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    KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    by Cashrc ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thanks
    9 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks everybody for the kind words and encouragement. I really appreciate it.
    Thereโ€™s 2 other sizes of this boat, 650 mm and 900+ mm, and thereโ€™s a company called Ayard in Japan thatโ€™s supposedly selling this kit again. Now, I have more projects than I can shake a stick at, but...if the roughly 27 inch boat is available, and can get here before Christmas...I might have to talk to the Commodore.๐Ÿ˜
    Be safe yโ€™all
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thanks
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Spoken like a true ship modeller Cash, a glutton for punishment!๐Ÿ˜‰
    "Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,
    Talk about things you'd like to do.
    You got to have a dream,
    If you don't have a dream,
    How you gonna have a dream come true?"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thanks
    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Good luck with that. You could always just buy it and wrap it up and place it under the Christmas tree with a label from you best friend on it. You might get away with it?๐Ÿ˜
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thanks
    9 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "You might get away with it?"
    and pigs might fly Peter.
    And what'll happen to the price of back rashers then?๐Ÿค”
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thanks
    3 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ok...whatโ€™s a back rasher????
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    ๐Ÿ“ Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    10 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Iโ€™m off the remainder of the week, so today I decided to fix the leak on the Jupiter. I found the culprit, sealed that, then ran thin ca along the hull plate edges, and spread thin epoxy inside near the suspected area just in case. I then took her to my churchโ€™s test pond, and ran her pretty hard. After about 30 minutes of running, I took on maybe a scant tablespoon of water, and I honestly think part of that was spray getting under the cabin.
    This boat is unreal. It handles almost as good as her big sister. My buddy Larry has one, and it handles well. This one does as well. It gets on plane very easily and stays there, no matter what the operator does, even though I spun her once.
    Once we came home, I did some paint touch up and added a couple of details. I also added magnets to help hold the cabin in place. I made up a bulkhead that accepts a dowel I built into the cabin, like the locating down on a model airplane wing. I took one of the metal cleats and installed it just aft of the cabin, thus not allowing it to slip back, while the magnets add another layer of security.
    I really enjoyed this boat, she will vie with my SAR as my โ€œalways bringโ€ boat. Sheโ€™s a keeper!!
    Test Run KNK Mini Jupiter
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice one Cash๐Ÿ‘
    Superb balance.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    10 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks Fleet!!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    10 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Glad you fixed the leak Cash, can see why you say she's a keeper.

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    10 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    You have done a really good job on her.
    She runs and handles very well indeed.

    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    10 days ago by stevedownunder ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looks great on the water Cashrc.
    Cheers,
    Setphen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    10 days ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Wow Cash - last time I saw a boat leap onto the plane was a friends full size 18' T craft fitted with a large Dodge V8 motor..........
    The handling is great too - definitely a keeper
    Congratulations on a job well done
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    9 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Super job Cash. She looks really stable on the water. Looks really nice as well.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Leak fixed and a little fun!!
    9 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Good you got the leak fixed.She looks a really good runner.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ A few details and a leak!!
    12 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Added a bit of detail to the Jupiter, not a lot. Wheel, throttle and instruments and a few railings. I decided to get her in the water before I do much more, and she really looks good! That is, until her trim changes due to taking on water. This is the first lapstrake hull Iโ€™ve ever built, and Iโ€™m thinking part of a glue joint didnโ€™t take. I was being very careful as to not have any residual glue on the bottom of the hull, I might have been too sparing in places. No matter, Iโ€™ll find the leaks, take care of that and then give her a proper maiden, then finish her up.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    12 days ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Coming along well, will you use her to hunt down those pesky rabbits?

    Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    12 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cash the boat looks great Best Mike
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    12 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    Looking really good ,shame about the leak.
    I am sure you will have it sorted out in no time.

    Martin555.
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    11 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A leak in a boat!๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Cash, you'll probably find it in the transom - to leeward๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    11 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "will you use her to hunt down those pesky rabbits?"
    That's Lt Errol the Cat's mission on the Red River Patrol Nerys๐Ÿ˜‰
    He'll want a twin 20mm on the foredeck though!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    11 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looking super. The contour of the fit of the cabin to the deck looks tricky. Hope you sort your leak out easily.๐Ÿ‘
    Peter.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    No Nerys, sheโ€™s a pleasure boat. The rabbits have been quiet lately, probably due to Covid. Maybe too quiet. Hmm. Might have to send the Jupiter on a covert ops.๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Errol still wants the PT. I told him his command was the PBR, but heโ€™s having none of that. I also reminded him that I outranked him, and he IS a cat after all, but that didnโ€™t dissuade him in the least. I think because he is a cat he feels he outranks us all๐Ÿคฃ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    11 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Haha!! I was looking at the hull pondside, and found one of the lower planks could be pulled up a bit. Seems the glue may have set in that spot without a good joint. Itโ€™s about 2 inches fwd of...the transom.
    Good call Fleet!!
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    11 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " I think because he is a cat he feels he outranks us all"
    Cash; Errol knows that we are only in the world for the cats convenience.๐Ÿฑ
    WE can operate can openers!๐Ÿค”
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    11 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Cash,
    That sounds a like mutiny.
    Errol had better watch his step.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    11 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    Sorry, to hear about the leak in your boat!

