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    by StuartE ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bulwark and keel added
    21 days ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bulwarks and keel added to the hull along with the rubbing strake. Next job to add a sealing coat to the hull using EZE-Kote and then rub down with wet'n'dry paper for prepping for undercoat.....
    Only problem to solve next is finding a big enough box and location to do the spraying. Previous boats have been smaller so no problem in a packed shed.๐Ÿค”
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    ๐Ÿ“ Decking onโ€ฆ.,
    1 month ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Decking has now been applied and first coat of yacht varnish added. The next coat will go on in 8 hrs and then a light rub down and wash with white spirit before the final coat. Next itโ€™s adding the bulwarkโ€™s and then hull finishing, sealing and painting. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ At lastโ€ฆ. Planking the hull is finished
    1 month ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After months of deliberations on planking and delaying and delaying I finally finished planking the hull and then filling and sanding ๐Ÿ˜Š . Itโ€™s not pretty, but once fibreglasses and painted it will look like the pictures on the box(hopefully).

    It took many weeks of effort to actually get the first few rows of planks, but once I got going and mastered the pinning, I managed to do 2 rows a week! ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Almost complete Superstructure
    12 months ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Again...sorry for the delayed update on this build....time seems to go so quickly that I have no time for myself!
    Anyway, much progress has now been made on the superstructure and all is complete bar adding the 2 lifeboats which I'm now starting to build. These sit on top of the support brackets you see in the pictures, either side of the funnel.
    I'm getting better at detailing and painting now, but still room for improvement, and some "touch up" required in places. Everything is small and fiddly and even with small tweezers my big fingers get in the way and cant seem to get things straight and perfect fitting. Once the lifeboats are built them its back to the main hull planking, but not really looking forward to that. Thanks for all the advise thought, I'll try a couple and see if it improves the flexibility of the willow planks.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost complete Superstructure
    12 months ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks very good.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost complete Superstructure
    12 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Better on detailing I'd say that you have done a great job Stuart
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost complete Superstructure
    12 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Really great work Stuart,
    Keep it coming.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure progress..
    1 year 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!๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure progress..
    1 year ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi StuartE,

    Have you thought i using a plank bending tool like this.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223855938378?hash=item341eda8b4a:...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192559658278?epid=1953666531&hash=item2cd5733526:g:IigAAOSw-W9bFq28

    Here is a little Youtube video showing how to use the tool.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-FJQZlLMhU

    I have used these tools on some of my boats in the past and it works great i did not even have th soak the wood.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure progress..
    1 year ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    When building real wooden boats, after the garboards were fitted, one then planked up one plank at a time on alternate sides, usually starboard side first, then port. With minor adjustments the first plank would be a pattern for it's opposite number. The next plank would be laid up against it's predecessor in order to ascertain it's shape. Every plank on each side would be different from the one it followed. Distortion of the hull would take place if the one plank at a time rule was not followed.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure progress..
    1 year ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    One method I used on reluctant planks Stuart was to soak them in hot water for a few minutes - then dry off with a paper towel - pin them in place & leave them to dry out (one each side) . Give them a couple of hours to dry before attempting to glue. Longer if using anything other than white (PVA) waterproof glue. Learnt the hard way epoxy & cyano don't like damp wood.......

    You are making a great job of this boat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Superstructure progress..
    1 year ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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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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    ๐Ÿ“ Sorry for no updates
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Ready for Hull shaping
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    1 year ago by SimpleSailor ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Stuart. Any up dates on the boat build?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    1 year ago by StuartE ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the advice Newby7.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ready for Hull shaping
    1 year ago by Newby7 ( 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Hull skeleton completed
    1 year 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. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Build now started
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Build now started
    1 year 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Impressive Kit!
    1 year 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. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Impressive Kit!
    1 year ago by Newby7 ( 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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