has been varnished separately in the spray-booth. It is glued with epoxy/thickener and then screwed in place.

 

We have borrowed our neighbors professional 1000 mm belt-sander (monster) for the Adler panel that will cover the hull in the aft-cabin and fore-peak. Unfortunately I did not get a photo. Cesar will start to prime the panels tomorrow and on the weekend.

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I have been lucky to follow FOP's project live over the years and I can assure you that in spite of very good quality on all pics he share on SA it is nothing - I repeat - nothing as it is in real life. The varnish on the interior is silk, smooth and very very deep. Almost all deck gear was placed on their location and some were permanently fixed. Flirt is really looking as a sailing yacht now!!!

 

Merry X-mas /// Medströms

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Patrik, ThijsK, WarBird, Maui Punter, thanks for the encouragement and support. I will try to do some cool stuff with cameras or video to record the progress once Flirt is at the yard for final completion. Cesar put primer on 50% of the panels today and I varnished the drawers and the old school ST80 Autohelm masthead unit made of carbon fiber :D . We will continue tomorrow.

 

 

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We got a few hours at the shop today as well... Mathilda continued to paint the panels and Maria put varnish on the doors and drawer fronts.

 

 

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Boatwork on Christmas! I thought I was hard core. ^_^

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X-mas has been good we have been off since Dec 20 more or less. Progress has been good even though it is frustrating to plan to install three genua tracks in one day PLUS prep and paint a few brackets and deck details and when I left the shop last night at 12.30 am after a good 12-14 hours of work and the result was only one track... and some painting :unsure::unsure: .

 

I will post some photos tomorrow of accomplished work.

 

//FOP

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We start here and more updates will follow next year. As always I work on several project at the same time, maybe it is stress or just a need to always have something to do.

 

Areas where we have progress;

 

-panels to hull side

-galley doors and drawers

-varnishing door frames...

-varnishing floor in bathroom :rolleyes:

-permanent installation of genua tracks and installation of cars :D

-installation of deck hardware

-painting of hardware

 

I decided to keep the old fittings for the spinnaker-boom but they where in really poor condition with a lot of cavities in addition the bracket for the baby stay made of bronze also needed a good re-furbishing, grinding, blasting and sanding before the 30-Y-94 epoxy primer was applied, this is what they call a etching primer really good to use on aluminium and bronze to get good adhesion for the 545 epoxy primer. The color of the 30-Y-94 is really cool yellow/green. It turns out that I bought an instrument to check paint thickness and similar and that was helpful to achieve proper dry film thickness. The 30-Y-94 shall have 20 micron and the 545 primer likes 150-170 micron and i managed to get that without paint curtains and holidays.

 

 

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Progress is good; bigger update will follow shortly. It was nice to paint deck-fittings made of aluminium and bronze, I sanded and blasted the parts before I painted with the 30-Y-94 and after with 545 epoxy primer. The idea was to get the 30-Y-94 into all cavities and impurities before I used epoxy filler. It looks like it was a good idea the final result with 545 primer on my spinn-bom fittings is really nice and I hope to get a final coat of Awlgrip Cloud White on them tonight. I can really recommend these products, sand 545 is so easy and the result speaks for itself.

 

 

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Now all you need is a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 to get you to the quay.

 

"Happy New Year"

 

............................and here comes summer!

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We have also worked on the head and to get things in there to wrap up as much as possible over this long time off.

 

 

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Now all you need is a 1967 Austin Healey 3000 to get you to the quay.

 

"Happy New Year"

 

............................and here comes summer!

 

Hi Granny, and here is the Healey,...unfortunately not mine but a friend store it under Flirt each winter.

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Here is an update from the last weeks work, I start off with the stair (steps), they are now all done and they are varnished with semi-gloss 2-comp varnish.

 

Work has been really fun and we have installed so many things, more photos and updates will follow later this week.

 

 

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FOP, sometimes your pics make me want to fly over to Sweden to see this gorgeous boat and work of yours in person. Looking great...

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They make me want to fly over there and smack him upside the head for making me feel so inadequate. ;)

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And here is second post tonight, looks nice and I like the semi-gloss... :rolleyes:

 

Mate that is some very sweet work indeed...I bet there's a few hours in that lot

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FOP - been following this thread for a while, and I am still amazed at the the standard of your work every time you post.

