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    DAMEN SEA AXE
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    ๐Ÿ“ Railings etc
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Well as mentioned earlier in my gravy boat build, not a lot of time.
    Getting nearer the end now, some scratch built railings and a dinghy/Avon inflatable made from a toy shop purchase. Motor to be reinstated plus servo for the rudder etc. Need to make a crane for lifting "said "inflatable into water ๐Ÿ’ง but this will be a static build. A few more bit's and pieces but essentially I think she's ready for getting her bottom wet. Happy overall with my ยฃ20.00 find ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Update
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Not much chance recently to carry out any more work due to workload and home life. A little bit more now completed, bow has been remodelled to as near photos I've been able to see from the "net". Safety rails for the stern made from scrap and masking areas of for spraying . Initial float tests are positive, no leaks and stable. Once the radio gear is fitted I can then see if I need to add additional ballast

    ๐Ÿ“ Stripped and rubbed down
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A brief spell in the cold of the garage/workshop has resulted in "sea axe " being rubbed down for her new paint scheme. Work light's, horns and anything else removable, removed plus the remaining rails-will attempt to scratch build these again. The bow has been dismembered and again another rebuild more appropriate to take place working from photos I've seen. Plus side is that I managed to gain access to the interior of the hull forward via the hatch which had been well and truly glued into place by the previous owner. I can now start to ballast and trim when it's a bit warmer as my test tank is outside. Brrr, shiver ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Stern makeover
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Started on the stern this evening with a dry fit for what will be the stern deck. Had some "cordex" leftover from an earlier project and glued in place where the two access hatches are for the motor and rudder. Initial trial fit is good, to be fixed at a later date after the paint work has been rubbed down and resprayed.

    ๐Ÿ“ And finally!!
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Managed to remove the last of the lollipop ๐Ÿญ sticks which formed part of the deck structure made by the previous owner. Tried unsuccessfully to remove the main wheelhouse/cabin, this has been well and truly stuck on & I believe that I'll only cause too much damage so I'm going to have to work with this as best I can. Still need to gain access internally at the bow as no ballast had been added, plus I need to try a float / leak test before I proceed any further. There is a square "hatch" cover which I can get the access required, albeit smaller than what I would have liked, but at least this is easily replaced. Updates on how I get on to follow.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And finally!!
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Alessandro, not so sure on my restoration work but as they say, "every day's a school day."
    Having fun is the main goal and take inspiration from everyone on this site ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And finally!!
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Well done Doogle, hard and difficult work, I would have already been discouraged.
    Restoration is a complicated art.
    ๐Ÿ“ Strip down.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Have taken a break from the Osprey for an evening or two and made a start on the "sea axe". Previous owner had certainly liked to use adhesive quite liberaly. Finally managed to remove figures, ancillary fire extinguishers etc, side rails had been reinforced with lollipop ๐Ÿญ sticks and took a bit to remove-managed to cut down the line where they had been joined. Motor was an interesting piece of work. This had already been secured into place, the two mounting screws were quite "mullered ", again managed to get these out and discovered that no wires present, so I gather that this was meant to run by the power of telepathy ๐Ÿคฃ.
    The question to ponder is wether or not I try to remove the wheelhouse and upper works or leave in place considering the amount of glue that I've already discovered. If I manage to, it will potentially give me more access, on the other hand, it could be opening up a can of worms ๐Ÿชฑ. Decisions decisions ๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strip down.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now I'm intrigued Doogle. I'll be watching๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค“
    Like a hawk!
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Re 'Can of worms'.
    Looks like they already escaped onto the aft deck, or did you spill your spaghetti?๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‹
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strip down.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Cheers Doug for the post, funnily enough our thoughts must have been on the same wavelength. Watch this space ๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strip down.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    Definitely an aggressive looking craft! Very badass!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strip down.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Peejay ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    If you make her a Yacht Support Vessel, then you can build a yacht to support.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Strip down.
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Job n a Half Doogle!
    How about turning her into a yacht support vessel?
    See attached Link.
    My first thought was an Oil Platform Support Vessel.
    Re the foc'sl upper works-
    I'd definitely remove those odd looking gunnels.
    That would give you a chance to maybe get a razor saw under the wheelhouse and lift it off in one chunk. Then you'd have a 'blank canvas' and freedom to decide which version of Sea Axe you want to build.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=damen+sea+axe+yacht+support+v
    ๐Ÿ“ DAMEN SEA AXE
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Couldn't resist this, spotted this for ยฃ20 & picked up tonight for a winter project, as if I didn't have enough ๐Ÿ˜€. Came with a 600 brushed motor, additional tamya plugs and additional prop. Needs a bit of TLC and a makeover, possibly looking at the sea rescue version but no decision yet. Watch this space

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: DAMEN SEA AXE
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A good project for the winter months.
    Scamp๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: DAMEN SEA AXE
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Captain)
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    Gotta love a challenge. Restoration is one of the tasks that is particularly rewarding! ๐Ÿ˜‰


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