    I remember when I build the San Pedro!

    I thought all was good!

    I went to do a float test.

    But, after a few hours.

    In the domestic test tank (Bath Tub)!

    I noticed about a cup of water in her!

    I got so!

    Till this day I haven't looked at it!

    Biggest problem is how she put together!

    But, She make a nice display piece!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A few details and a leak!!
    10 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Good luck with the leaks.Taking on water is not good for the boat and electronics.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propulsion and guidance
    25 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Quick update. I have the motor mounted and the rudder and servo installed. The motor is a 1300 kv 28mm outrunner, sheโ€™ll be running on 2 lipos. The rudder servo is an older nib Hitec HS80, mounted with adapters so I could mount it close to the rudder, and use a wire with z bends for the pushrod. Any mechanical trim changes needed will be at the rudder horn. The motor mount is bass and thin ply sandwiched together, with ply supports and epoxied into the hull. I used a Caldercraft fine line 4mm shaft and stuffing box. Radioactive sells a slightly less expensive unit, but it has nylon bushings vs the brass or oillite units in the Caldercraft unit, and I just donโ€™t know how long the nylon bushings will last.
    So, Iโ€™m waiting on my esc, and I need to add a ply floor in the aft section for battery mounting, that will give me several inches to fine tune the boats balance.
    I guess itโ€™s time for fiddly bits!
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Propulsion and guidance
    25 days ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Hi Cash,
    looks like a nice set up.
    Just a word on nylon type bushes - if its the right type its lubricated by water. Used to be full size Tugs and the like had Lignum Vitae bearings - a very hard wearing wood . However a fellow in SA developed a type of Nylon bearing material called Vesconite - and convinced the SA Ports to test it on the their tugs - since the wood bearings had to be replaced on a yearly basis they were keen to try it . Vesconite is water lubricated so it worked well and only needed replacing every 10 years or so - Tugs are really hard on their shafts as they have such tremendous power for their size. Usage spread around the world - and most black Nylon bearing material is now either Vesconite or a copy of it.
    On my Police Boat the outer bearing is Vesconite - the inner brass - guess which end bearing wore out - despite the shaft being fitted with an oiler (half oil, half grease). Noticed it when a thin line of black appeared around the inside of the hull - spray from the worn inner bearing going sideways. Vesconite still a perfect fit.
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    24 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Thanks for updating me on the Nylon bearings Peter. I knew about the wood bearings on full sized craft, didnโ€™t realize the nylon would work so well. Are the nylon bushings lubed with oil or grease before running, like an oil lite?
    Cash
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    24 days ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    I would leave the inner bearing Oilite if you can Cash - although the inner replaced this time with a piece of Vesconite - will see how it goes. It took many many hours of running to wear away the original brass bearing - bear in mind this was first time replacement and she was built in the 80's.
    You still use oil/grease whichever you prefer in the tube - always a good plan to solder on an oiler - makes it very easy to top up after a sail session. Any water entering the rear bearing acts like a lubricant - but you you don't want water inside the tube itself.
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    18 days ago by MIR ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cash looks great I have been just dealing with getting the motor aligned. Being my first model it was much more complicated than I thought. Took about 3 hrs to get it in. I am updating my building blog today. Best MIR
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint and winders...err, windows
    30 days ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    The past week or so Iโ€™ve spent priming and painting the Jupiter. I really wish my finishing skills would improve, seems like itโ€™s 2 steps forward, and either 1 or 3 steps back, depending on my patience or lack thereof. I started painting with a rattle can enamel, sure enough it just didnโ€™t coat worth a darn, so I sanded her down and used my cheap Harbor Freight airbrush and some Createx and Testors acrylic paint. Turned out okay, Iโ€™ve done better but Iโ€™ve done worse as well. After I touched up a few mistakes I glazed the windows. Now, I have to plan the radio/motor install and do some fiddly bits like rails and some details. Not goingto do much, if any interior work as sheโ€™s pretty small. Might add a seat and a wheel..maybe not, Iโ€™ll see how she goes.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint and winders...err, windows
    30 days ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looking good Cash,
    JB
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    30 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A very nice looking boat Cash.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    30 days ago by Colin H ( Commodore)
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    Don't be so critical, it looks really good.
    Cheers Colin.
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    29 days ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Hi Cash - totally agree with Colin - it looks really good - instrument panel, wheel & controls from liteply/glass headed pins don't add much weight - that would be a great finishing touch !
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    29 days ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    I think painting is sometimes the hardest part.Looks good .
    Rick
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    29 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Don't know what you are griping about Cash, I think the finish you have got looks great๐Ÿ‘ you're getting too critical of your own work, believe me, you ain't got nuthin to complain about.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint and winders...err, windows
    24 days ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    I just wanted to say you've done.
    A great job on this build!