 

I seem to remember some talk of getting contractors to finish the work - pleased that that doesn't seem to be going so well! I think they must have read this topic...

 

Looking forward to continuing updates and seeing a splash at the right time - it seems to be coming together now. :-)

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Hello FOP and a big THANK YOU for keeping us updated on your amazing project.

 

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I came across this picture on a One Ton Facebook page and was sure it looked like your beautiful Flirt in her earlier days. Hope I'm right and hope it's a new picture for your collection.

 

Looking forward to your next update.

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This is going very fast now, bets are on for a summer splash!

 

I can't think of any yard -or anyone- with the same sense of perfection as yours, or a greater pleasure than finally putting the puzzle back together.

 

You are going to enjoy this so much...

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It is really really nice to have you guys reading this thread, the encouragement is so appreciated. Work was really good the first week of January and the weekend was not too bad either. We managed to install the main genua tracks and made special washers and a ton of things to get it to fit nice and properly.

 

The photos are from last weekend when we installed the panels behind the stair, big job and a challenge to not spill epoxy on varnished surfaces.

 

Will continue to work on the deck this week as well as a few more doors to the galley.

 

Enjoy....

 

Thanks for the nice photo of Flirt back in 1981?

 

 

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FOP, could not tell what year that picture was taken, or where for that matter, but I love the old IOR days, blooper and all! :-)

 

Hope you make it for the One Ton reunion in NZ 2015? Would be very nice to see FoP there amongst her peers.

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FOP, could not tell what year that picture was taken, or where for that matter, but I love the old IOR days, blooper and all! :-)

 

Hope you make it for the One Ton reunion in NZ 2015? Would be very nice to see FoP there amongst her peers.

 

 

Looking great mate!

 

I think that it is from AC 1981 since the mast or at least boom is black this changed in AC 1983 when they lost their mast and replaced it with a white painted Stern spar.

 

I will do everything in my power to get her to NZ but it is VERY costly for a round trip, even a one-way ticket cost like a small fortune.

 

I will see what can be done in terms of a sponsor but the value for them to support my boat in such an event may be difficult to explain for the bean-counters.

 

Hi Advocate, long time no see, thanks she is starting to get back to sailing condition even if there is a lot of things to be done...

 

Updates later this week. //FOP

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FOP, I know about the cost of shipping and it's just crazy unless you happen to own the shipping company. I looked into this recently myself.

 

As for your project, how did you decide on the layout both above and below decks? Did you draw up detailed plans for these or just work from feel and a sketch on a napkin?

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It is really really nice to have you guys reading this thread, the encouragement is so appreciated. Work was really good the first week of January and the weekend was not too bad either. We managed to install the main genua tracks and made special washers and a ton of things to get it to fit nice and properly.

 

The photos are from last weekend when we installed the panels behind the stair, big job and a challenge to not spill epoxy on varnished surfaces.

 

Will continue to work on the deck this week as well as a few more doors to the galley.

 

Enjoy....

 

Thanks for the nice photo of Flirt back in 1981?

 

 

Nice use of wedges for clamping.

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I'm sure we could find some volunteers around this place to sail her to NZ and back... :D

 

Yeap B) and I can pay the entire crew a descent salary for the ROUND TRIP and still it would be cheaper then shipping her down there... :lol::lol::lol:

I have not turned it down but I need some serious support to raise that kind of money just for shipping. One alternative would to take her down end of 2014 and sail in NZ for a year or two and then send her back or sail for that matter back to Europe.

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FOP, I know about the cost of shipping and it's just crazy unless you happen to own the shipping company. I looked into this recently myself.

 

As for your project, how did you decide on the layout both above and below decks? Did you draw up detailed plans for these or just work from feel and a sketch on a napkin?

 

It actually started with the fact that Maria did't like to sleep head to feet in the bunks... instantly I replied that "honey no problem we fix a nice twin bed and make a new interior this winter so we can sleep side by side" :wacko: since I am a restorholic my neighbor Gabriel Heyman was hired to design a suggestion for an interior, light and simple. Another friend had bought a surplus stock of honeycomb panels from the Swedish Americas Cup project Victory challenge and from these panels we made all the interior panels.

