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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > After fibreglass and primer coat
After fibreglass and primer coat
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 193
30th Jun 2018 02:16  
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So, the hull has been fibreglassed, and several coats of primer applied. What next?

Mark the water line as seen on the PDF and photographs?
Place model in water, load up with approximately the weight of servos, batteries, and other building materials?

Paint exterior hull or wait till interior servos are mounted?

Scratch building questions...

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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 2554
30th Jun 2018 02:44  
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Hi Ron, mark the 'real' waterline, the LWL (Load Waterline) as on your plan. Then load the boat (in the domestic Test Tank😉) down to that line then you know what she can carry, including any missing deck and superstructure of course!
See test I just did for my fish cutter 'Gina 2'.
Cheers, Doug 😎
PS: seal and prime the hull when you wish, I do final finishing / polishing when all major internal works are done, and especially after prop shaft tubes and rudder stock are fitted and 'fettled in'.
Cheers, Doug 😎
PS Applies just as well to renovations and new builds!
BUT more power to your elbow for scratch building 👍

Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug