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    Dumas Commuter build
    by Newby7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roof
    5 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Balsa glued to roof frames. Shaping filling and sanding to come.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roof Frame
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The roof frame was built. Pieces to be added to finish the contours and fit. The roof will need to come off for access to all electronics. Final shaping will be done after all work on the superstructure finished
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bulkheads
    10 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The front and rear bulkheads were made sanded and trim pieces put in place.
    The rear bulkhead was changed to add a window as the drawing did not show one and trim added.
    The front bulkhead was changed to mahagany pieces instead of basswood 3rd picture basswood pieces.
    Roof frames were built.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Newby , just started checking out your build, sheโ€™s coming along nicely.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    8 days ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Doug, my mom told me when I was 13 I was set in my waysโ€ฆI took it as a compliment ๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Agopoly accepted Trev ๐Ÿ˜‰
    "Used to drive my mother crazy when I was a kid"
    Which of us didn't Trev?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks Doug,
    Never could Spell anyway, Used to drive my mother crazy when I was a kid.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " preferred mode of commutation"
    Trev,
    Switch off the dreaded Auto correction function!
    If you make a typing blooper the auto correction comes up with such nonsense as this.
    You apparently meant commuting and not 'switching'.๐Ÿ˜‰

    I switch OFF the auto correction on my PC but leave the 'Spell check' ON.
    If I type nonsense it then simply underlines it in red and when clicked on it offers more logical alternatives from it's known dictionary. But does not insert words of it's own choice automatically.
    For me it's enough to see that I (or the keyboard๐Ÿ˜) made a 'mistook', rather than post letter spaghetti! Occasionally I find that I have to educate the stored dictionary๐Ÿ˜‰
    Carry on posting shipmate๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    I sure am hoping it looks that good.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    The pics are great Ron,
    She is definitely the preferred mode of commuting, in my mind๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    9 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I Googled 1928 Chris Craft commuter boat and found several which all showed the alterations you are making
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bulkheads
    9 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Nice Detail on those Bulkheads, Rick ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    9 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking good and the aft window makes sense being a door

    Is your model anything like seen here?

    https://coeurcustoms.com/models/restored-1929-chris-craft-co...
    https://coeurcustoms.com/models/restored-1929-chris-craft-commuter-cruiser-willow/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Structure
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Work started on the superstructure. The numbered pieces (6) were punched out to make the two sides for the cabin. The pieces are butt jioned and needed a left and right. Not sure the glue would be enough to hold the pieces together. Cut strips of fiber cloth and glued each seam on the inside of both sides. Built the front of the cabin. clean up and sanding to come.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Structure
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Ron
    A butt joint is very weak and fiber cloth will reinforce the seam and be on the inside of the build out of sight.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Structure
    14 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    You are right, a butt joint is not as good as other ones. using a reinforcement as you have is wise.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Epoxy
    15 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Slowly sanding the mahagany to be able to seal with Ezy- Kote. Used the last of my finishing epozy to seal the inside of the hull.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Stand
    21 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The drawing for the stand was to be transfered to wood of choice I felt the disign was to small for this build. Had a length of 1x4 pine and picked up 7/16 dowel to build a redisigned stand. Marked the plan angles onto the pine and disigned the shape to be cut out. Cut out drilled and put together. Clean up to come.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stand
    21 days ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi I like to make my boat stands work for a living. I fit a tray underneath, very useful when down by the water. I also fit stick on plastic feet so that the stand cannot scratch tables etc.

    Lately I have extended the boat stands lower so that the transmitter had a place to sit. I have been using old 'mouse mat', cut to size, to line crutch part. It is good to avoid hard points that over time can cause pressure marks in the paint finish.
    When using wood dowel for the stand it can be made a little neater where it exits at the support ends by fitting brass screws with cup washers.

    They look neat but also they expand the end of the dowel a little and effectively clamp the dowel in place, you will not need glue. This does make it easier for some adjustments.

    The stand is a 3D thing and has to be flat and not wobble but also to hild the hull squarely in position.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stand
    21 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Rick,
    As you found for the Commuter, the stand specified for the Mt Washington wasn't even close, I had to make my own.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sides 3
    23 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Sides finished sanding and sealing to come.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sides 3
    22 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking good!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sides 2
    24 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Glued on 2 1/2 more rows of mahagany stripes. Good to see the hull shape transformed with mahagany.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sides 2
    23 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Nice Progress, Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sides 2
    24 days ago by Peejay ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks great!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sides
    24 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    First two rows of mahagany on the sides.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mahagany
    25 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Glued mahagany on the transom. Some shaping done to bottom. Used filler at transom edge and sides. Sides need clean up before mahagany can be glued on
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