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3 days ago
Were done! It's finished! the first of Brupegs anchors is built and has been sent off for hot-dip galvanizing. The has been a great build for us (and ironically a small project in the context of the boat), with this complete we have our ground tackle functioning (we still need to decide what we are doing about the chain) but right now the boat is capable of being anchored. This allows us to get back to the stabilizers and the arms that lock them down. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
7 days ago
This episode we press on with the main anchor. The rear roll bar is bent and fitted, the shank is welded in and the basic shape starts to come alive. There is a sneak peek on the wings as they are back from sandblasting and a very quick update on the arms and wing build schedule. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
11 days ago
While we wait on parts for the wings, we got stuck into our main anchor build. This is the first of two anchors so for us, it's also a test of the best way to build a large anchor for Brupeg. With a basic design tucked away in Dames's brain, Trev helps unravel the blueprints onto some steel and we start making a big boat anchor If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
14 days ago
This episode we give you a rundown of where we are up to, some of the background projects that have been happening between the wing build and some of the plans around the next few episodes with the stabilizer wing construction. Plus Dame finally gets a TIG torch for the new welder and learns to weld thin stainless pipe by building a 270-degree 4" mandrel exhaust bend for Dangar Stus boat Renko to help with the lack of space he has under the deck to fit a flexi joint in his dry stack exhaust. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
18 days ago
Today we get to show something we have been building towards for almost 2 yrs now. Brupeg gets her wings (well, wing...) We show what we had to do the make sure the stainless hinges are strong enough, The wings are aligned correctly and the hull shape was tweaked just right to make sure the doublers fit snug against the hull plating. Plus bonus content, we had a real issue with some stainless galling that we have now solved but was almost a show stopper on the day. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
21 days ago
This episode is a bit different, its weld-free. This is a chance for us to explain more in detail what Project Brupeg is, how it all started, and where we would like to take the boat, the channel, and our lovely viewers. Link to our website www.brupeg.com Link to our Patreon Page Patreon.com/brupeg Thank you for an amazing three years on the channel and we can't wait to share the rest of the journey with you Jess & Dame
25 days ago
We had a massive push, Trev is back for more and we got the wings flipped and the final perimeter welding finished on the 6mm skin. The hinges were stripped down to fix some alignment issues we were having, Jess & Trev cut out some stainless plate for hinge gussets and Jess trimmed the wingtip for its final dimensions. We even got the arm pivot cheeks welded in and we stress relieved the welds as well as show you how to do a very basic metal crack test. Finally, the gussets were tacked into position ready for the big welder to come in and blast them on and we give you a sneak peek at a Brupeg wing mounted to the hull in action. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? Hope you enjoy Jess & Dame
28 days ago
In this episode we get into the final skin to be welded onto our wings, Jess is back wielding a grinder and cuttin holes. This is the last of the 4mm thick rear skins to be fitted, the skins get shaped, aligned and welded. We now ready to flip them over and start the hinge mounting process ready to weld onto the hull. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
1 month ago
SKINS! well skin, the first of the two wings gets the rear skin welded on. We finally get to the stage of prepping the ribs ready to weld the 4mm onto, the 100mm slots are cut and ready, nothing more we can do be get our weld on!
1 month ago
The summer heat is almost over, so what better time to get some skin out! If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? This episode we are onto the rear skins of the wings. The internals are now finished and the slots are cut into the rear skin steel ready to weld to the ribs and we give you a peek behind the lens at the new IT setup we have installed with the help of our IT brains trust (Scott, Madison, Dominic & Peter). Now that we have moved to film in 4K the IT gear and storage capacity has become much more critical and with this upgrade, it has also become much more stable and dependable. Thanks for watching Jess & Dame
1 month ago
If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? This episode we make a start on the main hinges for the wings. With the internal components of each wing sorted, we move onto fitting the 16mm plate the stainless hinges weld to, onto the wing end. We also fit the 6mm end caps that seal off the outer end of each wing. Once the hinges are on we had to make a choice about some internal loading we thought might be an issue. Hope you enjoy Jess & Dame
1 month ago
1 month ago
If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? This episode we build o the suggestions from our viewers and our gut feeling to add more bracing. This helps us spread the load from the pin across a much bigger section of the wing, and as we are able to build it inside the wing rather than outside we can keep the drag down dramatically. Link to the dinghy pressure testing episode below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIW7pgsssYc&t=1s Hope you enjoy Jess & Dame
1 month ago
So we can launch Brupeg, we need fuel, and lots of it!. When we brought Brupeg she had a few tons of diesel still in her tanks. This fuel was pretty yuck, it had been underwater for 2 months, it had mud and salt suspended in it. Brupeg was then hauled out and the fuel sat in her steel tanks for the next 18months in the dry storage yard getting hot and cold each day creating lots of vapour and consequently diesel bug. so now the gross diesel had stuff alive in it. Enter Damien... The fuel was pumped out and filtered into 1000L storage drums. I gave it a shock treatment of biocide to kill off any bug that was in it and with the tanks as full as I could get them sealed them up for another day. Two years later that day has arrived, Today we are pumping out the fuel, drying it in our vacuum fuel processor, and filtering it down to 1 micron before we send it off to the Caterpillar fuel laboratory for testing to tell us if it is usable. Link to the Vege Oil Fuel Processor build video below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOIwPedgr8&t=1611s Hope you enjoy Jess & Dame
1 month ago
If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? The hinges for our locking arms are now built and welded into the wings. These take the load of the wings in the down position and transfer the load to the top arm hinge that will be located on the deck. These are a modification of our original design with more input from our mate Chris, specifically around using mild steel for the cheeks of the hinges so we get away from the issues of stainless work hardening and breaking under high load. Thanks for watching we hope you enjoy Jess & Dame
1 month ago
Next job on the list is getting the outer wing hinges sorted, these join the locking arm to the steel stabiliser wing. As part of our modifications, we are undertaking after talking to Chris about our design, we swapped over to using mild steel in our hinge design rather than pure stainless, as the long term reliability of the hinge is improved by using mild. This episode we managed to get our hinge design finalised, and the stainless pins cut to suit these hinges. We also blew up the earth cable on the welder as we have been pushing it pretty hard this week. If you want to support the twice-weekly episodes, access the monthly Patreon only live feeds and the continuing build from a distance, please consider becoming a Patreon of Project Brupeg and help us launch this lovely big girl and take you vicariously with us to remote and interesting places https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? Thanks for joining us Jess & Dame
1 month ago
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