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    Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
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    ๐Ÿ“ Glassed the Hull.
    9 hours ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glassed the Hull and the Deck.
    Another 90 Degree Day Helped Speed Things up.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Attaching the Foward Deck
    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glued the Foward Deck in Place.
    Used one of my old Boat Yard Clamps. ๐Ÿ˜†
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing the Interior of the Hull
    6 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Coated the interior of the hull with a thin Epoxy that is usually used for restoring rotted wood.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sealing the Interior of the Hull
    5 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi JB,
    Had a couple of 90-degree days. Used that as an excuse to forsake my outside work and work on the boat๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sealing the Interior of the Hull
    5 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You're really ripping into it Trev๐Ÿ‘ looking good.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat, Planking
    8 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Planking Completed.
    Time for sanding then Glassing with Epoxy and Fiberglass cloth.
    I do Love Her Curves
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    14 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Planking progressing.
    I am tapering each plank to avoid "shorts". Not necessary but good practice for me on my next build, Cris Craft Triple Cockpit Barrel Back Runabout. Since the 44 is going to be glassed and painted I can get away with murder.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    I am using CA as it speeds production all I have to do is hold the plank in position for a few minutes and it is set. That is what I did with the Typhoon. you can't pin Mahogany planking, it will show in the finish.
    I am developing quite an affinity to the 44 after learning some of it's history. especially the tragic demise of 44363.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    11 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin,
    You are right. Initially it seems daunting but when you get into it is rewarding. Although I have to be in the mood, no other pressing matters to distract me. Sometimes only a couple of planks then I have to stop. this is especially true when the final planking of Mahogany as on the Typhoon, no hiding the mistakes๐Ÿ˜ญ.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    11 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Trev,
    I found planking a nightmare when i first started but once you get the hang of it, it can be very rewarding altho time consuming.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    13 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Ramsey,
    Hope you post some pics of your build.๐Ÿ‘
    Will you power her with Steam?
    There is a build Blog on Ships of Scale. Which you may have already seen.
    https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/seguin-steam-tug-...
    Trev
    https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/seguin-steam-tug-by-bluejacket-dumb-barge-completed-build.9622
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    13 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks, Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    13 days ago by RamseyA ( Recruit)
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    Great comment on planking, which I'm currently doing on my Seguin Steam Tugboat (Blue Jacket, Inc. of Searsport, ME). Grew up at New York Harbor (Staten Island). Seguin actually worked there for part of its life.
    First plank on frame from kit for me.

    65 years ago, did plank on frame of my own design cabin cruiser, powered
    by my still owned Atwood .049 nitro+
    powered outboard motor. My R/C was
    27.25 single channel from Citizen kit.
    Huge expensive batteries.
    Was large enough to run in salt water bay off Staten Island, on glassy
    calm day ๐Ÿ˜Š. Much funโ€ผ๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    13 days ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Looks good Trev
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    15 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Picked up this box of scrap.
    Was able to fabricate the skeleton from the patterns of leftover scrap
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    8 days ago by Fodigo ( Able Seaman)
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    When I do my planking I start in the center and work outward equally. Maybe itโ€™s because I do the yin/yang thing (need more balance in life). But it works for me.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    15 days ago by pressonreguardless ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for the feedback, Gillman,
    This thing is a walk in the Park compared to my Typhoon.
    The Typhoon had Mahogany Planks 1/8 wide.
    Each plank had to be tapered and edge set. Hard to hide flaws in brightwork.
    Since the 44" is painted I will glass the hull, and coat the inside with penetrating epoxy, as i did with my Typhoon.
    The old saying in the Boat Yard was "Putty and Paint Makes them what they Ain't"๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
    And you are right, whether planking a full sized boat or model , you have to plank both sides at a time to avoid distortion.
    Did you build the 44', I would love to see pics.
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    15 days ago by Gillman ( Recruit)
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    The strip planking will take up most of your building time. Just do one plank at a time on either side so the frame doesn't get skewed or twisted. Use 1/8" x 1/2" balsa wood. Once it is all planked, epoxy the inside of the hull, let it try, then sand the outside smooth. I have built several.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    15 days ago by GregHiltz ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice find- those classic 44 footers were great here in Atlantic Canada also, having an enclosed wheelhouse here.
    If anyone was interested in building a large version of these cutters, I have a mold to lay up a 44" (1:12 scale) hull.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    15 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good thinking Trev, I bet most people throw those handy internal 'profiles' away without thinking! ( I still have a bunch from old kit planes) At least it's a good start.๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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