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Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
Hi Neil, your Dad's dead right! I've come to wonder how the heck I ever found time to go to work😉 important is to know just what you want to do with your time long before you retire - and then DO IT! Like wot i am now 😁 Yep, the cosmetics are to tidy up around all the hull and bulkhead breakthroughs and blend them in to the underlying structure. With special attention to ensuring that all hull breakthroughs (prop shaft / rudder shaft etc) are thoroughly waterproofed!! Good sealing on bulkhead breakthroughs is just(!) for 'Damage Control' to limit the spread of ingressive water in case summat nasty happens🤔 Cheers Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 19 hours ago
Retirement is the way ahead and I bet you're busier now than when at work. My old man is always complaining there is not enough time in the day 😁😁😁😁 I think I need to fill a little more on the right hand side as it's sunk back a little but like you say just leave to dry for a good while. I presume the cosmetics you talk about is for streamlining over the top of the epoxy and trying to sand the epoxy back?

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
Now we're getting somewhere 👍 To fix your rudder 'guide' (stock shaft) use the same technique as for the prop shaft tube. cosmetics with 2 part filler paste. He he! It's only League Bowling (first match of new season today, I averaged 187 was happy with that😊) and GF's travel wishes that get in the way for me now 😊 Lot to be said for retirement😉 Plug on Neil, cheers Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 20 hours ago
Sometimes I hate work it gets in the way but I've managed to get the first fix for the prop tube at last now to leave for a while as work and courses in the way again. I have also managed to open the hole for rudder guide and presume this needs a bit of expoxy resin to secure it in place? The oiler is also fitted and a bit of cleaning of the inner hull to remove some of the old paint ready for sanding sealer coat after I've mounted and aligned the motor - not looking forward to that at all if past experience is anything to go by. But now the old mount is out there is more space and the prop and shaft is at a much better angle thanks to Dave and Doug😁😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 14 days ago
To neilmc, tried to reply to your PM but got it bounced back.

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Wow check me out I've been promoted to Commander as well thanks guys for all your help. Does my naval pension go up as well 😊

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Dave I won't take any photos yet as it's literally just the hull. You may remeber last year you provide loads of help on my plywood delamination issue and the build blog is still there which shows me reducing her to nothing and making new superstructure side from scratch. The rest of her is in boxes 😂😂😂😂

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Well that's her soaking in epoxy 😁😁. I've applied a thin coat to the newly exposed wood and now plugged the water pick up hole. Resized the the rudder hole to take the new rudder tube but decided not to fix just yet. Today has been hectic and not spent as much time on her as I would have liked but no point in rushing it as it's been 6 years to get to this stage 😁😁😁😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 15 days ago
Wingcoax sent you a Private Message 😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by Wingcoax Petty Officer   Posted: 15 days ago
To neilmc, it's a long time since i saw the old Alliance. I was involved in the restoration of the main electrical switchboard when she was still in the water.

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Dave, I was answering the query about the new shaft holes in the keel and bulkheads to finally fix the shaft. NOT 'soaking' the whole hull!! Doug

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi neil Good to see your are progressing. It's good to see that Paul has joined in the discussion and offered help.👍 He has a superb model at the larger scale and has been an avid supporter of Fireboats and the site since its inception. With this small model it is important to keep the weight to a minimum and whilst sealing holes with glue and filler is OK, I would go easy with soaking the wood in epoxy, it's heavy. Far better to cover with a sheet of tissue/glass cloth and apply a thin coat spread with a plastic (credit Card size) spatula to work well into the covering. It would be good to see a few pics of your whole model. Say two side views, a top view and a stern view. If you can weigh that would also be useful. Might help when you need further advice on the build Cheers Dave

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Hi Neil, forgot to mention, Re the 'new exposed wood': when you are sure the shaft is correctly lined up on the keel soak the hull and bulkhead breakthroughs, wedges etc with 2 part epoxy and leave in a quiet place (!) to cure. This will also seal any exposed wood. Then tidy up, fill and fettle inside and out. ---> Good to go! (As our colonial brothers 😉 say!) Doug 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
PS: regarding testing for 'true' on glass- 3mm float glass does bend quite significantly 🤔 That's why mirrors are best, they are usually at least 6mm (for a good'n) and maybe hardened as well. 9mm hardened is better. Ask the local glazier for an off cut! Doug (yawnnn) 😎

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 16 days ago
Thanks for everything tonight learning more each time I'm on here and at the moment its keeping me out of trouble😁😁😁 Paul - I was looking through my bits of paperwork today and found a letter from Peter when I joined this site 6 years ago - yes that's how I've been going on this project. The letter was to do with the actual fireboat and what colour grey was used so at one point I was quite far on. Then it all went wrong with delamination of the plywood and major misalignment issues. Peter was a great a guy and really helpful