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12 Day Rd
Rockingham, WA, 6168
Australia

0423 284502

With over 20 years experience in wooden boat building and repair Tony O'Connor is pleased to discuss any aspect of Wooden boat construction mast and spar construction and repair as well as outfitting boats of all construction methods with boat owners in Perth Western Australia.

Tony is  also available to cut CNC parts to order for customers.

Tony is also delighted to be the Australian builder for Francois Viviers gaff yawl Jewell design and is the authorised  supplier of cnc kits for Jewell ,and will be happy to supply complete or partial  kits for other Vivier designs to  costumers requirements

 

Naval cadet boats

Construction of Jewell began in May 2014.

 

Setting up frames

tony o'connor

With the building Jig set up the boat frames can be attached and the boat begins to take shape.

 Battens for furniture as well as some doublers are fixed to the frames before assembly.

Battens for furniture as well as some doublers are fixed to the frames before assembly.

 The frames are fixed to the supports with bolts, in this picture I am gently tickling the bolt in with my hammer.

The frames are fixed to the supports with bolts, in this picture I am gently tickling the bolt in with my hammer.

 With all the frames in place.

With all the frames in place.

With the frames in place we then fit the transom centreboard case and longitudinal frames all of which like the frames have been pre coated with two coats of epoxy and sanded

 The longitudinals all slot into the frames which stiffen the structure considerably but also confirm that everything is in its correct place

The longitudinals all slot into the frames which stiffen the structure considerably but also confirm that everything is in its correct place

 This picture shows one of the shelves in position but not sealed, I put this in to verify the position of the forward frames and also it helps to stiffen the structure but it is not fitted permanently yet as it makes access to the keel more difficult. It will be sealed, sanded and fitted before the upper planking is attached but for the moment i want to be able to fit the keel and more importantly the ballast without having to lean over too much

This picture shows one of the shelves in position but not sealed, I put this in to verify the position of the forward frames and also it helps to stiffen the structure but it is not fitted permanently yet as it makes access to the keel more difficult. It will be sealed, sanded and fitted before the upper planking is attached but for the moment i want to be able to fit the keel and more importantly the ballast without having to lean over too much