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1 day ago
This week we started the interior cabin construction in Brupegs former freezer room. This area of the boat is low and big so it is a great space to sleep while at sea. We are building two cabins (one a double berth cabin, the other a quad berth cabin) and two floor to ceiling storage areas. The reason we have started the freezer room interior is the need to run main engine control cables, by fitting a midline wall we are able to hide morse control cables down the centreline. Hence the need to split the room in two as part of dump and run We hope you enjoy it Jess ad Dame How do we manage to pay for this? Our bloody amazing patrons keep us going! This incredibly interesting and challenging build simply wouldn't be possible without the support they have given us each week. If you would like to be a part of our builds and get to know us on a more personal level, we would love to welcome you to the crew. You can support the build from as little as $1 per month at https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
2 days ago
Brupeg is live on YouTube, we'll show you what we have been up to over the Christmas break and we also have our mate Stu from Dangar Marine up for the week so we can build our gull wing stabilisers. If you've not spoken to Stu before this is a great chance to have a chat with the three of us and find our where we are all up to with the two trawlers. This is a link to Dangar Marine https://www.youtube.com/user/DangarMarine This is the DIY drone link Stu mentioned www.bluerobotics.com
8 days ago
OMG we are finally at the end of the work for the anchor room. This has been a mammoth ongoing task that never seemed to end. The floor is in, the rust repairs are finished, we made a few more changes right at the front to stop muck resting against the hull and rusting it out. We pulled the wet blaster out and gave the room a going over, with the new ceramic nozzles the blaster is working a treat. Hope you enjoy, Jess & Dame
15 days ago
What started as two small rust pinholes, has turned into a full rebuild and re-design of the anchor room, so far its been 18days work to get to this stage, in this one room. This week we rust killed the crash bulkhead, sealed the floor back in, made and fitted a stainless sump for our new stripping pump and removed the original chain shelf so we can complete the modifications needed for our new long shank 110kg anchors.
22 days ago
This week Jess, Dame and Trev open up the forward cavity under the stainless floor to double-check for corrosion and start putting the crash bulkhead floor back together. Its taken many weeks longer than first thought to complete this job but we are over the hump now and re-assembly is the fast part. How do we manage to pay for this, our bloody amazing patrons keep this channel going! This incredibly interesting and challenging build simply wouldn't be possible without the support they have given us. If you would like to be a part of our builds from as little as $1 a month we would love to welcome you to the crew. https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? or if Patreon is not your thing you can donate via PayPal on our website www.brupeg.com Hope you enjoy Jess and Dame
29 days ago
This week the Jetski gets it, for dump and run we need to be able to store the drive train of our jet dinghy. so getting rid of the jetski hull becomes a priority. Trev and Dame get into the messy job of cutting the hull to pieces so they can access just the motor, electrics and jet pump. We also have a bit of a talk about the year and what it has meant for Project Brupeg. How do we manage to pay for this, our bloody amazing patrons keep this channel going! This incredibly interesting and challenging build simply wouldn't be possible without the support they have given us. If you would like to be a part of our builds from as little as $1 a month we would love to welcome you to the crew. https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? or if Patreon is not your thing you can donate via PayPal on our website www.brupeg.com Thanks for a bloody awesome 2019, cant wait to see you all in 2020 Jess & Dame
1 month ago
This week we are back in the tank. The front fuel tank bulkhead is fitted in, the hull is tacked shut and because Aussie does like a good heatwave, we insulate and brace for high 30 degree (Celcius) days this week! How do we manage to pay for this? Our bloody amazing patrons keep us going! This incredibly interesting and challenging build simply wouldn't be possible without the support they have given us each week. If you would like to be a part of our builds and get to know us on a more personal level, we would love to welcome you to the crew. You can support the build from as little as $1 per month at https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
1 month ago
This week was tank week, as part of our hunt for rust in the collision bulkhead we found corrosion in the steel bulkhead at the front of one of our vege oil storage tanks. We had to keep cutting until there was no more rust and corrosion and make new steel plates to fill in the holes. This is one of the last major pieces of hull engineering we need to complete before Brupeg hits the water. How do we manage to pay for this? our bloody amazing patrons keep us going! this incredibly interesting and challenging build simply wouldn't be possible without the support they have given us each week. If you would like to be a part of our builds and get to know us on a more personal level, we would love to welcome you to the crew you can support the build from as little as $1 per month at https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
