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    OcCre Ulises
    by StuartE πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    πŸ“ Superstructure progress..
    12 days ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am really losing my patience with planking as cannot seem to get planks to line up with each layer going around complex curves at bow and stern, and planks dont seem to be too flexible for this and broken a few, so decided to leave alone for now and concentrate on the superstructure.
    This is coming along quite nicely.... the engine cover is almost complete and am pleased with the main control room and the teak planking so far. A long way to go yet, but taking my time!😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Superstructure progress..
    11 days ago by SimpleSailor ( Master Seaman)
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    Looks great makes me want to get on with mine. Not sure if this will help but when I had to bend planks on my yacht deck I used an old steam iron on full steam to soften them and it worked well.
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    πŸ“ Sorry for no updates
    1 month ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Unfortunately I haven't been able to progress much on the build for a few weeks, but I picked it up again last weekend by starting the hull planking and beginning the superstructure. Not much progress but have been told the you should only do small areas of planking at a time and keep it balanced by doing one side of the hull then the other to keep its shape. I'll have more time in the coming weeks.
    The planking clamps are a great alternative to pinning... I starting pinning but every time the small brass pins bent while trying to hammer them into the Ply hull formers. I didnt want to hammer to hard as the hull skeleton is quite fragile. Any advice here please as I'll need to nail planks to the bow and stern.
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    πŸ“ Ready for Hull shaping
    3 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So this week hull strengthening has been added and bow and stern deck bases, but a bit of sanding required to get the bases to sit flat on the skeleton. The next stage it to shape the Hull before starting to add planking. I'm a bit hesitant to start this with a file or plane and it looks a bit time consuming to do by hand with sandpaper, so I'm charging the small electric Bosch sander I have to help with this bit ....... a little at a time!
    The Skeleton does appear a bit "twisted" but am sure this is either an optical illusion or will sort itself out with the planking.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    2 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Stuart. Any up dates on the boat build?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    3 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the advice Newby7.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    3 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Stuart will you put the frame on a building board to make sure every thing is strait before you plank the hull.If not a board can you clamp it to a flat surface to do a few planks on both sides thous helping to insure a strait hull.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ Hull skeleton completed
    3 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So, rib strengthening bars fitted and all tied together with decking supports. This part of the build also included fitting the rudder servo housing and it was a good job I had the servo already, and tried to fit it while not connected to the skeleton. Some slight modifications were necessary to the cutout to make the servo fit, which would have been difficult once fitted into the build. Bow and stern decking base to fit next with more strengthening to attach planking for the hull. I'm also making good use of the keel clamp I recently bought from Amati.......what a great device this is. πŸ˜€πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Build now started
    4 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The build has now started from the new shed/workshop and the keel and hull ribs have gone together nicely thanks to the easy to follow instructions and the accurately, laser cut pieces. The Keel is in three parts with two sets of strengthening/connecting ply pieces, Bow, stern and midships. No adjustments or any other cuts required.....nice!! Now onto the rib strengthening and deck supports, plus extra stern and bow strengthening to securely attach planking. This should only take a day, so next update later.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Build now started
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So the fun has now begun Stuart.
    I am looking forward to you next update.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ“ Impressive Kit!
    4 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After opening the Box and eager to start on the build, the first thing to note is that the kit is really nicely packed. It has a great instruction booklet, plans, parts lists and an itemised sheet of parts on the laser cut wood. All the numerous metal parts are neatly stored in solid compartmentalised plastic boxes, which can be re-used for storage boxes after the build. For a novice, makes starting this build easy. πŸ‘πŸ˜
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Impressive Kit!
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Stuart The kit looks good .The best advice I would give take your time read the instructions a few times and take your time .Enjoy the build.
    Rick
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    πŸ“ OcCre Ulises
    4 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After 2 years of being banned from the dining room table, I decided to indulge again in challenging myself to build another boat. I have recently demolished our small shed in the garden and have replaced with a much bigger one which means I now have a man cave and work space.
    This OcCre Ulises boat kit is going to challenge my skills further as its a 1/30th scale of an Ocean Tug boat that is almost all planking....hull, deck, cabins etc.
    All advice greatly received!!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OcCre Ulises
    4 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Master Seaman)
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    Ha. I have the same kit. I will keep an eye on your progress as I have not started mine yet..
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    πŸ’¬ Re: OcCre Ulises
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Stuart,
    I think you will enjoy making this Tug.
    Looking at the boats in your Harbour i don't think you will require much help, But if you do then just shout and i am sure the members here will give all the help you need.

    Good luck with the build I will be following.

    Congratulations on your promotion to Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class.

    Martin555.
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