11/11/09 Link to page 7 from page 6 fixed.
Now you can see the whole process!
Kaya Cakar, owner of Asboat Yacht
Building, in Izmir.
Building a steel 41-plus DUCK in
Asboat likes to work from CNC cut material
so is now making cutting files for all their projects. I'm glad
Kaya is doing it because I do NOT have the skills and my ADD keeps
me from even trying to learn. While making these files takes some
time, if you build more than 2 boats of the same design it ends
up saving a good deal of building time, which helps in keeping
the costs down. It also allows the yard to offer steel kits if
they decide they want that side of the business. Here's a view
of the cutting file Kaya made for the 41-Plus DUCK. It is used
for the second and all following ones going together there. I
think he put in the interior and the outside stantions and rails
just to show off....
Kaya has been building all his boats to meet
the EU certification process. That means his boats can be sold
in Europe (most Asian and US ones can't without reworking) and
easily insured for open ocean work. The certication process is
a big deal. If you're interested, here's what's involved. Click
Certification"to see what
hoops he needs to jump through to get that label for his boats.
Personally while I like most of it some is ridiculous. For instance,
bull dozers and backhoes and truck transmissions use rubber hydraulic
hose. The EU wants extruded stainless steel pipe and won't allow
hydraulic hose. There's some other dumb things too. But OK, install
hydraulics later, and there are many good things about it including
their approval of the construction, wiring , piping, and even
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The Asboat yard in Izmir, Turkey, (see the
"Link" to them on my Links page) is serious about custom
building my designs. Here's their first one, the 41-plus DUCK,
|| Frames and bulkheads erected. Note the heavy "I"
beam on each side, used to hold things absolutely rigid while
the longs and chine go in. I haven't seen this done before.
||Here's a close-up showing the
setup above. Note how "fair" things are.
|| Stern view
||Frame detail shows neat work.
The above photos represent two weeks
of work; serious folks them Turks!
|| Entire frame is up, most
notches cut for the longs, forward house walls in place, and
primer painted. This was just a few days to get to this point.
|| Bow view showing. Crash
|| Deck plate going down
|| Bottom complete and most
of the frame in. Note these folks are building right side up
as does Seahorse. The 45-Plus in Pt. Townsend was built upside
down as her photos show. Which is better? It's all personal preference
and each proponent says their way is simpler!
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|| Nice view of the stern
and shaft log. The "ripple" look on the bottom is in
the paint, NOT the plate!