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Boat Shed Continued

23 October 2017

The rain has continued – the result being only a few hours of work on the shed over the long weekend. Terry came around and helped me install the last of the bracing (4 bays). Stopping and starting between showers. During the week I also picked up the plywood which will form the floor.

We are now ready for the cladding to go up – hopefully the rain and wind will stop and we have a clear run to finish the temporary shed.

Weekend Update – Boat Shed

15 October 2017

This weekend (really Sunday only) Terry and I framed out the floor to the front section of the shed, completed the Northern side and framed the stern section floor.

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Since the weather was fine we also framed the stern wall and created the opening for a large pair of doors – these will be next weeks task along with the ply floor and remainder of the bracing.

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Weekly Update – Boat Shed

October 2nd – 8th

With some time off and a break in the weather, I was able to spend some time on constructing the boat shed.

Firstly I had purchased some 220L plastic drums – 8No – which I intend to fill with water and use as weights to help secure the shed to the ground (as this is only a temporary structure). – I will show how this is to be done later.

I built a temporary platform to give me access to the last 2 trusses. I built the trusses and installed these all in one morning then continued framing out the floor ready for plywood.

The front curve frame was next – framed this up to give me enough space to be able to work around with sufficient room, dismantled the truss template and re-used these materials.

Started adding the strip bracing until I ran out of materials – have ordered some more so will complete the bracing this week.

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Jobs to complete the boat shed include;

  1. Install balance of bracing
  2. Frame out for plywood floor
  3. Install plywood flooring
  4. Frame end wall, with door opening and ventilation (Make doors)
  5. Install coverings – tarps to go on
  6. Install “tie downs” with weights

 

 

 

More Boat Shed Construction

Thursday 28.09.2017

Have managed to complete the floor framing on the port side, and construct and erect two more trusses complete with purlins. Also installed the nail plates across the top of the paired trusses – effectively fixing them together. Also cleaned up and sorted the remaining timber – so more room to maneuver the cars now.

Boat Shed Floor

Sunday 25.09.2017

Started framing out the port side shed floor, ready to take the plywood floor, will repeat the process on the starboard side. Also dropped into the timber merchants and purchased the last of the truss material – 4 more to go.

More Canopy Work

17.09.2017

FINALLY … back on ANZAC over the weekend (Sunday) – spent 4 hours with Terry putting up purlins, replaced a truss which was brought down by last weeks storm – a case of having put it in place (temporarily) 5 weeks ago as it started to rain thinking I would be back the next day to finish …. 5 weeks later the rain stops, but too late.

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We put the tarp back over the cockpit opening, I was hopping some of the rain and air would help air out the boat.

We have 4 trusses to go and the platform then we can cover her up.