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    Dumas Commuter build
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    ๐Ÿ“ Windscreen and Rails
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( 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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windscreen and Rails
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice detail, Rick๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windscreen and Rails
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Looking good Rick, keep at it!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water Test
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( 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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Water Test
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Unfortunately no pictures Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Water Test
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Rick,
    Any Pics?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Seats 2
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Finished a set of seats and applied a coat of paint.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Seats
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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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 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Trev one would be so lucky to sail on her let alone own such a fine craft.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well Done Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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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
    https://youtu.be/ZSsexeL-IvY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LtUKhFKnAA
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 months ago by 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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Seats
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's a whole lot of cushions, Rick!
    Was the fabric your idea?
    Nice touch.
    Good fitting job.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roof 2
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    First coat of paint on the roof.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof 2
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof 2
    2 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Rick,
    I do like your color choice. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ ROOF
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
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    ๐Ÿ“ OPPS
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    3 months ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roof
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The roof has turned out well. Still needs some finishing and paint.Instrument panal started. Hatch built.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Ron I used cloth material streched and glued on.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    3 months ago by Ron ( Rear 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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Roof
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking Great, Rick.
    That is a tough model to finish with all the nooks and cranny's
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rub rail
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( 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
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rub rail
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Good Choice, Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Stern mahagany planking finished sanding and sealing to finish.Bottom painted.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    3 months ago by 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.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/28209#39966
    See 'The Saga of the Cabin Roof or - Arrrgh!' ๐Ÿค”
    blogs/28209#39966
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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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.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Trev JB
    Will be leaving the wood as is sealing and polly to finish coat.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great Progress, Rick๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Shall be interested how you finish the Mahogany.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint
    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Rick, are you staining or varnishing it?
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