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    ๐Ÿ“ Windscreen and Rails
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The write up called for I pins to be used with the rails. With items from other builds found single stansions to use instead.
    Built the wind screeens.Two built frames with a clear plastic glued between. Still need fine tuning for fit.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windscreen and Rails
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice detail, Rick๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windscreen and Rails
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looking good Rick, keep at it!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water Test
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The model boat club was invited to a weekend event at the Port Colbourne canal days. The museum had a pool set up where we ran our boats. I ran my Lord Nelson tug.Ran and water tested the commuter build both did very well. Both boats were water tight. The commuter test showed the need to lengthen the rudder done and done.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Water Test
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Unfortunately no pictures Trev
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Water Test
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Any Pics?
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Seats 2
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Finished a set of seats and applied a coat of paint.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ“ Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Following the drawing cut out all the cushions for the seats. Shaped the cushion to fit and glued on the cloth fabric. First seat done.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    As Soon as I get My KaMillions๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Trev one would be so lucky to sail on her let alone own such a fine craft.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Well Done Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Rick, here are some videos, for when you are ready to step up to a full-sized Commuter.
    She is exquisite.
    Trev

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ah! So they're balsa!!
    At first glance pics 1 to 3 I thought they were chocolate or custard cream biscuits ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜
    Nice work Rick, very comfy. Something like that should work in my Sea Scout cockpit as well.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev.
    Yes fabric is mine.
    I didn't like the idea of leaving the balsa to shape and paint.
    For me it just didn't work.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's a whole lot of cushions, Rick!
    Was the fabric your idea?
    Nice touch.
    Good fitting job.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Roof 2
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    First coat of paint on the roof.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof 2
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof 2
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    I do like your color choice. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ ROOF
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Used a 1/2 forstner bit to make corner piece's to add a third row for the trim edging.Top now fits in a pocket.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ“ OPPS
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Going foreword started the cabin trim. All went well until placing the cover on to check fit.This is where it was wrong. Off the boat the cover looked right but the sides were to big
    striped the cloth off the cover and shaped the cover to fit put the cloth back on. Now cover and trim look good.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Peejay and Trev.
    The cloth came as sail material in a kit.So right Trev one step foreword maybe at times three steps back
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good Recovery, Rick๐Ÿ‘
    The Dumas Dance, "One Step Foward Two Steps Back"
    I know it well.
    I like their boats, But--
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    Please pardon me if I missed it, but what kind of cloth did you use for the cover? It looks really good.
    ๐Ÿ“ Roof
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The roof has turned out well. Still needs some finishing and paint.Instrument panal started. Hatch built.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Ron I used cloth material streched and glued on.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    Rick, is the roof a canvas on the actual vessel? What material did you use to make the roof? It looks very nice.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev. So right on the nooks and cranny's. The good thing is no time line to get all done.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking Great, Rick.
    That is a tough model to finish with all the nooks and cranny's
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Rub rail
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The kit called for styrene to be used for the rub rail. Decided to use 1/8 x 1/16 mahagany strips for the rub rail.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rub rail
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Good Choice, Rick
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ“ Paint
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Stern mahagany planking finished sanding and sealing to finish.Bottom painted.
    Rick

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Why would you want to stain mahogany?!
    It has such a wonderful grain and colour of it's own.
    Attached are pics of the mahogany cabin roof on my restored Sea Scout.
    after sanding and dust removal I sealed it with 2 coats of Lord Nelson sealer.
    (Nowadays I use EzeKote diluted with ca 20% water.)
    Then several coats of Lord Nelson varnish and a final spray coat of the clear lacquer used on cars as a final coat for scratch resistance and UV protection.
    Lots n lots of sanding with ever finer W&D between coats.
    And several buckets of patience๐Ÿค”
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Here my Sea Scout renovation blog.

    blogs/28209#39966
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Sounds Like a Plan, Rick ๐Ÿ‘
    On the Typhoon, after staining, I coated the Mahogany with Epoxy before varnishing.
    My mistake was, I used the wrong Hardner. When Epoxy is used as a clear coat there is a special Hardner, otherwise you can get some blushing. Which you can faintly see in some areas in a certain light.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev JB
    Will be leaving the wood as is sealing and polly to finish coat.
    Rick
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great Progress, Rick๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Shall be interested how you finish the Mahogany.
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Rick, are you staining or varnishing it?
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