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    A Build Problem With My Aeronaut Diva Cabin Cruiser
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    mturpin013
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    Just add to the ideas I find in any situation requiring close tolerance fitting the use of cardboard is the only way cutting nearly to size then cut floating pieces that can be pushed tightly to the edges and taped into position I do this until all the edges are dealt with then remove the template and transferer the outline to the real timber/metal item
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    firefighter
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    Just to say that I have fixed my problem with fitting the deck. After taking advice from some of you I marked the deck with the amount I needed to remove. I marked equal amounts on both side with a pencil line and the using a craft knife I scored along the line. I then planed away what need to be removed up to the score line and finished off by sanding. The deck now fits. To finish the sides of the deck off I might add a 2mm square strip to the deck and up against the inner hull wall. I think it will make it look tidy.

    Anyway, thank you for your help and suggestions.

    Greg ๐Ÿ‘
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    Good idea but I don't like cereal. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Love those cereal boxes for making templates, if you do not eat cereal, then any food items such as soda crackers, biscuits, and such that use a stiff card packaging material will also work well. You could also ask your friends, the vicar, or relatives to set aside these items for you to collect. You know, Recycle, Reuse ๐Ÿ˜€
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    Hello Colin and Rick,

    Thank you both for the advice. Good ideas. I'll make a start.


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    Only a thought make a cardboard template from the floor slowly cut the cardboard to see how much you may have to trim to fit.
    When you get the cardboard to fit lay it on the back side of the floor to judge how much you need to trim.
    When you have the area to trim slowly sand the edges down to fit. Rick
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    Hi Greg, had a similar issue with a different model, what I did was to cut a thin piece of ply to the size of the deck, then sanded the edges till it was a snug fit, then clamped it to the deck and carefully trimmed it down to size checking the fit every few minutes. Finally it slid into place.
    And always place the widest end in first.
    Hope that is helpful to you, cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    I have become a bit stuck on how to proceed. As some of you may know I have been posting a build blog for my Diva of which I have another part to post soon. But I have hit a snag and I am hoping someone who has built the Diva can help.

    I am at the stage where the instructions are telling me that I now have to fit the cockpit floor (see picture). The instructions say to insert the floor into the hull and slide it down and all the forward until it touches the cabin wall. It then goes on to say about fitting the bench seat at the back. I can't see if there is an error with building the hull because when I insert the floor as instructed it is too wide for the opening in the hull and will not side down into place to rest on the supports in the frame. I don't want to push too hard to try and get the floor to fit because it will only stick to the inner sides of the hull or damage the inner hull and/or the framework.

    For the life of me I can't see what is not correct. Why it won't fit. The inner frame as far as I can see is correctly built and the floor which is a laser cut part has not been altered. It just does not slide in as instructed.

    If another pair of eyes and brain can see what I have done or not doing to get the floor to fit I would be very grateful to hear from them.
    Best regards, Greg



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