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    ๐Ÿ“ Power
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Only little areas to touch up and fine tune the hull moved on to setting up ESC. Motor rudder and rudder servo had been installed and removed to paint the boat. Just a matter of putting them back in place hooking them up to to the ESC transmitter and receiver. All in place and working AOK. The is ready for spring water tests and ballasting.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Reveal
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Had taped off all areas that would not be painted red time consuming but necessary. Amazing that even the tiniest spot paint can get through. Little touch up and on to cover coat of polyurethane first coat on a few more to go. Than on to Harbour time.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Reveal
    8 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Tush tush Rick,
    Who forgot to press the tape edges down with his thumb nail then?๐Ÿ˜‰
    Never mind, all's well that ends smart๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to Harbour Time.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint# 3
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    White has been repainted taped off white, top rail and rub rail and repainted the red areas. Check once dry may need another coat.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint #2
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Paint below water line done. Rub rail and top rail painted. Need to tape off to repaint the white. Almost complete.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint #2
    8 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice job Rick. I also like the colour scheme.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint #2
    8 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Rick, that looks good! Youโ€™re doing a fine job and I like the color scheme.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint #2
    8 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking really good Rick, bet you can't wait till the spring.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint #2
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    We should look for a day. Come on spring.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint #2
    8 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing it in the water next Spring. We should make a day to sail together.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Piant
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Able to get a coat of white on the hull small areas to clean up. Added color to one section.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chain
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    With Colin's comments about slack in the chain looking more realistic put new chain in the stanchions. Thanks Colin.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chain
    8 months ago by Maverick ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For my various models I use florist wire that i buy from the Range.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chain
    8 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The rails do look good.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chain
    8 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    In used wire coat hanger to do my rails.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chain
    9 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Well done Rick, looks a lot more realistic now.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Stanchions
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Marked out and drilled for the stanchions used the 6 pcs I made. The kit with there design used heavy looking rope with the 4pcs of kit stanchions. Found chain to go through the the top loops and fastened to the pilot house through all 3 stanchions on each side.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stanchions
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Colin. Will look to make that change.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stanchions
    9 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    Rick your skill levels are getting better all the time. I have one criticism, but it's only my feeling, the chain looks rather tight, I usually allow a small amount of slack which I think looks more realistic and also if it gets knocked less likely to get damaged.
    My Westeriffe has a sliding pilot docking ramp and the chain only gets tight when fully extended.
    Sorry for being picky, but don't get upset over just this old facts ideas.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brass Parts
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The kit supplied a piece to go on for rudder protection found a 1/4 x 32nd brass strip cut two pieces of the strip and braised together getting the thickness needed. Drilled and fitted to the keel for the support.
    The four stanchions (top of picture) for the kit were made from white metal looked to big to me .The six brass stanchions were done using brass tubing braised together.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Brass Parts
    9 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking good Rick.
    There is always something to do and improve on to your own taste.
    Regards Bill.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Completed the rigging as close to the plans as possible. The view only shows from the side. Most of the parts are now in place. Stack and a few windows yet to do. Ships wheel in place.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lighting covers
    9 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Made covers to hide a portion of the wiring. Added lighting to the inside of the lounge. These are on a separate power source as they are not LED. Now there are three switches 1 for mast and navigation 2 for spot 3 for lounge access from doorway either side.
    Rick
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