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    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The wooden element of the deck has been finished, sanded and has the 12 eyebolts fitted for the mast supports.
    I have also fitted the three control lines through the deck in position for Mizzen, Main and Jib controls all moused through.
    That was the good news, the other side of the coin shows what was an immaculate painted hull marked and scratched and in need of a repaint. I do it every time when will I learn.
    It is great seeing this project coming together after what seems a long time. I thank you all for your interest and comments regards ChrisG

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    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Rogal118
    I anticipate having to produce more than the one set of sails. The set I am currently trying have the luff within the mast as with Inga but will be loose footed which I prefer.
    Unlike the sails on your lovely model mine have no battens and that may be changed on the next set.
    I have a restricted test bed which comprises a substantial boat cradle that can be positioned easily in front or to the side of a large domestic fan.
    Regards ChrisG
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    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very good Chris, keep up the great work.

    There's no rush, it's not a job, you have to enjoy it and have fun even during the construction.
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    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looking Superb!
    ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Coming along nicely, have you made the sails yet?
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    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My doesn`t the time fly, with my rapid rate of progress I have managed to deck my model in just short of a month sanding and finishing yet to complete.
    The decking followed the normal method, I chose a pattern so that the finished deck would have some highlights, these I picked out in mahogany and then simply followed the pattern using some 18inch lengths of 1mm x 5mm light Sitka.
    I used my usual Evo Stik external to glue it all and had to protect the soft wood when holding it in place as the pins left indentations otherwise. I found a school eraser cut into slices ideal for this task.
    U.K. based modellers, Tesco stationery dept. have some fabulous erasers for pennies some really large whacky ones that I have found uses for on my models especially
    below decks wedging things in.
    Next stage is the sanding and finishing, this is difficult as in my present condition I am only just capable of using the stairs in my house and as the model is large and heavy I have to rely on a neighbour to move it to the garage for me to sand it. Oh well.
    Wishing you all good health till next time ChrisG

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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    mturpin013. Thanks for sharing another good idea. If only I could remember these great tricks when its time to try them.
    Len
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    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Chis my method of holding the planks is a wooden clamp where the pin sticks in the sub deck slightly away from the plank and the wooden clamp pushes down on the plank holding it in place avoiding any marks to the new plank, but I do like your method and will give it a go next time.
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Roy thanks for the tip on using a drop of water to cause the pin hole to swell shut.
    Len
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Coming along just great. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    Lots of planking I see. But I love that look of wood on a boat.


    Isaac
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Chris sorry to here about the stair problems much the same with me. With most of my boats it is a slow retreat down the stairs as my balance can get dodgy.
    Regarding the pins in the wood. A drop of water on the hole left by the pin will usually let the wood close up again. The pin going just parts the wood and the water allows the fibres to swell up and fill in the hole.

    Keep smiling great work going on there.
    Best
    Roy
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    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Yet again showing your mastery of model making Chris - beautiful work. Hope the health will not stop you enjoying your labours when she is finished.
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    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Useful tip about use of rubbers Chris.
    Good luck with the moving and sanding ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello to colleagues on this wonderful website, I notice I hav`nt posted for 2 months and have not been able to go near my build since 1st March.
    I have been hit by the dreaded "lurgy" and in addition to loosing my mobility I have been hospitalised. I think and hope I am getting better so here goes.
    I will attach a few photos of the build as it is now and update as and when further bits get finished. Most of the building is nearly complete just assembly, decking and of course the rig and sails.
    I am very happy to be amongst it again although I will have to be patient with slow progress. I will also be happy to hear from friends again.
    I wish you all good health and happy building ChrisG

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    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good to hear you're on the mend Chris, and getting back into it. Coaming work is looking very nice.๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Chris I too haven't been on the site much myself so missed your post, anyway I hope your back on the road to recovery the progress looks good
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I would like to thank you all for the kind wishes it is really heart warming that people are kind enough to show they care.
    I have been working on my model this morning first time for over a month and have enjoyed it a lot.
    Thanks ChrisG
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Glad your back and on the road to recovery, hope it is a quick trip.
    Len
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Sorry to hear you haven't been very well. I hope you are soon back to100% health. Unfortunately it seems to be one of the problems of getting older. Pleased to hear you are back to the modelling. All the very best Duncan
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Glad to have you back ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Chris, I'm sorry you were sick but I'm glad you got back to work on your RC model in a great way.
    It is always very pleasant to follow your progress.
    For rugby we will talk in pm.
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tiggy_cat ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry to hear that you have been unwell. Take it easy and get back to things gradually. All the best

