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    Grandsons Elver
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    πŸ“ Problem Bulkheads
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This photo gives a much better idea of the problem with the undersized bulkheads/formers. Next post will be after fixing bulkheads and fitting steering vane tube for rudder. Hopefully interior sealed too prior to planking.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Problem Bulkheads
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    It must feel a little strange working on both boats at the same time.
    You just have to remember what boat you did on what on LOL!

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Problem Bulkheads
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin,
    will correct parts and cut new for 2nd boat - so its sort of mk1 & mk2. Worked out yet another problem on drawing - keel shown as same length as deck - should be 1/8" (3mm) (the the transom thickness) shorter .......... Easy to cut off a bit with balsa so not a train smash.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Problem Bulkheads
    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Captain)
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    Had the same problem with the ST Red, (Model Boats mag 1976) thought the drawings were scale but were out by miles and unequal side to side. Took a bit of work to even get it close. You only find out once you start building, so next time I go off profiles in a mag I'll be having a good look at them.
    JB
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Problem Bulkheads
    18 days ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    How are the Elver twins getting on ?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Problem Bulkheads
    17 days ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin - new former's in - but models shelved until there is more time to get to them. Been busy with orders - Grandson Damien asking the same question.........

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    πŸ“ more pics
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Skinny bits are the chine - everything except mast & booms shown in original photo. Planking is vertical bits of 3" wide 3mm balsa. if you look closely you can see the problem with the formers.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: more pics
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely Red.

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    πŸ“ Photos
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Better half taking some photos - will post those as we go along. Sadly started late as I had the dreaded lergy so will probably have to finish them on my own. Martin - the parts are all there - transom is very undersize - first photo was of the actual cut parts - with the laser its so easy as I said - and you can minimise wastage.
    Unfortunately most of the formers are slightly undersize and F1 too deep. Will amend the cutfile as errors are found - that's how you get it right in the end
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    πŸ“ Grandsons Elver
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    This is one with a difference - found this 15" Elver vane sailboat by Vic Smeed in a 1980 copy of Model Maker (revived). Made up two kits to sail with grandson. Laser makes cutting out so easy - but also highlights the shortcomings of old plans. This is one of the kits - spot the deliberate mistake - forgot to do the cut out for the skeg. Easy enough to rectify as its only 3mm Balsa. Keel Skeg & Rudder from 3mm Liteply - vane from 1/32 ply

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Grandsons Elver
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Red,
    Are you going to do a little build log so we can see this project change from drawings to finished model?
    Also it may be me but I can't see the transom bulkhead marked on the drawings.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Grandsons Elver
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It's slap bang in the middle Martin πŸ˜‰πŸ€“
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Grandsons Elver
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,
    I ment on the part where you are looking down below the deck (centre of photo)

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Grandsons Elver
    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That seems to me to be the profile, looking from the side rather than down.
    But I see what you mean.
    Not actually drawn but I would assume fitted within and flush with the ends of the side skins anywayπŸ˜‰
    Top stringer and keel aren't shown either but seem to be pretty intuitive!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Grandsons Elver
    3 months ago by redpmg ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi Martin - its a very different boat - parts were all there .....
    Will update the file and let anyone who wants have a copy as jpg
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