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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 78   Photos: 111   Subscribers: 4   Views: 6792   Responses: 191   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Test fit the Rudder! - Posted: 19th Feb 2018
The rudder is in place!
I saw where Dumas used a cast skeg for the rudder!
I think they should have kept using the cast skeg!
Now they give a strip of brass. that you must bend to shape.
And drill into the keel! I don't like this at all. should be ok I hope!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 20th Feb 2018
Hi Rowen,
I will have to take a trip.
to the local hardware store.
See if I can find something, washer wise!
Response by RNinMunich on the 20th Feb 2018
Mornin' All,
Hi Dave, yep, I thought about that as well but wondered if the prop tips might then get too close to the sweep of the keel to the hull!
My experience with brass washers on rotating parts is that they wear much faster, and if you file them they can themselves end up working like files🤔 I would go for stainless.
Rowen: basically agree about the nylon, although we are not talking power boat here so it shouldn't be too stressed.😉
Happy shopping Ed.
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 20th Feb 2018
Hi Dave
I know what my problem is.
I was suppose to place the prop shaft.
1/4 out of the hull, I have accidently placed it
5 1/6th of an inch!
So the shaft is a 1/16th to far out!
There is no way I can correct this at this point....
I placed 2oz of resin towards the stern.
To hold the prop shaft in place.
And made sure no water gets in the hull!
From know on I will measure everything twice!
Completed Rudder - Posted: 18th Feb 2018
So, the rudder is completed!
It's made up of thin ABS plastic with a brass core.
The rudder has to be cut out of a sheet of ABS plastic
You are suppose to laminate the rudder.
I found this task a bit difficult.
Because both halfs are the same size!
What the folks at Dumas recommend.
Is to overlay one half over the other!
Then glue the seam, with out gluing your fingers!
It's mentioned that the pilot house has a thin film.
You must remove prier to assembly
Well, I found out the hard way so does the Rudder!
Dave M, I will be ordering a new rudder and rudder post.
once I have a better torch.
I will do a better job at soldering the rudder together!😉

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Response by Dave M on the 19th Feb 2018
If you don't knock the rudder on something it may be good for some time.
I have used plastic padding (car body repair) to join two plastic mouldings together in the past. I used a shaft and drilled two 1mm holes within the rudder area, put some 1mm brass rod in the holes sticking out each side then placed the two mouldings either side with plenty of plastic padding in between. Leave to dry overnight then clean up the edges the next day.
Might save you having to solder!
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Feb 2018
Hi Dave M,

The pond I go to is quite clear of debris!
I shouldn't run in to anything I hope!
Thanks for the Idea! about the padding and brass rods!
I just wish Dumas would have made the rudder already made!
But, like I said I'll order the rudder parts. and give it another go.👍
Building the Rudder! - Posted: 18th Feb 2018
Decided to Work on the rudder.
Bit of soldering nothing major!
Gluing the outer shell of the rudder is the challenge!
Not exactly a neat soldering job, but it's not going to be seen!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 18th Feb 2018
Bon chance with the new bits Ed - hope they don't get 'lost in the post' 👍
Response by Colin H. on the 18th Feb 2018
Hi Ed, on the next you could try to slit the rudder stem and do it in one piece I've done this a few times in the past and especially good when not able to solder I've riveted instead, using 1.2 mm brass rod as rivets. Hope this helps, Colin.
Response by figtree7nts on the 19th Feb 2018
Hi Colin H.
I would have rivets, But did have enough copper wire!
Then the soldering iron I had was a torch!
So couldn't create enough heat!
I plan on redoing the rudder at a later date👍
False Keel in place! - Posted: 18th Feb 2018
After grinding the flange that's 1/4" high.
Took all day long! grind here, sand there!
False keel is now in place. A bit of bondo to fill the gaps!
Lots of sanding to do! there's a big difference between the fiberglass and the ABS. Lots more work to do on the ABS hull!

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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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