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    The Sterling Caltex Lumba Lumba
    by Dumaspittman ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery Placement
    3 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As per advice, I am trying this configuration first as it seems to have the best return from roll. I removed a lot of the material from the keel in a section, taking one rib out with it to get the battery CG as low as I could. I am happy wioth the result so far. I will make changes as needed.

    https://youtu.be/Htd-ngI9M78
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    3 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I would see if you can lay it on its side. Or get the smaller version 12V and lay it. Looks like you also need to move it astern a bit. You look bow heavy. Cheers
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba's Hull Finish
    4 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/hWe9tLs15iU
    I am scared to put anymore complete coats of paint on her. I still have a lot of little dings and hollows but they will be filled by themselves.
    I will leave the hull like this for the 1.0 Version. I can make some changes in a refinish in the future, removing all the guard rails and trim on the hull and doing it more straight and cutting in the windows. I like the results, and I will use a second rush of inspiration in the future for a better result regarding the ugly parts where the hull meets the rails.
    All in all, I am happy to have it looking pretty good at 5 feet!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba pilothouse
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/1zwBkFVSQHo
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lumba stuff
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/_71RelkNv-A
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    ๐Ÿ“ Some shiny Lumba video
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://youtu.be/DJIepcTceqk
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    ๐Ÿ“ More Lumba pics!
    6 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    14 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's the results of the second application of Total Boat resin or the well sanded first layer.
    I tried Bondo, which helped with leveling and was easy to sand. I am always looking for something sand-able. This hull being aluminium has a certain look to it, lots of fairing edges that are cool but very hard to model, they tend to disappear under the layers of paint and glass. I have moved ahead on the hull paint, and I am really chuffed at how great it looks. I really had no hopes here, and I thought the edges on the reed strake strips, being hard to sand smoothly, would create these little gaps or canyons which were hard to level out without damaging the actual reed strip. So I know now to put the strakes on AFTER I glass the hull; Then you can control how they blend much easier. It's still cool, and mainly the panels on the sides are pretty damn straight! I really sanded her with every diminishing grit I could find. I will put a red pinstripe on the main rub rail and go with the stock look I got almost out of luck.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    14 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the advice, I will get some asat, as Ricky from Trailer Park Boys used to say.
    Your Chris in your thumbnail is great. I want to build one, and I am also always trying to find a good sized model of a 1970's Hatteras or a Chris Craft Constellation. I have never seen a good model or hull for a 1970's on Chris Craft. They are so awesome, the big ones from the seventies! They filled a slip, there was no space left. Big serious boats. Your model is superb, I want a big Chris like yours!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I hope you watched the clip in how to's on fiber glassing. It makes it very simple and not much sanding.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fiber or Fibreglassing Results
    14 days ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I use Famowood putty... easy to sand. does not crack or shrink. Once sanded smooth I apply a bit of resin thinned with Denatured alcohol. then your good to go.
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    ๐Ÿ“ The Sterling Caltex Lumba Lumba
    18 days ago by Dumaspittman ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi! I am going to post a lot more of the Lumba soon, I have been making what for me are positive strides. I love that hull, and I just finished glassing it up and doing a lot of leveling.
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