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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 74   Photos: 106   Subscribers: 4   Views: 6441   Responses: 187   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Trim the Keel! - Posted: 17th Feb 2018
Unlike the fiberglass hull.
that use to come with the Brooklyn.
The ABS hull has to be trimmed down (Flange) to the hull!
After this you'll put a 3/8" x 1/4" piece of plastic on the hull!
This will then become the keel!
Be careful not to go into the hull.
While your trimming the hull!

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Resin on the Seam! - Posted: 17th Feb 2018
Well now that my prop stuff arrived.
I fent like working on the seam.
That goes far and aft in the hull!
Had to place a 1" wide fiberglass ribbon.
Along the middle of the hull!
Reinforcing the hulls inner keel!👍

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Package Received - Posted: 16th Feb 2018
Prop shaft and stuffing box came in the mail!
Now back to working on my build of the Brooklyn!
Temperedly misplaced at the post office!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 17th Feb 2018
I practically ran towards the postman!
Delivered today was suppose to be delivered 3 days ago!😡
Very happy I received it.😁
Response by RNinMunich on the 17th Feb 2018
Funny coincidence! Last night I watched the Kevin Costner film 'The Postman' on German TV. Thought about you and your missing package! 😉
Good film (OK - movie to you😉) Cheers and Goodnight from Munich.
Response by figtree7nts on the 17th Feb 2018
Good night!
Sure glad I received my package.....
Saddening Event! - Posted: 15th Feb 2018
Sent an email to the folks at Dumas.
I just hope they put Insurance on my package!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Feb 2018
Fingers crossed for you! 🤔
Response by figtree7nts on the 15th Feb 2018
Thanks, guess what?
Great news it's not a total loss.
My package was still at the post office!
Don't know how that happened.
It's scheduled for redelivery in tomorrows mail!
My build can then continue!
Lost Package! - Posted: 15th Feb 2018
OK, my package was sorted and placed on the Postal truck for delivery.
Two days ago, I never received it! It’s lost some how on it’s way to be delivered!
Had to put in a claim. was told it might be at the post office!
Have to wait 24-72 hours for a response. as to where it might be!
Oh, the package contains the stuffing box and prop and shaft!
This is why I prefer UPS or FedEx………..
I forgot to mention the package is worth $131.00.
The Deck Seam! - Posted: 14th Feb 2018
Bondo the seam, It took longer to sand the seam.
Than to put the Bondo on!
OK, not much done since I last posted.
I'm waiting for the running hardware and resin!

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Deck test fit - Posted: 11th Feb 2018
Made up the deck.
fairly simple it's all ABS, so it glue together quickly!
I noticed the deck is wider than the hull.
But it goes in ok, Oh deck supports every 5/12" or so!

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Deck Support - Posted: 11th Feb 2018
While I wait for my resin to arrive in the mail.
I decided to glue the deck support in place!
I used a hand made deck height gauge I made.
To keep the deck at the right height!

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Deck position line - Posted: 9th Feb 2018
After the hull is glued together.
Draw a line 3/4" below the gunwale!
This is where the deck will be placed.
On this particular model. I noticed
that Port and Starboard aren't symmetrical!
The Starboard side, has got to get sanded down.
3/32" just at the bow area up to amidships!
This should be done.
so when you place the deck and Rubrail it is even!
On this model your measurements for the rubrails.
are done using the caprail! so the caprail should be even.
Port and Starboard should be symmetrical....
If NOT when you look at the tug from the bow the rub rails.
will be off and NOT even!

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Inside of the Hull and the Flange - Posted: 9th Feb 2018
OK, the inside of the hull is sanded!
Next is Polyester resin about one pint.
and a 1" brush is needed for this step!
In the kit there is a 1" x 40ish" of fiberglass tape.
Use this to reinforce the seam.
After that comes the Flange that goes around the hull.
You must grind down all of the flange that run far and aft.
Be very neat don't gouge of nic the keel!
The next step is to put the false Keel.
Remember be neat working around the Keel....

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