1 month ago
This week we chased rust in the crash bulkhead and realized we needed to cut open our freshly painted and pressure tested fuel tank, but this week there's been a huge change on Brupeg. As some of you know, our little dog Mish passed away last Thursday. This was the hardest episode we have created and likely the hardest we will ever do. Thank you to everyone for their support and amazing messages to us. Jess & Dame
1 month ago
This week we tackled a job we have been avoiding for months, opening the crash bulkhead again as a pinhole of rust made its way through the hull... this was a telltale sign all was not well up there. Trev and Dame cut open the anchor room floor to access the crash bulkhead and make a decision about what repairs are needed, once they got in there not everything was as it seemed. Mystery rust and poor design choices have lead us to major open front end surgery being needed. It also means the launch timeline has been knocked back, check out the episode and see why
2 months ago
FINALLY, IT'S SEA TRIAL TIME!!! This week was the launch of the small electric dinghy for Brupeg, Tanks were pressure tested, batteries were fitted, the wiring was completed, Internal floatation was poured and the outboard was installed for the first time. We loaded up Jess, Trev, Malcolm Mish and Me and headed for the local boat harbor For those that are interested, these are the specs of the dinghy Length 2.5meters (8ft) Weight 40kg (ex batteries, they are 12kg each) Power 1.4kw (1.8hp) Full throttle range 30mins (6.5kms or 6.5 nautical miles) Half throttle range 1.5hrs (19kms or 10 nautical miles) Rated Load Capacity 5 people Internal closed-cell floatation 294litres in total Finished Hull Cost $956AUD Total Propulsion Cost (incl Batteries) $593AUD How did we manage to pay for this, our bloody amazing patrons! this incredibly interesting and challenging build simply wouldn't be possible without the support they have given us. If you would like to be a part of our builds from as little as $1 a month we would love to welcome you to the crew. https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg?
2 months ago
Finally, the hull is coming together. Tubes fully welded and the tubes welded to the hull bottom. We feel like we are on the downhill now. Trevor is back over giving us a hand to figure out the math and be generally awesome and Jess gets to see her creation start to come to life.
2 months ago
If you love watching Brupeg and you're able to help us continue, please consider supporting the project https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? and see these episodes early, extra behind the scenes content and supporter-only crew merchandise as a reward After a few weeks of plugging away at it, we finally have a complete dinghy! Jess & I get a bunch of help from Trevor, Rod & Malcolm and we solve the issues of tube maths... Hope you enjoy Jess, Mishka & Dame
2 months ago
If you love watching Brupeg and you're able to help us continue, please consider supporting the project https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? and see these episodes early, extra behind the scenes content and supporter-only crew merchandise as a reward This week Jess and Dame have a furious spat. Both know who is right, Who will win this ultimate showdown...? Ohh, we also built a dinghy, We love having a team around us and if you want to be a part of something bloody cool, join us You can get onboard Brupeg With a quick tour https://www.brupeg.com/visiting-brupeg Stay onboard and volunteer some time and skills https://www.brupeg.com/volunteering-on-brupeg Become permanent crew for a few months https://www.brupeg.com/permanent-crew-on-brupeg and go to some remote parts of the world with us Or join us in the digital world on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? and see what the rest of the world misses out on. Behind the scenes, Cooking lessons with Damien (ok that last bit isn't true) Early access to our episodes so you can see what we are working on, exclusive supporter-only live feeds, and free shirts, mugs and hoodies for the awesome folk who keep us and the project feed.
3 months ago
To see these episodes early and extra behind the scenes content, consider supporting the project https://www.patreon.com/join/Brupeg? This week Jess, Dame, and Rod make a start on the electric dinghy for Brupeg. We start with a recycled Inflatable dinghy alloy hull and with the rubber pontoons stripped off, our mission is to rebuild the tubes in 2mm alloy. You can't buy tubes this big so we have made a set of tubes up from flat aluminum plate that we had rolled for us. Over the next few weeks, we figure out the maths and fabrication techniques to finish the pontoons and make it electrically powered.
3 months ago
This week we want to update you on the huge amount that's been done over the last few months and what's on the shortlist before the end of the year. As always this is an Ask Us Anything session. If you are in the Pacific or Americas the link to the Livefeed for your timezone is below https://youtu.be/uW_b-tT9cuM We look forward to seeing you there
3 months ago
This week we want to update you on the huge amount that's been done over the last few months and what's on the shortlist before the end of the year. As always this is an Ask Us Anything session. If you are in Europe of South Africa the link to the Livefeed for your timezone is below https://youtu.be/ogp7C-EevOE We look forward to seeing you there
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