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    ๐Ÿ“ Submarine or Sailboat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well, A maiden voyage with a rudder certainly changes things. A lack of a gasket around the hatch and need of about a half a kilo of ballast aft.
    I will also add some spray foam, just in case.

    She digs in pretty well on the down-wind. There was quite a bit of the pond in her bilge. Stayed afloat though. We will trim her up and call this one done.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden Voyage
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Somewhere in the pond, the rudder lies. I will repair and fix a few other things, then we will be back up and running.



    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Commander)
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    She's a beauty Kevin!!!!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Sorry to hear about the rudder. It's amazing how, even with the most careful preparation, something goes wrong. I'm told it's an 'age' thing. Great seeing your video. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I only hope mine goes as well some day. Kevin, what did you use for sail cloth?
    ๐Ÿ“ Still Needed Some Work
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well, I had a feeling, and I am glad I did, the steering was not quite as reliable as I thought. The pool is a much better place to lose control of your vessel. So, standby in two weeks for the final posting. Then standby for 52' Motor Life Boat build.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still Needed Some Work
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Kevin . . .
    I still need a pool like this for the tightness tests.
    I'm lucky with my neighbor, he has a really small one, but enough.
    But having a drink with him every time is a bit too much after a while, especially as he likes to drink too much. . . Should keep a clear head after all! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    regards Michel-C.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Still Needed Some Work
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    First you show us a picture of a most enviable workshop, now a picture of a fantastic testing tank. Wow, what a set up !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ“ Some Stays In
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Spent some time on some essential rigging. I will pretty her up, but with the attachment of a control rod to a servo horn, she will be seaworthy.

    Work List:
    Four more stays with deadeyes
    Anchors and chain
    Forward Gold Accents
    Paint Rudder
    White trim paint
    Possibly two boats with davits
    Spar on Foresail (The real vessel uses this exact configuration)

    Calling it the Secondary Jib, but probably has another name. The real vessel uses this instead of the original Top Sail, and it is easier to rig and fabricate.

    And last: Name on stern, and flag. (Of course I am running the Coast Guard Ensign, thats my jam!)

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Some Stays In
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    School. HVAC/R in Pinellas County, FL.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Some Stays In
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    School shop? Or Industrial area?
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Some Stays In
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Captain)
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    Kevin H
    i m speachless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    if this is your modelbuildingwharf i take my hat off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It looks more an engeneering office than a modelyacht building wharf๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    congratulattions
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Some Stays In
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Now that is the sort of worshop and space we all need - lovely piece of work on the boat, hope it sails as well as it looks.
    ๐Ÿ“ Steering Almost Engaged
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Rudder is on, steering servo installed. Tomorrow there is 2 1/2 hours in between classes. I need five stays and two anchors to be ready for Sunday!

    ๐Ÿ“ Fwd Propulsion Complete
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    So, of course after boating on Sunday I raced home to attempt to get this vessel ready. Sail winch installed and working. Steering is straight forward. Need Back Stay, and Side Stays. Anchors, and some deck fittings plus fit the rudder. Should be able to cobble that together before Sunday.
    I did notice that on the real vessel there are davits, and two boats. I will look to 3D print some.

    Cheers!
    Kevin

    ๐Ÿ“ The Pond
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    So, took it to show and tell at the pond today, but I was the only one there. Fair enough, I have missed many a meet. So, I wanted to see if she would go. Almost sailed away right then and there. Not a wasted trip traded a boat for a new radio for the America.
    Next week, we will be underway.

    ๐Ÿ“ Could not Wait
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    As I have a pool, and I speculated that since it was already ballasted, that she was waterproof. It will be hard to see if there are any leaks, can't see much inside. But it appears that indeed it is, and might a say, on the water, quite the handsome vessel. We will have her Ship Shape in Bristol Fashion, very soon.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Could not Wait
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    soooooo. . .

    It is ready this week-end!!๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ“ Almost Forward Propulsion
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    So, the sail winch is installed. Steering needs to be re-thought right now it would turn to port more than starboard.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost Forward Propulsion
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Commander)
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    A really beautiful ship! Sheโ€™ll look awesome on the water!
    ๐Ÿ“ Three Sheets to the Wind!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ KevinH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Title says it all! She will not be ready this weekend, it will just be the 44' MLB this weekend. Maybe March. Still not rushing.

    Kevin

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