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    ๐Ÿ“ Unsure
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    When I decided to do the narrow boat I had the hull from my first steam build as I had taken the steam plant out of it and built a new hull for the plant. A narrow boat had intrigued me. Having started the project by stripping out the hull and giving it a reshape I built the upper structure in two products one in wood one in styrene. I'm waiting on wood product to be shipped so I can keep going. Two problems I'm having First golf season is here and getting down to the work shop has taken a back seat. The second is the boat looks to bulky and big. With the project on hold will rethink the whole project . Will find and order a narrow boat plan .
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    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    The old saying 'paint and putty will hide a multitude of sins' is as true for wooden models as it was for wooden ships.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Unsure
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys I much prefer wood to styrene. I find with wood I can fill mistakes or blemishes much easier and gluing wood a lot easier than trying to glue styrene.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Unsure
    3 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Wood, wood, wood, every time, I've tried that styrene stuff a couple of times and regretted it. Both times I had to supplement it with wood to finish the job. Never again and I am dsure some people will say the exact opposite. It takes both worlds.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Unsure
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    So right Ron.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Unsure
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thank you jacko for the information.
    Rick
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    You have your priorities correct, mate. Swing on!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Unsure
    3 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    will these help last photo mine at 6 ft long
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tale of two tops
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Back ground when I first started in boat building seeing other members of my boat club use styrene my thought was how hard can that be. I purchased .060 and .024 styrene. Turns out styrene for me has not been kind. Wood became the medium for my building so much easier and less hassle gluing it together. With this project an experimental build the upper structure built in wood decided to also build it in styrene. Will continue to build both and see which one I like the best .
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tale of two tops
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ron I use gorilla wood glue and Zap thick ca.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tale of two tops
    4 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    What glue do you use? When using styrene I found Gorilla glue had more fumes than Lepage brand. For wood it is generally Titebond III though I find it runny not thick like some other carpentry glues.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Structure
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Started the upper structure to be able to fit in the hull. Need to work out how far to have the accommodations sit into the hull. Getting the structure in and out when running the boat. The frames are done for the windows. Every thing needs final clean up and fitting.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The build up of the bow has been a few days as the filler needs to cure in between coats. The product is LePage's plastic wood. Has been a good product for me building my boats.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bow
    4 months ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I remember this product in the UK back in the 60s, it was in a tube. It is available today but as common, I bet its not as inflammable as I remember
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    ๐Ÿ“ Building the Bow
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The building up of the bow shape is slow but I see progress .The stern is almost where needed.Will take pictures next trip done to the work shop.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Building the Bow
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just wonderful Doug. That did make me laugh.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Building the Bow
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "The stern is almost where needed"
    Somewhere down the back end I trust Rick ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cut Up
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    The barge narrow boat or something in-between starts. Cleaned off the top and pieces inside the hull. Cut the bow and stern took the keel down. Used filler to bow and stern. Filler needs to dry before able to work the profile.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thinks!๐Ÿค•
    That chopped off bow could be the start of a model of the Sydney Opera House Rick ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Doesn't mean you have to rush off and decapitate the rest of your boats though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Wonderful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘.Thanks Doug.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    What you might call a Maritime Short Back and Sides! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Brave soul Rick ๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Bill I will enjoy seeing this come to life.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Martin Yes it is drastic. The good thing is I built her in the first place. The other is I didn't have any other plan for her. If it shouldn't work out only time and work lost.Nothing ventured nothing gained.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Commander)
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    Wow Rick.
    You have a massive project ahead of you here.
    Good start though.
    Regards Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cut Up
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ouch! that is some serious modifications going on Rick.
    No changing your mind now LOL!!

    This definitely looks like it will be worth following.

    Good luck.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rework
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Having just the hull of the first steam launch.
    I looked at what to do with it.
    The lines of her are long and narrow leading me to look at narrow boats and barges.
    Finding a few contenders for the project all of them would suit my plan.
    Changes to the bow and stern may need to happen.
    My biggest concern is the boat is not flat bottom. Builders license may be where I over look the bottom.
    On the water it will not show up as much.
    Need to choose one of the options then on to rework and new build.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rework
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Martin Good idea.I have looked at that and do be-leave it may be the way to go.
    The bow is easy as its a block build I can reshape.
    Rick
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    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    This could be interesting.
    You could possibly convert it to a flat bottom boat if you have a good bandsaw.
    She should hold her shape long enough for you to glue a new bottom on.
    Just an idea.

    Martin555.
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