    Ian
    ๐Ÿ“ CGINGA1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Progress steady but coming on. I decided to braise a brass tube onto the prop shaft tube for greasing the prop shaft which is difficult to access and the shaft is pretty much horizontal, hoping this will allow me to eliminate water leaks.
    I have fixed the card deck in place on the hull to enable the measurement of the various fittings i.e. masts, through hull fittings etc. and to allow the trial placing of deck structures in build. And most important to determine the size of through deck access to below deck.
    The masts regardless of the appearance of the rest of the superstructure will mirror the Inga positioning as I have no intention of altering the balance of what appears to work very well.
    I have built the forward crew access hatch, the helmsman's seat at the rear and two skylights waiting finishing. The main cabin structure still in construction the two sides and the rear can be seen in the photo.
    My dilemma is that I am unsure until these are all in position on the deck with masts and large deck winches (which these yachts always had) how well proportioned the whole shooting match is. As some of these parts take me days to build it would be a real `pain` to have to scrap them and start all over again. It is possibly worth mentioning the deck fittings are made of mahogany and there are no plans for any of them just downloaded photos.
    Idiot that I am I just pressed the wrong button and produced this blog in two parts, sorry.
    I have asked the site moderator if the title of this build blog can be changed as it is so far from INGA1V.
    Regards to all ChrisG

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi ChrisG, thanks for the information you sent me privately. very kind.
    I have inserted the data of the Inga 1V in the first text of the link below.
    If there are errors, tell me,
    Yes, you're right, maybe you might have to put a propeller with a larger diameter. In this case, pay attention to the engine.

    I'd like to include your other works too.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Micheal good to hear from you again. It has been busy on the site over the last week.
    I am pleased with how the new build is progressing but not confident enough to show the site too much just yet , it is all so new to me that I could be nurturing a monster ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I need to change the title of the build blog as it is no longer relevant, how do I go about it appreciate your help.
    I hope you are well and look forward to seeing your progress, Regards ChrisG
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Chris not been on the site for a while however your alternative build seems to be going really well I look forward to seeing the finished yacht
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Roy

    Yes I did get a set of plans which helped with the general layout and the sail and rig configuration, earlier I was looking for a hull plan which is unavailable hence me having the chilling experience of drawing hull plans from my donor craft. I believe all is well in the end as I am really and chuffed with the finished hull.
    Just the delights of making a superstructure that I want in proportion, I think I am getting there slowly, but what is the hurry anyway? when finished I will have to decide what to build next.
    Hope you are well ChrisG
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Chris the link below is to the full size yacht.
    It may help with your scaling fittings etc. Usually the deck planks are about 2 inches wide plus 1/5 the of an inch cauking for judging the size of deck items.

    Did you get any plans for the model in the end?
    regards
    Roy


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    ๐Ÿ“ CGInga 1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    It has been great watching all the great model making going on, my progress has been slow but steady and not without set backs.
    I have strengthened and widened the inner gunwales to make robust anchor points for the 14 eye bolts and later stanchions for the hand rails. It has all been sanded ready for the deck.
    I believe I have sorted the lever arm on the servo for the sail control and have had a successful dummy run which I am happy with. I have run three plastic tubes from close to the servo arm one runs to the jib, one to the main and the last to the mizzen, I have a mouse in each ready for being replaced with the Dyneema sheets.
    Cardinal error today when I cut by hand the deck using my earlier cardboard pattern, so silly yet so nearly right. The reason is, I do all serious cutting in the garage and the hull including ballast which lives in the workroom upstairs in the house and threatens a hernia whenever I look at it so I thought I would use the pattern. I will not make this mistake again๐Ÿ˜ .
    Apart from that I am having fun and the build certainly makes me think.
    Happy modelling to you all ChrisG