 

Attach is a sketch/layout of the interior and deck design. It is more or less correct but the L-shaped sofa is on port side instead. Everything is built with Heymans layout and it feels good.

 

Enjoy...

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It is really really nice to have you guys reading this thread, the encouragement is so appreciated. Work was really good the first week of January and the weekend was not too bad either. We managed to install the main genua tracks and made special washers and a ton of things to get it to fit nice and properly.

 

The photos are from last weekend when we installed the panels behind the stair, big job and a challenge to not spill epoxy on varnished surfaces.

 

Will continue to work on the deck this week as well as a few more doors to the galley.

 

Enjoy....

 

Thanks for the nice photo of Flirt back in 1981?

 

 

Nice use of wedges for clamping.

 

 

Hi War bird, the wedges are great and very convenient when we needed to repair the first attempt to fit the panel behind the stair... it feels really strong and robust.

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I thought I saw long wedges pjshing laterally but my eyes decieved me when I looked again.

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Hi,

 

work continues, but not with the same pace as during X-mas I was out of town from Friday-Wednesday on business and today on Saturday Maria and I worked to close the bathroom after an extensive refit...

 

Here is a few photos of deck hardware installation.

 

 

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Second post showing a set of special washers for the end stop to the genua track.

 

Tomorrow is another great day with Flirt, a few details will be painted and we will work on a few more deck items...

 

More updates tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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Astonishing attention to detail, I am in awe!

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It is really really nice to have you guys sailors reading this thread, the encouragement is so appreciated. Work was really good the first week of January and the weekend was not too bad either. We managed to install the main genua tracks and made special washers and a ton of things to get it to fit nice and properly.

 

The photos are from last weekend when we installed the panels behind the stair, big job and a challenge to not spill epoxy on varnished surfaces.

 

Will continue to work on the deck this week as well as a few more doors to the galley.

 

Enjoy....

 

Thanks for the nice photo of Flirt back in 1981?

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Hi guys, here is a few photos from the last days achievements. The space behind the backrest !?!! will be divided into four separate storage compartments on each side. The idea is to make a hinged frame in plywood and then make the backrest upholstery on a shaped plywood frame. My neighbor have a very nice CNC milling machine and he converted my dwg to a cutting program. I will try to paint them this week and then install them end of the week.

 

 

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It is really really nice to have you guys sailors reading this thread, the encouragement is so appreciated. Work was really good the first week of January and the weekend was not too bad either. We managed to install the main genua tracks and made special washers and a ton of things to get it to fit nice and properly.

 

The photos are from last weekend when we installed the panels behind the stair, big job and a challenge to not spill epoxy on varnished surfaces.

 

Will continue to work on the deck this week as well as a few more doors to the galley.

 

Enjoy....

 

Thanks for the nice photo of Flirt back in 1981?

:ph34r:

Nice work on taking the piss out of someone whose native langauge is not English and in no way was being sexist in refering to the collective group as you guys.

 

Did you get sand in your twisted knickers at the beach yesterday?

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Hi guys, here is a few photos from the last days achievements. The space behind the backrest !?!! will be divided into four separate storage compartments on each side. The idea is to make a hinged frame in plywood and then make the backrest upholstery on a shaped plywood frame. My neighbor have a very nice CNC milling machine and he converted my dwg to a cutting program. I will try to paint them this week and then install them end of the week.

Bloody hell FOP, you have all the toys to play with!

 

Perhaps Ikea could use the interior as inspiration for a new range and pay for the shipping!

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^Not sure if an IKEA sponsor sticker on the side of FoP would look right!?! Does she come with her own allen key? LoL

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Is that a cutterhead BURN MARK I see in the third pic? :o

 

Now I don't want the boat anymore. ;)

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Hi guys, here is a few photos from the last days achievements. The space behind the backrest !?!! will be divided into four separate storage compartments on each side. The idea is to make a hinged frame in plywood and then make the backrest upholstery on a shaped plywood frame. My neighbor have a very nice CNC milling machine and he converted my dwg to a cutting program. I will try to paint them this week and then install them end of the week.

Bloody hell FOP, you have all the toys to play with!

 

Perhaps Ikea could use the interior as inspiration for a new range and pay for the shipping!

Ikea would have to name the new range "Top Of The Line" or "Exquisite".

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