    I love the color scheme!
    It really looks good!

    Cheers, Ed
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ready to final sand
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all, Iโ€™ll keep this short as itโ€™s almost time for bed, and I work tomorrow..ugh.
    Anyway, got the rub rails and strakes installed and the cabin is โ€œ purt nearโ€ finished, she needs a good sanding, then itโ€™s sanding sealer and primer time...
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to final sand
    1 month ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Looks perfect Cash. That curved deck line looks very good.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to final sand
    1 month ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Nice looking boat .
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready to final sand
    1 month ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    That's a fine looking boat, well made.
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    1 month ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Hi Cash,
    Hate to say it but much as we dislike it when work interferes with our pastimes - even at an advanced age (shall we politely say of three score and fifteen) things tend to get in the way - like bits falling off the house etc - and in my case plus work for the Laser.
    Been watching this build with interest - but seem to have missed out on a bit - looking forward to see the finished article on the water . Looks like this one is also built to your usual high standards.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cabin almost done
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Had a little time this evening, got the cabin mostly finished. As I was looking over my work, I noticed something on that was mentioned in a thread somewhere...the rear deck does not go all the way forward. In other words, if the boat is left stock, and you have the cabin sealed up tight, it wonโ€™t make a bit of difference as any water that splashes onto that rear deck will find its way forward into the hull. Now, this boat has quite a bit of freeboard, but still....anyway, I need to add the rub rails and strakes, and Iโ€™ll add a fwd bulkhead to keep her watertight. Maybe this boat was optionally fitted with a glow or Diesel engine. Thereโ€™s windows for the 2 windscreens, but no mention or material for the side windows. Might be Iโ€™m on to something, cooling air would come thru the windows and exit over the rear deck.
    Yep, gotta address that..
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ“ Interior resin coating, decking and cabin start
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi yโ€™all. Got some more done today. I brushed the interior of the hull with 20 minute finishing epoxy. I then did the decking, and started the cabin. The cabin builds up pretty quickly, although there are a couple of crossmembers that the plans and instructions contradict each other...might be a typo. Anyway, sheโ€™s coming along. This will be the first all wood boat Iโ€™ve built, I want to get a decent finish on her, so Iโ€™m thinking using sanding sealer, then go ahead and primer her, then paint. My thinking is the sealer will fill the grain well, and a light coat of primer will help show any irregularities that I need to address before painting begins. If any of yโ€™all have any tips on this subject Iโ€™m all ears. Iโ€™m thinking either acrylic from my airbrush or Tamiya rattle can lacquer.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior resin coating, decking and cabin start
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Cash you are flying through this build.
    She is looking good.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Interior resin coating, decking and cabin start
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Nice looking boat.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Well, my bench has been clear for a couple of weeks. I did some tidying up, then thought about what my next project should be. I did a trade with my buddy Larry, came out with a few kits and some fittings and such. One of the kits is a little all wood boat named the Mini Jupiter from KNK models out of Japan. From the looks of the box, and the young lady modelling the boats on the back of the box, Iโ€™d say this kit is from the early eighties. A quick web search shows the kit being listed from a website in Japan, Iโ€™m worndering if theyโ€™re re-kitting it. No other mention of the kit except for the odd older build log, one guy says his kit dated from the late seventies.
    KNK mad 3 or 4 different sizes of this boat, this one, at around 17 inches long, is the smallest. It sits right between my Graupner SAR and my little Deans Pibber in length. I intend to run a 28mm outrunner of around 1300-1500 kv and a 2 cell lipo for power.
    So far, Iโ€™m building it pretty stock, with a few exceptions. The stuffing box and shaft will be replaced, as the shaft is simply a piece of what looks to be 2.3 or 2.5 mm wire, and the prop is glued on. Iโ€™m using a Fineline 4mm shaft and tube, which is coming in my semi monthly care packet from Cornwall.
    The kit is pretty straightforward, you builds up a keel, add bulkheads, stringers, and supports then sheet it.the bottom sheeting gets a little tough near the bow, due to the pinched(?) bow then as you go further aft the bottom flattens out to a shallow v. On mistake Iโ€™ve made so far is I glued the front chine support in upside down, had to cut the glue joints and fix it, but I got it handled. The bottom of the hull is planked with 3 narrow thin plywood sheets that overlap each other, giving the hull bottom strakes all the way aft. The side sheeting is one piece of the same thin plywood.
    Iโ€™m almost ready for the decking, before I do that I need to trim the excess sheeting at the gunwale, then Iโ€™m going to paint the inside with some epoxy finishing resin befor I sheet the deck. What you see in the pics is about 7 hours of work.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    She looks like a nice little project and you are off to a flying start.
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: KNK Mini Jupiter M401
    2 months ago by Newby7 ( Captain)
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    Boy and I thought I was fast. Nice work .
    Rick
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