    ๐Ÿ“ CGInga 1V
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    There has been so much going on in the modelling world these last few weeks I thought I had better "extract the digit" and get on with something.
    All of the below decks radio and servo stuff seems to be working and holding together fine thanks to help received on this website so I intend to move on from that.
    For a while I have had doubts about building Inga superstructure onto my hull and as there are so many beautiful Inga 1V belonging to MBW contributors I could name 4 all of which are finished beautifully or about to be finished. So I have decided to try something new and am working towards reproducing as close as possible a William Fife designed ketch circa 1914. a fine example can be viewed by googling Sumurun for anybody interested. These hulls were designed to be very sheer and are similar to J class, the Inga hull is shall we say `just` similar.
    I started by putting a cardboard deck on my hull and am in the process of making ply silhouette type structures to be able to gauge their proportions against the hull and to ensure they clear the masts and booms. All fittings, mast stays etc are all temporary.
    What the photo shows is something akin to Noah`s Ark or a series of chicken coops for that I apologise and would like to assure you the real thing will be made from mahogany.
    I do reserve the right to revert back to plan A if things go pear shape๐Ÿ˜‚
    Regards ChrisG

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    That's an interesting change of plan, My next project is a similar dilemma as its a hull with a different superstructure with sails and a steam plant
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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi ChrisG.

    Your ship model will turn out great, don't worry.
    Even if there are models similar to yours, there is no need to look for particular originality.
    It will still be unique to you and, objectively, different from everyone else.

    You're doing great.
    ๐Ÿ“ Inga1V
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    To anybody attempting building from scratch then think it through stage by stage very carefully to avoid the stupid and basic mistakes by myself. When building the hull try to anticipate all of the through hull holes that will be needed and where they should be located you will then avoid having to use drill, files, wood chisel and Ford spanner (hammer) in a desperate and unprofessional manner.
    I think I have been lucky but my design of the stern although solid had to be basically rebuilt fortunately no change to the boats outward appearance nor its inherent strength.
    The photos describe the work done better than words, now I am past the trauma I am enjoying the build again. I just hope for no repeat performance on another part of the build.
    Forgot to mention the rudder is made from 2mm brass sheet braised onto a brass rudder stock. The servo controlling it is a Futaba S3003. The motor is a 500 with no known pedigree, Prop shaft, tube, coupling and prop are all easily recognised off the shelf components.
    I will now go for a lie down in a darkened room to recover from this and the mountain of emails that have been flying around today from our website, amazing.
    Best regards to all ChrisG

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    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Michael
    That`s an interesting project the mix of steam and sail although in days of old the fastest and most common mix had to be steam and sail. I look forward to seeing some pictures and curious how you came by it. I never seem to be lucky in finding interesting part builds.
    As for my model, I suppose I don`t want it to end having poured so much love into the drawing and building of the hull and having so much frustration in the build process.
    I have now just about finished the ply mock ups 6 in all, updated photo in the last blog to illustrate this. All I have to do is convert the mock ups to mahogany, hatches 3 helms seat 1, owner access to accommodation 1 and crew forward accommodation access 1 . that`s all ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    plus windlass.
    I might still be rabbiting on about it this time next year GW.
    All the best ChrisG
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Duncan
    Good to hear from you, the advice from Roy cannot be faulted, the sheets should go to the boom ends via the most central and direct route. The three on Inga, one from the transom to Mizzen boom, through the cabin roof to Main boom and forward to foresail all central to deck. Not particularly pretty but has to be.
    Can I suggest you obtain a copy of Nylett BB3 "how to" a most brilliant brochure describing all you need to know about all aspects of sails, setting them up, tuning them all for a give away
    ยฃ7.50 when I bought mine. If for any reason you cannot get a copy feel free to contact me I maybe can help.
    The build by mturpin MTINGA 1V shows a great below deck sail control system, well worth checking out.
    Take care ChrisG
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Len
    Thanks for your observation and you could well be correct, I will buy a suitable brass prop when I am sure of the size it needs but she will be for the most part a sailing ship with an effective get me hope method. Thanks for the interest ChrisG
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Not a criticism but just an observation, the prop looks a little small. Len
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Chris a good afternoon
    Of you Need a sleeping medicine for your Little nap let me know and i will sent you some๐Ÿ˜‚
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I'm trying to work out where to drill holes for the sail sheets (ropes) in the deck to control the sails on the Bruma kit that I'm trying to modify to also be a sailing boat. I thought this was a good idea before starting the planking so I can see better where everything will go! I'll be interested to see how you are planning to control the various sails. Again I thought I would plan the location of motor, servos and winch before planking - again so I can get a better view! Recently I've been building the cabin top which needed a combination of varnish and white painted coach roofs. It all takes time waiting for the various layers to dry! Need to waterproof the frames before planking.
    I cut an extra hole in the stern bulkhead because from someone else's comment , otherwise there isn't enough space for the rudder arm to move fully! So I agree with you about planning - even on a kit! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Chris no need to chastise yourself! You have been through a learning curve and come out the other side having assimilated much of what you need to know.

