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    Borkum look a like
    by Newby7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ“ OPPS
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Having used up my can of primer went to pick up more.The shelves where empty of the required product in the auto supply area.There is another area that has paint for indoor outdoor use.Looking at the shelves I found a can that read primer on the label .Home and outside with the boat to prim over my touch ups.That's when I find out it's in small letters paint and primer in one can.Problem is I now have a shiny red boat.Left the boat in the sun to dry and will be sanding down the red.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: OPPS
    9 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    OPPS Indeed Rick
    I don't think a red boat is quite what you were after LOL!!
    But i am sure you will have her ship shape in no time.

    Martin555.
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    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Oh you are so right .Working on it now.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Primer
    11 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Was able to get outside to primer the hull.Use auto red I find it works well and shows up blemishes to be filled or sanded. Having it dry in the sun I sat and enjoyed the great day it was.An hour later it was down to fill with auto car body filler also red let it dry and start fine sanding the hull.Will need another coat of primer to see if I got most of the spots.Touch up sanding if needed.leave for a few days and hopefully finish coats.White for the above water line not sure yet on below.Thinking on British racing green.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Primer
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    Nice to see the paint going on but not sure about the British racing green.
    I think it looks nice all white.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Primer
    10 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Probable right on the white and that's how I will start .I have the green but will wait and see,
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Parts
    14 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    I found a parts kit for the Borkum and ordered .Now have made up most of the part the new ones today are the bell and light stands. Bent the brass rods for the light and and bell silver soldered the bell and light and mounted where they will go.Placed the bollards loosely in position.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Parts
    14 days ago by ChrisB ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great work sir, coming along really nicely.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Parts
    13 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Thank you Chris.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lift out
    16 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Having built the seat supports sanding and fitting for height gluing them to the bottom of the seats.Leaving the floor in place glued the seats to the floor to be able to take all out at one time .Built a tube under the floor to slide the servo lead to the stern bottom right picture 4 .The result is what I was looking for the ability to gain access to the prop shaft and couplings.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lift out
    16 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That is nice work Rick.
    When you look at photo 1 it dose not look removable.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lift out
    16 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Thanks for the comment Martin.It did turn out as I had hoped.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lift out
    16 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looking very nice so far!
    JB
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    ๐Ÿ“ Seats
    18 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Built the supports the seats will sit on and glued the seats on.Cut some small pieces for the doors and glued them on.Will wait to stain when the glue dries.
    The ships wheel is painted and in place
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    ๐Ÿ“ Change
    18 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    With having to get the cover out to work on access to the couplings had to change my thinking on putting the seats in with glue.If the seats were glued in I would not have been able to remove the floor.Will build stands under the seats making them look like storage.Working out the details.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Covers
    21 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    I find it hard to believe that I worked most of the day sanding and finishing the seats and covers.Jobs that need doing but don't show when done.I was in contact with the shop selling the boiler and it will be in the end of Sept. and I should get it by the end of Oct.The fun will start then.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Covers
    21 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks like it was worth it though Rick,
    It's looking very nice indeed๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to the steamy fun!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS Nice 'One-holer' up the sharp end, looks bit draughty though!
    But when ya gotta go - ya gotta go ๐Ÿ˜†
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Covers
    21 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Thank Doug
    I do hope no one falls over board trying to use the one hole spot.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Covers
    20 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Rick, looking good.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rudder Servo
    23 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Next bit was to get the rudder servo in place and set up I find it a struggle to do.
    Getting the servo in place is easy but setting up to get the rudder movement gives me trouble.I built a rudder arm out of brass and copper and started the process of set up a lot of trial and error but finally got it to work.Made a rudder support and put in place temporarily
    Then made covers for the seat and bow floor.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Parts
    25 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    I've been building small parts painting these parts and staining covers.The servo cover I've made to look like a create will hide the servo wire behind the seat. The seats, floor and steering counsel are stained and sit in place but not glued in.For a while I may not do much as I'm waiting to hear that the boiler is back in stock.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Parts
    25 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice work Rick.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Parts
    24 days ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    Thanks Martin that means a lot.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Seats and covers
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Commander)
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    I was able to get back to work on the covers.The pictures show where the seats will go and the steering counsel is in place.The bow cover is partially built as it still needs a hatch .The floor is in to cover the couplings and the council will be secured to it.All of the covers are set up to be removed for access to all components.
    Rick
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