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    Miss Jenna located in Mahone Bay, N.S
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    πŸ“ Signboard nice to cut but not to glue.
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I like working with this signboard material, except that it only bonds well with CA. If anyone knows another bonding agent please let me know.

    I have tried plastic model cement, but this is not styrene plastic. Tried various carpentry glues but of no luck either. I did find one the bonded but only for a brief time, as the seem gave way shortly after.
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    28 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sorry Ron,
    I remember now.
    I had another senior moment (again)
    It was that looking at this blog did not looked finished.

    Martin555.
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    28 days ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Been done for awhile, but not lake tested. One hull two wheelhouses. Thanks for asking Martin.
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    29 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    How is she coming along ?

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    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Thanks for your comments. I maybe forced back to using basswood and thin ply. The polystyrene was free, but might prove to be not worth the health risks of working with it.
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    6 months ago by ToraDog ( Warrant Officer)
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    I agree with Colin. Signboard is an expanded PVC product, therefore I would expect any PVC cement to work, such as pipe cement. Watch the fumes because they can be as bad for you as CA.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Signboard nice to cut but not to glue.
    6 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Try plumbers pipe weld glue it devolves the surfaces and then sets as one piece.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ Deck on and half of the bulwarks
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I will work on the towing bit and other parts before securing the final deck section
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    πŸ“ Keep those cereal boxes
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Made a pattern from cereal boxes to cut-out the deck. This will be done in two sections. Bow to aft line of the engine room will be one section; the other will be added after I make and mount the tow bollard.
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    6 months ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I save all my cornflake boxes and cut to flat sheets, my grandson loves to make things with them and they are good for template card.
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "The worst part is waiting for the empty box LOL!!"
    Decant into a plastic or glass container MartinπŸ‘
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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Go easy on the milk & sugar RonπŸ˜‹πŸ˜
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    6 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    its looking very good,try eating two bowls in a morning and a bowl for the dog
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jb,
    RE :- You're obviously not eating your fibre fast enough.

    It is because i am still on the Ice Cream and Yogurts. LOL!!!

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    6 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You're obviously not eating your fibre fast enough Martin😁

    I also use the large cereal boxes for patterns, I have a good stack saved up and used some for the Hartley cabin sides, windows etc.

    JB
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ron,
    The worst part is waiting for the empty box LOL!!

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    πŸ“ More progress
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Initial sanding done; filler applied and sanded; glazing spot putty applied and sanded; fibreglassing complete; Fine detailing with glazing auto putty yet to be done since the primer was done.

    We in Ontario have enjoyed warm weather and that has sped things along.
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    6 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Commodore)
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    Looks good Ron. Always wondered how you would make the hull water tight. Now I know.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice work Ron looking good .
    Rick
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    What a difference Ron.
    Well done.

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    πŸ“ Nearly ready to fill seams
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Hope to utilize the unseasonably warm weather to get the seams filled with spot putty/glaze tomorrow. Final section was glued in this evening as the rubber bands and clamps show.
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Another little trick is to use thin cotton sheet and Varnish.

    Coat the inside of the hull quickly with the Varnish then put on the cotton cloth then more Varnish and allow to soak in and let dry.


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    6 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A word to the wise RonπŸ˜‰
    Before you start trowelling on the filler, put a layer or two of glass fibre tissue on the inside of the hull.
    Stops the filler squishing through and looking unsightly inside.
    Had to do that on my fish cutter restoration, as it was like Chantilly lace after cleaning off 1/16" of old paint and 10 lbs of filler!😝
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ“ Planking coming along
    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    I am pleased with this project it is coming along better than the Miss Katherine did last fall. Bigger scale helps too as does heavier frames.
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    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Thanks Martin.
    I cut a sheet of 3 ply 3/4” wide as they are as the original of 1ft steel plates. Some plates are wider than 12”. I did not follow those exactly or the manner of application these steel plates which were welded on the frames. The photos show the plates were over lapped allowing welding inside and outside the hull. A welder who repairs these vessels told me about this manner of construction.

    The model will have auto spot, glazing putty applied to the small spaces between the planks, then sanded, and fibreglassed prior to painting.

    Ron
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    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    In my opinion the hull is always the trickiest part of building these models.
    You are really getting the hang of it.
    With a little more practice you will have joints you can hardly see.

    Keep up the good work.

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    6 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Hi Ron - getting along apace - looking good so far - should be easier as its simple round bilge unlike Ms Katherine with the multichine hull . She ended up looking very good - so this one will undoubtably do the same.
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    πŸ“ Four wheel secured
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    The skipper from Port Dover, said that a tugboat’s propeller is called a wheel. If you drive the tug with a four blades it is called four wheel. Thus two, three, five also a two wheel, three wheel or five wheel. Learned something new.
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    6 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    6 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Heard the expression before Martin in a few American movies - and books - not from the local tugmasters - think its a term peculiar to the North Americas - Canada included.

    A ships wheel in English influenced countries is the usually spoked item on the bridge or deck used to steer with.....................
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I think Skipper Pete meant the vehicle he used to get to his boat. LOL!!

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Wheely now you gotta ask. I wasn’t kidding, really it is what skipper Pete said. I will be driving a 4 wheeler. πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜Ž
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    What will you wheel the boat with.
    Rick
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    7 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    one of my mates was a engineer on a tug in l/pool dockshe used to tell some good tales😊
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    πŸ“ Keel and frames are glued up
    7 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    The keel is Oak, strong & straight. The frames are cut and installed; also the stuffing box, and rudder. Making progress, length 30” width 10”, 3/4”=1’
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    7 months ago by brianupyonder ( Warrant Officer)
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    its looking good and strong
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    7 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Hi Ron - very nice job so far . Cant quite make out how big she is. Looks like a pretty hefty geared motor you have there too .
    You could end up like one of the members of my old club who used his tug to pull the clubs safety /rescue duckboat around - with him in it !
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good Ron.

    Martin555.
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Ron making progress looks good .
    Rick
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    πŸ“ On Board the Loganville today
    7 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    My wife, Catharine and I, were invited by the owner of the Loganville to come down to Port Dover, Ontario, on the north shores of Lake Erie. We drove 500km round trip today to experience walking the decks above and below. We enjoyed photographing the vessel by ourselves. The owner, Pete Spencer, of Tiller Marine, left us pretty much on our own to photograph, measure and explore the vessel.

    Pete has a No Visitors sign posted on the property. Best you contact him first before you coming knocking on his shop door. πŸ€“πŸ˜‰
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    looks like it was a good day to see the boat .Was it Fri. that you went.How wonderful to be building the tug and then be able to see her up close.
    Rick
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    7 months ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    It must be great to get on board the vessel your building and a great day out
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    7 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron, you couldn't get any better information and detail than that for a model !😁

    JB
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,
    It looks like you had a good day out.
    Plenty of photos and your lady wife taking notes.


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    πŸ“ My Scroll saw is the workhorse for cutting the ribs
    7 months ago by Ron ( Captain)
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    Just starting to see how the design is starting to shape up. The keel is sturdy quarter-saw oak. The ribs are lightly tacked in place with a drop of CA, easily removed. A couple ribs are to be altered and the Stuffing box secured before the ribs are glued up.
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    7 months ago by Newby7 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Progress love it.Nice job.
    Rick
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking good so far Ron.
    Keep it up.

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