    Actually doing and asking is a good way of learning rather than just reading about it.
    If you get the chance of getting on and helping to sail a yacht, not a dinghy you will learn a lot more.
    regards
    Roy
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Just a quick update, firstly as mturpin013 also has a build blog running for his beautiful build of INGA1V and to avoid confusion we agree to arrange to change the titles of our build blogs, soon no doubt.
    Meanwhile I have hopefully completed the rubbing down and painting the hull of my boat finishing with 1500grit wet and dry, what a long job but so satisfying when all seems to go right.
    Photo attached and I am scared to touch it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚and it no longer looks like a beached Dolphin thank goodness.
    Regards ChrisG

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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Duncan. The holes or tubes from the deck should be placed as close to underneath where the sheet connects with the sailboom.
    This ensures that the sails all go out at the same angle.

    Roy
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง tiggy_cat ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow, Chris . That looks superb!
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hello Alessandro,
    I did think it looked like a beached dolphin not a sight I would wish to see I should add.
    I have always wanted to build a large model J class yacht and some years ago, after a discussion with another contributor Roy on this site decided one it was too large for me to manage and too costly to build. I particularly liked Tommy Sopwiths Endeavour so for my build I have pinched his colour scheme for her and glad you like it as I do. All the best ChrisG
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    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi ChrisG.

    The definition of beached dolphin made me laugh.

    I really like the colors you chose.

    Is it your customization or are they the original ones?

    In any case, you did a really good job.
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The hull has been primed after being sanded and finished with P38 filler and upturned looks so much like a dolphin that I am thinking of naming the finished boat just that.
    That or Aquarius not sure.
    I also did a float test and was pleased overall with the trim although she is still light, the two 1kg bags of lead shot put her right so now the hull weight including ballast is 7.5kgs and she sits nicely and very much in line with the waterline marking on the Revell plan. I also like that the two bags of lead shot can be repositioned or removed as necessary and will allow different batteries as required.
    I intend to paint the hull as my nervousness with the use of GRP resin continues and is not helped by the cold weather.
    Best regards ChrisG

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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I thought when I started to read Roycv post that he was about to suggest we had a whip round to get a few quid in the kitty to make an offer for the real Inga1V and have it as a club yacht, I then realised it was to remind all interested what a beautiful yacht she is.
    Thanks Roy although I am tempted to stray from the plan and attempt a changed topsides, not sure yet but many thanks ChrisG
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง roycv ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi all this is the full size Inga IV may still be for sale. If you want authentic detail look at the photos.
    Might be a good idea before committing to the model plans.
    regards
    Roy


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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Looking good, well done ๐Ÿ‘
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looking good but that is only to be expected from yourself. Well done!
    Cheers Duncan ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisG ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    This week has seen me requesting help, getting help and being able to proceed with confidence. After masking the wooden parts I wish to glue wood to wood I painted the whole of the inner hull generously with GRP resin. With this in a heated garage to cure I cut and hammered the lead flashing into three compact lumps to fit between the three central hull sections. The Lead flux was cut into 100mm lengths which were positioned for the most part in the five most central sections of the hull. This resulted in four kgs of ballast in the central part of the hull as recommended by Roy, thanks.
    This ballast was floated in 600cc of resin and has now cured and is solid. The weight of the hull inclusive but without battery is five and a half kgs.
    I now have the flexibility to position the two kgs of bagged lead shot anywhere in the hull and the size and position of the battery to be decided.
    All up weight 8kgs +/-
    Thank you all for your help ChrisG

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    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Chris.

    I follow your progress with interest and curiosity.

    Accompanying written explanations with images is an excellent thing, which makes me understand well what you are doing. Thank you.
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