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    Seaspray
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    Martin555 Kinda seen that it was needed a good looked into it. Wanted to drill the hole in the keel for the rudder post, before I assembled it on to the frames. Making sure it was square and vertical. Should be ready for a restart on the build at the weekend Will go thru all procedures right from the very start of the build πŸ‘
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    Hi Seaspray,
    It looks like you will have to do a slightly different rudder setup as the pivot point could clash with the frame.

    You will probably have to cut some of the wood away near the frame so that you could fit the rudder linkage.

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    Frames Little problem with rudder configuration before I glue the keel to the frames . Frames cleaned up, slots for keel made good for a nice fit ever thing went back together like a jigsaw, even the right height of the frames on the keel. Take a break now.
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    Hi Seaspray,

    I think i know were you went wrong.
    You say you used a mouse for sanding down!
    Maybe you should of used something rougher to start with like a Rat LOL!!

    You are certainly having a rough time with this hull.
    In the past i have also had boats that did not want to be built so i know what you are going through.

    The only advice i can offer at the moment is keep trying, just do a little bit at a time and when you are happy with that then do another little bit and so on and soon the worst bit will be over and you can start on the best bits.

    Remember if i can help just shout.

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    Hi Martin555 nice to hear from you. Got a rebuild going to the stage of fully planked. Put a thin layer of filler not P38 on planks to smooth the hull surface . Over night in the shed and in the morning the filler had went funny on the surface looking like a rough sea. Tried to smooth it with the mouse which was not powerful enough. Got the rotary sander on the go. Even that was bouncing of the filler. Now after a half hour of sanding gave up.. Only one thing remove planks which ended up as scrap. Today busy in shed removed from the keel, salvaging the frames and have 8 of the 10 cleaned up pins removed ready to fit to the building board. Will do the rest tomorrow and put them back on the building board then as the keel isn't damaged fit it to the frames. Ordered more 6mm ply and obeche
    strips from SLEC. I don't look at myself as a modeller just a reworker. Well I can polish a turd and make it look good. Great to see you back.
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    Hi Seaspray,
    I am looking forward to your Build log.
    Remember just shout if you need any help.

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    scout13 Hi yes I have used SLEC many times over the years. There good suppliers I get my ply there but it cost Β£9 in postage. although it is usually here next day and well packed Many thanks.
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    have you tried slec in your browser
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    ToraDog Thats a wood a never thought of using as I said I am not too keen on balsa. it sounds a better wood to use and thanks for the info on the glass cloth. Unfortunately these days buying from USA with customs and import tax makes it out of the question. That looks like a half decent site. They'll be places here U.K. that I can obtain the Bass wood. Many thanks
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    Hi Seaspray,
    On my Eastwind build I use blocks of Bass wood rather than Balsa. Reasons were, a firmer backing, less likely to sand too much away, holds onto resin better than balsa( balsa absorbs it so much that the surface loses volume and the glass tears away easily). I ordered mine from Midwest: https://midwestproducts.com/pages/wood
    As for glass cloth, I used a fine, weave, I think around 5 oz. Easy to fill the texture with two coats of resin.
    https://midwestproducts.com/pages/wood
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